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    Create Quick Particle Effect On Photo Via Custom Brush Options In Photoshop

    I found this which I thought was effing awesome to read.

    In this tutorial, I will show you the way I use to Create Quick Particle Photo Effect via Custom Brush Options in Photoshop. This effect is quite simple and would be great for beginner to learn. Have a try!

    OK Lets get started!

    To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stock: (registration required for those images)

    Model

    Crack

    Cloud

    Step 1

    Create a new document (size doesn‚€™t matter here) with black background. Let‚€™s paint some background and get it ready for adding the model image later: (I used the crack brush to paint some pattern around the canvas, as shown below)



    Then create a new layer and paint some cloud texture around the canvas, with the cloud brushes you downloaded:
    [-note-]
    Hint: use low opacity and flow settings on those cloud brushes, this way you won‚€™t be over-painting the cloud. Use a soft eraser tool to remove the cloud edges as you paint, so they fade into the background.[/-note-]



    Step 2

    Load the model image into Photoshop, cut out the model and paste it onto our document, resize and position it as shown below:



    Apply the following 3 adjustment layers as clipping mask to the image:

    Black and White (set layer opacity to around 95%)



    Levels



    Curves



    and you will have the following effect:



    We can add some lighting effect around the model ‚€“ create a new layer under the model layer and paint a light source with a big soft white brush:



    Warp this layer with the warp tool:



    Then duplicate this layer a few times, attach them to the model as shown below:



    Step 3

    Now let‚€™s get the fun part of this tutorial ‚€“ making the particle effect. Firstly, create a new document shaped a small rectangle, create a new layer and fill it with black colour:



    Go to Edit > Define Brush Preset and define a new brush, apply the following brush options:

    Shape Dynamics



    Scattering




    Other Dynamics




    Tick the Airbrush, Smoothing and Protect Texture option.

    For tutorial purpose, I made a new document with black background, and used this new brush to paint on it:




    Then I used the eraser tool with the same brush selected, but with a slightly smaller brush size, erase some part of the paint. You will have the following effect:





    Now as you can see, I added those particles around the model:




    You can also apply the liquify filter on the particle to create some kind of flowing effect:




    and I added some flowing effect to the feet area as shown below:



    Step 4

    Now just before we wrap up this tutorial, I would like to show you a way to add spot light effect. Firstly you need to add some colours onto the image ‚€“ you can use image adjustment layers (color balance, selective colour, etc) to add colours, or simply just paint on a new layer (set layer blending mode to ‚€œcolor‚€Ě).

    The choice of colour is totally up to you. I went for a fiery/burnt colour here:



    After you added the colours, create a new layer and fill it with black colour, then apply the following Lens Flare settings on this new layer:



    Change the layer blending mode to ‚€œcolor dodge‚€Ě, you will see the black background disappear:



    Use the Free Transform to adjust the light shape a bit:



    Until it form some sort of trailing/shining line effect:



    You can duplicate this lens flare layer a few times and scatter then around the image, and here is the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)



    Thats it for this Photoshop tutorial! I hope you enjoy this and find it useful and inspirational. Till next time, have a great day!

    Credits : Razor!

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    MMM, looks sexy, but too complicated so won't even try.
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    dude!! It only looks complicated cuz there are alot of steps but trust me, it's freaking easy.

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    nice tut

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    nice outcome

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