Step 47

Press Ok. Now we have all the white are is selected, press Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection.


Step 48

We will fine tune the selection using the Refine Edge command. It is located under Select > Refine Edge (Ctrl + Alt + R). Refine Edges is a great feature to work with selections. We can modify the selections in many different ways. We can contract or expand, apply feather and smooth the selection and so on. Adjust the sliders to fine tune the selection. When it’s good press OK.


Step 49

Press Ctrl + J to separate the bird into a new layer. Now we can drag this into the main composition! But first convert it into a Smart Object.


Finally bring it into the composition. Adjust the rotation and size. Place it above all other layers.


Step 50

Adjust the brightness of the bird by applying a Curves adjustment layer.


Step 51

Open up the splatter from the pack you downloaded (drips and spray paint, 1.png). Place it below the shape layers. Then scale it down.


Step 52

Here we have some unwanted data. Block them using a Layer Mask.


Step 53

Add a sphere from the patterned spheres pack.


Step 54

Create the shapes using the Rectangle Tool.


Step 55

Open up the brush stroke image (Design Resources Pack, 028.png). Convert the image mode from Index to RGB (Image > Mode > RGB). Now drag it into the composition. Flip the brush stroke vertically and then horizontally.


Step 56

Apply Color Overlay using the Layer Style dialog box. There are different ways to achieve the same result. You can use the Hue/Saturation command to take off the lighting from the image. Or lock down the transparent pixels of the layer and fill the layer with a color. It’s really a matter of choice at a given time. You can see me using some of those methods in this tutorial.


Step 57

Open up the feather stock image. Select the white background using the Color Range command.


Step 58

Below is the job color range command did for us. Not perfect but we can use it. Invert the selection and press Ctrl + J to separate the feather.


Step 59

Now take off the lightness from it by using the Hue/Saturation command. Set the lightness value to -100 and it will creates the silhouette of our feather.

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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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