Create an illustration with paint splashes in Photoshop

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

In this lesson, step by step, we will create an unusual design for a photo, and a set of spray images from Media Militia will help us. This stylish effect with paint splashes is not as difficult to make as it may seem at first.

Necessary materials

Final result

Step 1. Open the original photo and name this layer. BaseImage (Main photo).

Step 2. Paint the body
Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) and name it. BodyPaint (Body painting). Set this layer overlay mode. Multiply (Multiplication).

First, using a brush, we paint the girl’s face, and then her left hand.
Take the tool BrushTool (Brush) and select a soft round brush. Choose the size suitable for your image.
Change the foreground color to # fff200.

Now you can paint. Start with the face and neck. If necessary, change the scale of the viewed image and change the size of the brush. It is very convenient to use keyboard shortcuts for this. To zoom in, press Ctrl + to zoom in and Ctrl- to zoom out. To change the size of the brush, use the square bracket keys – right “]” to increase, left “[” to decrease.

Now let’s move on to coloring the left hand, to do this, first change the foreground color to # ec008c.
Choose a tool PenTool (Pen) and create an outline around the girl’s arm.

Note translator. In the Pen tool settings, select the Contours mode.

After you finish with the outline, press Ctrl + Enter, this will convert the outline into the selected area. A flashing dash-dotted line (“running ants”) will appear.
In the menu, select Select>Modify>Feather (Selection-Modification-Feather), set the feathering radius to 0.5 pixels and click OK (if you have Photoshop CS3, then you can press Ctrl + Alt + D to set the feathering parameters).

Take the tool PaintBucketTool (G) (Fill) and click on the selected area, then press Ctrl + D to remove the selection.

Step 3. Add paint splashes
Now let’s add splashing paint to the girl’s image. (Remember this technique, we will use it several times in the future).
Open the splashed image number 9 from the spray pack from the Media Militia. Drag it into your working paper. Use the tool MagicWandTool (Magic wand) to highlight the black area in the image. Click Delete to remove the black background.

Press CTRL + D to deselect. Name this layer Facetoss (Splashing on face) and position it as shown below using the transform (Ctrl + T).

Now we will adjust the color of the spray paint to the color of the paint on the girl’s face.
1) Take the tool EyedropperTool (I) (Pipette).
2) Click them on the area on the face, as shown below.

Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) and name it. Facetosscolor (The color of the spray on the face), Check the “Use previous layer to create clipping mask” option and change the blending mode to Color.

Then being on a layer Facetosscolor, take the tool PaintBucketTool (G) (Fill) and click on the image, it will repaint the spray of paint so that they match in color with the paint on the face.

Now we will erase the extra part of the spray to create the impression that it was splashing paint on the girl’s face.
Go to layer Facetoss, Add a mask by clicking on the Add vector mask icon (Add a layer mask), set the foreground color to black.

Then, while in the mask layer mode, grab a soft brush and paint over the areas you want to delete, try to get the result as shown below.

Now repeat the above method for the left hand of the girl, use the image with spray number 16 from the set.

To create a spray of clothing, use the same technique and image with spray number 7. We need to change the brightness of the spray paint to create a smooth transition. To do this, select in the menu Image>Adjustment>Brightness/Contrast (Image-Correction-Brightness / Contrast) and set the brightness value to -92.

Let’s also add black spray paint from the hair. The author uses the image with splashes number 9.

Select from the menu Layer>LayerStyle>ColorOverlay (Layer-Layer Style-Overlay Color) and set it to black.

Note translator. You can also click on the icon Add layer style at the bottom of the layers palette.

Erase excess spray parts using a layer mask or tool. EraserTool (Eraser). The author prefers to use a layer mask for this, since you can always return everything back if you make a mistake.

This is the result at this stage.

Step 4. Add the cut shapes
Now let’s add some shapes cut from the resulting image. To do this, first select all the layers on the layers palette, duplicate them and merge the copy into one layer.

Note translator. You can just click Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E, this will create a combined copy of all visible layers.

Take the tool CustomShapeTool (Arbitrary shape) and select
Triangle Frame shape as shown below.

Draw a triangle, hold down the Shift key to get even edges. You can move your triangle using the tool. PathSelectionTool(A) (Contour selection). Use imagination, place the triangle where you like.

Note translator. Before you draw a triangle, make sure that the Paths mode is selected in the Freehand tool settings.

Press Ctrl + Enter (translator’s note. – this converts the contour into a selection, make sure also that you are on the merged layer), then Ctrl + J to copy the selection to a new layer. Move the triangle to the right, press Ctrl + D to deselect.

Create another triangle in the same way, using the merged layer, place it on top of the first triangle, as shown below.

Now let’s create a clutch of two triangles. First, make Ctrl + click on the layer with the left triangle, it will be selected (“running ants” will appear). Then select in the menu Select>Modify>Expand (Allocation-Modify-Expand) and set the value to 15 pixels. You will get this result.

Then go to the layer with the right triangle (with active selection), take the tool EraserTool (Eraser) and erase the part of the right triangle as shown below.

Using the same technique, do the same thing again, just start with the right triangle and then erase the left one.

Thus we get the following result.

In conclusion, the author added several additional figures, creating them using the same method.

On this we are done! Praise yourself! If you want, you can add something else to the work. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Author: Heinritzh Sales

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