Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake
Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to combine multiple stock photos into unreal scenes using Adjustment layers, masking, and brush.

Preview of Final Results

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Now, let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields

  • Preset: Custom
  • Width: 4000
  • Height: 6000
  • Resolution: 300
  • Color Mode: RGB Color 8-bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2

Go to File > Place. Select the Manstock and place it into your document.

Step 3

We will now select and cut the window, First create a layer mask and go to use Pen Tool(P). After we selected window go Right Click > Make Selection. Feather Radius set to 0.5 check Anti Aliased and Operation to New Selection and hit OK. Once we have done that, we now need to remove the background. Foreground set to Default (D) and hold ALT + DELETE.

Step 4

Next we will openEarth. After you open the image, use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M).

Step 5

After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Put the Earth down of all the layers we “ve created. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below.

Step 6

Select Earh layer and add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 7

Add another one Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 8

Next place a Stars, go to File > Place and reduce the size by holding the left click on one of the 4 cubes and dragging inside then press Enter.

Step 9

Create a layer mask to delete a line between Stars and Earth. Use Round Brush Tool (B), Set Size to 400px and Hardness to 0%, after that create a layer mask with foreground color black. Now that we can paint. Always use a layer mask because if you make a mistake you can correct it, if you use Erase Tool without a layer mask then you cannot correct it.

Step 10

Create new Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 11

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 12

Next, open a MoonFile > Open. Use a Crop Tool (C) And simply swipe from the bottom up then press Ok, as shown in the image below.

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select it. After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V).

Set as shown in the picture below

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32 comments on “Create a Photo Manipulation of a Fisherman in a Lake”

  1. HI, I'm really struggling with getting the size and perspective of the water ripples right. How big did you make it before changing the perspective and how exactly did you change the perspective.

    I'm using CS3


    1. For the transform tool, hold the Shift+Ctrl+Alt (Shift+Cmd+Option on Macs) and then drag the top-left corner towards the right. Then drag the top-middle downwards.

  2. Thank you for this, it has helped me understand the adjustment layers much better, which is what I was aiming for.

    Appreciate the time & effort.


  3. Здравствуйте. Вижу что урок хороший и по возможности всегда стараюсь ваши уроки выполнять, только у мне трудности с луной. Перехожу по ссылке а страница отсутствует. Можно ли это исправить? Спасибо за интересный урок.

  4. Found this guide to be missing loads of steps, such as better explaining how to make the light glow.
    in CC many of your layer blending modes don't work the way you talk in this guide.

    And the way to blend in the waves just isn't described and probably out of date for CC again.

    1. Thanks a lot A, yeah it should be 'above' thanks for the correction, it would be a big help....

  5. I'm having a really hard time getting my radial blur so dark and smooth. I've played with the controls to no avail. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. Hello.Thank you for the great tutorial.
    But would you give me some more helps about making that wave in water ( page2 )? I have this problem the boat disappears behind the wave. Thanks

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