Photo Manipulation

Create an Aquarium Inside a Light Bulb with Photoshop

Step 9

Select Eliptical Marque Tool and make an eliptical selection with father 0 . Go to Select > Inverse or press Ctrl+Shift+I and press Delete button .

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Step 10

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl+T for transform , go to Edit > Transform > Warp . Transform the sand dune like me and pull the point exactly in this order.

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Step 11

Select the light bulb pressing Ctrl+click on the “aqua background” layer thumbnail . Press Ctrl+Shift+I or go to Select > Inverse and press Delete button .

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Press Ctrl+click on the thumbnail of the sand dune layer an then pick the Rectangular Marquee Tool an set like me and make a new selection like me and go to Select > Inverse and press the Delete button.

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And now light bulb should look like this

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Not like this

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Step 12

Open the sand texture 1 picture and make a new selection with Rectangular Marquee Tool like in the picture .Press Ctrl+C to copy the texture

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p>Press Ctrl+V to paste the texture and the go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl+T and transform the texture like me.

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Step 13

Pick Pen Tool and make new path like me , press Right-Click and select make selection and set father 0,5. Press Ctrl+Shift+I to inverse selection and then press Delete button.

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Go to Image > Adjustaments > Brightness/Contrast and use the settings shown below .

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Step 14

Pick Pen Tool an make new path like me , press Right-Click and select make selection and set father 0,5. Press Ctrl+C to copy the sand castle.

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Step 15

Press Ctrl+V to paste the sand castle . Go to Edit > Free transform or press Ctrl+T and make the castle smaller like me.

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Step 16

Go to Image > Auto Color or press Shift+Ctrl+B .

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An now the sand castle should look like this :

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Step 17

Press Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of the layer castle.

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Click on the aqua reflexion layer and press Ctrl+C and take a piece of the texture and set Blending Mode of the layer on Screen and Opacity to 28%

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Step 18

Open the photo with the shell . Select Pen tool and make new path like me . Right-click and select Make Selection and set father 0,5 and press Ctrl+C to cop the shell .

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Step 19

Press Ctrl+V to paste the shell . Go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl+T and make the shell smaller and put it where you want .

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Step 20

Press Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of the shell layer and move selection with 1px down .

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Step 21

Make a new layer behind this sheel layer and press Shift+F5 or go to Edit > Fill and select from menu Black and press OK . Set layer opacity to 49%

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Step 22

Press Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of the shell layer.

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Click on the aqua reflexion layer and press Ctrl+C and take a piece of the texture and set Blending Mode of the layer on Screen and Opacity to 33%

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Step 23

Make a copy at the all layer of the shell and press Ctrl+T and transform the shell make it smaller and put where you want .

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Step 24 – Put fish in the bulb

Open the photo with the little nemo and pick from menu Pen Tool (P) . With Pen tool make a new path like in the photo . Right-Click and select Make Selection and set father 0,5px and press Ctrl+C to copy the fish.

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Press Ctrl+V to paste the fish in the document . Go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl + T and make it smaller and put where you want .

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