"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation

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Step 20

Duplicate this layer, apply Flip Horizontal and move it to the left:

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Step 21

Name them as "bandage 1", "bandage 2". With bandage 1 layer, I add layer mask and use hard black brush ( remember to choose brush with very big hardness, 90-100%) erase unecessary parts as shown below:

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With bandage 2 I use transform tool ( hit Cmd/Ctrl+T) and choose warp mode to warp it around model head:

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Add layer mask and use hard black brush on layer mask to clear unecessary parts:

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Step 22

Now we will group bandage layers to be easier to edit them together. Choose bandage 2 layer, hit Cmd/Ctrl+G to make a group with this layer inside.

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Choose bandage 1 layer and drag it into new group. Name this group as "bandages". Change the mode of this group from Pass Through( default mode of group) to Normal.

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Step 23

On bandage 2 layer, create two new adjustment layers to change color and reduce saturation of bandages. Because the mode of group is changed to Normal ( no Pass Through) so these two adjustment layers only affect the layers inside this group ( bandages).

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Step 24

To make the bandages look more realistic, we will add shadow for them. Create a new layer under bandage group. Use soft black brush with different opacities to paint under them.

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Step 25

Now we'll add some blood to model face. Create a new layer above bandage shadow one ( and under bandage group) and set foreground to #c99ca1. Use soft brush to paint along the cheeks. This step is to create some blood stains:

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Step 26

Create a new layer and use glossy blood splatter brushes with color #970314. Use any blood one you like and paint on left model cheek and transform it to be fit.

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Add layer mask to clear any parts you don't find suitable.

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Create a new layer again and continue painting on the right side of model cheeks. I use a smaller brush and transform it as I usually do.

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Step 27

In this step we'll add some soaked blood effects on bandage ( blood from the eyes). Create a new layer above bandage group, name it " blood wet" or whatever you like. Use soft brush with color #979314 paint on the eye parts covered by bandage. Change the mode to Soft light 100%:

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15 comments on “"The Pain" - Create this Eerie Abstract Photo Manipulation”

  1. I think the instruction is pretty good however when I enter some of the values for the blood colors they don't look like yours ....not sure if that is because I have an older version or what.

  2. You can turn this artwork into a symbolism of the Hong Kong police force by putting the blood in one eye only.

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