Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, October 2017 Edition

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by
you, the Envato Tuts+ community!

Every day, visitors like you take the
time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. Here’s an assortment of those submissions found throughout the Design
& Illustration comments section. Check out this set of results with a few spooky additions for Halloween!

Vector Tutorial Results

Taken from the
comments section of your favorite tutorials, these first pieces are an
assortment of results created with vector drawing programs. Check out
these amazing results!

How to Use Image Trace to Create a Surreal Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Ketsu-kun made an awesome surreal portrait using the Image Trace technique shown by . He commented:

Great tutorial, here is my work!

 Create a Surreal Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Halloween Illustration With a White Kitten in Adobe Illustrator

Community regular Butu mastered this Halloween Kitten Illustration from , commenting:

Thanks very much Nataliya. This tutorial is really nice. Recently I followed one tutorial by Andrew for creating a spider, so I embedded it just for fun.

Create a Halloween Illustration With a White Kitten in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create Delicious Toast Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Maria So tackled this delicious Toast Icon tutorial from . She commented:

Thank you! I like it!

Create Delicious Toast Icons in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Set of X-Men Avatars in Adobe Illustrator

We love when you remix our tutorials! User Ellen Grigoryan transformed this X-Men Avatar tutorial from Yulia Sokolova. She commented:

I just made Edward Scissorhands with this tutorial. This is amazing, thank you!

Create a Set of X-Men Avatars in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Spring-Themed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of this charming Spring Themed illustration from , Amita Nautiyal created her own amazing result. She commented:

Thank you for this detailed tutorial! I am quite new to Illustrator, so
this helped me get through the whole work without getting frustrated!

Create a Spring-Themed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Halloween Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

Tessa crushed this Halloween Icon Pack from instructor . She commented:

Thank you for this amazing tutorial. I really enjoyed making this and it inspired me to make a few of my own as well!

Create a Halloween Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create Flat Design Headphones in Adobe Illustrator

Kevin Nichols did an awesome job with this Flat Headphone Illustration tutorial from . He commented:

Beautiful image, and what a well-detailed tutorial! I’d never heard of chambers before this.

Create Flat Design Headphones in Adobe Illustrator

Use Stroke Textures to Enhance a Halloween Illustration in Illustrator

Iván Illustrious transformed this Halloween Illustration from with a fun Adventure Time theme. Check out his awesome result below!

Use Stroke Textures to Enhance a Halloween Illustration in Illustrator

How to Create a Windmill Illustration in Sketch

User Erin recreated this Windmill Illustration from perfectly! She commented:

Great tutorial! Here is my windmill.

Create a Windmill Illustration in Sketch

How to Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Enjoy this last vector result from Kenny Corthals, who recreated this incredible Batman Dark Knight Logo from . He commented:

Nice tutorial. I learned some new things!

Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Results

Let’s
take a look at this next set of results inspired by Adobe Photoshop
tutorials published here on Envato Tuts+. Contributions range from photo manipulations to text effects and more! Check out these wicked results
below!

How to Create a Scary Window Scene Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

Are you afraid? Liya Rybakova recreated this Scary Window Manipulation from . She commented:

Thank you for an interesting tutorial!

Create a Scary Window Scene Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Coffee-Stained Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Robert Castleberry created a realistic Coffee-Stained Text Effect using a tutorial from . He commented simply:

Thanks for the tutorial!

Create a Coffee-Stained Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Halloween-Inspired Children’s Illustration in Photoshop

Inspired by this spooky Children’s Illustration from , Wellington Cruz created his own fantastic painting. Check it out below.

Create a Halloween-Inspired Childrens Illustration in Photoshop

How to Create a Day of the Dead Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

With the help of this Dia de Los Muertos Text Effect tutorial from , Jael created their own amazing result, commenting:

My version of Photoshop can’t do the dotted stroke but thank you for this amazing tutorial I loved it!

