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Create an Underwater Beauty in Photoshop
Tutorials Photo Manipulation 42644 Views October 6th, 2014

Learn how to create an underwater mermaid in Photoshop using some simple blending techniques and layer adjustments. You can practice this beautiful photo manipulation using other underwater backgrounds to create something truly unique. Undersea photo manipulations are among my favorites Photoshop artworks. Hopefully you will all enjoy reading this new Photoshop tutorial.


Stock images used in this tutorial

Create new file with canvas size 2600px x 3300px.

Place the "Ocean Stock" into your file and transform it (CTRL+T) like the picture below.

Duplicate the "Ocean Stock" (CTRL+J) and transform (CTRL+T) as shown below. Now create a layer mask and paint inside using the Brush Tool.

Place Underwater stock into your file. Add a layer mask and hide the bottom of the layer painting with a big size soft round brush.

Place Gold Fish into your file. The best way to precisely cut image in Photoshop is by using selection tools ; by far the best method is to trace the shape using the Pen Tool .

Place the Girl image into your file. Create new layer and go to Edit > Fill and select 50% Gray. Use Dodge tool (25% opacity) and paint on the girl to lighten the image. Blend mode set ot Overlay with 20% Opacity.

Create a new layer, select the Brush Tool and use white color as Foreground color and paint over like shown in the picture with blend mode Soft Light, 20% opacity. Make two copies (CTRL+J) with opacity 13% & 29%. Select all the 3 layers, right click and choose Create Clipping Mask .

Create new layer, pick the Brush Tool, chose Bubbles brushes and add them behind the girl layer.

Part 1Part 2Part 3

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12 comment(s) for "Create an Underwater Beauty in Photoshop"

12:19 AM Saturday, October 18, 2014
WOW :o reply
4:56 AM Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A wonderful job, but this tuts had too much Stock images u don,t show , example where is "Underwater stock" and "another "underwater stock" ? reply
5:10 AM Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ocean 1 and Ocean 2 are the stock images that are used for the underwater part. I am glad you like our tutorial! reply
2:26 AM Monday, June 29, 2015
Thanks for this wonderful lesson. I hope you like my photo manipulation. I added some details different from this lesson. reply
2:28 AM Monday, June 29, 2015
Very beautiful underwater Photoshop manipulation, I love it! reply
6:19 AM Monday, July 06, 2015
Thanks, PSDDude. You give me wings. reply
3:04 AM Thursday, August 27, 2015
where is the PSD file ? part 2 , step 10 i can't do it ...., part 3, step 1+step 2 , where is the photo "Underwater "underwater stock" " ? i can't found it .. need some help... SOS reply
3:09 AM Thursday, August 27, 2015
Ocean 1 and Ocean 2 are the stock used for the underwater effect. The PSD file is not available for this tutorial. reply
2:16 AM Saturday, January 23, 2016
Underwater Beautiful Mermaid Photoshop manipulation fan art made by Andrew Henry reply
2:31 AM Friday, February 26, 2016
I've made underwater photos for real but this makes my life so much easier in the future ;-) reply
2:57 AM Friday, June 24, 2016
The Siren Song of the Lorelei photo manipulation created in Photoshop by mromero11 reply
7:06 AM Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How to Create a Mermaid in Adobe Photoshop reply

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