Create This Symbolic Underwater Scene of an Unlucky Fisherman and a Hungry Shark in Photoshop

Create This Symbolic Underwater Scene of an Unlucky Fisherman and a Hungry Shark in Photoshop
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Open the image “Shark”. Select all and copy/paste into our document. Place the shark as shown below. You can notice that I put the shark in an oblique position – this will give make our scene more dynamic and interesting. Partially hide away the part of the shark that is underwater by using a layer mask and a black brush at 10% Opacity.
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Create a new layer and with the standard chalk brush create the waves crashing into the shark’s nose.
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Import the blood brushes and create a new layer. With a dark red  as foreground color create some blood around the shark’s mouth. You can use multiple brushes on different layers or use just a single layer – your choice. Just make sure to lower the opacity of the blood layers to 20-30%.
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Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and use the settings shown below (we increase the red intensity). Fill the layer mask with black and paint with white to reveal the deep red inside the mouth of the shark.
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Create a new Curves Adjustment Layer and drag the curve up. Fill the layer mask with  black and with a soft white brush paint carefully over the shark’s teeth. We want them looking white and dangerous.
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Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and drag the Lightness Slider to -100. Fill the layer mask with black and with a white brush at 100% Opacity paint over the shark’s eye.
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Create a new layer and with a white brush at 10% Opacity paint some subtle reflections in the eye.
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Import the Splash brush. Create some new layers (three in my case) and create on each a white splash. Position each splash near the shark’s mouth (you can also resize them if they are too big) and use the layer mask to hide unwanted parts. Lower the opacity of the splash layers to 70-80%.
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Open image “Boat”. Select all and copy/paste the boat into our document. Place the boat on the surface of the water near the island. In the layer mask hide a little of the boat bottom to give the illusion that the boat is emerged in water.
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Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Clip it to the boat layer and with a back brush at 20% Opacity paint some dark colors on the boat.
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Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and clip it to the boat layer. Drag the Saturation slider to -68.
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Create Curves Adjustment Layer and use the settings shown  below. Clip the Curves layer to the boat layer.
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With a black brush of 1px size create  a rope connecting the boat to the island on a new layer.
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Now create a thin white line on a new layer representing the waves crashing into the boat.
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Open the image “Fisherman”. Use the pen tool to create a selection of the fisherman and the fishing road. Copy/paste the fisherman in our document and place the fisherman in the boat.
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Create Curves Adjustment layer and clip it to the fisherman layer. Drag the curve up to brighten the fisherman a little and boost up the contrast on the same time.
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Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and clip it to the fisherman layer. Lower the saturation and change the hue to a dirty yellow.

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