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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
Whale Stealing from a Seagull Photoshop Tutorial
- Crack Brushes TWENSTUDIO
- WaterFalls Brushes TWENSTUDIO
- Bird - Larry Ye | Dreamstime.com
- Fish - yoink | sxc.hu
- Sea - Patricia Aline Willis | Stockvault.net
- Whale - BrettAtkins | istockphoto.com
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.
Create new layer and call it Vortex. Afterwards, apply effect Clouds using those steps: Filter > Render > Clouds. .
Use the same steps to apply the effect again by clicking CTRL+F or Filter > Clouds.
Next, convert Clouds to Vortex with Filter > Distor > Polar Coordinates.
Select Rectangular to Polar and Click Ok!.
Change the Vortex size Layer by clicking Edit > Free Transfrom or CTRL+T..
Change mode to Soft Light.
Add new mask to Layer Vortex.
Select Brush Tool and remove Edges by following the steps.
Let's make Vortex little dark go to Image > Adjustments > Curves or CTRL+M .
Press B and Select Waterfalls Brush number 1339.
Change Mode to Soft Light.
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.
Follow the same steps and do the same thing as I did before with the Vortex.
Change Mode to Color Burn.
Add new Mask to Crack Layer.
Select Soft Brush and remove Edges from Crack.
Open the whale picture and Select just part of it. Copy and paste into Project.
Change the size of the whale to small by clicking CTRL+T
Add new Mask to whale layer.
With your Brush tool remove the background from the Whale's picture.
After doing an amazing job with the whale, let's Open the Bird picture.
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.
Select a white Color from the Background and make sure you apply this settings.
Now go to Select > Inverse.
Add new Mask Under the Box Layers.
now let's remove the mask from the layer. drag the mask to the buttons and delete the layers follow the images.
Copy and paste the new Bird to your main Project with the wheal on it!.
You're doing great!!! Now, Open the Fish Image.
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.
Now do the same thing as I did with the Bird Image. Select > Color Range and Select color from background. Inverse Layer.
Go back to channels and select RGB Channel or Press CTRL+2.
Press Delete button on your Keyboard to remove background.
Copy and paste the Fish image into your main project and Flip it with CTRL+T as you can see in the Pictures.
Select Polygonal Lasso Tool and Add 4 Points in the Picture to make a Light Sun.
Select Paint Bucket Tool and Fill the Layer with a White color.
Add new mask to the light layer and Select a Soft Brush From Brush Tool and Remove some parts from the Light Layer or simply use Gradient Tool
Change Mode to Soft Light and use the Opacity to 88%.
Create another new Layer and Call it "Rain" and go to Edit > Fill or Press SHIFT+F5 then Select Use: 50% Gray and Click Ok.
Let's add some Noise with Filter > Noise > Add Noise and Apply the Settings. Also don't forget to use 400% as a number of the noise| Distribution: Uniform | Monochromatic.
Now Let's Convert the Noise to some Rain. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and Apply the following settings: Angel: 45° | Distance: 58 Pixels.
Change Mode to Overlay.
Add a new Mask to the Rain Layer and let's Remove some part from the Layer as well. First Select Gradient Tool and make sure you Select Color Back with 0% Opacity.
Now with Gradient Tool press and Drag little down.
again do the same thing up to the top.
You will get the amazing result as you see in the picture bellow
Almost there!!! Create new layer and Call this layer Apply Image. now Apply the following settings: Image > Apply Image. don't change anything just Click Ok.
Remove the Color From Layer with CTRL+SHIFT+U or Apply following settings Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Change Mode to Soft Light and Opacity to 50%.
It's time to add some effect with the Curves.
Apply following settings RGB | Red | Green | Blue.
We will have this Result afterwords!
Create new layer and Call this layer Apply_Image_01 now Apply the following settings: Image > Apply Image. change the Channel: RGB to Blue.
Change Mode to Soft Light and the Opacity to 25%.
As difficult as it looks I'm very sure if you follow my tutorial you will find a lot of help using your skills and images to produce your own creation! Ones again Thank you for using our tutorial, we will be very happy to answer any questions that you may have, You can simply leave a feedback and or a comment bellow.
Download the PSD
Hungry Whale.zip | 26.6 MB