In this tutorial, we will learn how to Create abstract Photo Manipulation using Photoshop CC. In this tutorial we will learn some advance techniques of masking, lightning and the use of adjustment layers.

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Create abstract Photo Manipulation using Photoshop CC

Step 1

Create a new file with a width of 1024 px and a height of 1024 px at 72 dpi (Dots per Inch). Background Contents should be White.

Step 2

First off, let’s activate Gradient tool (G).

Then open the Gradient editor box opens, input the following:.

Now drag the mouse in the direction of the red arrow..

The result should be similar to this:

Step 3

First off, let’s open the girl stock iii-Dxlogic in Photoshop. We will be using the girl from this stock image so we will need to transfer it to our main canvas..

Switch to your Channels tab and cycle through each channel in turn to determine which holds the most contrast – in this case it’s the Green. Drag its thumbnail over the Create new channel icon at the foot of the palette to duplicate it:

Now hit Command/Ctrl + L to access the Levels dialogue box and set the Input sliders as shown. Don’t sweat over the remaining background detail :

Now again hit Command/Ctrl + L to access the Levels dialogue box and set the Input sliders as shown.

Now activate Brush tool (B) choose black as foreground color and paint oner the remaning area :

Now load channel as selection:

Now first invert selection(shift+ctrl+i) now then activate vector mask :

Activate any selection tool, then hit the Refine Edge button in the options bar. In the next window choose On Layers (L) from the View drop-down menu, then check the Smart Radius button and set the Radius field to 2.5 px. Now activate the Decontaminate Colors option and set the Amount value to 68% and hit OK.

When the Refine Edge command has finished you’ll notice an additional masked layer has appeared and the visibility of the original layer switched off. You can now drag the mask into the trash icon at the foot of the palette and click the Apply button on the following dialogue box:

Drag the girl onto your working file and the result should be similar to this: .

Step 4

Now activate the rectungular marquee tool (m) and make a selction around the bottom of the girl.:

Now hit Ctrl+t to activate transform tool and drag the encircled square in the red arrow’s direction. .

The result should be similar to this:

Step 5

Now, activate the Brush tool (B) and open the brush set “15 grunge ps brushes” by Sarytah. To load them, simply, right click on our canvas through any layer and then click on the drop-down button as shown below:

This will prompt the contextual menu to pop up and once you see that, just click on Load Brushes.

You will now be prompted to this directory: Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Brushes so make sure that you have put the brushes within this folder. Now locate the brush set and click OK. Right click on the canvas again using your Brush tool (B) and now you’ll notice that you have 15 grunge ps brushes..

The result should be similar to this:.

Step 6

Now create new curve adjustment layer from the bottom of layers palette :

When the curve box opens, input the following :

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Press Alt+left click in between 2 layer’s (Girl layer and Curves) to make a mask:

The result should be similar to this:

Now create a Curves adjustment layer which can be found by pressing on the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button shown on the layer window:

When the Curves adjustment layer box opens, input the following:

The result should be similar to this:.

Now create new hue/saturation adjustment layer from the bottom of layers palette .Press Alt+left click in between 2 layer’s (Girl layer and hue/saturation) to make a mask:

When the hue/saturation box opens, input the following.

The result should be similar to this:

Step 7

Now activate pen tool and make a selection around the girl face see as below:

Duplicate it and move it to top and change it’s name to “Face 1″ see as below :.

Again activate pen tool and make a selection around the girl face see as below :

Now Fill it with #623724 color and change it’s layer name to “Face 2″

The result should be similar to this:

Now Duplicate (Ctrl+j) the face 2 layer and create new Layer style from the bottom of layers palette .See as below :.

The result should be similar to this:

Step 8

Now,let’s open the Psychosis Stock in Photoshop. We will be using the Texture from this stock image so we will need to transfer it to our main canvas.

Click the Psychosis Stock and press V to activate the Move Tool. Left-click the image and drag the image to the main canvas and change layer name to “Texture 2″ .

Change it’s layer mode to “Screen”:

Now create new hue/saturation adjustment layer from the bottom of layers palette .Press Alt+left click in between 2 layer’s (Girl layer and hue/saturation) to make a mask::

When the hue/saturation box opens, input the following.:

The result should be similar to this:

Step 10

Now,let’s open the High Resolution Bokeh Texture in Photoshop. We will be using the Texture from this stock image so we will need to transfer it to our main canvas.

Click the High Resolution Bokeh Texture and press V to activate the Move Tool. Left-click the image and drag the image to the main canvas and change layer name to “Light 1″.

Change it’s layer mode to “Screen”:

The result should be similar to this:

Step 11

Now activate a new layer and name it Cylender 1 then activate Ellipcal marquee tool and draw a circle:

Fill it with #8c0e70 :

Now make a new layer and name it cylender 2 then activate pen tool and draw a shape see as below :

Then activate gradient tool.when the Gradient editor box opens, input the following:

The result should be similar to this:

Now activate pen tool and draw a cube and fill followling colors see as below:

Reapet above process and draw some more shapes:

Create abstract Photo Manipulation using Photoshop CC