Mark Finlayson
Leader Of Creative Arts

Surrealism In Photoshop

Lesson Plan Published 2/5/14 Last updated on 3/2/20

Creating a surrealist work using Photoshop, this tutorial was written for CS3 and CS5

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer

A computer with internet access and a copy of Photoshop (Photoshop Elements should also work)

CC License
5 / 5 • 7 Ratings

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 12:23:49 AM Permalink

Great Resource Thanks for Sharing

William Cortez

Posted on 5/25/19 3:50:07 PM Permalink

Thank you for this lesson. A student can be a surrealist with the help​ of Photoshop.

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/24/18 5:52:29 PM Permalink

​This concept is very workable in PhotoshopCC. Thank you!

Claire Richards

Posted on 1/13/16 2:24:27 PM Permalink

Thank you, this will be fantastic!

Robin Ellis

Posted on 11/7/15 3:42:31 AM Permalink

This is a great lesson and can easily be combined with previewing of surrealistic artwork as inspiration. a great project.

Bethany Dutton

Posted on 8/16/15 11:56:10 AM Permalink

Love this resource thanks so much

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 5/1/14 8:42:41 PM Permalink

Have fixed the web link

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 5/1/14 8:35:47 PM Permalink

Web link is down, we had server issues....will try to get it working again

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 5/1/14 9:35:20 AM Permalink

This continues to be a winner with our students..I've developed some more variations based in the study of famous artworks, including one utilising Richard Hamilton's work..I can also see a Peter Blake based one coming on!

James Buchholz

Posted on 3/6/14 7:08:34 PM Permalink


Paula Droddy

Posted on 2/12/14 2:12:03 PM Permalink

Thank you kindly!

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 2/12/14 7:39:18 AM Permalink

I have added a downloadable version of the tutorial

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 2/12/14 7:38:49 AM Permalink

Paula Droddy

Posted on 2/11/14 2:27:53 PM Permalink

I would like to check out this project, but I have tried the link several times and cannot get it to work.

Mark Finlayson

Posted on 2/11/14 7:40:07 PM Permalink

Paula, I checked the link on my iPad and it worked fine. I have had some problems with the file names and different browsers recently, but this one seems to work fine. I have uploaded the PDF file as a resource as well but it doesn't seem to be showing up. I will have a look at it and see if I can get it working.