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Learn how to merge animals in Photoshop with this tutorial that will teach you how to chop photos and blend them together. This is a simple tutorial but to get great results, you'll need some patience, an eye for details, and some imagination. Read this tutorial and find out how you can easily create your own animal-vehicle creation in Photoshop.
Preview of Final Results
- Crocodile1 - SXC
- Crocodile2 - charadestock
- Crocodile3 - frostdragon64
- Old car - achatinastock
- Background - SXC
- Bird - rml-stock(Alternative)
- sign1 - discordia-stock
- Sign2 - ecathe
Open the background image and place it on the right. Because the image in not wide enough we need to duplicate it and complete the empty space with the same photography. Duplicate the background layer and place it on the left. Create a clipping mask and erase the edge of the duplicated layer.
Now you will see that some parts are repeating themselves , such as clouds and bushes. Select the clone stamp tool and cover them up.
In this step we will cut out the car using the pen tool and place it in the desert. Remember cu cut out the windows also .
Erase the front part of the car using a brush on the layer's mask. We don't need this part because it will be replaced with the crocodile. Always use a mask when you want to erase things in photoshop because you never know if you want it back.
Create a new layer under the car an, using a basic brush , paint the windows white. Set the opacity to about 15-20%.
Let's create the car's shadow. Create a new layer. Use your imagination to see how this will look. Use the pen tool for this and fill the path with black. Go Filters-Blur-Gaussian Blur and set it to 2,5. Now the the layer's opacity to 45%.
The car needs to have a small and darker shadow, so on a new layer, using a basic brush add a small shadow. Use the image below for guidance.
In step 4 you will need to create a few clipping masks for the adjustment layers so we will adapt the car's colors to the desert. Go to Adjustment Layers-Levels. Make the presets as you see below, and remember that this is a clipping mask, so it only affects the car ( to create a clipping mask you need to press the alt key and click between the layers you want to clip together.)