Create an Underwater Scene of a Mermaid

Create an Underwater Scene of a Mermaid
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Change blending mode to Overlay, decrease opacity to 20%.
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Step 54

I'll show you, how to make your image deeper. Add new layer. In your color picker set green and black colors. Then, from top menu choose Filter > Render > Clouds.
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Change blending mode to Soft Light, also decrease opacity to 20%.
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Then, from top menu choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur...
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Step 55

This step is optional. Add new layer. Pick Sparkles brush and draw some sparkles around your mermaid. Use white color.
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Set blending mode of this layer to Soft light. Layer will inherit colors of the rest of image.
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Step 56

Again add new layer. Use the same brush (Sparkles, white color) and set bigger size. Draw some strokes around tail.
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Now set blending mode to Vivid light. Decrease opacity to 33%..
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Step 57

You should fix Brightness/Contrast. Add Adjustment layer.
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Step 58

Optional - add Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. It will fix all colors.
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Step 59

In your color picker set as primary color some green or blue (as your wish!), add adjustment layer with radial Gradient fill.
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At the end, change blending mode to Multiply.
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Final Results

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Download the PSD

Tutorial by msRiotte

profileThank you for following this tutorial! You are amazing. Write if you have questions! :). Personally I am graphic designer from Poland. See my portfolio here: msriotte.tk. I'm also on Facebook: here!- msRiotte

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10 comments on “Create an Underwater Scene of a Mermaid”

  1. Next time I am looking at some downtime with photoshop, I will be trying this tutorial out. Thanks for posting the steps so clearly!

  2. That's totally amazing! I want to try to make one tomorrow. If nothing else, I'm going to learn a ton of new stuff about adjustment layers (haven't been using photoshop for many years, and never knew about them). Thanks a lot for your effort in making this tutorial!

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