In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a surreal scene with moon balloons. First, we'll build the base scene using images of the sky and a park. After that, we'll add the child and blend him with the background using adjustment layers, masking, and brushes. Later we'll create the moon balloons and paint their strings. Finally, we'll import the tree and use several adjustment layers to complete the final effect.

Your Image will look a bit different from the above image
as the Kid walking photo DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE.


Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial:

1. How to Build the Base Scene

Step 1

Create a new 2000 x 1816 px document in Photoshop with the given settings:

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  CTRL CLICK  ON A LAYER TO CREATE A CLIPPING MASK.  THE CLONE TOOL  IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE  CLONE STAMP TOOL    AS PART OF STEP 8 Use the Lasso Tool to Select the AREAS WE NEED TO BLUR OUT AS SEEN ABOVE & BELOW. HOLD DOWN SHIFT TO MAKE MULTIPLE SELECTIONS

CTRL CLICK ON A LAYER TO CREATE A CLIPPING MASK. THE CLONE TOOL IS ALSO KNOWN AS
THE CLONE STAMP TOOL

AS PART OF STEP 8 Use the Lasso Tool to Select the AREAS WE NEED TO BLUR OUT
AS SEEN ABOVE & BELOW. HOLD DOWN SHIFT TO MAKE MULTIPLE SELECTIONS

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