Photoshop Compositing Tutorial – Photo Manipulation – Moonlight

Let’s start! Create a new file with dimensions on the screen. Select a color for the background. Use the “Rectangular Marquee Tool” to select the bottom area of the image. Scale the image using the Free Transform tool (Edit>Free Transform or Ctrl + T). If you feel tutorial too fast, adjust the speed of the YouTube player. ^^ Add a Mask, use soft Brush to remove edges, feels more realistic horizon. Original photo with the sky bored, so I replaced it. Create the sky. Characteristics of the category “photo manipulation” is the sky is cloudy. Use a layer Mask to remove the edges. Limiting big drag photos larger than the original size, this makes the image loses sharpness. This step, I will increase the speed to save time. I copy multiple layers, rotate, move to fill the space above. I adjusted the contrast and brightness to the background have better results. Always use the adjustment layer, you can easily modify at any time. The horizon need to blur a bit, feeling of near and far. Sampling the color of clouds, using the “Brush” to draw a line from left to right. Looking better already! ^^ Create a Glowing effect. Note the settings for a similar effect. Use the “Brush tool” painted a dark color layer to emphasize the light effects on the ground. Create light effects reflected on the ground. I fix a few wrong place. When combined image, note the light source, it is critical to have a good work! Adjust the brightness and contrast for girl. Create a drop shadow on the ground. Draw a little… Add lighting effects, using the Brush tool and Pen tool. Behind the girl, you can use the “Burn Tool” for extra darkness, just a little. I will highlight the effects of light, it is the highlight. Moon need more elements to become more dreamy. I decided to use the “Brush Tool” combines glowing effect. Select the “Brush Tool,” and press F5 to appear table settings for Brush. Note the parameters to get the same result as tutorial. Feeling the Moon is moving, look more vivid. The last step, I adjust color, contrast and improve sharpness. I fix a few wrong place. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t forget to comment for me. ^^


  1. With-KatniK July 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm


  2. celeste fiore July 21, 2016 at 8:54 pm


  3. Eric July 22, 2016 at 1:38 am


  4. Azie Rambu July 22, 2016 at 4:15 am

    NIce 🙂

  5. Moamel2000 Moamel2000 July 22, 2016 at 8:36 am


  6. MD.Shofi-ud-doula biplob July 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    magical 😀 Salute yu (y)

  7. Cathy Neary July 23, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Super Cool! Whoa!!!

  8. Lisa Maier July 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I have watched a lot of tutorial and I have to say your has been the best. Your tutorial was very clear and explanatory on why and what you were doing. You were great at labeling your layers to help me stay clear as well. I loved the arrows and the red box's when showing something you had to go back and fix. It was just an awesome tutorial. GREAT JOB!!!!!

  9. Emilio Feo July 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    amigo onde posso baixar essas imagens para eu treinar pra ficar igual ao seu?

  10. ziad medhat July 29, 2016 at 2:48 am

    awesome and obvious tutorial !!
    Thank you ^_^

  11. S Sing August 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Very nice tutorial

  12. Photoshop Tutorials August 3, 2016 at 5:02 am

    That looks great, good job!

  13. S. W. August 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Dude Great Vid. But @ 8:07 White Light with Glow just appears behind the Moon. How is that done? Am I the only one that dd not get it? Hint: Others are asking for the .psd Thanks

  14. Dead Pool August 9, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    thank you very much

  15. Joe Epic September 1, 2016 at 12:21 am

    hmm thanks alot buddy av learned so much from you. this really triggers the real creativity outta me

  16. 이우빈 September 5, 2016 at 2:54 am


  17. Rozada Videos September 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Belle ambiance. Merci

  18. Anne Besley October 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Amazing work. Thanks for sharing

  19. m wseem masidi October 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    this picture plz give me a background

  20. zllFOX_ TUTORIALllz October 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm


