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In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to learn how to seamlessly combine photos to create a realistic image of a girl sleeping in a bathtub on a beautiful field while the sunsets. We are going to learn how to use the Brush tool to create light and shadows and how to make the colors of an image more vivid. We're going to learn how to give the viewer the impression that he is standing just in front and peeking at a lower object. We will also learn how to make an image more dreamy using the blur tool and sharpening tool and a lot more!
Preview of Final Results
Note: night-fate-stock has officially closed. Use the alternative stock photo links instead.
- Landscape 64 - night-fate-stock (Alternative)
- sky 65 - night-fate-stock (Alternative)
- Antique Bathtub 2 - Falln-Stock
- lonely child - j4jstock
Step 1: Create a New Image File
Let's start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields:
- Presets: International Paper
- Size: A4
- Width: 2480 pixels
- Height: 3508 pixels
- Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
- Color Mode: RGB Color; 8 bit
- Background Contents: White
Step 2: Create the Ground
In this step, we will create the land for our background. To start, let's open the stock image: "Landscape 64" by night-fate-stock. Next, activate the Move tool by pressing V on your keyboard; left-click the image while the Move tool (V) is activated and then drag that image to our canvas.
Move and position it in this manner:
Once you've done that, rename the layer you had just created/moved to "ground". To rename a layer, simply double-click on the words: "layer 1" (which is our layer - "Landscape 64") to prompt a text box to appear. Once that appears, you may now rename the layer.
See the sample below:
Next, we will then resize the layer to fit our canvas. To do that, make sure that the "ground" layer is active and then simply press Ctrl/Cmd + T to activate the Transform tool. Once the Transform tool is activated, resize the image as shown below:
The result of that should be similar to this:
If you'd notice the landscape is a bit distorted so we would need to fix that distorted angle.
To fix that, we would need to activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and once it is activated, right click on the canvas to show the Transform tool's contextual menu. Choose Rotate from the Contextual menu. See image below: