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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Now let’s create the fishing line. Use a 1px black brush to draw the vertical line a new layer. In order to restrict the brush movement on a perfectly vertical line hold the Shift key while dragging. Lower the opacity of the layer to 50%.
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Open the image “Fish2”. Make a selection of the fish with the Pen Tool and paste it in our scene. Place the fish on the end of the fishing line and lower the opacity to 41%.
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Most of the elements of our scene are in place so now it’s time to start adding special effects and make the scene look graphically pleasant. Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer with the settings indicated below and fill the layer mask with black. With a white round soft brush at 50% Opacity paint over the squid to reveal the effect.
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Now let’s add some volume to the squid and the shark. Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Overlay. With the standard soft brush at 20% Opacity paint with white over the shark and the tentacles of the squid. Also, add a bit of volume to the moon.
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Create a new layer and with a black soft brush paint some darkness on the bottom of our scene.
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Let’s boost the sky color a little. Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and increase the saturation to 35. Use the layer mask to reveal the effect only on the sky.
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The water surface seems a bit dull so let’s increase its brightness. Create a Curves Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below. Fill the layer mask with black and paint with white over the water surface in the layer mask to reveal the brightness.
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Now let’s do the same thing for the underwater. Create a new Curves Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and use the layer mask to limit the effect only for the underwater portion of our scene.
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The sky color is a little too common. Let’s make it look a bit more interesting. Create a new layer and fill it with a bright magenta color (#c656e3). Change the blending mode to soft light and use a gradient in the layer mask to reveal the effect only for the sky.
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Let’s darken the scene to make look more mysterious. Create a Curves Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below. Paint with black in the layer mask over the island and the squid’s head.
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Create a new layer with the blending mode Overlay. Paint with a soft white brush at 20% opacity over the darker waves to boost their contrast.
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We need more attention for the action happening on the water so let’s darken the sky. Create a new Curves Adjustment Layer and drag the curve down to darken. Fill the layer mask with black and paint over the sky with white to reveal the curves effect.
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Let’s make the shark and the squid more bright. Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With a white soft brush at 20% Opacity paint over the squid and the shark.
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Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Color Dodge. Paint with white a loose border around the shark and the squid.
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Import the Cloud brush. Create a new layer (or more layers) and paint some white clouds over the moon and over the island.

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