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In this Photo Manipulation Tutorial, I will explain how to create an oracle with a nice abstract background.

By niharika.singhal, on May 28, 2011, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

In this Photo Manipulation Tutorial, I will explain how to create an oracle with a nice abstract background.

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Step 1:

 

First of all, create a new document. Mine is 1100px wide x 1100px high. Now our first task is to create a nice abstract background. To do this we'll draw a radial gradient down using these two colors: #ebb3bc to #000000.

 
 
 

Step 2:

 

Create a new layer Shift+Ctrl+N . Draw a radial gradient down using these two colors: #fe8fa1 to #000000. Name it bg2. Change the layer Blending Mode to Overlay.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

Take a new layer. Name it "clouds". Change the foreground color to black and background color to white. Go to Filters-render-clouds.

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Now go to Filters-Distort-Waves.

Number off generators: 5

Wavelength: Min. 93, Max. 256

Amplitude: Min. 1, Max. 75

Scale: horiz. 100%, Vert. 100%

 
 
 

Step 5:

 

Change the layer Blending Mode to Overlay. It will look something like this.

 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Create a new layer and paint it using brush tool with #13d1ed, as shown below.

 
 
 

Step 7:

 

Change the layer blending mode to Color.

 
 
 

Step 8:

 

Place the "Venice mask" image on the new layer. Go to filter-distort-wave. Than go to Edit-Fade. Fade it by 40%.

 
 
 

Step 09:

 

Change the layer blending mode to "Soft light"

 
 
 

Step 10:

 

Place the Venice mask on a new layer. Name it "VM".