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How I Made: Escape From The Island

Rosen Dukov is a Fine Arts graduate, based in Bulgaria. His creative experience includes digital photomanipulations, graphic and web design and special effects photography. Rosen Dukov created this image for the annual Battle Royale contest. He explains: “I’ve always wanted to produce a split screen over- and underwater scene. It’s a tough challenge, needing perfect equilibrium to look realistic.” Dukov combated problems with the intuitive power of Photoshop’s paint tools and adjustment options. “I always start by isolating objects from photos where needed, then arrange them in a common composition,” he says. “Sometimes I use Match Color, more often the Burn and Dodge tools, but …