Create a Day of the Dead Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Spooky Forest Setting in Adobe Photoshop

Douglas Gale conquered this Spooky Forest Manipulation from . He commented:

Here’s my final result! I initially struggled with the white outlines on the trees.

Create a Spooky Forest Setting in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create an Ashes & Embers Dispersion Action in Adobe Photoshop

User Atka Kaa created an explosive effect with this Ashes and Embers Action tutorial from . They commented:

Great tutorial, I tried it!

Create an Ashes Embers Dispersion Action in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in Photoshop

Last for the Photoshop results, we have Austin Kilgore, who recreated this emotional Shattered Statue Manipulation by . He commented:

Here’s my version!

Create an Emotional Molten Shattered Statue in Photoshop

Design Tutorial Results

These final
pieces are inspired by an assorted of design tutorials that don’t quite
fit the previous categories. They include everything from print design
to drawing and more! Enjoy these beautiful pieces created by the
community below!

Design a Hardback Cover for a Young Adult Fiction Book in Adobe InDesign

Aaron did a wonderful job creating his own Hardback Book Cover using a tutorial from . He commented.

I did not end up using InDesign but it did give me an idea, so here is what I made.

Design a Hardback Cover for a Young Adult Fiction Book in Adobe InDesign

How to Create an Indie Movie Poster in Adobe InDesign

Inspired by this Indie Movie Poster tutorial from , Josh created his own poster with an Armageddon theme.

Thanks for the tutorial, I came up with this design in the end.

Create an Indie Movie Poster in Adobe InDesign th

How to Draw a Super Cute Kitten Step by Step

And finally, Caroline Han drew this super Cute Kitty Drawing with the helpful guidance of instructor . Check out her result below!

How to Draw a Super Cute Kitten Step by Step

How to Be Involved in the Next Showcase

Have you created a piece based on one of our tutorials here in the Design
& Illustration section of Envato Tuts+? We’re keen for you to share
your results with us! Check out the general guidelines below to join in
with our community:

  • Your artwork should be similar in some
    way to the tutorial that you followed or that inspired it. The aim of
    these showcases is to share what readers have created after following
    the tutorial.
  • Comment on the tutorial you used, attaching an
    image of your result. We’re keen on all levels of ability: from beginner to advanced!
  • Include a comment about your result, yourself, or your process. We like knowing about you and what you’re sharing.
  • Share the tutorial when you share that artwork elsewhere on the web. If
    you’ve posted your piece on sites like Facebook, Tumblr or Behance, link back to the tutorial so that other users know your source and can join
    in on the fun.

Thanks to everyone who was highlighted above for sharing your results with the Envato Tuts+ community. We look forward to checking out your brilliant versions of our tutorials in the near
future, and welcome users new and old to participate in upcoming
showcases.

Win $250 in Envato Market Credits!

Jump over to the Envato community forums to show off your creation from one of the many Tuts+ tutorials. Read more about it over here.

How to Create Sale Price Tags and Decorative Bows in Adobe Illustrator

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful set of labels with red gift bows!

If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these labels in your work, you can purchase the Big Set of Sales Tags with Red Gift Bows item from GraphicRiver!

Big Set of Sales Tags
Big Set of Sales Tags with Red Gift Bows

1. How to Draw the Bow

Step 1

We will begin by drawing the first part of the bow with Mesh.

Draw a rectangle and fill it with #FC221D color. Grab the Mesh Tool (U) and create a Mesh Grid in the rectangle by clicking where you want to place your nodes. Next, drag the outer edges of the shape to create the right part of the bow.

Try to mimic the Mesh Grid in the screenshot.

Next, select the indicated nodes and recolor them all to #BE1819. Continue similarly, by creating more nodes and recoloring the selected ones.

Use these colors:

  1. #FC221D
  2. #BE1819
  3. #EABE57
  4. #ED483A
draw bow with mesh

Step 2

It’s time for the second part! Recolor the selected nodes.

