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Open file "Hippocampus" and make a selection of the sea horse. Make a new layer from selection, copy than paste in our document. Place and free transform until it looks like in the image below. Add a layer mask, fill with black than Ctrl+Click alien to load selection, go back to our layer mask and fill selection with white. Change this layer blend mode to Hard Light and lower opacity at 85%. Use a black soft brush to mask away the arms and the neck.
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the sea horse layer an change it's blend mode to Overlay. Free transform until it looks like shown below. Copy layer mask from previous layer into this layer and change opacity to 60%. To copy the layer mask hold Alt than click , drag and drop the layer mask.
Open file "Exoskeleton" and make a selection of the bug. Make a new layer from selection than copy and paste into our document. Free transform until it looks like shown below. Add a layer mask and using a hard black brush mask away the bug to give shape to a leg.
Make a duplicate of this layer than enter free transform, right click and choose Flip Horizontal. Place this layer on the other leg.
Make another duplicate of the layer bug and Free Transform until it looks like below. Add a layer mask and using a black hard brush give it the shape of an arm.
Duplicate the arm layer , enter Free Transform, right click and choose Flip Horizontal. Place this layer on the other arm. For the sake of variation add a few minor changes to the layer so it doesn't look identical with the other arm.
Duplicate the bug layer and free transform until it looks like below. Add a layer mask and mask away all but the leg. This will be our alien "shoe". Change the layer blending mode to Multiply. Duplicate the "Shoe" layer.
Make a duplicate of the "Shoe" layer and move it on the other foot.
Make another duplicate of the bug layer and place it like shown below. Add a layer mask and mask away all but the leg. Enter advanced blending mode and use the settings shown below.
Duplicate this layer, enter free transform, right click and choose Flip Horizontal. Place it on the other leg.