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Once the selection in on click on the "Add layer mask" button at the bottom of the Layers Palette. You should get the below result.
Open up the New York skyline image. In the Layers palette right click on the layer thumbnail and choose "Layer From Background" option. Now select the buildings using your preferred selection tool. I used Magic Wand tool and Polygonal Lasso tool in combination to select mine.
I would like to further adjust the selection using the "Refine Edge" command (Select > Refine Edge). After adjustments click "OK" to confirm.
Add layer mask using the selection.
Select the buildings on the sides. Click the Layer mask that is already there, fill the selection with black to hide them.
Before moving this into our design we need to convert it into a Smart Object. So that we can transform it freely. Right click on the layer and choose "Convert to Smart Object".
Now move the buildings Smart Object into the main file. Resize it and place it behind the ground layer.
Import the water color texture ( Watercolors_Vol1 - Watercolors_V1_1032.jpg) in to the document using the "Place" command.
Rotate the texture.
Place it behind the buildings layer.
Desaturate the layer by applying the "Hue/Saturation" adjustment layer.
Now double click the water color Smart Object layer. Press Ctrl+ I to invert it. Save and close the window.
Your image should look like this.
Now change the blend mode to "Screen".
Open up the girl stock image. Select the girl. Since we have a monotone background we can use the Magic Wand tool or use the "Color Range Command". You may need to refine the selection further like we did earlier. This will remove any edge artifacts and gives a much cleaner selection.
Add Layer Mask using the selection.
Convert to Smart Object.
Move the girl into main file. Place it above the ground layer.
Add the word "GAME". I used "Futura STD Extra Bold". If you don't have it use a similar font that is bold enough. Adjust Kerning using the Character Palette.
Add the words "Love The".