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How to Make a Fish Jump Out of Water Photo-manipulation using Photoshop (Custom)

How to Make a Fish Jump Out of Water Photoshop Tutorial

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 to 2 hours


Step 1 – Create the Photoshop document

To start, we will need to create a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields:
  • Width – 3000 pixels
  • Height – 3000 pixels
  • Resolution – 300 dpi
  • Color Mode – RGB Color; 8bit
  • Background Contents – Transparent


Step 2 – Create the glass and the room

In this Step, we will be making the room with the glass; we will also be using a Gradient to enhance the feel of the room. Open the stock image – Glass 001 and left-click on it and then drag the glass to the new canvas using the Move tool (V). When you’ve done that, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) because we would need to reposition the glass for composition purposes.


Now you might be wondering what happens to the extra space, well we would still make use of that extra space. In order for that to happen we would need to stretch some parts of the background. Activate the Rectangular Marquee tool (M); this tool’s purpose is for creating a selection area or merely selecting an area on the image; to use it, just left-click on a point and drag the mouse to form a rectangle selection area.


Once you’ve created a selection area, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and pull it up to increase its length. See image below:


Now, after you’ve done that let’s activate the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) once again to create another selection area.


Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and follow the instructions on the image below: