Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 80px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: fffedd
Let’s paint:
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The result:
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Once you’re done, create a new layer again (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “Light 3”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following settings:
  • Brush size: 800px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ff9000
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Now, let’s start painting!
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Now the light and darkness adjustments have been made, let us now enhance the color of the background. Let’s create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer by clicking on the “Create New Fill/Adjustment layer” button.
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Once it opens, click on “Hue/Saturation”
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When the Hue/Saturation box is open, input the following:
  • Edit: Master
  • Hue: 0
  • Saturation: +25
  • Lightness: 0
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The result of that would be like this:
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When you’re done, select all the layers and the press Ctrl/Cmd + G to group them. After that, rename this group to “Background”. Note: Renaming a group is similar to renaming a layer. Just double click on the words “Group 1” and a text box would appear. You would also notice that the layers have been hidden from view, to view them again just left click on the arrow beside the Group’s name. See below:
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Step 5: Create the Bathtub

In this step, we will be adding the bathtub to our image. To start, open the stock image: “Antique Bathtub 2” by Falln Stock. Once it is open, activate the Magnetic Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection area around the bathtub. See images below:
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With the bathtub selected, activate the Move tool (V) and drag that to our canvas. Put this bathtub on top of the “Background” group. After that, rename this layer to “Bathtub”. Next, position this bathtub as shown below:
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Once you’re done with that, change its Brightness/Contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Make sure that the “bathtub” layer is active. Input these settings when the Brightness/Contrast layer is open:
  • Brightness: -33
  • Contrast: -28
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, we will make the tub look like it really is on the grass. To do that, we will need to activate the Eraser tool (E). Once it is active, right-click on the canvas and then choose the following brush:
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Now, let’s set the Eraser’s brush settings to the following:
  • Brush size: 35px
  • Hardness: Default 100%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • Zoom level: 100%
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Now, let’s start erasing!
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Now, let’s create the shadow to make this tub look like it really is part of the image. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “Shadow”. Put this layer below the “bathtub” layer for us to paint the shadow easily. Activate the Brush tool (B) and set the brush settings to the following:
  • Brush size: 300px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 20%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Now, let’s paint!
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, we will fix the lighting on the bathtub – we would need to darken some parts of it. Create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the “bathtub” layer and then name it “Darken 1”. Once you’ve created this layer, right-click on it and choose “Create Clipping Mask”.
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This Clipping mask will clip itself to the layer so that the paint applied to this layer will only be seen on the bathtub. Activate the Brush tool (B) and then input the following settings:

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