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Alice Through the Looking Glass Photoshop Tutorial
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 9813 Views June 23rd, 2016

In this tutorial we'll create an Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired photo manipulation in Photoshop. I will try to recreate one of the official movie posters. I hope you'll like this new Adobe Photoshop lesson and the result. If you decide to give it a try please add your work at our comments section.


Learn how to create an Alice Through the Looking Glass movie poster inspired by the popular Disney movie. I will try to recreate one of the Alice Through the Looking Glass original posters. By adding new elements like the mirror, I will give it a personal touch.

Create a new PSD file and add a new layer called Background. Add a Gradient Overlay to this layer and use this color tones: #d1d4d4 (location 55%) , #c9f4f5 (location 73%) and #8be1f7 (location 100%). All the colors have 100% opacity level.

In a new layer add this water surface texture and scale it to around 300% to obtain larger waves and a soft blurry effect. Call this layer Water Surface.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius to around 3.5 pixels.

Add a layer mask to the Water Surface layer.

Pick the Gradient Tool and make sure the gradient is set to black and white colors, opacity 100%. Click on the layer mask thumbnail to make sure you add the gradient in the layer mask and not in the actual layer. Position the pointer in the image where you want to set the starting point of the gradient, and drag to define the ending point. To constrain the line angle to a multiple of 45°, hold down Shift as you drag.

Gradient Tool
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Reduce the opacity of the Water Surface layer to around 80% and add a Gradient Overlay layer style. The color for the gradient are: #5eaaab and #fefefe .

Add a Gradient Map for the Water Surface layer. Right click and choose Create Clipping Mask. Set the blend mode of the Gradient Map adjustment to Color, opacity 50% . The colors for the gradient are: #025c57 and #a8e5fe

Select the Water Surface layer and the Gradient Map adjustment (keep the SHIFT key pressed). Right click and choose Duplicate Layers. Simply move the Water Surface Copy layer a few pixels to the right and down. Also lower the opacity to 45% or less.

In the original movie posters there are many clocks floating on the water surface. So we have to find types of clocks that look both old, vintage and weird at the same time. Create a new layer and add the first clock using copy/paste. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to select only the clock. Press CTRL+J to make a layer via copy. Call this layer Clock 1.

Go to Filter > Distort > Wave and add these settings. The Wave filter creates an undulating pattern on a layer or selection.

Go to Edit > Transform > Distort and change the clock perspective to make it inclined.

Add a layer mask to the Clock 1 layer. Pick the Brush Tool and set the Foreground color to #474747 . Use a hard round brush and simply draw over the clock to create a wave like shape. Fill the area below the wave with the same color. Make sure you are working in the layer mask (click the layer mask thumbnail to select it).

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4 comment(s) for "Alice Through the Looking Glass Photoshop Tutorial"

7:22 AM Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wow! It looks really similar to the original. I can't believe you used completely different elements :) and that girl Mad Hatter looks great reply
10:05 AM Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Great Photoshop tutorial. Here is my photo manipulation for Alice in Wonderland :) reply
6:48 AM Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Another great fan art found on community of Photoshop artists. reply
11:08 AM Sunday, August 14, 2016

As always, the sea of fantasy , impeccable style , new srih to help in the work . Thank you reply

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