Abstract drawing in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will explain the technique of creating an abstract image based on photography.

Final image


Step 1

Open the photo in Photoshop. We go to Image> Image Size (Image> Image Size) and set the size 1000×750 pixels Double click on the layer thumbnail on the layers palette to unlock the background layer. Create a new layer under the color layer and fill it with black (name it “Background” – “Background”). Go to the flower layer and use the tool. Polygonal Lasso (Polygonal Lasso Tool) highlight the flower. Next, go to Select> Invert (Select> Inverse) and push Delete, to remove the selected area.

Step 2

Create a new layer. Take a white rigid round brush (brush) approximately 2 pixels in size. Now select the tool Pen (Pen tool) in mode contours (paths) and create a line similar to mine by circling one petal.

Right click and select Run. contour stroke (Stroke Path).

A dialog box will appear. Select a brush and tick on Simulate pressure (Simulate Pressure).

Right click again and select Delete contour (Delete Path). If you temporarily hide the layer with the flower (by clicking on the eye near the layer thumbnail), you will see this:

Repeat these steps to create all the remaining petals, also circle the inside of the flower. Each petal should be on a separate layer. After that you can remove the layer with the flower.

Step 3

Hide all layers except the background and the first petal that you created in step 2.

Duplicate the petal layer (Ctrl +J) and move it above all layers. Further Filter> Stylize> Wind (Filter> Stylize> Wind).

Click Ctrl +F several times to increase the filter effect.

Apply Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur).

With the tool Move (Move tool) Place this layer in the same way as in the image above.

Next, go to Editing> Transformation> Deformation (Edit> Transfom> Warp), to place the contents of the layer inside the petal.

Remove the original petal layer.

Repeat all these steps for each petal and eventually get the result as in the image below.

Now you need to create vttsvetka. Repeat the same steps that were applied to the petals, but do not use a filter. Motion blur (Motion blur).

You can also add some details to make the picture better and more beautiful.

Step 4

Now add color to the image. Create a new layer above the rest by filling it with color. # a100ff.

Set this layer overlay mode. Overlap (Overlay).

Step 5

Create another layer by placing it above all the others. We will add a glow to the image. Take a soft round white brush (brush) and draw a few points, changing the size of the brush.

Set this layer overlay mode. Overlap (Overlay).

Create a new layer by placing it above the rest. Add a little big white glow brush (brush) with an opacity of 20%. We have completed the lesson!

Final image

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