How to Create a Surreal Upside Down Landscape with Photoshop

Create a new 2000×1500 px document and fill it with white. Open the sky 1 image an drag it into the white canvas using the Move Tool (V).  Show the right of the sky to cover the canvas.

Step 2

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and increase the hazy light much to make the sky look lighter . On the layer mask, activate the Brush Tool (B) and select a soft round one with black color . Use this brush with the opacity about 5-10%  to erase the left bottom of the sky to make it a bit darker than the rest. 

Step 3

Open the landscape 1 image and drag it onto the upper of the main canvas and use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) to resize it to fit the size of the document. 

Click the second icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a mask to this layer. Use a medium-soft black brush to remove the bottom of the landscape image .

Step 4

Place the landscape 2 image below the landscape 1 image. Flip it vertically (Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical) and set this layer below the landscape 1 one. 

Add a mask to this layer and use a soft black brush with the opacity about 40-50% to reduce the sky’s visibility and blend the trees and mountains with the existing sky.

Step 5

On the landscape 2 layer, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation and set it as Clipping Mask. Bring the Saturation values down to -55:

Step 6

Make a Curves adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) and decrease the lightness. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on the trees or any details you feel too dark.

Create a new 2000×1500 px document and fill it with white. Open the sky 1 image an drag it into the white canvas using the Move Tool (V).  Show the right of the sky to cover the canvas.

Step 2

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and increase the hazy light much to make the sky look lighter . On the layer mask, activate the Brush Tool (B) and select a soft round one with black color . Use this brush with the opacity about 5-10%  to erase the left bottom of the sky to make it a bit darker than the rest. 

Step 3

Open the landscape 1 image and drag it onto the upper of the main canvas and use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) to resize it to fit the size of the document. 

Click the second icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a mask to this layer. Use a medium-soft black brush to remove the bottom of the landscape image .

Step 4

Place the landscape 2 image below the landscape 1 image. Flip it vertically (Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical) and set this layer below the landscape 1 one. 

Add a mask to this layer and use a soft black brush with the opacity about 40-50% to reduce the sky’s visibility and blend the trees and mountains with the existing sky.

Step 5

On the landscape 2 layer, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation and set it as Clipping Mask. Bring the Saturation values down to -55:

Step 6

Make a Curves adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) and decrease the lightness. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to reduce the effect on the trees or any details you feel too dark.

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