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In this tutorial we will create a cool underwater scene with a big fish. We will use some basic selection tools and adjustments to achieve a great result.
Preview of Final Results
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Create a new document 2150x4187px.
Open file “Sky” and select all (Ctrl + A). Copy all (Ctrl + C) and paste into our document (Ctrl + V). Press Ctrl + T to Free Transform and position the document like shown below.
Open file “Sky” and using the Elliptical Marquee Tool make a selection of the moon.
Copy and paste it into our document. Press Ctrl + T to Free Transform the moon like in the image below. Change the layer blend mode to Overlay.
Double-click the moon layer to enter Advanced Blending options and add the following styles to make the moon look more realistic.
Duplicate the moon layer by pressing Ctrl + J and Ctrl-click on the layer to make a selection of the moon. Fill this selection with black (with black as foreground color press Alt + Backspace) and apply a 250px Gaussian Blur. Change the layer blend mode to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 23%.
Add a Curves Adjustment layer and change the Blue and Red channel as shown below. This step will add a nice blue hue to the image.
In this step we will create the rainbow. Create a new layer and using the Rectangular Marquee Tool create a selection like shown below.
Select the Gradient Tool (G) and in the upper toolbar double-click to open the gradient editor.
To replicate a rainbow colors add the following colors in the gradient editor: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, magenta. When you are finished press OK.
Hold Shift and drag with the Gradient Tool in the selection you created at step 8. Press Ctrl + D to deselect and proceed to next step.
Use the Eraser tool to erase the margins of the gradient and apply a 20px Gaussian Blur.
With the rainbow layer selected press Ctrl + T to enter Free Transform. Right-click on the rainbow and choose Warp. From the upper drop down menu select Arch.
You can see the results of our transformation below. Now it starts to look like a real rainbow.