How to Create a Floating Over Grown Tree in Photoshop

Photoshop gives us the ability to made something that look like not possible in real life. Today in this tutorial we are going to create a floating over grown tree in Photoshop to combine several images. We are sure that you will definitely like our this awesome creation. So enjoy it and feel free to share your lovely comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

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

Create a Floating Over Grown Tree in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Eraser Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Polygonal Lasso Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool

Lets start to create our floating over grown tree in Photoshop.

Step 1

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

Create New Document

Step 2

Now first of all we are going to add the Sky Image in photoshop.

Add the Sky Image

After add the sky image rasterize it, now select the Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the bottom area of this sky image as like in preview.

Erase The Down Area

Now go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and set this sky image to the whole canvas.

Set Image

After set image we get this result.

Get This Result

After set image to the whole canvas we are going to rotate this image.

Go to Image > Image Rotation > 90 CW.

Image Rotating

Step 3

Now create a new layer and applying radial gradient on this new layer.

Go to Layer > New > Layer, name it layer Gradient and applying black and white liner Gradient.

Gradient Overlay

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

Set Blend Mode

Step 4

Here we are going to set the Color Balance of gradient layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Color Balance.

Set Color Balance

After set color balance we get this new effect on gradient layer.

Get New Result

Step 5

In this step add the Spherical Image in photoshop.

Add Spherical Image

Rasterize this layer and select the Eraser Tool and erase the unneeded area as like shown in picture below.

Erase the unneeded area

After erasing this image go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and minimize the size of this spherical image.

Minimize the Size

Press enter for complete the transform option, now set this spherical image bottom of the canvas as like in preview.

Set Bottom of the Canvas

Step 6

Now select Polygonal Lasso Tool and make a selection of this spherical image down area as like in picture below.

Make a Selection

Hit Delete button to delete the selected area.

Delete the Selected Area

Step 7

After delete the bottom area now select again Polygonal Lasso Tool and make a selection as like in preview.

Make a New Selection

Press (Ctrl+J) to duplicate the selection and set little bit down of this duplicate layer as like shown in picture, name it layer Shadow.

Set Little Bit Downside

Set the Blend Mode to (Multiple) of this shadow layer.

Set Blend Mode to Multiple

Now go to the Blending Options, applying Inner Shadow on this layer.

Inner Shadow

After applying inner shadow we get this new result.

Get This New Result

Step 8

In this step add the Grass Texture Image in photoshop.

Add Grass Texture Image

Now hold Ctrl key and click on thumbnail of spherical image then a selection created.

Selection Creating

Press (Ctrl+Shift+I) to inverse the selection.

Inverse the Selection

After inverse the selection hit delete button to delete the outer area, press (Ctrl+D) to deselect the selection and get this result.

Delete the Outer Area

Step 9

Now we are going to add the Bark Deciduous Image in Photoshop to create next effect.

Add Bark Deciduous Image

Rasterize this image, select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the unneeded area as like in preview.

Erase Unneeded Area

Now set the Color Balance of this bark deciduous image layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Color Balance.

Set Color Balance

After set color balance we get nice effect on this bark deciduous layer.

Get Nice Effect

Step 10

In this step add the Mexico Tree Image in photoshop.

Add Mexico Tree Image

Rasterize the tree image, select Eraser Tool erase unneeded area as like you see in preview.

Erase Unneeded Area

Now select the Clone Stamp Tool and fill the bottom area of tree as like in preview.

Fill The Bottom Area

After filling the area we get awesome result.

Get Awesome Result

Step 11

Create a new layer, select Gradient Tool and applying black to white Radial Gradient on this new layer.

Applying Radial Gradient

Set Blend Mode to (Overlay) of this gradient layer.

Set Blend Mode to Overlay

Here we complete our floating over grown tree tutorial, look result in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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