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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  • Joan Iguban:

    Awesome stuff. Thanks for posting!

  • Eugenio:

    There is so much that one can learn from this post.

  • neonick:

    Excellent Tutorial & effects.
    Its really helpful for me.
    Thanks for sharing..

  • Rachel:

    Good stuff.

  • Saro:

    Thanks man, this is exactly what i want to learn!

  • Dave:

    Wow!
    This is interesting…
    Thanks!

  • Hezi:

    always the best stuff. thanks!

  • Clemente:

    Thanks alot for this tut.

  • mahin:

    ur work is nice…i like it…

  • Chris:

    Very cool. Love to see a few more.

  • Jim Mason:

    Awesome effect! Keep it up :D