Step 8

Open up the paper texture. Drag and drop the texture in to the design. Place it at very bottom in the layer stack.


Step 9

Flip the texture first vertically then horizontally.


Step 10

Take off the color from the texture. The simple shortcut is Ctrl + Shift + U. You can achieve the same result by using the Hue/Saturation dialog box and reducing the saturation to -100.


Step 11

Increase the lightness of the texture using the Curves dialog box (Ctrl + M). Adjust the black point, white point and mid tones of the texture.


Step 12

Open up the half tone textures in Illustrator. Copy the texture you see here!


Step 13

Head back to Photoshop. Press Ctrl + V to paste the texture. Place it below the shape layers and above the texture layer. Resize it accordingly.


Step 12

There is a part of the texture I want to hide. Use the layer mask to do this. Add layer mask to the texture, select the part using Lasso Tool. Click on the layer mask and fill the selection with black.


Step 13

Now bring in the paint texture (Watercolors pack, 030.jpg). Place it above the halftone pattern. Resize the texture.


Step 14

Hide unwanted areas using a mask.


Step 15

Add and Curves adjustment layer to the water color texture. At the bottom of the Layers palette you can see a small black and white circle. Click on it and select Curves. This will create an adjustment layer of curves just above the texture. Adjustment layers lets you work in a non destructive manner. You can adjust them, disable them or just remove them at any time. After you edited the curve, there is a tiny button on the adjustments panel at the bottom. Click it to clip the adjustment layer to the texture below.


Step 16

The texture has a white background and we need to remove it somehow. So at this point we can take advantage of the Photoshop’s advanced blending feature. To access it double click on the layer. Layer Styles dialog box will pop up. In the Blending Options category you can locate the “Blend if” section at the bottom. This is where everything is going to happen. All you need to do is press down “Alt” key, click on the little white handle and move your pointer across the little gradient ramp towards your left. You can see the result in the background. When you feel it is looking good click OK

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29 responses to “Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork in Photoshop”

  1. Marvin P Avatar
    Marvin P

    Very nice tutorial. I kind of cheated and screen captured some of the things to save time, but it came out good. Thanks

  2. gopal sahu Avatar
    gopal sahu

    its realy amezing tutorial ill try this

  3. Xavi Caro Avatar
    Xavi Caro

    step 28?? where is the button “Thumbnail”?

  4. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    Looks so festive……Excellent post. Thanks for sharing……….

  5. saketh Avatar

    i was totally confused at steps 12&13.can you plz explain how did you obtained those steps?

  6.  Avatar

    i’m totally confused at steps 12&13.can u plz explain how did you obtained that?

  7. dino Avatar

    Downed, thanks a lot for your sharing

  8. Rabe Avatar

    thanks guys i’ve learn a lot

  9. Nicole C Avatar
    Nicole C

    Thanks so much for sharing! Really liked this!

  10. Vinh74 Avatar


  11. Ruben Avatar

    Incredible tutorial! I’ve been using Photoshop for years, and I still learned a ton of stuff going through this.


  12. Ruben Avatar

    sooooo fun lol

  13. Ruben Avatar

    The shoofly stock images are no longer available. *sadness

  14. rahul Avatar

    awesome creation…… i learn it

  15. Mercury Avatar

    Thanks, Very nice tutorial.
    Here is my version –

  16. hamadah911 Avatar

    nice soumaya keep trying …

    1. bianca falcon Avatar
      bianca falcon

      I not doing it no more because if I follow these steps I will like mess up or something so I am not doing it so BYE :)

    1. Anup Avatar

      good work :)

  17. Soumaya Avatar

    Thank you, i fixed it by myself :)

  18. Soumaya Avatar

    Actually I am facing problem with step 28 :(

    1. Soumaya Avatar

      Thank you, i fixed by myself

    2. ChobitsFly Avatar

      i have problem on that step too. how to fill the selection? i cant unhide it. please tell me what did you do?

  19. Maki Avatar

    Awesome tutorial!!! Thanks

  20. shub Avatar

    This is great!

  21. t-drizzy Avatar

    heheheheheheheheh thnx vazomama

  22. HAWT Avatar

    OMG this is awesomeeeee! She is HAWT TOO I wanna

  23. Amenda Jane Avatar
    Amenda Jane

    I think it,s the easy way to learn.thank you.

  24. Jake Avatar

    Thanks for sharing this :)

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