  1. #FC221D
  2. #C81100
  3. #F77F6B
use mesh tool

Step 3

Finish the second piece using these colors:

  1. #8C0703
  2. #CA1505
finish bow

Step 4

Draw the third piece in a similar fashion.

  1. #E52722
  2. #BE1920
  3. #EA6B56
  4. #B70811
draw bow with mesh

Step 5

Draw the fourth piece with Mesh.

  1. #E52722
  2. #B70A0C
  3. #FD907A
  4. #6C0205
draw right part of bow

Step 6

Draw a simple fifth piece from an ellipse.

  1. #940000
  2. #BA0000
draw with mesh

Step 7

Add the fifth piece under the fourth part.

assemble pieces

Step 8

Draw the sixth part.

  1. #C81313
  2. #F06E5F
  3. #9D0709
  4. #830303
draw middle piece of bow

Step 9

Use Mesh to complete the seventh piece.

  1. #DC0E00
  2. #FF9073
  3. #B20E01
  4. #820A00
draw mesh bow

Step 10

Draw the eighth part of the bow.

  1. #E02B1F
  2. #FF8D76
  3. #AA0900
  4. #CB1E13
  5. #7A0900
draw last part of bow

Step 11

Assemble the bow!

assemble mesh bow

Step 12

Draw a shadow for the bow with a Radial Gradient from #A76969 to white.

draw gradient

Step 13

Place the shadow under the bow.

place shadow

2. How to Draw the Rope

Step 1

Let’s draw the rope for the label!

First, using the Pen Tool (P), draw a simple outline of a rope section.

Move it next to its original position while holding down Alt to create a copy. It should overlap a little bit, but make sure you place the copy in one move only; otherwise, the next step will not work.

Next, press Control-D to repeat your last action. It should create another section of the rope next to the last copy. Repeat this about 100 times—the rope should be long.

draw rope

Step 2

Select the whole length of the rope and create an Art Brush out of it by dragging it into the Brushes panel.

add brush

Step 3

Next, draw an outline with the Pen Tool (P) and apply the brush to it.

Tweak the size of the Stroke until the rope is thin enough.

apply brush

Step 4

For this step, first go to Object > Expand Appearance to expand the brush.

Next, select all of the sections and apply a Radial, white to #F5DEDE to #BC2725 gradient.

apply gradient

Step 5

To draw a ring for our rope, first draw a circle with a Radial Gradient (#835114#8D5A1D#FECD23#79460F).

gradient ring

Step 6

Draw a smaller circle in the middle, and then select both shapes and use Minus Front in the Pathfinder panel.

minus front

Step 7

Select the bottom left sections of the rope and Send them to Back (Shift-Control-[), to create an illusion of the rope going through the ring.

send rope to back

3. How to Draw Labels

Step 1

Begin by drawing our first label!

Combine a circle and a rectangle with rounded edges by pressing Unite (first icon on the top left) in the Pathfinder panel.

draw label

Step 2

‘Punch’ a hole in our label using the Minus Front option in the Pathfinder panel.

cut out hole

Step 3

Add a Gradient on top of the label (Multiply, 50% Opacity).

add gradient

Step 4

Place the hole with the ring on top of the label.

add rope

Step 5

You can write something on the label—I chose ‘SALE’.

write sale

Step 6

Add the bow.

add bow

Step 7

You can also create ellipse-, triangle-, rectangle- and circle-shaped labels.

ellipse label
triangle label
rectangle label
circle label

Step 8

The finished collection!

final collection

Congratulations, You’re Now Done!

Thank you for following along, and please feel welcome to post your result in the comments. I’ll be looking
forward to seeing it!

In this tutorial, you learned how to
create a set of sale labels using the Mesh Tool.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and learned how to use Gradient Mesh
for the future! Check out some of my other vector tutorials on my instructor profile.

