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Fridge Magnet

Sailing The High Sea:

The web is fantastic for learning, especially for when you want to get the most from software. Photography and PhotoShop go hand in hand – the Adobe colossus is extremely powerful, and I know I’m only touching the surface with my knowledge of the system. So, it’s good to practice whenever I can, and to utilise online tutorials.

Camera in hand, I took a shot of a Fridge magnet, which had been gathering a little dust.. now then.. how could I make it look better? I wanted to place it in the sea, and produce a realistic scene.

Fridge Magnet
Fridge Magnet

The Process

First of all, I created a realistic water texture, using this online tutorial. Then I added the sky – this was a stock photo from my collection. Then, the magnet was cut from the photo, using the Quick Selection tool – see how to use that tool, here.

Having cut out the ship, it was pasted as a new layer, into the scene that I was creating.

With the ship now in it’s rightful place, upon the high sea, I added a reflection to the water. I utilised this online tutorial for creating the reflection.

The lens flare was added for a little atmosphere. In Photoshop, go to: Filter > Render > Lens Flare.

A coloured filter and some softening were applied to the overall scene. Have a go, and see what you can come up with!

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