Hi friends, today in this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to create a simple surreal photo manipulation. Photo manipulation is a unique art; there are masters in it, who are incomparable with their work. Here today we will see how to transform a image into a surreal photo. Ok let’s move on to the tutorial.
STEP-1 Download and open the tree image.
STEP-2 Duplicate this image by pressing CTRL+J.
STEP-3 Go to filter>other>High pass and set the radius amount to 5.1 pixels.
STEP-4 Now go to image> Adjustments>BrightnessContrast and set the values accordingly. Once it is done set the blending mode of this layer to MULTIPLY.
STEP-5 Create a new layer at the top of all layers, pick up the elliptical marquee tool and make circle selection and fill the selection with the color code # FFFFFF.
STEP-6 Go to filter>Blur>Gaussianblur and set the radius amount 5.1.
STEP-7 Again pick up the elliptical marquee tool and make a selection as I have done it below. Once it is done, press CTRL+SHIFT+I to inverse the selection. Once the selection is inversed, press delete to delete the selected area.
STEP-8 Now again go to filter>Blur>Gaussianblur and set the radius amount to 5.1 pixels.
STEP-9 Double click on this layer to bring in the layer style window and apply OUTER GLOW effect to this moon layer.
STEP-10 Now add some birds to the image.
STEP-11 In this step we wil apply some clouds, in order to make the image surrealistic, this will give some extra darkness to the image. Go to filter>Render>Clouds. Now set the Blending mode of this layer to OVERLAY.
STEP-12 Here in this step we will add some rain effect, to do that, create a new layer at the top of all layers. Fill the layer with the colour code # 898989.
STEP-13 Now go to filter>Noise>Addnoise and set the noise amount to 11.86. Set the distribution to Gaussian and tick the monochromatic option.
STEP-14 Now again go to filter>Blur>Motionblur and set the following values.
STEP-15 Once it is done set the blending mode of this layer to HARDLIGHT.
STEP-16 In this layer step, select all the layers group it by pressing CTRL+G, duplicate this group, hide the original group layer, select the duplicate group layer press CTRL+E to flatten the group to one single image.
STEP-17 At last go to Image>Adjustments>Curves and set the values accordingly as I have done it below.
That’s it friends, we have completed this simple surreal photo manipulation tutorial. This is the final preview of the image.
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