Create a Surreal Moon on Island Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create a Surreal Moon on Island Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
Create a Surreal Moon on Island Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Step 17

Add light on second layer, repeat the same procedure as in the previous step, only change the foreground color from black to white and set opacity to 55%.

Step 18

Next, select foreground color and change code to #c66016. Use Brush Tool(B) Round Brush and paint the moon. Right click on layer and Create Clipping Mask, blend mode change from Normal to Overlay with opacity 80%.

Step 19

Now wee add a moon reflection in water. Duplicate layer moon (Ctrl + J) and convert it to Smart Object. Go to view and make sure "Snap" is checked. Press Ctrl + T to pen your transform tool, go to top middle of the transform and when you see a vertical double arrow drag it straight down and move little down moon. See the result in image below.

Step 20

Drag the top layer below the other layer and name it Reflection. Select Reflection layer and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Set Angle to 90 and Distance 10px.

Step 21

Click Eyeball icon next to reflection to hide the layer and hold Ctrl/Cmd and click the layer icon. Name the layer "Water" and go to Edit > Fill. Open the fly-out list and click color. Set code color to #296FB7 and press ok.

Step 22

Make the Reflection layer visible again. Click the Motion blurs layer mask to make it active and open Gradient Tool(G). Make linear Gradient active and open Gradient thumbnails and click the Black to Transparent thumbnail.
Next, go to the bottom of moon and press and hold Shift as you drag the gradient tool straight up to the top of the moon and release. Select the layer Reflection and click the layer mask icon to make a layer mask. Once again drag the Gradient Tool(G) from the bottom of the moon to the top moon. Shift click the thumbnail of the water layer to make it active and convert the 2 layers to one Smart object.

Step 23

Now create a new file. Go to File > New and make the Width, Height and Resolution the same as the amounts you jotted down earlier.
Make the foreground color to default "D" and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Set the Amount to 400% Gaussian and Monochromatic. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set 2px.

Step 24

Open your channels panel and click on Red channel icon.
Go to Filter > Stylize > Emboss
Click the Thmbnail of the Green channel to make it active and go to Filter > Stylize > Emboss and change the angle to 180%. Click on RGB Channel thumbnail and back to layers panel. Open the Navigator Panel and drag the slider to left to zoom out and click on background layer lock to unlock the layer.

Step 25

Go to Edit > Transform > Perspective go to bottom corner of the Transform and drag it out
Open you Transform Tool(Ctrl/Cmd + T) again and this time go to the top, midle anchor point and drag it down until it snaps to the center.
Now go to File and Save As and name it "Displacement Map" save it as PSD File. Open back your original image and go to Filter > Distort > Displace and open saved Displacement Map.
Change the Opacity to 45%.

Step 26

Now select all three layers we created in step 16 and copy it (Ctrl/Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl/Cmd + V) abowe water reflections. Select all three layers (Hold Ctrl/Cmd + click) and open Transform Tool(Ctrl/Cmd + T) right click and Flip Vertical.

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