You can purchase the Big set of sales tags with red gift bows as well as other similar designs in my portfolio on GraphicRiver.

Set of sales tags
Big set of sales tags

How to Create a Spirit Day-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a Spirit Day inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. 

For starters, you will learn how to create a purple background and how to add some white text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to create your purple text effect. You will learn how to make your work easier by using target icons and how to add a subtle texture for the final touches.

For more inspiration on how to adjust or improve your final text effect, you can find plenty of resources at GraphicRiver.

1. How to Create the Background and the Text

Step 1

Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 850 in the width box and 615 in the height box, and then click that More Settings button. Select RGB for the Color Mode, set the Raster Effects to Screen (72 ppi), and then click that Create Document button.

new document

Step 2

Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and focus on your Toolbar. Remove the color from the stroke, and then select the fill and set its color to R=62 G=18 B=81. Simply click on your artboard to open the Rectangle window. Set the width to 860 px and the height to 625 px and then click that OK button. Select your newly made shape and make sure that it covers your entire artboard.

purple background

Step 3

Pick the Type Tool (T) and open the Character panel (Window > Type > Character). Select the Coiny font and set the size to 150 px. Simply click on your artboard, add the “PURPLE” piece of text, and make it white. Using the same attributes, add the “GO” piece of text and place it as shown in the second image.

type tool

2. How to Create the Text Effect

Step 1

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected. First, go to the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches) and simply remove that white from your text color.

Next, move to the Appearance panel and click that Add New Fill button. Select the new fill and set its color to R=228 G=179 B=224.

add new fill

Step 2

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and add a second fill using that same Add New Fill button. Select this new fill and drag it below the existing one.

Apply the linear gradient shown below and then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter the attributes shown in the following image and then click that OK button.

transform

Step 3

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and keep focusing on the Appearance panel.

Be sure that the bottom fill is still selected and go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Enter the attributes shown in the following image and then click that OK button.

drop shadow

Step 4

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and add a third fill. Select this new fill and drag it below the other two.

Set the color to R=62 G=18 B=81 and then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter the attributes shown in the following image, click that OK button, and then go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Enter the attributes shown below and then click OK.

add new fill

Step 5

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and add a fourth fill. Select this new fill and drag it below the other three.

Set the color to R=62 G=18 B=81 and then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter the attributes shown in the following image, click that OK button, and then go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Enter the attributes shown below and then click OK.

add new fill

Step 6

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and add a fifth fill. Select this new fill and drag it above the other four.

Apply the linear gradient shown below and then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter the attributes shown in the following image and then click that OK button. Be sure that you’re checking the bottom middle reference point.

transform

Step 7

Make sure that your “PURPLE” piece of text stays selected and keep focusing on the Appearance panel.

Reselect that top fill and go to Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow. Enter the attributes shown in the following image and then click that OK button.

inner glow

Step 8

Focus on the Layers panel, open your layer, and use those target icons to quickly apply the Appearance attributes used for your “PURPLE” piece of text to the other piece of text. Target icons are the little round icons displayed at the far right of each individual layer or shape.

Hold the Alt button from your keyboard, click the target icon that stands for your “PURPLE” piece of text, and then drag it onto the target icon that stands for that “GO” piece of text. In the end, things should look like in the second image.

target icon

3. How to Add a Subtle Texture and a Rainbow

Step 1

Select the background shape, make a copy in front (Control-C > Control-F), and bring it to front (Shift-Control-]). Select this new shape and focus on the Appearance panel.

Select the fill, lower its Opacity to 30%, change the Blending Mode to Soft Light, and then replace the color with the radial gradient shown below. Keep in mind that the yellow zero from the Gradient image stands for Opacity percentage, and use the Gradient Tool (G) to squeeze your gradient as shown in the following image.

radial gradient

Step 2

Make sure that the rectangle made in the previous step is still selected, and keep focusing on the Appearance panel. Add a second fill and select it.

