Learn how to create this photo manipulation using five stock photos. The final results is of a hungry whale stealing a goldfish from a seagull. This tutorial will show you how to combine stock photos, apply a rain effect, then finish it off with a dramatic photo effect.
Preview of Final Results
Whale Stealing from a Seagull Photoshop Tutorial
- Crack Brushes TWENSTUDIO
- WaterFalls Brushes TWENSTUDIO
- Bird – Larry Ye | Dreamstime.com
- Fish – yoink | sxc.hu
- Sea – Patricia Aline Willis | Stockvault.net
- Whale – BrettAtkins | istockphoto.com
Create a new document using Photoshop with the following dimensions: 1920 X 1200 Pixel. Make sure to remove the lock option from the background and rename it to: Bg.
Create new layer and call it Vortex. Afterwards, apply effect Clouds using those steps: Filter > Render > Clouds. .
Use the same steps to apply the effect again by clicking CTRL+F or Filter > Clouds.
Next, convert Clouds to Vortex with Filter > Distor > Polar Coordinates.
Select Rectangular to Polar and Click Ok!.
Change the Vortex size Layer by clicking Edit > Free Transfrom or CTRL+T..
Change mode to Soft Light.
Add new mask to Layer Vortex.
Select Brush Tool and remove Edges by following the steps.
Let’s make Vortex little dark go to Image > Adjustments > Curves or CTRL+M .
Press B and Select Waterfalls Brush number 1339.
Change Mode to Soft Light.
Let’s add some Crack to work. you can use Crack Brush or just a Picture. copy and paste into project and Press CTRL+T or Edit > Free Transfrom.
Follow the same steps and do the same thing as I did before with the Vortex.
Change Mode to Color Burn.
Add new Mask to Crack Layer.
Select Soft Brush and remove Edges from Crack.
Open the whale picture and Select just part of it. Copy and paste into Project.
Change the size of the whale to small by clicking CTRL+T
Add new Mask to whale layer.
With your Brush tool remove the background from the Whale’s picture.
After doing an amazing job with the whale, let’s Open the Bird picture.
Let’s Remove the background from the Bird’s image! it’s an easy process. just follow my foot steps and you’ll do great!!!! First Make sure you Remove the Lock from the Background. to remove the lock from the background press ALT+Double Click on the Background, right?!! Looks like everything is ok right now. So let’s remove it with Select > Color Range.
Select a white Color from the Background and make sure you apply this settings.
Now go to Select > Inverse.
Add new Mask Under the Box Layers.
now let’s remove the mask from the layer. drag the mask to the buttons and delete the layers follow the images.
Copy and paste the new Bird to your main Project with the wheal on it!.
You’re doing great!!! Now, Open the Fish Image.
Let’s Remove the Background From the Fish image but First let’s make sure you remove the lock from background. Select layer fish and go to channels and Select Channel Blue or you cat just Press CTRL+5.
Now do the same thing as I did with the Bird Image. Select > Color Range and Select color from background. Inverse Layer.
Go back to channels and select RGB Channel or Press CTRL+2.
Press Delete button on your Keyboard to remove background.
Copy and paste the Fish image into your main project and Flip it with CTRL+T as you can see in the Pictures.
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