photoshopHere is another high quality tutorial that shows you how to create a really cool effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I’ll show you several techniques for enhancing a simple picture, these techniques can be employed to add a fresh splash to many of your pictures! The steps in this tutorial are quite simple, however the end result looks good in my opinion. Have a try!

1. Open a picture you like to make effect,

Press Ctrl +J to duplicate layer,

Go to Filter ~> Brush strokes ~> Spatter (Radius = 10, Smoothness = 5), choose mode = Lighten,

Use Eraser tool (choose Soft brush) to remove spatters put on the picture.

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2. Create a new layer then go to Image ~> Apply Image ~> Ok

Continue to go to Filter ~> Blur ~> Motion Blur and adjust angle match with the sun light on the picture. Distance = 50

Set mode this layer: Lighten and continue erase parts put on the model

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3. Create a new layer ~> Image ~> Apply Image ~> Ok

Use white Brush soft, 65px, Opacity=50% brush a line on the model and change mode = Soft light.

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4. Go to Layer ~> New adjustment layer ~> Gradient Map. And do as the picture below, then change mode = Multiply, Opacity=60%

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5. Make again Step 1 but this time you adjust Opacity=60%

Create a new layer and use Spazzsplatter brush to brush anywhere on the picture that you like

Use pen tool to draw a curved line, your picture will be softer

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6. Make again Step 4 but now Opacity=70% and mode = Normal

Create a new layer Gradient Map like this:

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Mode=Softlight, Opacity=40%

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7. Create a new Gradient Map like this:

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Mode=Softlight, Opacity=30%

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Alex Roman

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Comments

  • Jim Mason
    2009-07-24 14:45:32
    Awesome effect! Keep it up :D
  • Chris
    2009-07-24 14:47:47
    Very cool. Love to see a few more.
  • mahin
    2009-07-24 14:48:07
    ur work is nice…i like it…
  • Clemente
    2009-07-24 14:48:49
    Thanks alot for this tut.
  • Hezi
    2009-07-24 14:49:19
    always the best stuff. thanks!
  • Dave
    2009-07-24 14:49:42
    Wow! This is interesting… Thanks!
  • Saro
    2009-07-24 14:50:03
    Thanks man, this is exactly what i want to learn!
  • Rachel
    2009-07-24 14:50:26
    Good stuff.
  • neonick
    2009-07-25 03:31:34
    Excellent Tutorial & effects. Its really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing..
  • Eugenio
    2009-07-25 03:33:17
    There is so much that one can learn from this post.
  • Joan Iguban
    2009-07-25 03:33:37
    Awesome stuff. Thanks for posting!