Photo Manipulation

Create a Dramatic Photo Manipulation of a Whale Stealing from a Seagull

Learn how to create this photo manipulation using five stock photos. The final results is of a hungry whale stealing a goldfish from a seagull. This tutorial will show you how to combine stock photos, apply a rain effect, then finish it off with a dramatic photo effect.


Preview of Final Results


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Whale Stealing from a Seagull Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1

Create a new document using Photoshop with the following dimensions: 1920 X 1200 Pixel. Make sure to remove the lock option from the background and rename it to: Bg.

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Step 2

Create new layer and call it Vortex. Afterwards, apply effect Clouds using those steps: Filter > Render > Clouds. .

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Step 3

Use the same steps to apply the effect again by clicking CTRL+F or Filter > Clouds.

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Step 4

Next, convert Clouds to Vortex with Filter > Distor > Polar Coordinates.

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Step 5

Select Rectangular to Polar and Click Ok!.

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Step 6

Change the Vortex size Layer by clicking Edit > Free Transfrom or CTRL+T..

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Step 7

Change mode to Soft Light.

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Step 8

Add new mask to Layer Vortex.

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Step 9

Select Brush Tool and remove Edges by following the steps.

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Step 10

Let’s make Vortex little dark go to Image > Adjustments > Curves or CTRL+M .

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Step 11

Press B and Select Waterfalls Brush number 1339.

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Step 12

Change Mode to Soft Light.

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Step 13

Let’s add some Crack to work. you can use Crack Brush or just a Picture. copy and paste into project and Press CTRL+T or Edit > Free Transfrom.

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Step 14

Follow the same steps and do the same thing as I did before with the Vortex.

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Step 15

Change Mode to Color Burn.

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Add new Mask to Crack Layer.

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Step 17

Select Soft Brush and remove Edges from Crack.

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Step 18

Open the whale picture and Select just part of it. Copy and paste into Project.

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Step 19

Change the size of the whale to small by clicking CTRL+T

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Step 20

Add new Mask to whale layer.

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Step 21

With your Brush tool remove the background from the Whale’s picture.

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Step 22

After doing an amazing job with the whale, let’s Open the Bird picture.

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Let’s Remove the background from the Bird’s image! it’s an easy process. just follow my foot steps and you’ll do great!!!! First Make sure you Remove the Lock from the Background. to remove the lock from the background press ALT+Double Click on the Background, right?!! Looks like everything is ok right now. So let’s remove it with Select > Color Range.

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Step 24

Select a white Color from the Background and make sure you apply this settings.

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Now go to Select > Inverse.

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Step 26

Add new Mask Under the Box Layers.

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now let’s remove the mask from the layer. drag the mask to the buttons and delete the layers follow the images.

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Step 28

Copy and paste the new Bird to your main Project with the wheal on it!.

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You’re doing great!!! Now, Open the Fish Image.

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Let’s Remove the Background From the Fish image but First let’s make sure you remove the lock from background. Select layer fish and go to channels and Select Channel Blue or you cat just Press CTRL+5.

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Now do the same thing as I did with the Bird Image. Select > Color Range and Select color from background. Inverse Layer.

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Go back to channels and select RGB Channel or Press CTRL+2.

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Step 33

Press Delete button on your Keyboard to remove background.

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Step 34

Copy and paste the Fish image into your main project and Flip it with CTRL+T as you can see in the Pictures.

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