How to Create a Sci-Fi Giant Tortoise Shelter Photo-Manipulation

How to Create a Sci-Fi Giant Tortoise Shelter Photo-Manipulation

Step 28

Now, we will create the distant man walking towards the tortoise shelter. To start, let’s open “Winter Walking” by tlst. Once it is opened, activate the Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection area around the man shown below:
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Next, activate the Move tool (V) and drag the selected boy to our canvas. Put this layer above all the layers that we’ve created and rename this layer to “man”. Position the “man” as shown below:
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Step 29

Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then resize the image to the size shown below:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Step 30

Next, let’s turn this man into a shadowy figure; to start, make sure that the “man” is selected and then go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Once it is open, input the following:
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The result:
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Step 31

Next, go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and input the following:
  • Angle: 90'
  • Distance: 20px
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The result:
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Step 32

After that, change the layer opacity of the “man” to 70%. To do that, simply go to the Layer window and left-click on the 100% value beside Opacity and from there you can change the layer’s opacity.
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Step 33

Now, let’s make the shadow of the “man”. Duplicate the “man” by pressing Ctrl/Cmd + J. Now, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the canvas to bring up the contextual menu – once it is opened, click on the “Flip Vertical” tab.
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Once it has been flipped vertically, activate the Move tool (V) and drag it down until it resembles a shadow. See image below:
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Step 34

Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and then right click on the image to activate the contextual menu and then click on Distort.
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Now, let’s distort the image as shown on the following images below:
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Step 35

Next, activate the Eraser tool (E) and input the following values:
  • Brush size: 100px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
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The result of that would be like this:
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Step 36

Now, let’s create the ships flying over the shelter. To start, open “Sci-fi Prop 1 Stock” by inadesign-stock. Once open, activate the Polygonal Lasso tool (L) and create a selection area around the ship as shown below:
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Next, activate the Move tool (V) and then drag the selected part of the image to our canvas. Once on the canvas, rename this moved layer to “ship”. Put this layer above all the layers that we’ve created. Position it in the canvas as shown below:
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Step 37

Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the ship as shown below:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Step 38

Next, let’s give it a sense of movement; to do that, let’s use the power of the Motion Blur tool. Make sure that the selected layer is the “ship” layer and then go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Once it opens, input the following:
  • Angle: 180'
  • Distance: 30px
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The result of that should be like this:
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Step 39

Next, let’s give the ship its engine blast. To start, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and then name this layer as “engine blast”. Put this layer above all the layers that we’ve created and then activate the Brush tool (B). Once the Brush tool (B) is open, input the following:
  • Brush size: 45px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 8fd1f0
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Now, let’s paint:

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