A Work in Progress: Sandcastle

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girl at shore

Original image

step 1 of 4

Create a wider background

Creation of Sandcastle: Step 1

step 2 of 4

Blend background pieces by soft erasing seams and changing opacity of patch pieces

Creation of Sandcastle: Step 2

step 3 of 4

Add masked castle; change levels to better match light and color balance.

Creation of Sandcastle: Step 3

step 4 of 4

To match the image's depth of field (specifically the foreground blur) duplicated the castle level, added gaussian blur filter, created an adjustment layer to selectively apply blur.

Creation of Sandcastle: Step 4

Final result

Creation of Sandcastle: Final Result

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