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

How to Create a Water & Fire Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
Blend mode change from Normal to Soft Light with Opacity 100%.

Step 14

Next, we repeat the same process in this step. Create a new layer and use Brush Tool(B) size 20px Hardness 40% and foreground color white. Start painting and change blend mode to Overlay with Opacity 50%.

Step 15

Next, go to File > Place and select Underwater 4. Place it and 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. Blend mode change to Hue with Opacity 100%.

Step 16

Go to File > Place and open Underwater 5, place it and 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. Blend mode change from Normal to Overlay with Opacity 100%.

Step 17

Next, Go to File > Place and open Underwater 2 stock photo. Place it and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. Create layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start painting left corner like as image below. Blend mode change to Hard Light.

Step 18

In this step we will set the background in the water, behind the shoulders as you can see in the picture below.
Go to open Underwater 3 and place it like this.
Create a new layer and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start paiting. Change the brush size as needed. Now press Ctrl/Cmd + J and duplicate layer. Use Transform Tool Ctrl/Cmd + T and press Right click on mouse and flip Horizontal. Same process repeat on this side of shoulder use Brush Tool(B) and start painting with Soft Round and foreground color black.

Step 19

Now go to add Texture 1, File > Open > Texture 1. 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. Change Blend Mode to Soft Light with Opacity 50%.

Step 20

Add Adjustment Layer "Solid Color" above all layers.
Click on layer mask and use Brush Tool(B)Soft Round and paint on this area. Blend mode set to Soft Light with Opacity 35%.

Step 21

Go to File > Place and use Texture 2 and place it to our work canvas. Blend Mode change to Soft Light with Opacity 30%.

Step 22

Add Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map"
Blend Mode "Multiply" Opacity 30% Fill 70%

Step 23

Add Adjustment Layer "Selective Color"
And finally, everything should look like this.

Final Results

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Underwater Man.zip
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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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