How to Create a Realistic Water Cube in Photoshop

How to Create a Realistic Water Cube in Photoshop
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Step 57

Open the file “Palm”. Select all and copy/paste in our scene. Place the palm on the island and paint some shadow on an underneath layer. Clip a Curves Adjustment Layer to the palm in order to make it look greener.

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Step 58

Create a new layer and paint some rope connecting the boat to the palm with the standard black chalk brush.

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Step 59

Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to make  a new layer from all the visible layers and apply a 20px Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur). Change the blending mode of the layer to Soft Light and lower the Opacity to 39%. This will slightly increase the contrast and give our scene a dreamy look.

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Step 60

Open the file “Nebula”. Select all and copy paste in our scene. Change the blending mode of the nebula to Soft Light and lower the Opacity to 39%. Add a layer mask and hide some of the middle nebula effect.

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Final Results

Download the PSD

Water Cube.zip

Tutorial by Johan Sandu

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Thank you for following this tutorial! I hope you learned some useful Photoshop tips and tricks and had fun. You can find me on deviantart here.

- Johan Sandu

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