How to Create a Changing Landscape Effect

This tutorial will teach you how to create a changing landscape effect. The steps are very easy and you can use them with any picture you want.
changing landscape effect
You’ll need:
Step 1
Open the image and reduce its size to 669px height and 1000px width by going to Image > Image Size.
 changing landscape effect image
Step 2
Duplicate the background layer twice by pressing Ctrl+J and hide the background layer by pressing the layer visibility icon (the eye) in the layers palette. Now, change the layer blending mode of the topmost layer to Color Burn.
 changing landscape effect color burn
Step 3
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer again and change its blending mode to Screen.
 changing landscape effect screen
Step 4
Select Layer > Merge Visible to merge all of the visible layers. Now, go to Image > Adjustments > Color Balance and use the following settings.
 changing landscape effect color balance
 changing landscape effect color balance result
Step 5
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate this layer, go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and make the following changes.
 changing landscape effect brightness contrast
 changing landscape effect brightness contrast result
Step 6
Change the layer blending mode of the current layer to Saturation.
 changing landscape effect saturation
Step 7
Now, make the background layer visible again by clicking on the layer visibility icon and select Layer > New > Layer to make a layer from the background layer. Move the new layer above all the other layers.
 changing landscape effect new layer
Step 8
Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and use the settings shown below.
 changing landscape effect hue saturation
 changing landscape effect hue saturation result
Step 9
Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool and select the left part of the image.
 changing landscape effect rectangular marquee tool
Step 10
Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and drag the upper right corner inwards as shown below.
 changing landscape effect transform
 changing landscape effect warp
Step 11
Do the same to the other side of the photo.
 changing landscape effect warp final
Step 12
We will now darken the areas under the folded corners. Create a new layer and change its blending mode to Soft Light. Select an 80px soft-edged brush of black color and 50% opacity and paint under the folded corners as shown below. We’ll first work with one side.
 changing landscape effect brush
Step 13
To increase contrast, select the Brush Tool with the same settings but with white color and lighten the corners and edges as shown below.
 changing landscape effect lighten edges
Step 14
Now, repeat the above two steps on the other side and you’re done!
 changing landscape effect


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