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Mont Saint Michel (Dark) Making Of

As always, start with new document and fill it with solid color.

Use very large brush, different colors (similar to main color) and gaussian blur (with large radius) to fill background with chaotic color variations.

Use the following filters: - noise / add noise - sketch / water paper - artistic / sponge - artistic / water color For each filter, adjust settings carefully and experiment to achieve natural" look

Here is the photo that I took in Mont Saint Michel. Copy it  to the document...

select the layer containing the photo, change its blend mode to Multiply" and opacity to 80%. Duplicate layer (Ctrl-J)

in default brush set, there is  a brush called Rough Round Bristle. Select it, create new layer, and fill it with chaotic black and white strokes.

set this layer blend mode to overlay and opacity to 50%.

one final touch is the trees growing around the screen. I used ContextFree software to generate several trees...

...and then copied them into the document. That's all!

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Comments {26}

George long ago
THANKS SO MUCH! this is great i cant wait to try it out on some pictures i took of belmont abbey last week : )

Sergio long ago
Great job! You are a trully inspiration! Could you post the CFDG code for the tree?

air long ago

brajesh (nepal) long ago
superb maestro!!!! looks so simple yet so terrific, your tutorials are guides to help dumbs ;-) like us to explore in the ocean of this software

Gilberto long ago
Very nice, something melancholic.

FIFI long ago
It's reel good for me - thx :)

HECTOR long ago

Dave long ago
Thanks. I'm new to photoshop so this really helps. Bloody good work!

i m from indonesia long ago

Misha G. long ago
Why no "See Wallpaper" link near this tutorial link?

Vlad Gerasimov 2 December 2008
Cris: It was Photoshop CS2 (i switched to Mac since then).

Amit 6 August 2009
Its grat !

Abrar 13 November 2009
Wonderfull that's beautiful. thx

Alexander de Jong long ago
Verry nice very nice. I love all your designs Vlad Gerasimov ;)

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nathan long ago
your artistry, imagination + generosity know no bounds...thanks vlad - you're talent is inspiring to 'creative' hacks like are the real deal!! all the best..

vinya long ago
merci pour ta générosité Vlad !

RuthAnne long ago

mohsen long ago
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Shane long ago
Wow! These tutorials are awsome! Your work is SOOOOOOOO COOOOL!!!!!!!!! Thanks.

secret say long ago
very good i am pleased to know that there are those that still have a reson for the madness

andrew 12 May 2008
whats the software for the trees?

Cris 2 December 2008
That's great :D What version of Photoshop are you using...?

shyjukesav 16 July 2009
really great sir ."HATS OFF"

ibrahim 30 August 2009
its amazing

Aina 16 November 2009
:( I did this great tuto but the layer with rough round bristle brush has a different effect than you describe. Only it sees in blend mode overlay are black spaces. It's possible there is a missed step?

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