Create a mask with the effect of flowing paint in Photoshop

We need an image with the face of Angelina Jolie. We also need a dark background to create a contrast with the complexion. I use Dark Wood wallpaper from zygat3r.

Materials for the lesson:

Angelina Jolie

Dark Wood

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Step 1 – Preparing the Background
Create a 900×600 px document. Open the wallpaper Dark Wood (Dark wood) and adjust their size under our document.

Step 2a – Face Cut
Open the image with Angelina Jolie and place it in our document, as shown in the figure.

Step 2b – face cutting
Using the tool Eraser (Eraser), erase the background and the eyes in the image.
Alternative way:
Instead of using Eraser (Eraser), you can create a layer mask for the face layer. Paint black unwanted areas with black, you can return the image areas to white.

Step 3 – Removing facial hair
Selecting the face layer go to the menu Filter> Blur> Surface Blur (Filter> Blur> Blur over the surface). Enter 5 px for Radius (Radius) and a value of 8 for Threshold (Threshold levels).
Create a new layer and name it Cover. Using the tool Eye dropper (Pipette), select the skin color near the hair.
Then take the tool Brush (Brush) and install it opacity (transparency) by 30%, and size (size) at 25, paint over the layer of Cover (Cover) to hide unwanted hair.

Step 4 – Remove half of the face
Using the tool again Eraser (Eraser), remove the bottom half of the face, as shown in the image.
Also erase the ear.

Step 5a – Adding Dyeing
Having created a new layer, name it Drips.
Using the tool Eye dropper (Eyedropper), select a color near the bottom edge. Then use the tool Brush (Brush) to paint smudges below. Repeat this step several times with different brush sizes.
Reception: Hold down the shift key while drawing to achieve perfectly smooth lines.

Step 5b – Adding paint smudges
Correct the areas where each leaks begin.
You should have a smooth transition from the face to the streaks.
Merge the Drips, Cover and Face layers in one layer. Rename it to Paint.

Step 6 – Adding Emboss Effect
Click on the layer with the right mouse button and select Blending options (Overlay options).
Activate the parameter Bevel and Emboss (Embossed) .Install Style (style) on Inner bevel (Inner bevel), Depth (Depth) at 165, Size (size) by 50, Angle (Angle) 55, Altitude (Height) by 40, Screen opacity (global coverage) 0%, Shadow color (shade color) # DCA288, Shadow opacity (Shadow transparency) 100%. Leave the rest of the default settings.

Step 7a – Creating brilliance
Create a new layer and name it Glow.
Set the brush color to white and size 4. Create an outline with the tool Pen tool (Pen) as shown.
Using Pen tool (Pen), right-click on the drawn outline and select Stroke path (Run the outline of the contour). Select Brush (Brush) and activate Simulate pressure (Stimulate pressing). Click Ok after done.

Step 7b– creating brilliance
Duplicate the Glow layer.
Select the top duplicate and go to the menu. Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set the value to 3.

Step 7c – Creating Shine
Repeat steps 7a and 7b to add shine to other areas.
Focus the brilliance on the right side only as if the light source is on that side.

Step 8 – Adding Sparkling
Create a new layer on top of the rest and name it Glitter.
Using the tool Brush (Brush) white in size 2, draw a cross. Then, use Airbrush Eraser tool (Eraser with a spray) size 65, erase the four edges of the cross.
Duplicate the Glitter layer several times and place them on top of your face.

At the end I added text with the same emboss effect. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Thank!

Click here to view the final result.

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