Photoshop to vector
Abstract brushing part 3 tutorial in photoshop
by - Syntik

1- Ok people, to use this tutorial, you will need basic knowledge in photoshop. You should have read my other two tutorials, and the most important thing, is that you will need an abstract render! you can use your selfmade, or get some from here.To start, open your render, then you create a new document. Set the background to black and drag over your render. Place it in a perspective that you like, you can duplicate the layer and make it darker or lighter what ever you feel like. Good if you followed me to hear. your done with the first step. ( View Image )

2- Ok likw I have told you before, you will need to have brushing skills, this brush on the left, is the brush you have learned in my other tutorials. The brush on the left is very good for abstract usuage, because it have a nice depth, colour, perspective and details, your brush does not need to have colour, well it is Unnessecary. ( View Image )

3- Ok, start making the brush smaller untill it is small enough to fit the render. Begin to put your in a way, that it "points" to the middle of the render. Now once you have done that, you start too duplicate you brushes, and turn them that they all point towards the center of your render. The brushes should cover the middle, so that we can build up a focal point later. Once you have deposited all your brushes around the center of your render, you should have something like the work on the left. Dont forget that you should desize some of your brushes.Ok now we will add a very basic focal point. You create a new layer, over the brush layers and take the airbrush and paint a big dot in the middle of your render. The set this layer to Overlay, duplicate it, and your done with the focal point and this step. ( View Image )

4-Although this layer seems to look easy, it is one of the hardest in the tutorial, Ok to begin duplicate your brush layer, and add a wave filter (Filter --> Distort --> Wave) Use the default setting and press ok. Now strainghtly go yo Edit --> Fade Wave, set it to 50%. now our brush looks quite funky. Set the opacity very low. I will not give any inputs for this because it depends on how the image looks. For this work I took 27%. Now start placing your brushes all around the image. Remember that the more you get to the edge the more you will have to put the opacity down. For example the brushes which are really near the edge, have an opacity of 17%. You can now work on the focal point more and other stuff, just play around with settings opacity etc. ( View Image )

5-Ok people this step is not that hard, Although it will have a huge impact on the outcome. Well at first we create a color balance Image --> Adjustments --> Color Balance. A new window will appear with colour bars, On midtones set the inputs to +84,0,+7 For Highlights to: +4,0,-78 and the Shadows to : -11,0,+8. Then press ok. This will give you the colour on the left. You can add some pixies dust. Try to bring the focal point more out, with again doing some dots of white in the middle were the focal point is, and then set the layer to overlay. Well folks this is basically it. ( View Image )

PS: Tutorial written with the permission of the Author!