PixelPerfect #99: Jellyfishing With Photoshop
How to use Layer Masks in Photoshop to convert an image into a work of art
In a new layer he uses the Cloud filter again with a deep blue and a lighter clue. He adds another filter on top, Plastic Wrap (Fitler-Artistic-Plastic Wrap) and distorts just as he did with the ocean floor.
He then pulls the jellyfish out of the original picture using a channel with good contrast, selecting the fish, and adding it to his painting. To add particulate matter to the ocean water he creates a new layer filled with black and adds Noise (Filters-Noise-Add Noise). He introduces some grays with the Blur Filter (Filter-Blur-Blur).
The final step is creating rays of light coming from the surface. He creates another layer filled with black. He uses the Fibers Filter (Filters-Render-Fibers).