Create a collage with natural abstraction in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a thematic abstract photo manipulation. You will learn how to use different textures, brushes, as well as adjust colors to create interesting abstract pieces.

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Step 1.Create a new document and fill it with white. You can choose a size that you like, but I use 1000×1000 pixels. Create a new layer and press G to activate the tool. Gradient/ Gradient Tool.

Select Radial gradient/ Radial Gradient with white and # 677faf color. Drag the line from the center down:

Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%:

Step 2.Separate the model from the background and move it to our document.

To change the color of the model, to match the background, I use several adjustment layers with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask for them. To do this, go to Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Curves/ Layer-New adjustment layer-Curves:

Then Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Hue / SaturationLayer-New adjustment layer-Hue / Saturation:

Step 3. Add a Layer mask/ Layer mask for model layer. Take any grunge brush and paint on the head of the model, legs and right hand to give the effect of destruction. Try different brushes to get rid of the fake look.

To enhance the effect, create a new layer at the top. Set the base color to black and using grunge brushes, walk around the model’s head and along the bottom of the dress. you can use Eraser/ Eraser Tool, adding a layer mask to remove unwanted parts:

Step 4. Open up Texture 1. Drag it into our document, resize using Transformation/ Transform (Ctrl + T) and place it under the model layer.

To remove the large white part of the background, I use blending modes. Right click on this layer and select Overlay options/ Blending options.

Holding Alt, Drag the white marker of this layer:

Add a Layer mask/ Layer mask and using a soft black brush, clean the remaining white part:

Create a new layer above the 1 texture layer. Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask. Go back to the Texture 1 layer, use the tool Lasso/ Lasso Tool (L) to make the selection part, as shown below. Click Ctrl + C, to copy it. On the new layer above, click Ctrl + V, to paste the copied part into it:

Add a Layer mask/ Layer mask to remove unwanted parts:

Step 5.To change the color of the texture, I use the layer Hue / Saturation/ Hue / Saturation with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask:

Step 6.Create two new layers under the texture layer. 1. Set the primary color – black. Take any two brushes of the tree and draw behind the model. You can use the tool Transformations/ Transform tool and add layer mask to remove unwanted parts:

Step 7.Open up Texture 2. Drag it into our document and place it above all layers. Use the blending tool to remove the white parts, as we did in step 4. Change the blending mode of the layer for this texture to Hard light/ Hard Light 100%. Then add Layer mask/ Layer mask and use a brush to make most of the model visible.

Add an adjustment layer Hue / Saturation/ Hue / Saturation with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask for texture:

Create a new layer (with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask), take a soft brush with color # 7a8699. Paint over the areas shown below. Change the blending mode to Multiplication/ Multipy 100%:

Step 8.Create a new layer at the top. Activate the gradient layer (which you created in step 1), use the tool Polygonal Lasso/ Polygonal lasso tool to make a selection and click Ctrl + C, to copy this part:

On the new layer that you just created, click Ctrl + V, to insert into it:

Change the mode to Soft light/ Soft light 100%.

Duplicate this layer twice and move them to another place. Change the size of one of them, it should be smaller: Add Layer mask/ Layer mask to clean or blur some parts of these strips:

Step 9.Create a new layer at the top. Take a brush of rose petals, number 111 (or to your taste) with color # 677faf. Press the F5 key to make settings for this brush:

Draw on the background, and then reduce the size of the brush to 30-40 pixels to continue processing the picture:

To add some depth to the picture, I want to blur these petals. Go to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur/ Filter-Blur-Gassian Blur:

Step 10.Open the image of roses. Choose the one you like best and use the tool. Lasso/ Lasso Tool, to create a selection around it, resize and move it to our document:

Add two adjustment layers (with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask) to change the color of the rose:

Channel Mixing / Channel Mixer:

Hue / Saturation/ Hue / Saturation:

Select 3 of these layers (1 with a rose and two corrective), click Ctrl + G, to group them. Right click on the group, select Duplicate group/ Duplicate Group.

Standing on a duplicate group, select Merge group/ Merge Group. Duplicate the resulting layer and reduce it. Arrange as shown in the picture below:

Step 11.Open the butterfly image. You can easily find images of butterflies on the Internet. Drag it onto our canvas, copy and resize it. Convert them in different ways:

Right click on each butterfly layer, select Overlay Parameters /Blending Options:

For each butterfly layer, add Hue / Saturation/ Hue / Saturation with Clipping mask/ Clipping Mask:

Step 12. Create 6 new layers on top, set the foreground color to black. On each layer, using a brush with a spray, draw on different parts of the model and change the mode to Soft light/ Soft light 100%. you can use Eraser/ Eraser Tool or add layer mask to remove unwanted parts.

Step 13.Create a new layer and using a soft brush with color # 7e9ac7, paint some parts of the image, change the mode to Soft light/ Soft light 100%:

Create a new layer, use a brush of the same color. Paint your right hand and change the mode to Multiplication/ Multipy 100%:

New layer brush with color # # 9ab0d2 and e1bbb3. Paint over your left shoulder and right arm. Change the mode to Hard light/ Hard Light 100%:

Step 14.Create two new adjustment layers on top:

Selective color correction / Selective color:

Color balance/ Color Balance:

You can merge all layers and sharpen them with Contour sharpness/ Unsharp mask if you want.

Final result:

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