Don’t go the wrong way – Photoshop Tutorial

“Don’t go the wrong way” Requirements: Made with CS6 but can be done in previous versions also Difficulty: Medium + Time: Max 1,5 Hours Outcome: Resources: Well, let’s start:   1. Open up ‘Tree’ picture     2. Roughly select it with Lasso Tool ( L )   3. Simply click on selection and move […]

“Don’t go the wrong way”

Requirements: Made with CS6 but can be done in previous versions also
Difficulty: Medium +
Time: Max 1,5 Hours

Outcome:

Resources:

Boat

Clouds

Tree

Well, let’s start:

 

1. Open up ‘Tree’ picture

 

 

2. Roughly select it with Lasso Tool ( L )

 

3. Simply click on selection and move it left

 

4. Right Click > Feather > 25 Pixels > OK

 

5. Copy+Paste and move it on tree

 

6. Expand it ( CTRL + T to transform )

 

7. Now use Eraser Tool ( E ) and delete some parts with soft brush ( I deleted the RED parts )

 

8. Now using Clone Stamp Tool ( S ) Alt+Click on area you want to use as your stamp pattern ( RED area ). Now simply Paint on your area that you want to cover. In this case the tree ( GREEN area )

 

9. Again, same process on end of tree.

 

10. Where did the tree go? : )

 

11. Open up ‘boat’ picture in a separate document.

 

12. Using Pen Tool ( P ) make a path that includes whole boat.

 

13. Now go on Path’s window and RIGHT CLICK on ‘work path’ thumbnail. ( If you do not have Path window that go Window > Paths in Photoshop toolbar )

 

14. Copy it ( CTRL + C ) and Paste it on your previous document ( CTRL + V )

 

15. Transform it ( CTRL + T ) and put it onto shadow area.

 

16. Use Eraser Tool ( E ) and RIGHT CLICK on document to open Brushes dialog. Select grass-like brush.

 

17. Using various Opacity and size settings start to delete end of the boat.

 

18. Look how it fits, like it’s in the grass. : )

 

19. Make a new layer, make sure it’s the top layer. CTRL + CLICK on boat layer thumbnail.

 

20. Using Brush Tool ( B ) (Hard brush, black, 100% opacity) Paint something like this.

 

21. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur > around 11% > Ok

 

22. Press ALT + G so your new layer would clip onto the boat.

 

23. Draw a bit more with Brush Tool ( B ) (Soft brush, black, 30% opacity).

 

24. Make a new layer below boat layer.

 

25. Gradient, Black to nothing, radial. Make it like this.

 

26. CTRL + T to transform it and put it like you see on the picture.

 

27. Bring your clouds picture in the document, lower it’s opacity and position it like this using transform ( CTRL + T )

 

28. Select this area with Rectangular Marquee Tool ( M ) and press DELETE.

 

29. Use Eraser Tool ( E ) with same Grass brush as in step 16. Delete the rough edges. ( Marked RED )

 

30. Put back opacity to 100%.

 

31. Make a new layer below clouds layer.

 

32. Gradient tool ( G ) ( Linear gradient, white to nothing ). Gradient it like shown on picture.

 

33. Put it on Overlay.

 

34. New layer, on top.

 

35. Using Brush Tool ( B ), Big size, 100% opacity, Soft Brush paint like this. ( RED area )

 

36. Type in some text. ( Font doesn’t matter, find one that you like )

 

37. New layer, below text layer. After that with Rectangular Marquee Tool ( M ) make a selection like this and fill it with white color using Paint Bucket Tool ( G ).

 

38. CTRL+T and transform it like this.

 

39. Duplicate that layer by RIGHT clicking on it in layer’s window > Duplicate layer. Transform it like this.

 

40. Holding CTRL click on both layers and press CTRL + E to merge them. After that Right click on them > Blending options. Check ‘drop shadow’ box and use same preferences.

 

41. That’s it. I just transformed it a little bit. You’re done : ) Congrats!

 

That’s about it. You can even download the .PSD document here. Have fun!

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My name is Luka and I come from a very beautiful country that goes by the name of Croatia. Split is the city I live in. I'm a graphics designer with over 10 years of experience in that field. You can view more at www.exuled.biz.

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