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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Select the brush highlighted below and hit F5 to bring the Brush panel. Change the angle of the brush to -35º.
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Now do the exact same thing we did before, click in the screen just once with these settings.
  • Again, change the size of the brush if you have to
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Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur again and set the radius to 25px this time.
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And here is the result:
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To finish the light beams, create a new layer by pressing Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N, change the name of the new layer to ‘Light Beams’ again, set the mode to Screen and check the button to fill the screen with black.
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Make sure this layer is above the other light beams.
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Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare.
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Set the Brightness to 75%, select 105mm Prime and click on the top of the black box, in the center, like this:
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Here is the result:
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Now group the three Light Beams layers in a new group called Light Beams (really original) and set the opacity of this group to around 85%.
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The last thing to do here is to add a layer mask to this group and paint the left side of the sky with black.
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And here is the result:
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Step 10: Adding the Ship

Download the ship pack and open the ‘pship3’ file in photoshop. To select it, hold Ctrl/Cmd and click in the thumbnail of the image.
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Copy and paste the ship into our project and rename this layer to Ship. Place it above the Light Beams group.
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Flip it horizontally by going to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal. Then resize it using the Free Transform Tool (remember to hold Shift) and place it on the left side of our image.
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While in the Free Transform Mode, set the Rotate value to -3,5º (the Rotate tool is located at the top toolbar).
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Create a new layer mask to the Ship layer.
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Grab a soft brush, select the layer mask of the ship and start painting with black to hide the lower part of the ship.
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The result:
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Let’s create some reflections in the water, duplicate the ship layer by selecting it and pressing Ctrl/Cmd+J.
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With the duplicated layer selected, go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical.
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Use the Move Tool (Shortcut: V) to move this layer below the ship.
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Rename this layer to Shadow and place it below the ship layer.
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Now select the Shadow layer and go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Set the angle to 0 and the distance to 12px.
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Here is the result:
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Select the layer mask of the Shadow layer and paint it with black to hide some areas. After you’re done, set the opacity of this layer to around 85%.
  • In the image below, paint more times in the areas where the red is stronger
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Here is the result:
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With the Ship layer selected, create a new layer pressing Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N and input the following values.
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Now select the Dodge Tool (Shortcut: O) again, set the Exposure to 50% and paint the ship to make it look like the sun is on the right side of the ship. Here is my Lighting layer at Normal mode for reference.
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And here is the result of this effect:
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To finish this step, select these three layers we created and add them to a new group called Ship.
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Step 11: Adding some bubbles

Download the bubbles brushes and load them into photoshop just like we did with the light beam brushes. After that, create a new layer below the lighting layer and name it Bubbles.

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