The 8th Challenge for:
Background image courtesy of The ProcessTonemapped original Boat file in Photomatix Pro 3
All following done in Photoshop CS5
Cut out roughly original boat file and pasted onto Stock Background.
Used Free Transform tool to re-size and rotate into desired perspective.
Cut out the outline of the boat fully piece by painful lil piece,each selection feathered by a single pixel.
Blended water edge into background.
Added fake boat shadow,lens blurred it and reduced Opacity.
Cloned out rope.
Flatten all layers.
Converted to Black & White in Silver Effex Pro.
Added a Levels contrast adjustment to overall image.
Some selective burning to background to darken some areas.
Re-sized and sharpened to 900 pixels.
Cheers for the class image to work on Brian!