Create an Aquarium in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an aquarium with different techniques, effect and Photoshop tools tricks. This tutorials will provide the detailed walk through of all the steps that are required to achieve the output.
You need to follow these steps to get the desired result.
1. Go to file > new > hit the width and length in inches, as under > OK.
2. Fill the background with the gradient color by going through the layer style, double clicking on the layer.
Dark color – #485f4d,
Light color – #308e46.
Just like as under.
3. Make a new layer called glass, select the Elliptical Marquee Tool from the Tool box and then drag a circle in aquarium shape.
4. Fill the circle with 50% gray (Shift + F5).
5. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool cut a little bit of the circle from the bottom and top by pressing delete button.
6. Change the Blending Mood from Normal to Difference and change the Fill to 15% to give the object a Glass Effect.
7. Make a New Layer with the name of Aquarium Ring. Again, select the Elliptical Marquee Tool from the Tool box and draw an ellipse on the top of the glass. Make sure it will be the entrance of the aquarium.
8. Again, fill the Ellipse with 50% Gray then Change the Blending Mode into Difference and turn the Fill into 15%. Merge both the layers by selecting both the Layers and press CTRL + E.
9. Selection should be still present, Right Click on the selected area and choose Stroke. Hit 2px for the Width and choose White as the color and select the center option then press OK.
10. Open Layer Style and change the settings of Gradient Overlay.
11. Create another new layer with the name of bottom, draw a circle again on the bottom of the glass using the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Fill the selection with 50% Gray (Shift + F5). Change the Blending Mode into Difference and turn the fill into 15%.
12. Make a new layer; draw another Ellipse a little bit below to the Glass ring by selecting Elliptical Marquee Tool from the Tool Bar. Right click the Selection, select Stroke, change the Width to 2px, and choose White as the color and hit the Center Option.
13. Insert the image of a fish, Go to File > Open > Select the Image > OK. Rasterize the layer and place it where you want.
14. Open a New Layer, Set the Foreground and Background color to White and Black, turn opacity up to 50%, select the Radial Gradient
15. Drag two small gradient lines inside the aquarium at two different places.
16.Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, change the Radius to 97.7px and select OK.