In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create sunrise scene with gradients and dual brush. Beginners : Don’t worry about your drawing skills, it is going to be simple and effective.

Final Image:

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Creating Mountains:

Step-1

Take a new file with 3000×2000 file size. (We take this large only to play more comfortably and we crop it off later.)

Now, Draw a circle selection and fill it with following radial gradient.

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Step-2

Slice it half

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Step-3

Go to Filter>>Liquify

Select “Wrap Tool” with brush pressure 50% and shape the semi circle like this.

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Step-4

Try to get result like this….

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Step-5

Duplicate the mountain and change the color of it using hue and saturation.

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Place it below the green mountain to get edge of the mountain effect like this….

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Step-6

Similarly create multiple mountains and position them like this….

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Creating Trees:

Step-7

Create a gradient trunk.

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Step-8

Go to Filter>>Liquify

Use Wrap Tool with 50% brush pressure to get result like this….

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Step-9

Select brush with following brush style and properties.

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Step-10

Draw foliage.

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Resize it.

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Step-11

Duplicate the tree turn into black(decrease brightness using curves (Ctrl+M)) and use as shadow like this…..

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The angle of the shadow is with respect to the sun which we are going to add later.

Step-12

Similarly draw trees, foliage and shadows and place them like this……

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Creating Water:

Step-13

For this we are simply using blue radial gradient.

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In the above image, I applied radial gradient to a rectangular selection and using transform option(Ctrl+T) added little perspective.

Step-14

Similarly add linear gradient bar with following color.

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Creating Sun:

Step-15

Select following radial gradient and draw circle.

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Step-16

Duplicate the sun and go to Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur

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Set the blending mode to “Screen” to get result like this….

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Adding Lens flare:

Step-17

Create top most layer, fill it with black color.

Go to Filter>>Render>>Lens flare

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Set blending mode to “Screen” and opacity to 45%

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Step-18

Finally add shadows to the mountains to get the final image.

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I hope you find this tutorial useful.


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