How to Create an Out of Bounds Surreal Photo in Photoshop CS5

Today I am creating an out of bounds surreal photo in Photoshop. In this tutorial I am playing with some images and brushes to create surreal photo effect. This creation is very complex but beautiful, so I decided to share this awesome creation with you and I hope you will like it. Always remember to share your suggestions with us. Enjoy!

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 50 Mins

Create an Out of Bounds Surreal Photo in Photoshop CS5 – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tool and Resource

External Resources

Photoshop Tool

  • Eraser Tool

Lets start to create our out of bounds surreal photo in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 1000×700 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all add Empty Room Image in photoshop.

Add Empty Room Image

Step 3

After add room image in photoshop now add the Gothic Frame Image.

Add Gothic Frame Image

Rasterize frame image layer, select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the sides of this frame layer.

Erase Sides of Frame

After Erasing sides we get this result.

After Erasing Sides Area

Step 4

Now I am going to applying Curves effect on frame layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Curves.

Applying Curves Effect

After set curves we get a new effect on frame layer.

Get New Effect

After set curves now applying Hue Saturation on this frame layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Hue saturation.

Hue Saturation Setting

When we set hue saturation we get a cool effect as like in preview.

Get Cool Effect

Finely I am going to set the Levels of of this frame layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Levels.

Levels Setting

After set levels we get awesome result.

Get Levels Result

Step 5

Here I am going to add Cloud Image in photoshop to create our next effect.

Add the Clouds Image

Go to Edit > Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and minimize the size of cloud image layer.

Transform Image

After minimize size we get this new result.

Get Transform Result

Now rasterize cloud image layer select Eraser Tool and erase the sides of cloud layer, set this picture in to the frame.

Erase the Sides

Set Blend Mode to (Multiple) of this cloud image layer.

Set Blend Mode to Multiple

Step 6

In this step add the Fishes Image in photoshop.

Add Fishes Image in Photoshop

After add image now rasterize it select Eraser Tool and erase the sides of this layer, set in to the frame as like in preview.

Erase Fishes Image Sides

After erase sides we get new beautiful result.

Erase Sides of Fishes Layer

After erasing the sides applying Hue Saturation on fishes image layer.

Go to Image > Adjustment > Hue Saturation.

Set Hue Saturation

After set hue saturation we get this result.

Get Fishes Hue Saturation Result

Step 7

Add Broken Glass Image in photoshop to create next effect.

Add Broken Glass Image

Now select Eraser Tool and erase the sides unneeded area as like in preview.

Erase Sides Area

When we erase sides area we get this awesome result.

Get Result

Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

Set Flip Horizontal

After set the horizontal direction of this layer select Eraser Tool and erase the broken black area as like in preview.

Erase Broken Black Area

Now set the Blend Mode to (Luminosity) of this broken glass image layer.

Set Blend Mode

Step 8

Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select Water Brush with (250px) of size and paint it to the broken place with white color #ffffff, as like in preview.

Paint Water Brush

Ones again create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select water splashes brush with (250px) of size and paint it to the broken place with white color #ffffff.

Paint Water Splashes Brush

After paint brush we get this result.

Get Water Brush Result

Step 9

Now add Water Image in Photoshop.

Add Water Image in Photoshop

Go to Edit > Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and minimize the size of this water image layer.

Transform Water Image

After minimize size we get this result.

After Minimize Size

Set the Blend Mode to (Soft Light) of this water image layer.

Set Blend Mode of Water Image Layer

Now select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase little bit sides of this water image layer as like in preview.

Erase Sides of Water Image

Step 10

In this step add the Die Fish Image in potoshop.

Add Dieing Fish Image

Rasterize it, select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase unneeded area of this layer.

Erase Unneeded Area

Go to Edit > Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and down the size of this layer and set this image on the floor as like in preview.

Transform Layer

After set image get this result.

After Down Size Get Result

After all the struggle we get our out of bounds surreal photo in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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