With her usual mastery, this is Sue's vision of the Door (remember, the original image is titled Pisa Door) - AND she sent steps along. Marvelous woman. Now read and learn. She even calls features by their correct names.
- Duplicated image.
- Created a selection using rectangular marquee of right side of building.
- Copied and pasted it into new layer.
- Merged visible layers (Ctrl+shift+e)
- Moved selection to left side of new layer.
- Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal to create symmetrical image.
- Set colors to default. Filters>Sketch>Photocopy.
- Set blending mode to multiply.
- Set blending mode of building to Hard Light. (This feature is possible in CS3)
- Created adjustment layer.
- At bottom of layer palette chose photo filter/cooling filter.
- I wanted to put image on a slant. Transformed image (Ctrl/Cmd+T). Edit>Transform>Skew
- Chose photo of ocean water and adjusted size of image to correspond with image size of building
- Created symmetrical image of ocean as described above in step one
- Dragged image of ocean onto image of building
- Transformed image as described above to follow slant of building.
- Set blending mode to Lighten.
- I wanted it to look like water was running out from under the door and down the street, so I created a mask and set color to default.
- Using black I painted out all parts of the ocean I didn’t want visible. The nice thing about masking is you can undo anything you want by painting in white. BLACK CONCEALS AND WHITE REVEALS
- Created reflection of building in water following steps in Part 1, step 1, except created a horizontal selection and flipped the image vertically
- Created a clipping mask over layer with water. Clipping masks only affect one specific layer at a time and are created in the layer palette by holding down the alt/option key while selecting the desired adjustment.
- I chose hue/saturation adjustment, and adjusted colors to hopefully reflect a more Mediterranean color.
- I still wasn’t happy with the results of how the water looked. First I chose a color in the color palette that was a turquoise green color and chose it for the foreground color.
- Then I went to Filters>Sketch>Photocopy, applied the filter and set blending mode to multiply. This is a handy technique I use in many of my mandalas, too, when I want to create a bit more depth in my images without it looking too much like an illustration.
- Final adjustment. Created hue/saturation adjustment layer at top of layer stack. Set hue at -12/Saturation at +57
Sue has also very generously attached a copy of her layer colour palette and wrote this about it: "Things will look a bit different because of the specific features in CS3 I used that eliminates the use of multiple layers. It’s a great and long overdue feature, and as far as I can tell so far the best thing about the newest version of Photoshop."
Marvelous, marvelous woman.