The effect of liquid plastic

In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the effect of liquid plastic in Photoshop in a few steps.

Final image:

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. First, find the image on which you want to get this effect. I chose this photo of a computer mouse:

Open the file in Photoshop.
The first thing to do is unlock the image layer. To do this, double-click on the background layer and name it Mouse. Move the layer up a little, then create a new layer under the layer Mouse, call him Background and fill with white.

Step 2. Now take a color swatch from the bottom of the computer mouse image using the tool. Eyedropper tool (Pipette). I got the color # c3bea3.

Step 3. Take the tool Pen tool (Pen) In the Shape layers mode (layer-shape) and draw the outline of the flowing drops at the bottom of the image, use the previously selected color.

Step 4. When you get the shape of the desired shape, raster it by selecting in the menu Layer> Rasterize> Shape (Layer-Rasterize-Figure). Then take the tool Burn tool (Dimmer) (brush 20 pixels, range – Light (Highlights), Exposure (Exposure) 40%) and make the bottom edge of the drops a little darker.

Step 5. Then select the tool Dodge tool (Clarifier) (brush 25 pixels, range – Midtones (Midtones), Exposure (Exposure) 35%) and process the places where the light should fall.

Step 6. Go to the menu in Layer> Layer Style (Layer-Layer Style) and apply the following settings to this layer:

You should have this:

Step 7. Create a new layer on top and merge it with the previous one to get an image with selected layer styles on one layer. Then take the tool Eraser tool (Eraser) with a soft round brush of about 50 pixels and remove the border between the layer with the flowing drops and the layer with the mouse.

Step 8. Choose a tool Dodge tool (Clarifier) (brush 60 pixels, range – Midtones (Midtones), Exposure (Exposure) 10%) and remove the difference in color between the layers with the mouse and drops.

Step 9. You may notice that the image of the mouse has a slight noise on its surface. This means that we have to add noise to the layer with flowing drops. Select this layer Select> Load Selection (Selection-Load Selected Area), Create a new layer and fill it with black.

Step 10. Remove selection (Ctrl + D) and apply Filter> Noise> Add Noise (Filter-Noise-Add Noise) with the following settings:

Step 11. Change the layer’s overlay mode to Screen (Lightening) and you get the following result:

Final result:

In this lesson is over. Hope you like it!


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