Paint Splash Effect in Photoshop | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

In this tutorial , you will learn how to give this Paint splash effect to your photos in Photoshop. So just follow the steps and learn this easy method to create it for yourself . So let's get started!


Paint Splash Effect in Photoshop




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Steps on how to create Paint splash effect in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to select Quick selection tool


Quick Selection Tool Icon
  • Now using Quick selection tool just select the Model in the image as show below


Model selection using Quick selection tool
  • After the selection click on Add layer mask icon


Layer mask icon
  • This will only keep your selection i.e model and remove rest of the background as shown in the below image


After clicking on Layer mask icon
  • Now click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Solid color over there


Create new fill or adjustment layer icon

Selecting solid color
  • Then set the color as white in the Pop up and then click on Ok


Set Solid color as White
  • After that bring this color layer below model layer by dragging it


Before Swapping layers

After swapping layers
  • After that make the model layer active by clicking on the layer


Activating model layer
  • Then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of the layer


After pressing CTRL + J
  • Now hide the original model layer by clicking on eye icon beside layer


Hide the original model layer
  • Then right click on mask of the duplicate model layer and then select Apply layer mask over there


Right click on Duplicate layer mask and select Apply layer mask
  • Then again right click on the layer and select Convert to smart object over there


Right click again on duplicate layer and select Convert to smart object over there

After applying layer mask and converting to smart object
  • Now go to Filter tab and then expand Stylize and then select Diffuse over there


Diffuse in Photoshop
  • Now in the pop up select Anisotropic option and then click Ok


Select Anisotropic option and then click on Ok
  • Now we have to apply the same filter again so for that press CTRL + F (this will give you previously applied filter ) which will give you diffuse pop up so again select Anisotropic over there and then click on Ok


After applying diffuse for 2nd time
  • After that create a new group by clicking on Create new group icon


Icon to create new group
  • Now drag that group layer and bring it below model layer


After bring group layer below model layer
  • Then make sure group icon layer is active and then click on Create new layer icon to add a new layer inside the group


Create new layer icon in Photoshop

New layer created inside Group
  • Now right click on the model layer and select Create clipping mask over there


Right click on Model layer

Selecting Create clipping mask in the Pop up
  • Now make the newly created layer active by clicking on the layer


Making newly created layer active
  • Then set the foreground color as White and then select brush tool


Setting foreground color as White

Brush tool icon
  • After that click on Toggle brush panel icon


Toggle brush panel icon
  • Now select any splash brush and then click on the document using brush which will bring back the model in the form of the brush


Selecting splash brush

Before clicking

After rotating brush and clicking
  • Now like this way keep changing the size of the brush (Short cut : Press [ to reduce the size of the brush and ] to increase its size ) , keep rotating it and keep changing the brush and create a nice effect by clicking on the document


Icon to change angle of brush
  • So take your time for the best effect


After using brushes
  • Now press CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + E to merge all the layers into a single layer


Merged Layer - After pressing CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + E
  • Then right click on the merged layer and select Convert to smart object over there


Right click on Merged layer and select Convert to smart object over there
  • After that go to Filter and select filter gallery over there


Selecting Filter Gallery
  • Then expand the Texture folder and select Texturizer over there


Expanding texture folder and selecting Texturizer over there
  • After that set the following , Scaling : 120% , Relief : 5 and then click on Ok

So this will give you your Paint color splash effect in Photoshop!


Paint splash effect

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