Create a 2D Landscape in Photoshop

Create a 2D Landscape in Photoshop

How to Create a 2D Landscape Scene 2D Landscape – The simplest technique in the Photoshop handbook!  This is the ideal tutorial for those of you who just love creating something from nothing. For this brand-new, step-by-step guide you will require nothing but Photoshop (ideally the CC version but we’ll give you a few pointers for earlier editions) and your imagination to create a 2-dimensional landscape. You won’t need any photographs or resource images for this one, it’s all made in the software. Once you’ve mastered this lesson, you’ll be able to transfer these newly learned skills into all manners of designs, so don’t think it’s just a landscape that you can create – the possibilities are endless with 2D designs. So, let’s get started… 2D Landscape: Step 1 Open a new horizontal (landscape) document and fill the background with a fairly pale-orange colour. This is going to be the sky in our version, but you can choose a blue or yellow if you want to set your landscape in a different time of day. 2D Landscape: Step 2 To start your 2D landscape, create a new layer by choosing Layer> New > Layer from the top menu bar. Pick out your Lasso tool and draw a jagged outline around the bottom of your document, this is going to be our foreground. Make sure you draw a complete line conjoining both ends by drawing along the bottom of the document too (see the video further down). 2D Landscape: Step 3 Pick a dark colour and fill it into the area you’ve just made, something like a dark purple could be nice but...