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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make an unbelievable image in Photoshop such as someone walking on water.
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Alright! Who says James can’t walk on water? There he is! There is the water. There he is moving around, doo, doo, doo. Walking on water you made me do that.
We got an image of James, walking on the beach. And I’ve already made a selection of him and I put him on another layer as you can tell, there he is. And I used the magnetic lasso tool. I’m not going to go through all of those steps right now, that’s how I created the selection. I didn’t feather it, I selected it and put it on its own layer because I what I want to show you something a little bit different. Hopefully, this will work.
We’re going to go on the bottom layer, which is the layer we’re going to work on with the blurring of the water. Motion blur and its blurring in the direction of the water, we want it to go to, so let’s adjust it a little more maybe not too, too strong, simple as that and the reason I put him on his own layer, was because James told me to. Actually, he pointed this out. You can tell there’s a ghosting of the image, so you don’t want to have that showing up. I’m going to go to your raise back to the water history start and so that while you put him on his own layer and it’s going to take care of that, see.
So any ways, we go back in history. I would put the history brush right there, click on the history brush, and now, we can start blurring the water. And I hope this is going to work, a lot of fun with this. Oh, we still have ghosting, but why oh why is when do we have ghosting. Okay, I’m going to clone them out, and that’s easy though. I can do that. See, I learn as I –let’s go back in the history.
Okay, we’re going to do this, I’m going to modify, I just got instructions from the wise man behind me here. We’re going to click off the top layer and we’re going to take– it’s just so simple and yet at the same time, it's so elegantly effective. So, we’re going to go and just clone it right out. Yeah, he’s on the top layer. He’s bugging me, he’s behind me, he’s breathing down my neck making sure I do this right.
So, we want to wait that ghosting, there he is but this is on it's own layer obviously. So, we’re on the bottom layer now. Now, let’s do some fancy blurring motion blur. So, we’re going to go back in the history and if you feel a fad that’s James hit me on the back of the head, and I know he’ll do a better job, but we’re just going to show you the basic principles and we’re not blurring that much. With the ideas, you create a nice, real, blurring effect of the water. It will always looks like he’s walking on water. We have to credit his wife, Josan for taking this picture, although it was under his wife’s guidance and instruction, so she is the one that push the button.
So, basically that’s it and now I'm going to come in here and just clone out a little bit of that stuff. I'm going to burn the bottom top and whatever. Okay, let’s go in and just go out at sun tan, we’re going to go in and then dodge his face a bit, but of course we got to be on the right layer. Well you know what, I'm going to solve that right now. I'm going to flatten the image, and that’s going to dodge his face a little bit. And there it is. There it is in a nutshell, James walking on water using a blur technique very, very simple. Try it out, it works!