Preview of Final Results

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“Sleeping Girl in Tub” Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1: Create a New Image File

Let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields:
  • Presets: International Paper
  • Size: A4
  • Width: 2480 pixels
  • Height: 3508 pixels
  • Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
  • Color Mode: RGB Color; 8 bit
  • Background Contents: White

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Step 2: Create the Ground

In this step, we will create the land for our background. To start, let’s open the stock image: “Landscape 64″ by night-fate-stock. Next, activate the Move tool by pressing V on your keyboard; left-click the image while the Move tool (V) is activated and then drag that image to our canvas. Move and position it in this manner:

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Once you’ve done that, rename the layer you had just created/moved to “ground”. To rename a layer, simply double-click on the words: “layer 1″ (which is our layer – “Landscape 64″) to prompt a text box to appear. Once that appears, you may now rename the layer. See sample below:

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Next, we will then resize the layer to fit our canvas. To do that, make sure that the “ground” layer is active and then simply press Ctrl/Cmd + T to activate the Transform tool. Once the Transform tool is activated, resize the image as shown below:

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The result of that should be similar to this:

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If you’d notice the landscape is a bit distorted so we would need to fix that distorted angle.

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To fix that, we would need to activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and once it is activated, right click on the canvas to show the Transform tool’s contextual menu. Choose Rotate from the Contextual menu. See image below:

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Now, let’s adjust the angle as shown below:

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The result should be similar to the image shown below:

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With the landscape on a proper angle, let’s resize the image so the image will fit our canvas. Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) once again and then resize the image as shown below:

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The result of that should be similar to this:

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