How to Create a Dreamlike Scene of a Man with White Lights in Photoshop

Create a new document in Photoshop with the given settings:


Step 2

Open the sky image. Drag it into our white canvas using the Move Tool (V) and use the Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl+T) to rotate it as shown below:


Step 3

I used an adjustment layer with Clipping Mask to desaturate the sky color. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation:


Step 4

I used Curves to darken the sky sides:


On this layer mask use a basic, soft brush with black color to erase the middle as I don’t want it to be darkened:


Step 5

Drag the desert image into our main document and transform it, place it at the right side:


Click the second button at the bottom of the Layers Panel to add a mask to this layer. Use a soft black brush to remove the hard edges and blend the desert with the background:


Duplicate this layer and flip it horizontally (Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal). Position it at the left side:


Step 6

To add some depth to the scene, on each desert layer, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 3 px:


On the Filter Mask use a soft black brush to remove the blur effect at the top of the desert (background part) and make the blur effect visible only on the foreground:


Step 7

Make a new layer and active the Clone Tool (S). Use this tool to clone on some parts of the deserts to make them less uniform:


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