3. Take these edited photos and arrange them. In this case I used dundjinni but I usually use photoshop. I added the water last so this is the effect withouth the water
Heres a close up without the water so you can see the detail
And here with the water
So as you can see getting a realistic effect isnt that hard. The hardest part is getting the stock images. This takes time and sometimes allot of effort. Quarries, creeks, the garden are all great place to start looking. If anyone needs an indepth on layering etc let me know and ill add to this. This was meant to give an idea of the total process..