Step 17

I drew a line using the Line Tool. Then Rotated it by -60 degrees to match the other elements of the design.


Step 18

Open up the paint splatter (drips and spray paint pack, 2.png).


Step 19

Drag it into the composition. Place it above the water color texture


Step 20

We are going to bring several images into our composition procedurally. Let’s start with the main model stock image. She is photographed against a black background. Same time her outfit and cap are also black. So instead of using other selection tools I used the Pen Toolto draw selection around her. You can just leave off those fine strands of hair. It won’t have much effect in this case.


Step 21

When finished drawing path turn it into a selection. You can simply hit Ctrl + Enter to do this. Or just right click on the path and choose Make Selection.


Step 22

Now hit Ctrl + J (Layer via copy) to create a new layer of the isolated model. Right click on the layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Smart objects are really smart in many ways. You can apply smart filters to them which are completely editable reversible. You can scale them up and down without losing the actual pixel information of the image.


Step 23

Bring the model into the composition. Resize it and place above all the shape layers.


Step 24

Add curves adjustment layer. Adjust the mid tones slightly.


Step 25

I want to hide parts of the image that falling outside the main shape layers. We can use the vector paths from the shape layers vector mask to load selection. Hold “Ctrl” key and click on the Vector Mask thumbnail. that will simply load the selection.


Step 26

While the selection is active, click back on the model layer and click on the Add Layer Mask button.


Step 27

The mask we just applied has blocked anything that is outside of the triangle including the face. So we need to get it back. Take the Lasso Tool and roughly select the region we need to uncover.


Step 28

When you selected, click on the Layer Mask thumbnail and fill the selection with white of #ffffff.


Step 29

We still have some areas needed to be uncovered. Load selection from the slanted shapes just we did earlier. You can combine selections by holding “Shift” key along with “Ctrl” when loading a second selection.

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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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