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How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic Winter Horse Illustration in Photoshop

Now use Liquify (Filter/Liquify).

Brush settings.

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Steps.

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Now we are ready add some lines to the image.

Steps

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Layers structure at this stage.

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Step 8

Time to add some colour, as first I will use Color Lookup (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Lookup).

Settings:

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Use huge soft brush and paint with black # 000000 on the layer mask. Brush opacity 50-70%

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Above Color Lookup layer add Gradient Map layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map.

Layer set to Color Burn, Opacity 10%

Use this gradient.

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Above Gradient Map create Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels)

Settings:

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Use huge soft brush and paint center of the image with black # 000000 on the layer mask. Brush opacity 30-50%

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Above add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Blending mode Color, opacity 50%

Use huge brush and paint with color #7c59e0.

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Above add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Blending mode Linear Dodge.

Use huge soft brush and paint over Horse leg, color #faf4da.

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Now I want to make borders darker.

Above add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Blending mode Subtract.

Use huge soft brush and paint border with color #eae2d4. Brush opacity 10-20%

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Above add Solid Color layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color) Layer blending mode set to Darken, layer opacity 70%, color #f6ff68

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Use huge soft brush and paint bottom of the image with black # 000000 on the layer mask. Brush opacity 30-100%

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Above add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Blending mode Color.

Use huge soft brush and paint top of the image with color #291988. Brush opacity 50%.

If you paint to much use Eraser Tool (E).

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I decided that the bottom of the image should be white, for this I will use white # ffffff Gradient layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient)

Settings:

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Use huge soft brush and paint bottom of the image with black # 000000. Paint of course on the Gradient layer mask. Brush opacity 30-50%

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Layers structure.

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Step 9

In this step I will make drops, then I will add them to the image.

Use Pen Tool (P) and make shape like this. Shape color # ece8d7

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Now I will add some effects. Open Layer Style window by double click on the shape layer.

Settings:

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Should look like this.

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Add drops to the image.

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Make a copy folders with LINES and DROPS (right click on the folder then chose Duplicate group) and merge them (select folder then press Ctrl + E)

Now merge LINES and DROPS and load selection (select layer then press Ctrl and click on the layer)

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Select Gradient fill layer and paint on the layer mask with black # 000000

You can hide selection by clicking Ctrl + H

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Layers structure.

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Step 10

Apply the image, add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N) now go to Image/Apply image. Don’t change anything, just click OK.

Duplicate layer Ctrl + J

Now go to Filter/Oil paint

Settings:

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I don’t want this effect on the background so add the layer mask and paint with black to show layer without effect.

Mask view.

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Apply the image, add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N) now go to Image/Apply image. Don’t change anything, just click OK.

Select this layer then go to the Channels panel, select Red channel then make selection Ctrl + A, and copy the channel Ctrl + C

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Before you come back to the Layers panel don’t forget select RGB channel.

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Now go to Layers panel and press Ctrl + V

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Change blending mode to Soft Light, layer opacity 50%

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Apply the image, add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N) now go to Image/Apply image. Don’t change anything, just click OK.

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