It’s very easy to create a Photoshop brush set from digital overlays, using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
If you prefer using overlays to Photoshop brushes or have software or a version of Photoshop not supported by most brushes, here are two methods to create overlays from Photoshop abr files.
In the 4th and Final part of this tutorial, we put together the line illustration and the color image and use watercolor brushes in the layer masks.
Part 3 of the tutorial for creating a photo illustration from a photograph covers methods of making a line art illustration effect using various Photoshop filters.
How to choose and process the color image for the photo illustration effect. Different creative Photoshop filters are explored. Part 2 of a 4 part tutorial.
I tried out a watercolor filter in Filter Forge on this photograph of the Château de Chinon in France.
In part 1 of this 4 part tutorial you’ll find an overview of how to create this photo illustration effect using a color photograph with a line drawing effect.
Using a flattened file vs a cut out allows you to keep the shading and background colors of the original illustration, but how do you integrate that into your background? It takes a little bit of work, but the results are more integrated and with more depth.
I’ve used a digital floral postcard and textures to add a subtle floral background to this fantasy self portrait.See how I’ve used a digital floral postcard to add a subtle floral background to an image.
Wild textures, used with a light touch can add the perfect amount of custom visual interest to your image or design.