"Sharkman" Photoshop Tutorial

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  • Just follow these steps!
  • First make a photo with an old tshirt that you have torn open.
  • That make a second photo with the same pose, but without the tshirt.
    Make sure you are on exactly the same location as the picture before.
  • Now take the part of the photo WITH the shirt and erase all¬†unnecessary¬†stuff (with masking). The shirt will not match exactly so you will have to adjust the size and maybe rotate the shirt a bit so it fits.
  • Desaturate the shirt when it is in the right place and up the levels to create a very high contrast.
  • Change the blending option of the layer of the shirt to Screen mode (keep opacity at 100%)
  • Now the magic will start to happen, add a nice looking fish/shark to the mix. The kind of fish is not important at all, just look at the position of the fin compared to your photo. It should fit...
  • First mask the area where you want to change the skin type. Duplicate the skin a few times to cover the whole area.
  • Add the fin to the image, use the mask of the first skin layer, but cut out the part where it will stick out.
  • The skintone of my shark was a bit brownish, change the color with a nice photofilter to enhance the image.
  • Highlite the lighting on the top of the fin with a soft brush in 50 % opacity.
  • Set the white layer of highlights to Overlay, you might need to lower the opacity of the layer.
  • Add some nice shading to the part of the skin to make it more realistic. Take a look at the original photo to see where the shadow is located. (TIP: you could use the original shadow)
  • All your image needs is for you to add a vignette, a little photofilter and sharpen the entire image a bit.
    That's it, your a fish!