Add realistic mist
Dan Mold shows you how to create convincing fog and mist effects in Photoshop then apply them to your autumn shots to evoke atmosphere.
Generate and manipulate cloud textures to replicate atmospheric fog.
MIST AND FOG HAVE A BRILLIANT effect on your photographs, as the tiny water droplets hanging in the air diffuse the light, reduce contrast and create a wonderfully soft aesthetic. It’s a clear sign of autumn and, if you wake up early between September and December, you’ll likely see this photogenic phenomenon. But if you are unable to capture it, or can only see a small amount like in this wildlife shot here, don’t worry, we can add mist and fog to scenes in Photoshop, creating a realistic illusion. Follow the tutorial below to see how you can generate textures in Photoshop, resize Layers and blend them together to give a realistic result.
Left There’s a tiny bit of mist in the original shot, which is backlit by the rising sun.Right We’ve added more fog to amplify the effect and give this scene an autumn vibe.