Create a Surreal Fish City Photoshop Tutorial

Create a Surreal Fish City Photoshop Tutorial
Create a Surreal Fish City Photoshop Tutorial

Step 23

Next, Open Underwater photo stock and use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to(release the mouse button before you release Shift to keep the selection shape constrained). After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

Now create a layer mask then Use Gradient Tool(G) with foreground color black/white and drag from the bottom of the image to the top as in the example you see.

Blend mode change to Soft Light with Opacity 35%.

Step 24

Add Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map" and change blend mode to Hue with Opacity 60%.

Step 25

Add Adjustment Layer "Selective Color"

Step 26

Add Adjustment Layer "Color Balance"

Step 27

When we finished all this, now merge all layers to one. Slecet the last layer and hold CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + ALT + E. Now we have a final layer, right click on mouse and select Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Filter > Camera RAW Filter. At its most basic, the Photoshop Camera Raw filter allows you to use the functions of the ACR interface at any time within Photoshop. This allows you to make any adjustments within ACR at any time during your workflow instead of just limiting its usage to the raw processing stage.While it would be possible to import your working file into Lightroom to make the same sets of adjustments, doing this in Photoshop saves you from that cumbersome step. It allows you the use of these tools without any extra effort. Opacity set to 40%.

Step 28

Now in Camera Raw Filter, set the Value: Basic

  • Exposure: -0.25
  • Contrast: +10
  • Highlights: +20
  • Whites: +20
  • Texture: +18
  • Clarity: +13


  • Sharpen: +54

HSL Adjustments Saturaion

  • Blues: +2


  • Blues: -7
  • Purples: +4

Color Grading


  • H: 205 S: 3

Gradulated Filter

  • Exposure: -0.15
  • Highlights: -8
  • Shadows: -7
  • Blacks: -3
  • Dehaze: +6

Radial Filter

  • Exposure: +0.20
  • Highlights: +10
  • Whites: +10

And finally, everything should look like this.

Final Results

Download the PSD

Fish City

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