I will write articles about Photoshop this year! This chapter shares how to add water effect with a girl. You will make similar photos using other elements like fire, leaves or flowers following this tutorial.
Final result. It’s used 3 different images.
I created a tutorial video. I hope it helps you to know the process.
1. Collect Images
Images of a girl and water splash are from Fotolia, an image of water with bubble is from DiviantArt.
Create a new canvas. Size is 500×600.
Place an image of a girl at the centre of a canvas. Trace her skin with a pen tool.
Click on a thumbnail icon of shape layer with a command key (use a control key if you are using Windows OS). Then select a layer of a girl and click on a mask icon to show her skin only.
Adjust her skin colour to blueish using Image > Adjustments > Color Balance (Command + B). Set a colour level to around -100, +20, +70.
Change a layer style to Inner glow and set a size to 15.
3. Add Water Splash
Add water splash images. Set the layer blending mode to Multiply.
Show her arm using a mask.
Use free transform tool or warp tool and keep adding.
4. Add a Background
Add a water image at the bottom of layers and set opacity to 70%.
Create a new layer on a water image. Set foreground colour to white and add a gradation from her face.
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