Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation

Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation
Apply the brush like this:
Now we will be distorting “wave8”, it would be a little tricky so pay attention closely to the images shown below:
Erase the excess waves and the result should be similar to this:
Create another layer and name it “wave9” and pick the brush as shown in the image below:
Use its default brush size which is 2500px and apply it to the image like how it is shown in the image below:
Hit the Ctrl+T key (transform tool) and click on Distort. We will be doing the same distort technique we used in “wave8.” See reference below:
Let us erase the excess waves to come up with an image similar to this:
Create a layer and name it “wave10.” The brush that we will use is shown in the image below:
Apply the brush on the center of the image without changing the brush size, and then activate the Transform tool and click Rotate 90’CW. Resize it and move it to the right wall - to where “wave 9” is located. After you’ve done that, transform the image by using the Distort Tool so it would be aligned to the right wall. Scale it to the size of “wave9.” See image below for instructions:
Duplicate “wave10”, activate the Transform tool and click on Flip Horizontal. Move the duplicated layer using the Move Tool to the spot shown in the image below:

Step 7 - Inserting the boat and the clock

Now that the background is complete, let’s add the subjects. Open Clock by Mind IllusionZ Stock. We’ll be using the Polygonal Lasso Tool to separate the clock from its background. Now, activate the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L). You’ll find it in the Tools Window just below the Marquee Tool. See reference below:
Now that you’ve cut the clock, let’s move it to our canvas by using the Move Tool (V). Rename the layer to “clock.” Activate the Transform tools and scale it down to the level shown in the image below:
Create a new layer and put it under the clock’s layer and name it clock’s shadow. We will be adding some shadows to the back of the clock to give it depth and to reduce the flatness of it. Activate your brush tool and right click on the image to bring up the menu and click Reset brushes. Resize your brush to 150px (recommended) and then set its opacity to 25%. See reference below:
Now let’s add the boat. Open Toy Boat and cut it out from its background using the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Once you’ve done that move the boat using the Move tool to our canvas and put it on top of all the layers. We would need to change its Brightness/Contrast, so select the boat’s layer and “go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.” Set its values to:
  • Brightness: –25
  • Contrast: -39
Then Flip the boat horizontally via the Transform tool. Scale it down to the level shown in the image below:
Now let’s add waves to the supposedly running boat. Click the Stormy sea layer which is located under all the layers and activate the Clone Stamp tool (S). Use these values:
  • Brush size: 70px
  • Opacity: 100%
See image below for instructions on where to clone:

Step 8 - Retouching the image

Now the image is technically complete, but we’d have to spice it up more, aesthetically. First let’s add more shadows to the walls to give it more contrast. Create a new layer and name it “shadows.” Just put it under the boat’s layer. Activate your brush tool and use these values:

  • Opacity: 15%
You’ll need a huge brush for this. I would recommend using a brush size of 1400px. See image below for reference as to where we would add the shadows:

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6 comments on “Surrealistic Room Photo Manipulation”

  1. the waves brush by anaRasha is not a working link. I've tried looking for it and it would be really cool for a different download or something like that.

  2. Not sure if your aware theres a guy following your Tuts  as finished artwork out there...I'm guessing without any permission?

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