Set the color to black (R=0 G=0 B=0), lower its Opacity to 10%, change the Blending Mode to Soft Light, and then go to Effect > Artistic > Film Grain. Enter the attributes shown in the following image and then click that OK button.

film grain

Step 3

Finally, you can add a bit of color in your final design using this short tutorial: How to Create a Rainbow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create a pretty simple pattern brush and how to adjust it using the Width Tool (Shift-W).

pattern brush

Congratulations! You’re Done!

Here is how it should look. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and can apply these techniques in your future projects. Don’t hesitate to share your final result in the comments section.

Feel free to adjust the final design and make it your own. You can find some great sources of inspiration at GraphicRiver, with interesting solutions to improve your design.

final product

InVision Studio takes on Adobe XD and Sketch

A brand-new digital design and UX application has been announced by the website and app prototyping developer.

As Adobe XD has grown from a digital design tool to include prototyping and client feedback tools, Adobe has pushed into territory occupied by the likes of InVision. Now InVision is pushing back – launching a desktop design application called Studio that’s a rival to Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch or whatever tool you use to design apps, sites and other digital products.

Studio’s available for Mac and Windows, and includes both design and prototyping features. You can design elements and layouts, and add interactivity and animation using quick and simple tools.

You can work on layouts for one screen size or type, and see that design adapted automatically for other devices and orientations. Libraries of assets can be shared across teams, and updated elements can be rolled out across designs. And designs can be quickly uploaded to the InVision platform to share with others in an organisation (or clients).

You can see InVision Studio in action in the video below.

InVision says that Studio is designed to be as easy as possible for users of tools from Photoshop to Sketch to pick up and start using. Even so, why would you take the time to move from tools you already know intimately to a brand new one?

InVision’s CEO Clark Valberg says that Studio’s big benefit is that it works seamlessly with the rest of InVision.

“We started as a cloud-based collaborative extension to Photoshop,” he says, “as Photoshop was all we had. We were a complement to those desktop design tools, but the missing piece for the customer was that those tools are still very focussed on graphic, aesthetic-oriented design. The craft of digital product design has many more dimensions: interactivity, animation, the fabric that ties the design team together – that’s where Studio comes in.”

InVision sees the integration with its wider platform as a big differentiator between its platform and Adobe XD. Clark says that XD has relatively basic collaboration tools compared to InVision’s, which the latter sees a making its platform more suitable for larger organisations such as its clients including Airbnb, Amazon, Nike and Uber.

“Adobe is super-good at making desktop tools for individual participants in a creative process,” says Clark. “InVision is an evolution of this, thinking about how those people work together.”

InVision is also attempting to beat Adobe on price, at least for current InVision customers. While the company hasn’t announced pricing for Studio yet, Clark says that it will be ‘incredibly competitively priced”.

Clark says that InVision has developed Studio as an app rather than an in-browser design tool like UXPin as users get greater accuracy from a desktop tool – and to help designers focus on the creative process

“It’s very difficult for designers to get orientated in a tab among a hundred others,” he notes. “Also, even with modern web technologies, there’s still a fidelity issue and a performance gap.”

Studio is currently in closed beta – which you can sign up for – but should ship in January 2018.

How to Create a Dripping Paint Photoshop Effect Action

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing, artistic paint dripping effect. I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

The effect shown above is the one I will show you how to create in this tutorial. If you would like to create the even more
advanced effect shown below, a sketch with a dripping paint and 3D pop-out effect, using just a single click, then check out my Wet Paint Photoshop Action.

