Mas­ter liq­uid paint ef­fects

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Cre­ate floaty, painted dress ef­fects with fil­ters and masks

Dis­cover the tricks to cre­at­ing a floaty, painted dress ef­fect with stock im­ages, fil­ters and mask­ing

Some­times in Pho­to­shop, sur­real im­ages that you cre­ate don’t have to be out­landish scenes with im­pos­si­ble things hid­ing in ev­ery cor­ner. Of­ten, they only need to com­bine two ideas that re­ally shouldn’t fit to­gether in the slight­est. The secret to cre­at­ing some­thing a lit­tle out-there, though, isn’t ac­tu­ally within the idea it­self… it’s all in the ex­e­cu­tion.

The con­cept of a liq­uid dress is one we can surely all agree isn’t prac­ti­cal, but it looks fan­tas­tic. It’s with the magic of Pho­to­shop that we can com­bine these ideas to­gether, but what makes some­thing quite bizarre look a lit­tle more real is pay­ing at­ten­tion to de­tail in the edit­ing process. The blend­ing of the stock pho­tos to­gether is im­per­a­tive to mak­ing the im­age look be­liev­able, and the glossy ef­fect of the lay­ers is achieved us­ing fil­ters. Of course, then there’s the shad­ing, the light­ing and the splat­ters on the ground, which all con­trib­ute to the fi­nal im­age.

Sur­real im­ages don’t have to be as­so­ci­ated with think­ing out­side the box. Some­times sur­real im­ages can just be a clever idea ex­e­cuted deftly. This is one such im­age, and who knows, maybe it will in­spire you to ex­per­i­ment more with mix­ing ma­te­ri­als in Pho­to­shop.

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