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Amazing Surreal Shark Photoshop Tutorial You Have to Try

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Step 10

Import the light brushes. Create a new layer and change it�s blending mode to Overlay. Using one of the light brushes create a light as I did in the image below. Change the fill of the layer to 31%.

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Step 11

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Use the light brush again to create a new light. Blur this light with a 20px Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur). Lower the fill to 51%. Create a layer mask and mask the half upper portion of the light.

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Step 12

Duplicate the light layer and drag it to the left.

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Step 13

Create a new Curves adjustment layer. Drag the curve down in order to darken the scene. Fill the layer mask with black. With a white brush paint on the bottom of the scene in the layer mask to reveal the darkening effect.

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Step 14

Create a hue/saturation adjustment layer. Below are the settings I used. Fill the layer mask with black and paint with white on the bottom of the scene (like I did on step 13). The reason we do this is because usually underwater should be darker and more desaturated than the rest of the scene.

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Step 15

Open the image “Sea”. Copy all and paste into the working document.

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Step 16

Create a layer mask for the sea layer. With a black brush paint in the layer mask until you have something resembling my result below.

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Step 17

Create a Curves Adjustment layer and clip it to the sea layer. Drag the curve up to lighten the waves.

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Step 18

Create another clipped Curves Adjustment layer. Drag the red curve down to make the waves bluer.

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Step 19

Create a new layer and clip it to the sea layer. Change the blend mode to overlay. With a 20% opacity white brush paint in the areas shown below.

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Step 20

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Color Dodge. With a soft brush at 5% opacity paint with #008c29 color over the sea.

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Step 21

Open the image “Little Shark”. Select all, copy and paste into our working document. Convert the little shark layer into a Smart Object and lower the opacity to 45%. Place the little shark as shown below.

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Step 22

Open the image “Big Shark”. Select all, copy and paste into our document. Convert to smart object. Resize and place the big shark as I did in the image below.

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Step 23

Add a layer mask to the big shark layer. With a black brush at 30% Opacity paint with black the lower areas of the shark so that it appears it is submerged into water.

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Step 24

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Clip it to the shark layer. With a white brush at 20% Opacity paint over the nose and the tail of the shark to make them stand out.

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Step 25

Create a clipped hue/saturation adjustment layer. Increase the saturation to 57 and fill the layer mask with black. With a white brush at 100% Opacity paint in the layer mask over the mouth of the shark to make it red and bloody.

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Step 26

Create a new layer and clip it to the shark layer. Change the blending mode to Color Dodge. With a 1px white brush at 60% Opacity paint some lines on the portion of the shark that is above the water. This will make the shark stand out more.

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