How to Create a Surreal Scene with an Invisible Man Inside a Mystic Cave

How to Create a Surreal Scene with an Invisible Man Inside a Mystic Cave

How to Create a Surreal Scene with an Invisible Man Inside a Mystic Cave
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Step 15: Add the pedestal

Open the pedestal stock and use the Quick Selection Tool to extract it. Then copy and paste it into our project.

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Resize the pedestal with the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) while holding the Shift key. Then place the pedestal layer between the ‘Invisible Man’ and the ‘Plants and Bird’ groups.

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Create a new layer pressing the button in the Layers panel or using the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N. Name this new layer Shadow and place it below the pedestal layer.

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Select a soft brush (Shortcut: B) with the black color and start painting shadows like this:

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Then add a Gaussian Blur by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the Radius to 11px.

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Here is the result:

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To finish this step, group these two layers into a new group called Pedestal. We’ll return to this group later.

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Step 16: Add the planet

Open our last stock, the planet, and use the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Shortcut: M) to make a round selection on the planet in the left.

  • Hold Shift to make a perfect circle
  • While making the selection, press and hold the Space Bar to move the selection around
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Copy and paste the planet into our project (place this layer below the ‘Plants and Bird’ group. Use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl/Cmd+T) to make it smaller and place it above the pedestal.

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Double click the planet layer to add some layer style.

  • To change the Contour don’t click in the thumbnail, click in the arrow on the right
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The Gradient Editor:

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Back to the Layer Style:

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Here’s the result on the planet:

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Create a new layer pressing the button in the Layers panel or using the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N. Name this new layer ‘Planet Light’ and place it below the planet layer.

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Load the Light Beam brushes again and select this one:

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Select a light yellow (#ffff62) and click once behind the planet. Remember to adjust the size of the brush before you paint.

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Now go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 13px.

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Here is the result:

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To finish this step, group these two layers into a new group called Planet.

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Step 17: Adding the light chains

Create a new layer pressing the button in the Layers panel or using the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N. Name this new layer ‘Chain’ and place it above the Planet group.

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Grab the Pen Tool (Shortcut: P) and make the path shown below:

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Then go back to the Brush Tool (Shortcut: B) and open the Brush Presets (you can go to Window > Brush Presets if you can’t see it). Set 12px for the brush size and select the highlighted brush.

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