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Under Water Easy Photoshop Tutorial

By PSHoudini
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Original Sources
underwater [link]
Optional Sky [link]
Waterfall Brush [link]
Island [link]
Turtle [link]
Water [link]

here goes a small resolution of the .psd file just in case you would like to DL and see how i did the rest. [link]

This tutorial teaches you how to create this image

But can be used to create any underwater scene such as these

Have fun :-)

OHHHH here are some more easy tuts you might like to check out as well
Transparent Bubble/Glass work
Lighting tricks
Transform what you want into chocolate yum yum
Image size
660x14255px 7.42 MB
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HehayoProfessional General Artist
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

This tutorial could possibly be one of the most easiest and most ideal introduction to anyone not yet familiar with the basics and beginner leveled in's and out's of graphic design.

What it may lack in creativity or direction rather, gives us (the student) a chance to explore, to expose one's creativity upon a canvas so delightfully directed.

This is a wonderful way to introduce anyone, to the real, to where the actual work begins in graphic design and that is post-work or post-process (whatever you may call it.)

I definitely recommend this not only to people not familiar with graphic design but to those who have a thing for surreal pieces. This is wonderful!

PS: this is my results, <img src="…" width="11" height="10" alt=":pointr:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="178" title="Point Right"/> click me <img src="…" width="11" height="10" alt=":pointl:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="177" title="Point Left"/>
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Peanut-DesignsHobbyist Interface Designer
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This tutorial is one of the best I have seen on Deviant Art for a long time. The tutorial is easy to understand and follow and requires minimum knowledge to create a beautiful under water effect. As well as being easy to use the tutorial leaves room for improvement and experimenting so any budding graphic designer can place there own mark on the piece.

The tutorial could have how ever gone into more detail in regard shading and color management. Also the effects added after the tutorial ends would have greatly helped if they where explained. This would have left people being able actually to create the image posted rather than leaving a key segment not explained.
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holavengoaflotarHobbyist Digital Artist
where i can find the link of the water ?
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allansamsaStudent Digital Artist
Thank you!!! 
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Juin-SoleilHobbyist General Artist
woa!! niiice one :) thanks alooot! thats just great man :) i gonna watch ya
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Mahhona Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this great tutorial! I learned a lot and I used it for this work :

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Mahhona
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PhilaeriaProfessional Photographer
Great work!
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Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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Great tutorial!
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ho adattato il tuo tutorial a corel paint pro schop per vedere come andava ,grazie mille^^…
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troppo bello^^
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CIRQUANHobbyist General Artist
Can you post new links for stocks? Optional sky and Water links are broken. :/
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PSHoudini Digital Artist
Unfortunately not. Seeing this was not a commercial project, I didn't really care about buying stock images to create it and now there is little to be done regarding the stock images. I'd suggest you look for similar images to compose the scene if you will be doing the step by step of the tut.

Tks for the interest and I hope you manage your way around this issue :-)
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jiajennProfessional Photographer
I made this Underwater scene GIANT Turtoise by JiaJenn31  following your tips and stock ! Thanks
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PSHoudini Digital Artist
looks awesome
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Thanks great tutorial!
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PSHoudini Digital Artist
always a great pleasure
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Thanks so much for this!!
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PSHoudini Digital Artist
tks. glad you liked it
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Deeright Digital Artist
You got fav from me ;) like this tutorial and effects like this. Can you explain me how you sharpen your images? When i'm zooming it 400% i can see nice sharpen and difference, when i look photo on 100% zoom i don't see changes. It's cool.
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Wow! I love it.… Thank you very much :D
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EthericDezignsStudent Digital Artist
Thank you you for this fun to follow tutorial. I like how you left it up to us to finish it off with our own style after you showed us the fundamentals! :nod: I've followed this tutorial here, to compose my own underwater piece!…

Thank You! Clap 
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sarirusHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your tutorial! Here is my first try:…
Lighting tricks, alas...too poor.
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eleonora-salvagnoHobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the tutorial!
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