How to Create a Water & Fire Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Create a Water & Fire Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
Success underwater depends mostly on how you conduct yourself. Diving can be the most relaxing experience in the world. Your weight seems to disappear. Space travel will be available only to a few individuals for some time, but the oceans are available to almost everyone - now. In this Tutorial you can learn the technique of how to make a realistic underwater scene, just follow the steps.

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Step 1

Go to File > Open and select Man photo stock.

Step 2

Open another photo Ocean and use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to(release the mouse button before you release Shift to keep the selection shape constrained).

Step 3

After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

Step 4

Now, create a layer mask that we can delete one part of the image. Use Brush Tool (B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start painting as in the picture below.

Step 5

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 7

Next, go to File >Open and open Ocean. Use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to(release the mouse button before you release Shift to keep the selection shape constrained).
After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.
Now open a Brush Tool(B) Soft Round and you can change the size. Foreground color set to black. Create layer mask and start painting.

Step 8

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 10

Now open a Stars, go to File > Open and put it above Man layer. Change Blend mode to Lighting Color with opacity 100%. Create a layer mask and use Brush Tool (B) Soft Round with foreground color Black and start painting.

Step 11

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 12

In this step we add fire. First go to File > Place and open fire photo stock.. After that change blend mode to Screen and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round forefround color black. Start painting the edges to look realistic, see example in pictures below.
Now hold Ctrl/Cmd +J to make a copy of image and useg Transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together. Make 8 copies and hold Shift + select first and last layer and put in the group(Ctrl-Cmd + G).

Step 13

In this step we will change the color of the eyes in a very simple way. First create a new layer, click on icon create a new layer in layer panel.
Now use Brush Tool(B) Size 20px and Hardness 40% with foreground color #e91600 and start painting.

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2 comments on “How to Create a Water & Fire Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. I personally love that this is step by step (and not a video). Going to try this idea and see how it all works out for me - looks interesting!

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