Mark shows the key steps behind blending this scene
Start off looking for different elements. Find a serene landscape that will merge beautifully with subjects, such as this mountain and field scene.
To enhance the composition, add in a tree and darken the environment using Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustments.
Select a model and a rock. Place them in the right place to make them look realistic. Next, using the Burn tools, create shadows in the environment.
The final stages involve adding colour and contrast to achieve the right tone. Create a painterly effect for the overall image.