How to Create a Surreal Pirate House Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Pirate House Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Pirate House Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
step2d

Finally, add the fourth smaller crack and place it between the first and second one.

step2e

Step 3

Proceed to add some ruins to the rock. Cut out the ruin.

step3a

Scale the ruin to the size needed and place it behind the second crack.

step3b

Duplicate (Ctrl+J) the first ruin and place the duplicate on the lower left side behind the first crack.

step3c

Step 4

Now select the first ruin and give it a layer mask by going to layer > layer mask > reveal all. Take the brush tool (B) and choose the chalk brush 17 pixels in the brush panel (F5). With black color, stroke the brush on areas where needed to mask them. The red highlighted parts show us the masked ones.

step4a
step4b

Next, we need to hide some part of the fourth crack that overlaps the first ruin. To do this, give the fourth crack a layer mask (Layer > layer mask > reveal all) and mask where needed as shown in the screenshot.

step4c
step4d

But the problem is we have the uniform looking ruins………………

step4e

Step 5

Well, don’t worry, we will fix this “twin” ruin. Give the second ruin a layer mask. Mask some parts of this layer. We’ll do a similar thing for this masking as the one in previous step 4. The red highlighted part is where masking should be done.

step5a
step5b

Step 6

The second ruin looks flat now. We will add some shading behind the ruin. Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) behind the second ruin layer. On this new layer, paint dark shading behind the ruin as indicated in red arrows in the screenshot.

step6a

Step 7

Proceed to add another object to the scene. We will add stairs. Open the tower with stairs image first, the next steps we do are the similar steps as the ones in previous steps. Cut out the tower. Scale and place the tower in front of the first crack.

step7a

Give this tower layer a layer mask. Mask unneeded part.

step7b

Duplicate the tower layer some times. Place the duplicates where needed.

step7c

Step 8

On this step, we will alter the shape of the first ruin. To do this, duplicate (Ctrl+J) the first ruin. Scale its size bit bigger than the first one. Place this duplicate layer in front of the first crack layer.

step8a

Give this duplicate layer a layer mask. Mask parts where needed as shown in the red highlight.

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