Create a portrait with abstract effects in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a figure with a luminous eye. Around the shape we will add a metallic texture, fire and abstract brushes.

Note: Photoshop CS6 was used to create this effect. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6.

Final image:

To complete the lesson you will need the following:

  1. Texture background
  2. Model
  3. the fire
  4. Glitters

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1440px * 880px (Ctrl + N) with black background. Download the metal texture, open it in Photoshop and tool Rectangular Selection (rectangular marquee tool) select a part:

Copy selected area (Ctrl + C) and paste it into the document you just created. (Ctrl + V). Reduce the metal texture layer (Ctrl + T) and place it as shown in the screenshot:

Eraser large (eraser tool) (E) erase part of the texture:

Above the metallic texture layer, add some adjustment layers with clipping masks. Values ​​set as in the screenshots.
Black and white (Black and White):

Levels (Levels):

Result:

Step 2

Now add the model to our document. To begin with, open the image of the girl and select her figure. You can use the tool to select Pen (R).

Copy selected area (Ctrl + C) and paste it into the working paper (Ctrl + V). Reduce the layer with the girl (Ctrl + T) and place it as shown in the screenshot:

Apply to the layer with the girl Watercolor filter (Filter> Artistic> Watercolor) (Filter – Artistic – Watercolor).

Add to the girl layer mask and with grunge brushes, delete the right side of the face (grunge brushes find yourself on the Internet).

Add a few adjustment layers with clipping masks to the girl layer.

Black and white (Black and white):

Levels (Levels):

Curves (Curves):

Result:

Step 3

In this step, create a fiery eye. Open the image of fire sparks and instrument Oval selection area (elliptical marquee tool) select the round part.

Copy selected area (Ctrl + C) and paste it into the working paper (Ctrl + V). Decrease the round shape layer (Ctrl + T) and place it as shown in the screenshot. Change the blending mode of the round shape to Hard light (Hard Light).

Double duplicate the round fiery shape layer. (Ctrl + J), to make the eye more expressive and bright.

Distort the fiery eye top layer with a tool Deformation (warp) (Free Transform tool) (Ctrl + T).

Return to the image of fiery sparks and select its part with sparks:

Copy selected area (Ctrl + C) and paste it into the working paper (Ctrl + V). Reduce sparks layer (Ctrl + T), rotate it place as shown in the screenshot.

Step 4

Tool Deformation (Warp tool) (Ctrl + T) change the shape of the sparks layer:

Return to the image with fiery sparks and tool Lasso (lasso tool) highlight part of the sparks:

Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) into the working paper spark and change its blending mode to Lightening (Screen).

Place the sparks layer above the fire layer and reduce it. (Ctrl + T).

Repeat this process and add more fiery lines:

Step 5

Open the glitter image and select the entire image. (Ctrl + A).

Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) in the working paper glitters and change the blending mode of the layer with them to An exception (Exclusion). Also, reduce the opacity of this layer to 40%.

Result:

Create a wave effect on a layer with fiery lines using a filter. Plastics (Filter> Liquify) (Filter – Plastic).

Final image:

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