Action final result

What You’ll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following photo:

1. Let’s Get Started

Step 1

First, open the photo that you want to work with. To open your photo, go to File > Open, choose your photo, and click Open. Now, before we get started, just check a couple of things:

  1. Your photo should be in RGB Color mode, 8 Bits/Channel. To check this, go to Image > Mode.
  2. For best results, your photo size should be 1500–4000 px wide/high. To check this, go to Image > Image Size.
  3. Your photo should be the Background layer. If it is not, go to Layer > New > Background from Layer.
Checking the image size and mode

Step 2

If you are using a different stock photo from mine, you should firstly follow the Unfinished Coloured Pencil Sketch Effect tutorial to get a sketch effect that is the base for this effect. Then I
suggest that you merge all sketch layers into one layer named Sketch Effect so that it’s easier for you to follow this tutorial. 

If you are using the same stock photo as I do, go to File > Place Embedded, select the Sketch Effect file attached, click Place, and place it so it fits the canvas as shown below:

Placing Sketch Effect

2. How to Create Brushes

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create brushes that we will need for this effect. Go to File > New to create a new file, name it Dripping Brushes, and use the settings below:

Creating a new file

Step 2

Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Brush_1. Then, while this layer is selected, choose the Pen Tool (P), select the Shape tool mode, set the Fill color to #000000, and draw a dripping shape. If you prefer some other tools for drawing, feel free to use them.

Drawing dripping shape

Step 3

Now go to Edit > Define Brush Preset to define this shape as a brush and name it Dripping_Brush_1.

Defining dripping brush

Step 4

Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Brush_2. Then, while this layer is selected, draw another dripping shape in the same way and hide the Brush 1 layer.

Drawing dripping shape

Step 5

Now go to Edit > Define Brush Preset to define this shape as a brush and name it Dripping_Brush_2.

Defining dripping brush

Step 6

Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Brush_3. Then, while this layer is selected, draw another dripping shape in the same way and hide the Brush 2 layer.

Drawing dripping shape

Step 7

Now go to Edit > Define Brush Preset to define this shape as a brush and name it Dripping_Brush_3.

Defining dripping brush

Step 8

Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Brush_4. Then, while this layer is selected, draw a drop shape in the same way and hide the Brush 3 layer.

Drawing dripping shape

Step 9

Now go to Edit > Define Brush Preset to define this shape as a brush and name it Dripping_Brush_4.

Defining dripping brush

Step 10

Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Brush_5. Then, while this layer is selected, draw a drop shape in the same way and hide the Brush 4 layer.

Drawing dripping shape

Step 11

Now go to Edit > Define Brush Preset to define this shape as a brush and name it Dripping_Brush_5. After that, you can close the Dripping Brushes file window.

Defining dripping brush

3. How to Create a Painting Effect

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create a painting effect from a specific area of the photo. Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Painting.

Creating a new layer

Step 2

Now hide the Sketch Effect layer, and while the Painting layer is selected, choose the Brush Tool (B), pick a soft brush, and brush over the areas that you want to turn into a painting.

Brushing over photo

Step 3

Control-click on this layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer. Then hide this layer, select the Background layer, and press Control-J on your keyboard to create a new layer using a selection. Show the Sketch Effect layer and drag this new layer just above it in the Layers panel.

Creating a new layer using selection

Step 4

Now name this layer Subject, go to Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights, and set the Shadows to 20% and the Highlights to 5% as shown below:

Adjusting shadows and highlights

Step 5

Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer, go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen, and then go to Filter > Other > High Pass and set the Radius to 2 px as shown below:

Adding high pass filter

Step 6

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen again and then press Control-Shift-U on your keyboard to desaturate this layer. After that, change this layer blending mode to Soft Light, Control-click on the Subject layer to select both layers at the same time, and press Control-E on your keyboard to merge these two layers into one layer.

Sharpening desaturating and merging-layers

Step 7

Now go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask and set the Amount to 100%, Radius to 2.5 px and Threshold to 1 level as shown below:

Adding unsharp mask filter

Step 8

Go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse and choose Anisotropic Mode as shown below. Then go to Edit > Transform > Rotate 90° clockwise to rotate this layer 90° clockwise.

