Create a Ghost in the Landscape

Learn how to create a ghost in the landscape with this Photoshop tutorial.


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Create a Ghost in the Landscape

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Step 1

Download and open both photos in Photoshop. Start by working on Deer photo. With Polygonal Lasso Tool make selection of deer. When you have completed, press Ctrl+C to copy deer. Paste selection on scenery photo with Ctrl+V to have something similar to what I have.

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Step 2

Update deer layer opacity to 45% so we can see background.

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With deer layer selected go to Select > Load Selection. Hide deer layer (click on layer eye to turn layer visibility off). Select background layer and press Ctrl+J to duplicate layer selection into a new layer.


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Turn back layer visibility on in deer layer. Select Polygonal Lasso Tool and create a selection like mine.

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Go to Edit > Transform > Warp to change the shape and perspective.

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Begin to stretch the content of the layer to create the impression of the distortion of space.

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Apply same technique to other parts of body.

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Delete deer layer by selecting it and pressing Del. With background fragment layer selected Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.

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Step 3

Apply following layer styles by going to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options.

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Step 4

Go to Select > Load Selection to load selection. Create a new layer on top and change layer mode to Hard Light. Select Brush Tool (black color, hard round brush with opacity at 30%-50%) and apply to bottom parts of selection.

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Step 5

Create a new layer above all and update layer mode to Hard Light. Select Brush Tool again and highlight upper parts of selected area with white color.

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To finish this tutorial, reduce layer opacity to 50% and deselect selection by pressing Ctrl+D.


Final Image

Create a Ghost in the Landscape
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