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Creating of a real abstract piece

Hi, to all the artists and creative people. This time we are going to make a very specially illustration. I will take you through the process of creating a real abstract piece that can be done with Photoshop CS2, even without touching your tablet.



So, let’s go.



creating of a real abstract piece

Create a new document and a layer. I will overlay the layer with yellow to black gradient.


Now, I want to practice some filters here.


In Photoshop version 9 or Cs2 you can combine the filters, so that is why we will put several filters on my gradient layer.



1 – Bas Relief.

2 – Texturize.

3 – Palette Knife.

4 – Accent edges.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

So, we’ve combined 4 different filters and gained a very nice, oil painting like, rough edged effect. Let’s use it like the style to our creation, but firs I will apply a Photo filter and set the Blending mode to Linear light.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

I will flip my image now, because I have and idea about all this madness.



creating of a real abstract piece

I will apply layer styles to my Layer 1.



creating of a real abstract piece

I’ve Just Color Burned the layer with red colored patters and got this.



creating of a real abstract piece

We will also need a copy of our key layer.



creating of a real abstract piece

Make a big transformation now to the layer 1 copy – the one that is higher.



Moreover warp the layer. I just really love this warp tool. Goof thing CS2 has it.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

Now it really has the shapes of some king of fire- a very beautiful effect done very fast.



I will now apply only one layer style and set a layer mask. And overlay the mask with Black to White Hard Edged gradient.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

Very nice!



Merge
the layers. You have to leave only 3 layers to be there –
Photo filter – background (non layer) and Base color layer.



I will now apply a Filter > Render > Lighting effect.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

You
should always remember of your composition. There is one very powerful
possibility that PS offers you. It is a mere Flip horizontally tool. if
you see that the image looks still good if flipped – you are
on the right track. It is a very powerful feature; I even have this
function as a hotkey on my tablet.



creating of a real abstract piece

Take care about levels.



creating of a real abstract piece

After you doing that just Flatten the image.



creating of a real abstract piece

Apply another filter to the whole image: Watercolor.



creating of a real abstract piece

I’ve just added a little bit of yellow with lo flow brush.



creating of a real abstract piece



creating of a real abstract piece

And we are done.



Creepy tactics the day after drinking a lot). Enjoy.



creating of a real abstract piece

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