In this tutorial you will learn how to create an abstract splash composition in Photoshop.

Amazing Water & Light Splash Effect in PhotoShop

Tutorial Details

Program: Photoshop CS5

Estimated Completion Time: 30 Minutes

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.

Now that we have everything we need, so let’s start!

Step 1 - Create a new file with 675px width and 1000px height.step 1

Step 2 - Now open the wall texture and paste it on our file

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Step 3 - Select the Soft Round Brush and use it over the background with color # 000000

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Step 4 - Now change the blending mode of the above layer to overlay.

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Step 5 - Open the dancer image and select it using pen tool then paste it on our file.

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Step 6 - Select the Easer tool and erase some parts of the model image

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Step 7 - Open the water image and paste it on our file

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Step 8 - Create a new layer for this click on Layer> New> Layer, and then select the soft round brush and use it on the water with # a864a8 color.

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Step 9 - Now change the blending mode of the layer to “Color”.

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Step 10 - Now paste the water one more time, and then click on image> Adjustments> Hue/Saturation

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Step 11 - Create a new layer, then select one of the hyper brush mentioned. Use it on the water splash with color # ffffff.

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Step 12 - We’ll add some outer glow to the brush stroke, so for this click on Layer> Layer style> Outer glow.

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Step 13 - Now repeat the same process and this time add the outer glow of a blue color.

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Step 14 - Now select the cloud brushes and use them randomly over our file.

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Step 15 - Select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and create a few shapes then fill them with different colors.

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Step 16 - Now change the blending mode of the above layer to “Soft light”.

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Step 17 - Create a new layer and select the Trance brush use it on left leg and right arm with color # 92278f

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Step 18 - Now select the soft round brush and use it with color # ffffff

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Step 19 - Click on layer> Layer style> Outer Glow and add some outer glow to the above layer.

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Step 20 - Now to finish it off you can add some stars in the middle.

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And now our Super Splash effect is done. Hope you guys enjoyed it and learn something interesting.

Alternativley, you can save time and effort by purchasing a ready-made water spash effect photoshop action as shown below and apply it to your image to get these amazing effects within minutes!

Water Photoshop Action - Photo Effects Actions

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