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I came across the amazing set of Paint Tossing freebies from Media Militia the other day and thought that I must create some artwork with them. So I visited my favorite Mjranum’s stock gallery again and done up this tutorial. Hope you will like it.
Preview of Final Image
Create a document of size 595×842 pixels with black background. Create a new layer and name it as "Grey Spot". Using a Brush tool, Soft Rounded 600px and color #333333, paint a huge grey dot at the center of the document.
Using the same method above, paint a few more spots with your preferred colors like the example below.
Download a cool texture from KrakoGraff. Place the texture above all the color spots you done earlier. Go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Overlay.
Download Paint Bottle from SXC.hu. Crop out the bottles and place it in the middle as shown below.
Make a new layer below the bottles and name it as "Shadows". Paint the bottles’ shadows with the Brush tool.
Download Paint Tossing Pack from Media Militia. This is a fantasic set of stocks that you gonna love it. Choose one of the paint image like the one I got below. Select a small white area in the image. Go to Select > Similar to select all the other white areas. Press Delete to remove the white background.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Check on Colorize and change the paint splash to red color. Right-click on the layer and choose Blending Options. Select Inner Glow and input the following settings.
Make a few more paint splashes to the top of each paint bottle using the method above.
Download Zentai image from Mjranum Stock. There is a series of these images that we have to thank Marcus for sharing with us. Crop the figure out from the background.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Check on Colorize and change the figure to blue color.
Go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap. Apply the following settings to the image.
Resize the dancing figure to fit in the blue paint splash. Using the Eraser tool, fade the bottom of the figure like the example below.
Repeat the steps for a few more dancing figures that you can find from the Mjranum’s deviantART gallery
Create a new layer and name it as "Glows". Using the Brush tool, Soft Rounded 50px and white color, paint a small dot at the lid of one paint bottle.
Repeat the same for the lids of all paint bottles.
Download the High Res Ink Splatter Brushes from Muzika08. Paint a few small splatter at the glowing spots with white color.
Download the Smoke Pack from Media Militia. Create a new layer behind the paint bottles and name it as "Smoke". Paint a few white smoke with the brushes you downloaded. Set the Opacity of this layer to 40%
Create a new layer behind the "Smoke" layer and name it as "Scribbles". Using the Brush tool, Soft Rounded 2px and white color, scribble some stuffs randomly around the document area.
Resize it smaller and place it just behind the dancing figures. Right-click on this layer and choose Blending Options. Select Outer Glow and apply the following settings.
Duplicate a few of the "Scribble" layers, make them smaller and position randomly around the dancing figures.
Create a new layer and name it as "Glowing Lines". Using the Pen tool, draw a curve as shown below. Right-click on the path and choose Stroke Path. Check on Simulate Pressure and hit OK. Right-click on the layer and choose Blending Options. Choose Outer Glow and leave the settings as default.
Make a Photo Filter Adjustment Layer at the top of all layers. Choose Cooling Filter (82) and density to be 25%
Make a Levels Adjustment Layer and set the settings as 0, 0.70, 255
And there you are! The work is done! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial