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How to create an under water effect using Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial is a great resource for those who are interested in exploring new ways to enhance their portrait photos. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive and detailed guide on how to add an underwater effect, which will create an enchanting and surreal vibe to your images.

Not only will this tutorial teach you how to create a beautiful, ethereal look, but it will also introduce you to different techniques and tools within the software that you may not have used before. By following along with the step-by-step instructions presented in the form of a video screencast, you’ll be able to grasp the concepts with ease and apply them to other photos as well. This tutorial is perfect for both beginners and those who are already familiar with Photoshop and want to expand their skillset. With this new knowledge, you’ll be able to elevate your photos to the next level and impress your audience with your creativity and expertise.

Tutorial details

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 3 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tutorial resources



    Hello and welcome to “Creative Nerds.” In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be sharing with you how you can create a underwater photo effect. It’s an effect that you can apply to almost any photo. So, let’s jump straight into it. So first thing we’ll start off by selecting a photo, which we wanna apply our effect to which we have of this young model. Then, we’re then gonna drag in our water background. So, this is a photo which we’ve downloaded from Unsplash, which we’ll leave a link to in the post, so you can also use the same image. And what we’re gonna do is duplicate that layer twice. So we’re left with two layers. We’re just gonna hide the one underneath, and we’re gonna change the first one to be hard light, and we’re gonna change down the opacity to be 70%. We’re then gonna turn back on the first original layer we’d hidden, and we’re gonna change the blend mode to be color.

    And there you go. We create a great underwater photo effect, which you can apply to any photo, so, we can even drag in a additional photo underneath. If you just hide our first layer, you can see that effect has also been applied again to that photograph. So it’s a great effect that you can keep reapplying to any photograph. Hope it’s a tutorial that you’ve enjoyed. Thanks for watching, and stay tuned to “Creative Nerds” for other quick tips on how to use Photoshop.

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