Remember, we are applying this to the layer mask so the brush’s color should be black. If you want to show something that was covered by black, paint that area with a white brush.
Right now, the house should look like it really is in the field.
Now we will be removing the door, to show what is inside this mysterious house. To remove the door, activate the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection area around the door then press Delete. OR if you want, you may also click on the Layer Mask and paint the door black using a Brush tool with a 100% Hardness.
Once you’re done, select all the layers of this Step and press Ctrl/Cmd + G and name this group to “House”.
Step 4: The Beach
Now, let’s open Ocean by theswedish. Select all (Ctrl/Cmd + A), copy it (Ctrl/Cmd + C) and paste it on our canvas. Put the beach layer in between the house and the field, this will make it appear inside the house.
Now, let’s resize the beach image. Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and follow the instruction below:
Let’s make some light come out the doorway! To do that, let’s create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the House layer, then rename this new layer to “Light from beach”. We won’t need to put a Clipping Mask since the target is both the Beach image and the House.
Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:
- Brush size: 800px
- Hardness: 0%
- Opacity: 15%
- Flow: 100%
- #: ffffff
Paint on the door way as shown below:
The result should be similar to the image shown below:
Step 5: The Cloud Roof and its Shadow
Now, prepare your eyes, we’re about to put something really amazing! We’ll be replacing the house’s roof with clouds. Open Above 3 by castock and Select All (Ctrl/Cmd + A) and Copy (Ctrl/Cmd + C) the image then Paste (Ctrl/Cmd + V) to our canvas.
Position it as shown below:
The Above 3 image is quite huge so we need to resize it. Like we did before, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and transform it, you can press Ctrl/Cmd + 0 if you want to see the whole Above 3 image. Now, let’s enhance the color of the Above 3 image, non-destructively of course. Click on the Create New/Fill Adjustment layer button.
Click on Vibrance and input the following once it opens:
Next, open the Adjustment Layers menu once again and click on Brightness/Contrast.
Once it opens, input the following:
To make it more realistic, let’s add some shadow under the cloud image so let’s create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N), and name it “Central Shadow”. Make sure that this layer is above the cloud layer.