How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop

How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop
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Now add the Gaussian Blur effect by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set a radius of 5px.

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Your image should now look like this:

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I don't like that little imperfection we have in our hand stock, so we're going to remove it. Select the Spot Healing Brush Tool (J) and with the hand layer selected, click in that bruise.

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With the bruise removed, your image should be similar to this one:

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To finish this step, as usual, create a new group to the hand and its shadow. Name the group Hand.

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Step 14: Add the floating window

Open the window image and use the Pen Tool(P) to make 4 lines around the window.

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Then, right click inside the path you just made and click in Make Selection

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Set the Feather Radius to 0px and click OK.

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Copy and paste the window into our scene. Resize it using the Free Transform Tool and check in the image below the placement.

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Now select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and make rectangles in the window as shown in the image below. Remember that if you hold Shift while making the selection, you'll only be able to make squares, not rectangles, so you have to hold Shift only after you've finished a selection and it's going to start another one.

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After you selected everything except for the window frame, go to Select > Save Selection and name your selection Window Frame.

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Now open the Premade Background, press Ctrl/Command+A to select all of it, and copy and paste it into our scene. Resize it with the Free Transform Tool and place it in the window we added before.

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After the background is in place, go to Select > Load Selection and select the Window Frame selection we created before.

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With the Window Frame selection on, click in the 'Add layer mask' button to add a layer mask to the premade background.

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With the premade background added, your image should now look like this:

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Now let's add a Black and White Adjustment Layer (non-destructively). In the Black and White Adjustment Layer, select the Green Filter, clip it to our premade background and change the layer opacity of this adjustment to around 30%.

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32 comments on “How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop”

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  2. Outstanding tutorial!Clear instructions and awesome picture instructions. Very nice, thank you a bunch.

  3. I can not thank you enough, the amount of things I've learnt in two hours is incredible, would usually take me a week of watching and reading tutorials, but nope, you've used many techniques that made my life easier! Thank you is not enough!

    1. just do what i did , 
      download the attached PSD from up there and take the mountain photo from there :D

    2. @SalahKabbani OK! Got it!I decided to replace the mountain photo with a desert one ^_^Thanks anyway :)

  4. Thank you so much for this tutorial really great photo and great explanation love it. 
    but i have a problem with the mountain photo , the link of this photo doesn't work , can you please upload it again or give me another photo that could be good for the tutorial ?
    thanks

  5. Hi Guilherme, From the start of your tutorial you say to go to lens correction and distort the image to + 25,00, it distorts the image considerably !, is that right, ?, by the way it is a great tutorial,
    regards and respect johnny

    1. Its ok, all i did was after the lens correction was used the free transform tool and adjusted the image to cover my canvas again lol, My bad..

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