Adding diffuse filter

Step 9

Now repeat the previous filter again, so go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse and choose Anisotropic Mode. Then go to Edit > Transform > Rotate 90° clockwise to rotate this layer 90° clockwise once more. After that, go to Filter > Stylize > Diffuse and choose Anisotropic Mode for a last time, and go to Edit > Transform > Rotate 180° to rotate this layer 180° and return it to the original position.

Adding diffuse filter

Step 10

Name this layer Subject, and then go to Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise and use the settings below:

Adding reduce noise filter

Step 11

Now we are going to add a contrast to the Subject layer. Press D on your keyboard to reset the swatches, and then go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map to create a new gradient map adjustment layer and name it Subject_Contrast.

Creating a gradient map adjustment layer

Step 12

Press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask, and then change this layer blending mode to Soft Light and set the Opacity to 35%.

Changing blending mode and opacity

Step 13

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation to create a new hue/saturation adjustment layer and name it Subject_Saturation.

Creating huesaturation adjustment layer

Step 14

Press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask, and then Double-click on this layer thumbnail, and in the Properties panel enter the settings below:

Adjusting saturation

Step 15

Now go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels to create a new levels adjustment layer and name it Overall Brightness.

Creating levels adjustment layer

Step 16

Press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask, and then Double-click on this layer thumbnail, and in the Properties panel enter the settings below:

Adjusting brightness

Step 17

Now select the Subject layer, and then hold the Alt button on your keyboard and drag this layer just above the Subject_Brightness layer to duplicate this layer and place it on top of the visible layers in the Layers panel. Then go to Filter > Other > High Pass and set the Radius to 5 px as shown below:

Adding high pass filter

Step 18

Press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask and then press Control-Shift-U to desaturate this layer. After that, change this layer blending mode to Hard Light and name it Subject_Sharpening.

Creating clipping mask and changing blending mode

4. How to Create the Paint Drops

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the paint drops using the brushes that we made in the beginning of the tutorial. Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Paint Drops.

Creating a new layer

Step 2

Now you need to decide where you are going to place the first dripping brush. After that,
using the Eyedropper Tool (I), click on the area of your subject where the drop will start to drip from to set that color as your foreground color, choose the Brush Tool (B), pick some of the dripping brushes, and position them where you want.

Creating paint drop

Step 3

Repeat the same process to create more paint drops. Keep changing the brushes and brush size to get a diverse effect. Here is my
result:

Creating more paint drops

Step 4

Now go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All to create a blank layer mask. Then press D on your keyboard to reset the swatches and then X to invert them. After that, choose the Brush Tool (B), pick a soft brush, and brush over the top area of paint drops where needed to make them better blend with the subject.

Brushing into layer mask

5. How to Create a Vignette

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create a vignette effect. Go to Layer > New > Layer to create a new layer and name it Vignette.

Creating a new layer

Step 2

Press D on your keyboard to reset the swatches, go to Edit > Fill, and set Contents to Foreground Color, Mode to Normal and Opacity to 100% as shown below:

Filling layer with foreground color

Step 3

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to make a selection of the canvas and go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection to create a layer mask that hides the selected area of the layer. Then click on the link icon between the layer mask and layer thumbnail to unlink them.

Adding layer mask

Step 4

While the layer mask is selected, press Control-T on your keyboard to transform it, and set Width and Height to 85% as shown below:

Transforming layer mask

Step 5

Now go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set Radius to 100 px as shown below:

Adding gaussian blur filter

Step 6

Set the Opacity of this layer to 20%.

Changing opacity of the layer

6. How to Create a Color Look

Step 1

In this section, we are going create a color look. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves to create a new curves adjustment layer and name it Color Look.

Creating curves adjustment layer

Step 2

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail, and in the Properties panel make the settings below:

Adjusting color look

You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! Here is our final result:

Final Result

If you would like to create the even more advanced effect as shown below, a sketch with a
dripping paint and 3D pop-out effect, using just a single click, then
check out my Wet Paint Photoshop Action.

