Add a splash effect to a car in Photoshop

Here is the final result:

Images used for the lesson:

Create a new document in Photoshop. Download the png file from the machine.

Open the image with the road and increase it about 3 times. Duplicate the road image three times and merge the layers together to make the road longer.

Add a Layer mask (Layer – mask) and fill the layer with a black and white gradient to make it like in the screenshot below:

Apply to the layer with the road Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Blur to Motion).

Apply to the layer with the road Transform> Distort (Transform> Distort), to make it like the image below:

Add a Layer mask (Layer – mask) to the layer with the road and draw with a black soft brush in the upper right corner of the mask.

Change Blending Mode (Overlay Mode) layer with the road on Luminosity (Glow).
Select layer Background (Background) and paint it with a linear white-gray gradient.

Change Opacity layer with the road up to 80% and combine it with a layer Background (Background).
Insert an image with the sky and apply Image> Adjustments> Auto Contrast (Image> Correction> Auto Contrast). Navigate Image> Adjustments> Levels (Image> Correction> Levels) (move the black marker slightly to the left and the white marker to the right of the center).

Add a Layer mask (Layer – mask) and instrument Erase (Eraser) slightly soften the central part of the sky.

Insert an image with lines.

Insert the image with the car and duplicate it.

To create the effect of the car, apply to the car layer Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur), with the settings as below:

Next, go Edit> Transform> Perspective (Edit> Transform> Perspective). You should have it, as in the figure below:

Change Blending Mode (Overlay Mode) layer on Screen (Lightening), but Opacity reduce to 75%. Next, erase the front area of ​​the blurred layer.

Next, insert an image of a splash of paint.

Make the paint image black and white. To do this, go to Image>Adjustments>Black White>MaximumWhite, (Image> Correction> Black and White> Maximum White). Change the percentages of the red channel, as in the image below:

Here is a black and white splash:

Flip the image horizontally. To do this, go Edit>Transformation>FlipHorizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal).

Move the splash onto the layer behind the machine.

Rotate the splash like the image below:

Color splash balancing to make it look like the color of a car body. Navigate Image> Adjustments> Selective color (Image> Correction>Selective color correction) with settings as below:

Erase the right side of the splash so that it can be used on another part of the car body.

Create a new layer above the car layer and create a layer mask. Use a brush with the following settings:

Use the tool to select the optimal color. Eyedropper Tool (Pipette). Select the active tool Brush tool (Brush) and hold the key Alt.

To give the best effect use the tool. Blur tool (Blur).

You can achieve the same effect using the tool Stamp tool (Stamp). Make visible the right part of the splash and repeat the previous steps.

You can also add splashes to other auto parts using Warp transformations and Liquify filter (Filter> Plastic). Play with Сolor balance (Color balance) and Levels.

Merge the layers with the car body and bursts. Apply color balance for cars with splashes. To do this, go Image>Adjustment>Selectivecolor(Image> Correction> Selective color correction).

Add small drops of paint with a brush and dynamic settings:

Use the following settings:

Give bursts an even better effect. To do this, go Layer>LayerStyle> BlendingOptions (Layer> Layer Style> Blending Options) and make the following settings:

Add a spray effect using the spray image on the front wheel.

Merge all layers and apply Auto Contrast. Create a new layer with Fill (by fill) 0%.

Apply Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay), as shown below:

Merge all layers again. Navigate Image> Adjustments> Levels (Image> Correction> Levels), Set the following settings:

Apply to merged layers Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay), as shown below:

And here is the result:

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