Today I worked on lesson 9, Making Selections, on the Lynda.com Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One Fundamentals video lessons.
I started by turning off the Mars layer. I needed to convert the flat background into an independent layer by double clicking to bring up the New Layer box and named it landscape.
I selected the Quick Select Tool, and I selected all of the mountainous area. I zoomed in and made sure I got all of the edges. Then I used the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the rest of the dessert area. Then I went to the layer panel and chose the Add Layer Mask.
I then used the Rectangular Selection Tool and selected the top of the photo only. Then I went to the Layer menu and chose New Fill Layer and named it sky and the Gradient Editor came up.
I got rid of the Opacity Stop and then double clicked on the First Color Stop to bring up the color picker boxing I changed the Hue o 210, Saturation to 100, and Brightness to 33, clicked OK.
Then I clicked on the Last Color Stop and the color picker box came up again. I changed the Hue to 210, Saturation to 33, and Brightness to 100.
Then i took down the angle of the color and switch it from light into a dark it’s dark into light. Then I went to the Layer menu and chose arrange and clicked Bring to Front. .
I then chose the Mars layer and pressed command T and changed the width to 70%, X value to 1160 and Y to -190. I also flipped it horizontally by right clicking on it and choosing flip horizontally.
I went and changed normal, in the layers panel, and changed it to screen.