Photoshop CC Tutorial: Creative Paint Splash Effect

All stock download links are in the description. Lets select the Quick Selection Tool. We need to extract the model from the background. Carefully select the entire model. Hold ALT to subtract from selection. Head down and select mask. Create a new adjustment layer>Solid Color. Make sure it’s white>Then press OK. Bring the adjustment layer below the model layer. Duplicate model layer>CTRL + J. Hide the bottom model layer. Right click on the top mask layer>Apply Layer Mask. I’m going to rename this layer to model. Right click>Convert to Smart Object. Head up to Filter>Stylize>Diffuse. Make sure Anisotropic is checked>Then OK. I’m going to apply the effect again. Filter>Diffuse. ALT + CTRL + F Then hit OK. Head down and create a new group. Drag it below the model layer. I’m going to rename the group to Paint Splatter. Head down and create a new layer. Drag it into the new group. Right click on our top model layer. Create a clipping mask. Select our new layer. Make sure your foreground color is white. Select the Brush Tool. (B) Select one of the Paint Brushes. For this effect, I will select this one. Open up the Brush Panel. Here, we will be able to rotate and resize as needed. Take your time when adding the effect. You can easily resize your brush by using your bracket keys. [ Decrease Brush ] Increase Brush. Experiment with different brushes. I want to rotate the brush, to match the angle of her neck. Continue adding brush strokes. When you’re done, hit close. Select our model layer. Head down and create a new adjustment layer. Select Curves. I’m going to select the Blue Channel. Select the bottom of slider. Drag it up slightly. Bring the middle of the slider down like so. Select the Red Channel. Drag the bottom of the slider upwards a tad. Then the middle down. Next, Select RGB I’m going to increase the midtones slightly. and increase the shadows a tad. Hit close when you’re done. Make sure our top layer is selected (Curves) CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E (Merge all visible layers) I’m going to rename this layer to Merged. Head up to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen More. Now, the image doesn’t look so dull. Adjust the opacity if it’s too sharp. Duplicate the top layer>CTRL + J. I’m going to rename this layer>Filter Gallery. Head up to Filter>Filter Gallery. Head down and select the Texture Tab. Select Texturizer Scaling: 80% Relief: 5 Then hit OK. That’s it! Don’t forget to smash that like button.

71 Replies to “Photoshop CC Tutorial: Creative Paint Splash Effect

  1. personalmente no hablo mucho inglés, pero haces los tutoriales tan bien…que puedo hacerlos sin complicación alguno

  2. Thank you. Great tutorial.

    Could you explain why you did the diffuse step please? I can't work out what it adds to the process.

  3. nice, your tutorials realy are awesome, may i know how to get so good in it i mean is there any course for it or you just learn by experimenting.if you learned using course do tell me please, you are really awesome at this and i wanna become too and want to become expert of ps

  4. Hi there! Been your follower for a long time. I was wondering if you could make more tutorials similar to this one and how to apply texture masks of a face. Thank you!

  5. when I type creat clipping mast the pic stils remains the same.the whole page doesnot turns white..what should I do now…I'm using photoshop cc 2014

  6. Hey, I'm having difficulties downloading your brushes on your website, it brings me to ad pages and I can't find the actual download.

  7. I have the latest version of Photoshop and when I'm going to Panel Brush to choose the same effect as you, I didn't find it ? Do you know why ?

  8. Why don't you set the free link for brush i can't affort buying brushes i payed for photoshop now i have to pay for brush. Poor channel 🙁

  9. really love your tutorials…helped me a lot…i think yours is the best photoshop channel yet on youtube…THANKS A TON!

  10. Thank you so much! I love your tutorials, they are very clear and easy to follow. And this effect it's awesome!

  11. I tried this for the fun of it.  Thanks for the tutorial.  It helped me understand a bit more about how to use brushes and layers in photoshop.  I'm a beginner at it all.

  12. cna someone help me i have problem with brushes i download them from description than i loaded them but there were nothing similar to this which were in tutorial so i wonder if the link is proper i dont know what can i do any ideas

  13. Okay. Can someone help me out here? When I right click on the model layer to create a clipping mask and then go to the new layer created with the foreground color set to white, instead of the canvas being a blank white, I’m still looking at the model in the new layer created. Because of this I can’t proceed to the step where the brush panel is opened because the screen isn’t blank. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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