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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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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Then select one of the bubble brushes and start adding some bubbles into the ocean.

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Result:

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To make the bubbles look more natural we’re going to add a Layer style to it. Double click the bubbles layer to open the style panel and check the images below for the input values.

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