In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to create a dirty, flooded room with a giant hand saving a fish inside a glass ball. We will learn how to blend images together seamlessly using several stock photos by using several Photoshop tools such as the Transform tool and the Brush tool. We would learn how to use Blending modes to make a water photo appear inside a glass ball. We will also learn how to fix and enhance the lighting of an image.

Preview of Final Results

How to Create a Disturbing Scene of a Flooded Room with a Giant Hand Carrying a Fish


  1. Wall Texture – shadowh3
  2. Stormy Sea – darkrose42 stock
  3. ball3 – LuckyStock
  4. Scary Fish – xNickixstockx
  5. Water on glass I – deadenddoll stock
  6. Grunge – e dina
  7. Paper Texture 1 – Wojtar Stock
  8. metal texture 15 – Wojtar Stock

Step 1: Create a New Image File

We will 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:
  • Width: 3000 pixels
  • Height: 3000 pixels
  • Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
  • Color Mode: RGB Color; 8 bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2: Create the Wall

In this step, we will be creating the walls within this dark tunnel. To start, let’s open “Wall Texture” by shadowh3. Once open, activate the Move tool (press V on your keyboard) and then drag it to our canvas by left-clicking and moving it to our canvas. Once on the canvas, it should appear like this:
Now, we will have to rename this layer to avoid confusion in later steps. To rename a layer, simply double-click on the words: “layer 1” (which is our layer – “Wall Texture”) to prompt a text box to appear. Once that appears, you may now rename the layer to “wall”. See the sample below:
Next, we will have to transform this “wall” to make it look like a wall; to do that, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) while the “wall” layer is selected and then resize it as shown below:
The result should be similar to this:
Next, we will fix the light of the walls, and to do that we would need to paint on it. To start, click on the Layer window and then create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then name this layer to “Darken Wall”. Now, activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 1200px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Note: The “#” means the color of the brush is black, but to make sure that you will be using that brush color follow the steps below:
After clicking the Foreground tool, the Color Picker box would open. Once open, input the following on the # space:
  • #: 000000
Now, let’s paint!
The result of that should be similar to this:

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11 responses to “How to Create a Disturbing Scene of a Flooded Room with a Giant Hand Carrying a Fish”

  1. snowglobefal Avatar

    this tutorial was so easy to follow! thank youuuu

  2. Linda A Perdue Avatar
    Linda A Perdue

    I clicked on the link for the ‘water in the ball’ and it doesn’t appear to be there?

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      All the stock resource links seem to be working on my end. Where are you seeing the link for the water in the ball?

    2. Linda A Perdue Avatar
      Linda A Perdue

      Water on glass 1? …..doesn’t show me an image? unless it is a very dark image that has a diagonal line through the middle – doesn’t seem to have anything and I’m not sure if I am missing something – wanted to start working on your tutorial today.

  3. Lois Avatar

    I love this tutorial!! Very clear and precise steps, and Great results! Thank you!

  4. Ryan Avatar

    I’m not sure if you’re still posting since this is kind of an old tutor, but you are an awesome artist! Great walkthrough

  5. chris Avatar

    a great tutorial and your work flow is fantastic and professional

  6. MyoMinThant Avatar

    well done! Thank you.

  7. Jen Avatar

    Great tutorial! The steps are very thorough and easy to follow. Thanks!

  8. pascale Avatar

    thank you very much, I liked very much your work ;)

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