Photo Manipulation

Create an Aquarium Inside a Light Bulb with Photoshop

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Pick the Pen tool from menu and make new path like me . Right-click and select make selection with father 0px . Go to Layer > New > Layer via Cut or press Shift+Ctrl+J and cut the portion that should be transparent, set the opacity at 80%

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Step 26

Select the frish and click on the aqua reflexion layer and press Ctrl+C and take a piece of the texture and set Blending Mode on Screen and Opacity at 65%

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Step 27 – Put the second fish in the bulb

Open the photo with the second nemo fish 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

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Step 28

Ctrl+Click on thumbnail of the second nemo fish and click on the aqua reflexion layer and press Ctrl+C and take a piece . Paste the texture pressing Ctrl+V and set Blending Mode of the texture on Screen and Opacity 65%

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Step 29

Open the photo with the starfish, select from menu Pen Tool (P) and 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 starfish.

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Step 30

Press Ctrl+V to paste the starfish in the document . Go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl + T and make it smaller and set the Opacity at 62%

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Step 31

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

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Make new layer under the layer with starfish and press Shift+D or go to Edit > Fill and select from menu Black and press OK . Set the layer Opacity at 29%

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Step 32 – Make the lightbulb more shiny

Hide alll the layers beside the one with the bulb. Pick Pen Tool (P) from menu and make a new path like in the image . Right-Click and select make selection with father 0,5px . Go to Layer > New > Layer via Copy or press Ctrl+J and move the copy above all of the layers .

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Step 33

Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and use the settings in the image below . Set Blending Mode of the layer to Overlay and Opacity at 20%

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Step 34

Press Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of the previously layer to select the lightbulb and go to Edit > Fill or press Shift+F5 , select from menu Color and put this color #808080 .

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Step 35

Right-click on this layer and select Blending Option , set the Fill Opacity at 0% .

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Go to Gradient Overlay and make new Gradient with this settings .

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Set Blend Mode of the Gradient on Overlay , Opacity 50% , Style Radial, set Gradient on Reverse , Angle 90 degrees and Scale at 97%

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Step 36

Select the lightbulb and with black brush with size around 200-300px make a shadow at the bottom of the bulb like in the photo.

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Set Blending Mode of the layer on Soft Light and Opacity 45%.

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Step 37

Click on the “Create new Fill ar Adjustment layer ” icon and select from menu Photo Filter .

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Select “Underwater” Filter and set Density at 75%.

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