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Now mask out the sky leaving only the hills. Then desaturate the hills and water color to -61 using Hue/Saturation.
Now by using the Stamp Tool (S) clone the stick in the 'ocean' layer that is creating a distraction.
Since we are creating a stormy environment, we need to create water splashing against the rock on which our characters are standing. Import the water splash image into Photoshop and select the Red layer from the Channels pallet.
Then select Calculations (Image>Calculations) and select Red from the Channels dropdown list.
Once the Calculation is checked OK an Alpha 1 layer will be created in the channels pallet. With the 'Alpha 1' layer selected set the Levels as shown to create maximum contrast between the water splash and the background that are to be separated.