Master liquid paint effects
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.