In this tutorial I will walk you through several techniques. When I'm creating wallpaper or design production I often use these techniques. I will use an application I really like to work with. It is called Alchemy, you can find it on the web if you need. I use alchemy to create shapes and then dropping to Photoshop and my main work area. Moreover I will use a stock photo for this wallpaper so the first step will be the photo work.
You can use Adobe Photoshop's displacement maps to create refraction effects, such as the view through water droplets. And once you've created the water and the displacement map, you can swap out the background and replace it with other images!
Have you wondered how those photographers edited your old wedding photo to look dreamy and cool looking? Maybe your about to have or know someone who is having a sweet 16. Why waste your time and money taking your photos to be edited by a photographer when you can do all the editing yourself! In this tutorial I will show you how to transform your photos into a glowing and dreamy looking photo in Photoshop.