Misty mountains
PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine|September 2020
Misty mountains
James Paterson shows how to transform your landscapes from bright sunshine to moody mist with our free custom Photoshop brush
James Paterson


Use the Photoshop Brush Tool to add mist and fog

Time needed

20 minutes

Skill level


Kit needed

Photoshop CC

Mist can greatly enhance the atmosphere in a landscape, but more often than not when we reach a stunning spot we’re met with bright sunshine instead. But, if you like you can alter the atmosphere later on using this simple Photoshop technique.

Of course, it’s not the same as capturing a misty scene in the flesh, but it’s a striking mood changer and also introduces several key Photoshop tools. Using simple layer tricks and brushes, we’ll transform a scene bathed in sunlight to one shrouded in atmospheric mist. Along the way we’ll learn key Photoshop skills, from isolating parts of an image with selections, to using creative brush tips.


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September 2020