ENHANCE YOUR AD DESIGNS WITH 3D
Compiled by <<coldbing>>
In this tutorial, I'll show you a creative process that gets you using your crazy brain. The
workflow for creating the splashes involves taking photographs of thrown paint. Through
photography you can capture amazing 3D images without the need for 3D software. Learn to
make a splash in your next design. Let's first take a look at the image we're creating.
We need three boat photos taken from a high view. For this tutorial, you can substitute
boats with cars, shoes, or anything else.
Start to throw the paint from a cut plastic bottle. You can do it in front of a white wall or a
green screen (if you have it) to obtain a good contrast on the edges of the splashes. The
results will show better if you mix water and paint together. Be forewarned, stay away from
the paint. In this attempt, we lost a cashmere pullover and a watch—irremediably stained.
Select the best splashes you photographed. If some parts of the paint are out of focus, don't
worry. It's a fine effect and it will contribute to a sense of depth in the final result.
Use the Rapid Selection Tool or Magic Wand Tool to select the white background around the
splashes. After you complete the selection process, go to Select>Refine>Edge and make
some adjustments. Add Feather, Radius, and Expand or Reduce the selection until you find a
nice result. Use a black background to remove excess white pixels on the edges. After that,
go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal Selection to hide the white background.
For each splash you need to repeat Step 5 and duplicate the layer every time. At the end,
you may have a multilayer file like the image below.
Now switch off every Paint layer so we can concentrate our attention on the boats. Select
the Pen Tool (P) and start creating a path in the shape of the first yacht. This is the only way
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