Create a Medieval Fantasy Themed Photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I am going to create a medieval fantasy themed photo in Photoshop. I am creating an outstanding themed photo using some images, brushes and Photoshop effects. I am confident that you really like my this new creation and share your exclusive opinions with us. Enjoy!

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 50 Mins

Create a Medieval Fantasy Themed Photo in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

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Photoshop Tools

  • Eraser Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Rectangle Tool

Lets start to create our medieval fantasy themed photo in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 1000×700 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all add the Stormy Sea Image in photoshop to start our medieval fantasy themed photo.

Add Stormy Sea Image

Select Rectangle Tool from tool panel and make a selection from sea area.

Make a Selection

After make a selection press (Ctrl+J) to duplicate selected area name it Sea, then delete original image and see this result.

Duplicate Sea Area

Now Transform this sea layer and place left and right whole canvas.

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and set image.

Transform Layer

After set image we get this result.

After Transform

Step 3

Now I am going to add the Sky Image in photoshop.

Add Sky Image in Photoshop

Rasterize layer, select the Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the down area of this sky image layer.

Erase Down Area

After erase the down area we get this result.

After Erase Down Area

Step 4

Now create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) select Rain Brush and make it to the whole canvas with white color #ffffff.

Make Rain Brush

Step 5

In this step I am going to add the  Abandoned Ship Image in photoshop.

Add Boat Image

Rasterize this ship image layer, select Eraser Tool and erase the outer area as like in preview.

Erase Outer Area

After erase outer area now Transform the layer and minimize the size as like in picture below.

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T).

Transform boat Image Layer

After minimize the size of ship image layer get result.

After Minimize the Size

Now create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) select the Weave Brush and make some weave down area of ship image layer.

Make Some Weaves

After make these weaves we get a cool effect as like in preview.

After Weave brush

Step 6

Create new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) down side of rain layer, select Cloud Brush and make some clouds in empty areas to make our picture more stormy.

Make Some Clouds

After make some clouds we can see that our picture more darker and stormy.

Get Beautiful Preview

Step 7

In this step create one more time a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and applying black and white Radial Gradient.

Gradient Overlay

When we applying radial gradient we get this result.

Get Gradient Result

Set Blend Mode to (Soft Light) of this gradient layer.

Set Blend Mode to Soft Light

Step 8

Here in this step again create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and applying this color #d5a67d.

Create a New Layer

Set Blend Mode to (Soft Light) of this layer.

Set Blend Mode to Soft Light

Step 9

Now click on Create a New Adjustment Layer button from layer panel and select Color Balance option, set this setting.

Select Color Balance

After set color balance we get this new result.

Get New Color Balance Result

Ones again click Create a New Adjustment Layer and select Color Balance option, set it.

Color Balance Setting

After set this color balance setting we get this result.

Get Color Balance Result

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