In this tutorial we will use some simple techniques to create a splashing sneakers effect. Lots of copy and paste commands along with some well chosen stock images will be our ingredients for this scene.

Preview of Final Results

Splashing Sneaker Photoshop Tutorial

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Step 1

Create a new document 1289×1000 px and fill the background with #adadad color. Unzip “Metal Package 5” and open file “metal5_1181”. Press Ctrl + A to select all then Ctrl + C to copy. Paste it into our newly created document (Ctrl + V) and desaturate (Ctrl + Shift + U). Lower the opacity of the texture layer to 24% and change the blend mode to Overlay.

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Step 2

Duplicate the texture layer and change it’s blend mode to normal. Free transform this layer to create the floor and using the Eraser tool or the layer mask blend it seamlessly with the background. If the texture seems blurry sharpen it using the Unsharp Mask filter.

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Step 3

Make a new layer (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N) and lower the opacity to 11%. With a soft black round brush paint the outer edges to make the floor stand out better. Make another new layer and with a soft white round brush at 700px size dab once in the middle. We will place our shoe over the light to make it the point of interest in our scene.

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Step 4

Open file “Shoe” and using your favorite selection tool copy and paste the shoe into our document. Place it in the middle of the scene.

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Step 5

Unzip the “Paint Tossing Pack” and open file 15. Using the Magic Wand tool click once on the background to select it an then inverse the selection (Ctrl + Shift + I) to select the splash. Copy and paste this into our document. Position this splash as shown below and use the Eraser tool or add a layer mask and blend it seamlessly with the shoe.

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Step 6

Add a clipped Gradient Map adjustment layer and Curves adjustment layer to darken the splash.

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I sampled colors from the place the splash is supposed to be coming and used them as dark and white colors in the Gradient Map adjustment layer.

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Step 7

Repeat the instructions from step 5 but this time use file “9”.

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Step 8

Add a clipped Gradient Map adjustment layer and use the settings shown below. After that add a Curves adjustment layer to slightly darken the splash.

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Step 9

Repeat the instructions from step 5 with file “14”.

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Step 10

Add a clipped Gradient Map adjustment layer with the settings shown below and a clipped Curves adjustment layer to darken this splash.

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Select the splash layer and the 2 adjustments layer you just added and press Ctrl + G to make a group. Duplicate this group (Layer > Duplicate Group) and press Ctrl + T to Free Transform it like shown below. Add a layer mask to this group

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Step 11

Repeat the instructions from step 5 with file “7”.

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Step 12

Add a clipped Gradient Map adjustment layer and a Curves adjustment layer to darken the splash.

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Step 13

Make a new layer and move it below the “Sneakers” layer and change it’s blend mode to Multiply. With a round soft black brush pain some shadow. Try to image how the shadow would be below the sneaker. Lower the opacity of the layer if necessary.

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imran

Nice graphic design thank you for sharing.

felixsophy
Yener

I do not watch.
can you help me.

noname

They kind of obviously added and altered some things themselves… like with one of the splashes it was kind of obvious they used the clone tool to make it more realistic

Sufyan

I love this Website
Very awesome and atractive tutorials….!!!

Anonymous

realy like this blog
thanks master for sharing this.
:)

Anonymous

thus is too hard.

Abde Rahmane

That’s Man is Brilliant :) :D

deez

yaaaaaassssssssssssss!!!!!!!
gotttttiiiiiii

crystal

This is an awesome project I’d love to do with my class, but I can’t download the files anymore….when I click on the link there’s an error :(

Photoshop Tutorials Staff

Thanks for letting us know! The link has been fixed :)

Nash

In Step 7 I think it’s :’Repeat the instructions from step 5 but this time use file “19”’ and not ‘Repeat the instructions from step 5 but this time use file “9”’. ;) And btw Great tuto

Anonymous

needs to be more specific did understand as i am a beginner

Maidul Islam

Nice technique. Really useful…thanks for the post…

khj

thanks for the tutorial!

William Bunarto

i created image named Rainbow Shoe Check it out below

i learn from this tutorial

http://williambunarto.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Shoe-462487668?ga_submit_new=10%253A1403380210

Crispylogs

nice tutorial about photoshop…!! loved it so shared it..

Crispylogs

I really appreciate your struggle, awesome tutorial to learn photoshop…. simply amazing, i shared it on my site..

BRETT TURVEY

what kind of photoshop do i need for this?

Anonymous

Giulio

Awesome Tutorial. I was wondering for something like that :)

larry

thanx

Larry

Thanx for the tutorial, really nice effect. Check Out my version of the splash paint shoe at this link. Thanx alot.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/zrp2w

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Murnax

Thank you for nice tutorial. :D

john thomas

File 9 is File ’19’ for me. (Step 9)
just sayin

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