Discover how the Liquify tool can be a fun and creative way to enhance your Photoshop creations…
Open your background and camera images. Grab the Quick Selection tool and select the camera. Mask it and place it over the background. Duplicate the camera layer.
Head to Filter>Liquify. Select the Freeze Mask tool, and mask the top half of the camera. Grab the Forward Warp tool (W), set the brush size to 250, the Density to 100 and the Pressure to 40. Push the bottom pixels out to create the effect.
Go to Layer>New>New Layer and name it Colour. Click OK and drag it under the Camera’s layer. On the toolbar, select the foreground colour and enter colour #0e131d. Hit (B). Choose a hard brush and paint the effect. Then merge the layers.
Place a rough texture over the picture and clip the layers. Create a layer mask (Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All). Use a soft brush to mask out the lens and some parts of the camera.
Place a lava image. Drag the corners to resize, use the Warp mode to reshape and hit Enter. Set the blend mode to Screen. Rasterize the layer, open Levels (Cmd/Ctrl+L), adjust the shadows and click OK. Place more images and clip the layers.
Place fire and smoke images. Use the handles to resize and hit Enter. Change the blend mode to Screen, and on the Layers palette set the Fill to 45%. Place as many images as you want, to create a nice composition.
Click on the Camera layer and open a new layer. Name it Dodge and Burn. Change the blend mode to Overlay, check Fill with Overlay-neutral colour and click OK. Grab the Dodge and Burn tool and paint in shadows and highlights.