Action final result

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Garden Brochure Template

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Garden Brochure Template

Trifold Brochure – Coffee Menu

Set your coffee shop apart from the others in
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Trifold Brochure - Coffee Menu

Multipurpose Brochure

Become the next best thing in your neck of the woods with this high-quality
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Multipurpose Brochure

Business Brochure

Get ahead with this modern brochure. Recently updated, this brochure
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Business Brochure

Elegant Portrait Brochure

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A4 Photography Portfolio

Highlight your work with a photography portfolio. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this brochure presents your work in a classy and sophisticated manner. Download it today to get access to this template in several industry formats.

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Business Brochure Template

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Business Brochure Template

Trifold Brochure

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Trifold Brochure

Modern Brochure

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Modern Brochure

Minimalfolio Photography Portfolio A4 Brochure

Know when to go minimal. A photography portfolio should let
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Minimalfolio Photography Portfolio A4 Brochure

Brochure Template – InDesign 8 Pages

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Brochure Template - InDesign 8 Pages

Medical Trifold Brochure

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Medical Trifold Brochure

Blue Brochure

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Blue Brochure

Brochure Template

Adjust the colors of this brochure to make your brand stand out. This template includes a 48-page layout with customizable backgrounds and vector assets. A handy help file is also included for further instruction.

Brochure Template

3 Fold Brochure III

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3 Fold Brochure III

Fitness Brochure Tri-Fold

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Fitness Brochure Tri-Fold

Business Trifold Brochure

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Business Trifold Brochure

Trifold Brochure

Get started with your new business brochure. This corporate design features a high-resolution, fully layered template. Feel free to use the fonts included, or update it with your own favorites.

Trifold Brochure

Business Brochure

This business brochure features a stylish design that is sure to pique interest. There are 16 professional pages and multiple color options for your convenience. It’ll suit everyone from corporate agencies to small studios, so we’re sure you’ll love this template!

Business Brochure

Company Brochure

The standard brochure style we often see today is very minimal. This template, for instance, works well for energy businesses and more. Choose clear, high-quality stocks related to your industry to bring this template to the next level!

Company Brochure

Brochure

Or step out of the box with this fun design! This brochure template features a trendy geometric design with low polygonal elements. Perfect for creatives and all techies alike, this brochure is colorful and energetic.

Brochure

Trifold Brochure

What’s your mission? Make it clear with this trifold brochure. This download contains a 300-dpi, print-ready file with editable elements and colors. Choose from four color variations or create your own. Enjoy!

Trifold Brochure

Dark Brochure Template

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Dark Brochure Template

Trifold Brochure Template

Showcase your luxury apartments with this exquisite brochure design. This download features fully editable files with four color variations. And it’s a great way to maintain quality while saving valuable time.

Trifold Brochure Template

SEO Brochure

Communicate your SEO knowledge with a clear design.
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SEO Brochure

Corporate Business Brochure

Brand your business with a powerful brochure. This
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Corporate Business Brochure

Brochure Template

Beautiful design will set you apart from others. So show off your impeccable taste with this brochure template. Featuring 28 pages and a clean, modern design, this template will definitely do your projects justice. We hope you enjoy it!

Brochure Template

Explore Africa Trifold Brochure

Inspired by the phenomenal scenery in Africa, this trifold brochure highlights amazing nature and wildlife shots. It features an attractive modern design with plenty of space for your best photos. We hope you enjoy it!

Explore Africa Trifold Brochure

Real State Trifold Brochure

Dominate your local market with a brilliant real estate brochure. This trifold design features bold, colorful sections with four color variations to choose from. Get more help with your work by reading the helpful guide also included.

Real State Trifold Brochure

Annual Report Brochure

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Annual Report Brochure

Landscape Brochure

Live out your dreams with this landscape brochure.
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Landscape Brochure

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