  21. Khushboo Singh November 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    WOW, That was just awesome !!!

  22. BRO 4G November 8, 2016 at 12:09 am


  23. Ah Songha November 23, 2016 at 4:13 am

    So great

  24. Ah Songha November 23, 2016 at 4:14 am

    sorry! how can i download this any pic to design? thanks you

  25. Sopheaktra Techno Update December 2, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Very good.

  26. Xiomara Moreno December 7, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Very nice… ; )

  27. Jaime Alvarezmorphy January 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    very interesting just didn´t know where to adjust speed of the video to slow it a bit

  28. armia dimas January 16, 2017 at 4:08 am

    very nice

  29. Mohammed Cherrati January 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Good Job, I learned so much from you.

  30. Leifer H. Diaz January 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    NO LIKE -_-

  31. Dee Nugent January 30, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Well done! Enjoyed your tutorial a lot. Subscribed!

  32. Frank Meier February 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing your workflow. Very inspired.

  33. Antonio Patricio February 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Parabéns!!! Muito bom.

  34. 地球是一顆孤單的行星 February 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I am so happy with your tutorial! thank u !!!!!!

  35. Eman Adel March 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    good job
    i need photos that you used it plz

  36. Lonii High March 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Can i have psd Plz

  37. Cathy Neary March 28, 2017 at 2:37 am


  38. helpaholic April 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    This is a glorified music video it is not a tutorial

  39. Janet E Brown April 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. Indeed this is an excellent tutorial. I like how you explained especially when you made changes/corrections. Thank you again and yes, I have subscribed.

  40. علي الموالي May 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    thank you so much . I love your videos very

  41. love sidhu June 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    i have never seen tutorial like this. fantastic job bro hats off for u
    best of luck n now i am going to subscribe with bell
    u r great

  42. HAIDAR S.D.J June 30, 2017 at 8:45 am


  43. MooBanaArmyExolRedvelvetGot7Carrot trash July 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    hey hie I am learning graphic designing. THIS IS THE EXACT ASSIGNMENT I HAVE TO DO. THANKS ALOT 💙💃

  44. innocent shuva August 26, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Excellent video for photoshop lighting effect.
    if you want any graphics design work-

  45. Yaman Kain September 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Nice work but you have to be more careful for detailing like the bottom edge of the planet needs to be brighter as it hits the surface which you make brighter….

  46. Anitnelav October 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I'm in love!

  47. Lucas fc October 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Thx !!! You have one of the best chanel in youtube, keep doing more tutorials. You're amazing

  48. Danielle Gallien October 28, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    super même avec photoshop 14

  49. S. Sapounov December 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    i enjoyed this fantastic show!

  50. tommy olsson December 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Well done! The lighting and shadows could need a bit more work, but overall a great moody edit.

  51. Wilco Siebelink February 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial, and as a beginner it took a while before I finished it, but I learned a lot from it, on to the next tutorial

  52. KEJ Photoworks February 21, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Inspiration where are you…cloud duplication a bit  distracting; glow effect of the moon is interesting. thank you.

  53. cik bibc February 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    🙂 THANKS

  54. Mark Kenneth Calendario April 29, 2018 at 11:55 am

    What's name of the music in 0:33

  55. George Yannoulatos May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I like the concept just the light angle from the moon looks like the moon should be more to the right… A lot of her back is lit up as she doesn't appear to be turned that far towards the left. Other than that i like it a lot. I'm new to photo shop but the lighting bothered me. Sorry.

  56. Cedric Bee Maurice July 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Love it!!!

  57. Gerhard Wagner August 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    You make good combosings but sorry, in the music I look at dan but rather something else. But the choice of music does not fit that, terrible.

  58. lev khay August 29, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Great job.

  59. Brion McAuley August 31, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I enjoyed this tutorial, I put my own spin on it and came up with something rad. Thank you for the video.

  60. wędkarz-fotograf amator September 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm


  61. Dimitris Balis October 1, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Just Perfect !

  62. Truong Van Nhat November 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Thank you! 🙂

  63. Anto Setyawan December 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    It's cool😎

  64. Anthony Lam March 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    very nice tutorial ty

  65. 2402Micka March 19, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Merci pour cet excellent tutoriel ! La seule chose qui me dérange, c'est l'affichage des calques en taille "petite vignette", ce qui rend la lecture du tuto difficile.

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