Now add the Gaussian Blur effect by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set a radius of 5px.


Your image should now look like this:


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.


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


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


Step 14: Add the floating window

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


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


Set the Feather Radius to 0px and click OK.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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 responses to “How to Create a Surreal Scene Full of Life in Photoshop”

  1. lucy Avatar

    oh,I know it.

  2. lucy Avatar

    I like it very much.But how can i entire to see it.

  3.  Avatar

    thank! so much for that creation

  4.  Avatar

    Such a beautiful artwork!!

  5.  Avatar

    great tutorial thank you

  6. sunny khan Avatar
    sunny khan

    this tutorial was awesome thanks

  7. Thrilled Avatar

    Really great tutorial. Very well explained step by step.

  8. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    You’ve made a very nice and comprehensive collection of WordPress Themes. I appreciate it. Really great art work with typography. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  9. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    You’ve made a very nice and comprehensive collection of WordPress Themes. I appreciate it.

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

  11. Guest Avatar

    Beautiful image. Congratulations to the technical and thanks for the tutorial:)

  12. Noels Avatar

    Loved it!! Thankyou, I learnt such a lot :)

  13. bephot Avatar

    thanks! learn a lot of useful shortcut and tips here

  14. katrina enright Avatar
    katrina enright

    I cant get my roots and elephants feet to lok right i need help

  15.  Avatar

    this looks awesome and easy

  16. josts1234 Avatar

    when I go to the exposure everything turns black. What do I do?

    1. kenzmobile Avatar

      its -0.25 not -25. i did the same thing

  17. Ali Guest Avatar
    Ali Guest

    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!

  18. HoHe Avatar

    Great tutorial!But the mountain photo is missing :/Some extra help…

    1. SalahKabbani Avatar

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

    2. HoHe Avatar

      @SalahKabbani Thank you for your response :)But how can I take it from the mountain layer

    3. HoHe Avatar

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

  19. landon912 Avatar

    awsome tut

  20. SalahKabbani Avatar

    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 ?

    1. SalahKabbani Avatar

      Never mind i took it from the downloadable project :)

  21. Ayaron Avatar

    I like it. 
    Thank you for your awesome tutorial.

  22. MahmoudAbdulkarim Avatar

    Very nice Job!
    Thanks a lot dear ^^.

  23. JohnnySteel1 Avatar

    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. JohnnySteel1 Avatar

      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..

  24. Taha Avatar

    Can I use CS3 for this creative tutorail.

  25. Taha Avatar

    Can I use CS3 for this creative tutorail.

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