Make Milk Monster in Photoshop

From the translator: Alexandra Fomicheva pleased us with another super lesson. Creativity is now in fashion and honor, and not everyone can come up with something such that can cause a smile and admiration for almost everyone! So let’s go through this lesson and learn this skill!
Here it is, Milk Monster.


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Images used in this lesson:

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So, let’s begin.
Open the image with milk in Photoshop.

The original image has some noise, in order to improve the image with milk, apply Filter – Blur – Blur on the surface (Filter- Blur-Surface Blur) with the following settings:

Make the picture a little lighter by using the level settings.

This is the result of our changes.

To create our character, that is, a monster, we will use the specific features of the milk surface. The dark spot in the center looks like the outline of the mouth. We give the correct shape using the filter Plastics (Filter-Liquify). Choose a tool Deformation (Forward Warp Tool), with the size of the brush, as in the screenshot and deform the dark contour.

To create a language, use the tools. Dimmer (Burn tool) and Clarifier (Dodge tool). Just make it lighter or darker than the area next to the mouth on the image with milk.

Apply the tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool) on the convex areas of the “tongue”.

And tool Dimmer (Burn Tool) in the shadows.

Now select the tool Oval selection (Elliptical Marquee Tool) and select one of the drops of milk. Copy the selected drop and paste it on a new layer several times. Move the milk drops down and transform them like in the picture to create a monster cheek. Change settings opacity (Opacity) for distant bubbles on the right side at 50-80%. In addition, duplicate the big milk drop above the mouth, make it bigger with Free transformation (Free Transformation) and move it slightly to the left.

You can copy and paste many different drops of milk in the cheek area.

In the styles of the layer, add Shadow (Drop Shadow) for copied milk droplets. To adjust the shadow of large drops, use the screenshot. For small drops in the option Distance (Distance) put about 1-2pix.

You should have something like the figure below.

Insert the texture of the bubbles and make it black and white in the menu Image – Correction – Black and White – Maximum Black (Image – Adjustments – BlackWhite (Maximum Black)). Erase the edges of the bubbles, leaving just the central part. You can use the PNG file.

Apply blend mode to bubble layer Screen (Screen).

Duplicate the previous layer with bubbles, transform it, turn it and move it to the left side of the tongue.

Place another layer with bubbles at the top of the tongue. Make it as contrast as possible and set the blending mode. Screen (Screen), opacity (Opacity) 40%. Erase the excess area around the bubbles.

Select a spot of milk spray (you can use the tool Polygonal Lasso (Polygonal Lasso Tool) and paste the copy on a new layer. Apply in the menu Editing – Transformation – Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal)

Transform the copied section, make it smaller and rotate a little. For a good connection with the tongue, erase the edge with a translucent eraser.

Create a contour with the tool Pen (Pen Tool). You can edit this path with a tool. Angle (Convert point). Now adjust the brush: white, 3 pixels, in the settings of the brush palette in the option Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics) set the size variation to 0%. Make the tool active again. Pen (Pen Tool), right-click on the contour and select Outline the contour (Stroke Path).

In the window that appears, select Brush (Brush) and check the option Simulate pressure (Simulate Pressure).

You should have a white line.

Draw small white spots on top of the tongue.

Select a drop above the mouth again and copy to a new layer. We will use it to create an eyeball. Increase it with Free transformation (Free Transformation) and insert the pupil.

Make the pupil brighter using the level settings.

In layer styles add Stamping (Bevel and Emboss).

Insert an image with a drop of water in the document and in the menu Picture apply command Auto Contrast (Auto Contrast). Then erase the background around the drop. Make it a little bigger than an eyeball.

Set this layer overlay mode to Screen (Screen) and erase with a soft eraser the part that is highlighted in the screenshot.

Repeat the previous steps to create a second eye, but make it a little more and do not erase the light spots from the “water drop”. These areas are marked in the screenshot below.

Place all layers with eyes in a group. Duplicate it and merge all layers. Download the selection of the merged layer with the eyes, and fill it with a dark color on the new layer. Position the layer below the layer with the eyes. Apply to the created layer Gaussian blur (Gaussian
Blur).

This layer needs to be lowered. opacity (Opacity) up to 40% and move it to the left. So we will make a shadow effect. Load a selection on a layer with eyes and delete this part on a layer with a shadow.

Insert an image with your teeth. Erase everything except the upper teeth.

Correct the upper contour Eraser (Eraser Tool).

Apply filter Filter – Blur – Blur on the surface (Filter- Blur-Surface Blur) with the following settings:

Correct Levels (Levels).

Go to menu Image – Correction – Gradient Map (Image-Adjustments- Gradient Map) and apply the gradient as in the screenshots:

You should have a similar result.

Insert the images with the drop again (you can find the edited image of the water drop in the PNG file). Put it on the language and set the blending mode Overlap (Overlay).

Create a contour with the tool Pen (Pen Tool) as in the image below. Right-click on the contour and select Outline the contour (Stroke Path). Brush (Brush) set in advance to 5 pixels. In the stroke settings enable the option Simulate pressure (Simulate Pressure). Create a new blank layer and draw similar lines, but this time use a 2-pixel brush.

Apply filter Blur – Gaussian Blur (Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 2.8 pixels. for the first layer with a line.

Erase the marked areas on the layer with the second thin line.

Now paste the image with the chocolate splash.

Make a copy of the chocolate layer and using free transformation (Free Transform) flip it horizontally (horizontal flip). Create another splash of chocolate from this layer.

Combine the two layers with chocolate and make a duplicate. Transform this duplicate into the menu. Editing – Transform – Flip Vertically (Edit – Transform – Flip Vertical). So we made a reflection. Place a layer with reflection over the background layer, apply a filter to it Distortion – Ripple (Distort Ripple) with settings: Average, Quantity: -85. Opacity (Opacity) to this layer reduce to 16%.

And here is the result!

Train, and you will succeed Dairy monster no worse than the author of the lesson.
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