In this Photoshop Tutorial I'll show you how to create a surreal photo manipulation called "Flooded". We'll go through combining different stocks together, masking, using brush, blending, creating underwater and rain effect and more. Resources needed:  Girl  LINK Room  LINK Clock   LINK Umbrella  LINK Fish 1  LINK Fish 2  LINK Chair  LINK Book   LINK Candle   LINK Cup   LINK Smoke brushes  LINK Sea  LINK Water brushes  LINK Drop splash brushes  LINK Bubble brushes  LINK    

By pureromance88, on September 12, 2012, under Photoshop Tutorials

Step 11

Add layer mask for umbrella 1 layer and erase the bottom part below:


Now come back to girl layer. Use layer mask to remove a part of her fingers:


This is result we have:


Step 12

Now we'll add shadow for girl. As the main light source come from the right and behind model so she must have a shadow infront and to the left. 

Make a new layer under girl one. Load selection of the girl by holding down Cmd/Ctrl and clicking girl thumbnail layer:


Fill this selection with black. After deselecting (Cmd/Ctrl+D), use Cmd/Ctrl+T to transform this as shown below:


Apply Gassian Blur with 3 px and lower opacity to 30%:


Step 13

Isolate the chair from background, resize and place it on the left of picture to get the look it's floating:


Use Hue/Saturation to desaturate the chair:


Step 14

Add shadow for the chair as done with the girl but remember that the chair floating so the shadow should be further from the chair and a bit bigger:


Step 15

Create a new layer with Clipping Mask above Hue/Saturation layer (in step 13). Hit G to active Gradient Tool and choose Linear Gradient with default color (black and white):


Change the mode to Soft Light 30% to darken the left part of the chair then use layer mask to erase the part as shown:


Step 16

Open book image. Cut it and transform it at the corner of the bottom right:


Because the book is set in a blurred area so it should be blurred too. Apply Gassian Blur with 2 px for it:


Add shadow for it (Normal mode 20% as it's floating)


Step 17

Add some adjustment layers (Clipping Mask) for this book.



Color Balance:


Step 18

Move  the cup after extracting it to the left corner of picture then blur it as we did with the book:


Add shadow for it:


Step 19

I use a Curves layer to change color and reduce the brightness:


Step 20

In this step I add a candle to the center of picture bottom, blur it, add shadow and change color as done in previous steps: