Set browser search to large. Always search with the largest images, you have more options, if you use small images the quality will always be compromised.
Create a folder called Landscape in your Photoshop class work folder. When you find an image you want, click on the thumbnail to get the larger image, sometimes this takes awhile to reload. Drag and drop image into your folder. Click on it once and check its size. Numbers should be in the 1,000s.
Pick landscapes that have horizon lines.
Open up both images.
MENU/SELECT ALL for one of the images. COPY. Go to next image and PASTE.
You will probably need to resize the image you just imported.
EDIT/FREE TRANSFORM (command T). You may need to ZOOM OUT to see entire size, used handles to resize, hold down SHIFT key to keep in proportion. Hit it RETURN.
Make a SELECTION that ends on the horizon line. Add MASK. You will instantly see what happens, you may have to explore with this.
SAVE your PSD
Open PROPERTIES (can be found in WINDOWS). Adjust FEATHER.
These are a variety of ways to manipulate your image. Adding an Adjustment Layer does not mess with your image, it adds a layer on top of your entire image and you can adjust a variety of things. Try them ALL out. If you don’t like one or get lost, simple DELETE the adjustment layer like you would delete any layer.
2-4 images using SELECTIONS, MASKS, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS