+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

  1. #1
    Lord and Master Zarriff may be famous one day Zarriff may be famous one day Zarriff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mukwonago, WI
    Posts
    521
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    This is a tutorial for doing the intense liquid-ish backgrounds that I've been using lately. It only takes about 5 minutes; quick and easy.

    First, open a new file at any size (I used 500px by 500px for this one) and make the background black.

    Next use Filter-Render-Lens Flare ... use the default settings and place it anywhere on the image. You can use more than one, I used two.


    The next step is to go to Filter-Sketch-Chrome
    Use these settings : Detail = 11 , Smoothness = 0
    It should look something like this:


    Now press ctrl+j to duplicate the layer. Set the blending mode to lighten and duplicate the layer at least 4 more times. I used 7 total layers.

    Select the first duplicated image and go to Filter-Distort-Wave
    Hit randomize until you get the effect you want. You can do this multiple times with each layer, I did it twice for each. You should get something to the effect of this:


    next proceed to do the random waves on all but the original layer and the last two layers. You should get something like this:


    Now we'll do a distortion effect on the last two layers just to add a subtle spin effect. Select the second to last layer and go to Filter-Distort-Twirl and use any value. I used 200 for this one. Next go to the last layer and go to Filter-Distort-Twirl and use the same value as before, only negative. I used -200.
    It should look somewhat like this:


    Now merge the layers (ctrl+shift+e) and add color (ctrl+u). Make sure you check the colorize button and get whatever color you desire. I went for an icy-blue.
    Looks like this:


    This looks good, but of you want it to be more intense, than there's one more thing you have to do. Go to Filter-Blur-Gaussian and use the default of 3.0px. Now go to Edit-Fade Gaussian and set it to either Overlay or Soft Light. I used soft light and it looks like this:


    This should be an easy way to get an awesome intense liquid effect to your designs.

    ENJOY! ~ Zarriff

  2. #2
    I believe in you Indiana Jones In Odd-World Champion, Forest_Brat Champion, Jungle Dave Champion, Beer Dude 2 Champion, Fly Girl Champion Pyro Psycho may be famous one day Pyro Psycho may be famous one day Pyro Psycho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    pasadena, TX.
    Posts
    1,241
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    Thank you ^^;; I tried this the first time and it came out perfect. Nice tutorial Zarriff


    DeviantArt ll Livejournal ll Rainbow Flakes ll Gallery
    Feeling the beat of my heart ♥

  3. #3
    Banned aceman67 has become well known aceman67 has become well known aceman67 has become well known aceman67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Coalhurst Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    2,900
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 183 Times in 148 Posts

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    I personally love this tutorial, and I've used it several times.

    here are some examples of what can be done with this tutorial:

    SA . .t.3.h.e.v.i.l.
    SA . -flames-of-hell- - This one I used a stock photo of a burning bush and skipped the Chrome step, and I got the sweet assed wall of fire.

  4. #4
    5.00 M33-6 solking may be famous one day solking may be famous one day solking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,480
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    Oh thats freaking sweet. I was looking for a tutorial like this. I'm going use this one alot.

  5. #5
    Shake the Core. Xelhes may be famous one day Xelhes may be famous one day Xelhes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicago but im in tenn for college
    Posts
    1,346
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    This is such a good one i havent used it yet but i surely wil
    ..:Open Your Wings Evil Angel:..

  6. #6
    Otaku Fish Hunter 2 Champion, Ice Mania Champion, Pigeon Hunter Champion, Bear & Cat Champion exderz may be famous one day exderz may be famous one day exderz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    IHouse
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    nice...i can do it the easy way now , but which phtoshop do you have? i have cs 2

  7. #7
    Lord and Master Zarriff may be famous one day Zarriff may be famous one day Zarriff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mukwonago, WI
    Posts
    521
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: [Photoshop] Liquid Abstract

    Quote Originally Posted by exderz View Post
    nice...i can do it the easy way now , but which phtoshop do you have? i have cs 2
    I use CS, simply because CS2 tends to lag quite a bit more and a lot of the hot-keys are different from what I'm used to.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Photoshop Advance Gradeant ABSTRACT
    By Sinistra in forum Tutorials
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 01, 2006, 01:55 PM
  2. [photoshop] Abstract streaks -easy
    By jaderabbit in forum Tutorials
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr 09, 2006, 07:27 PM
  3. Photoshop help...
    By Pyro Psycho in forum The Thread Vault
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Oct 15, 2005, 08:19 AM
  4. [PhotoShop Tutorial] Liquid Abstract
    By Zarriff in forum The Thread Vault
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep 06, 2005, 08:01 PM
  5. [PhotoShop Tutorial] Cool Abstract
    By Sinistra in forum The Thread Vault
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug 30, 2005, 03:00 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts