Photo Effect Photoshop

Make a Beautiful Rainbow Lighting and Coloring Effect on Image with Photoshop

Today I will be showing you how to take a stock image and turn it into a futuristic composition that uses various Photoshop techniques. We will be doing some work with Brush tool and implementing color and light effects to achieve the end result. If you are ready then start up Photoshop and let’s get started.Final Image Preview
Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1024px by 1280px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Select the background layer in Layers panel and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Gradient Overlay.
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
We’ve got the next background:
Use now the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a kind of surface like the next one:
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.
Add Gradient Overlay:
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
We’ve got the next result:
Create a new layer which must be filled using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) with #BBBCBA color.
Apply for this layer the enxt filter: Filter>Noise>Add Noise.
We’ve got the next result:
Set Fill to 39% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Divide.
Create a new layer and select for it the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).
Use this brush to make darker the surfaces’ edge as it is demonstrated on the next picture:
Find a stock photo, I used this photo from Shutterstock. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.
Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document.
Create the next new layer and select for it the Soft Round brush of white color (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).
Use this brush to paint on the girl’s image the certain indicated zones.
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.
Select Hard Mechanical brush and customize the brush in Brushes panel (F5), select the Brush Tip Shape. Click and drag any of the sliders to change the size and the brush spacing as show. The Preview window displays the changed brushstroke.
Go to Shape Dynamics:
Go to Color Dynamics:
Also set the colors correctly on the Tools bar.
Create a new layer and paint here with selected brush using different brush sizes to represent many colored small circles. The brush itself will change the colors.
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Screen.
Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar).
Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the circles edges as shown:
Create a new layer and apply here the earlier brush (Opacity – 20%) to insert more circles of bigger diameter:
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge.
Make a copy of the earlier made circles’ layer (with mask) and place it above all the layers. Apply for the copy’s layer the next filter: Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur.
We’ve got the next result:
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Color Dodge.
Make a copy of the recently made layer. Rasterize the copy’s layer by creating a new layer above the copy’s layer and press CTRL button when select both layers and press CTRL+E to Merge Down. Now apply the Smudge Tool (R) to smudge the circles laterally.
Make a copy of the last made layer and apply the same tool selected previously to process it the same way we did before.
Make a copy of the last made layer and select for it the next filter Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur.
We’ve got the next result:
Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn over horizontally the copy’s layer.
Create a new layer and choose the earlier brush of small diameter to represent many colored small circles.
Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.
We’ve got the next result:

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