Step 6 Still working with the paint effect, begin by creating holes with the Eraser tool (E) around the arm. This will create the feeling of the arm coming through the paint and thus give more interest to the image.

The image still looks pretty flat. To change this, select a splatter brush from the Eraser tool and add a few brush strokes. 

Step 7 Next we want to add some splash effects at the top. Do this by creating a new layer and, using a splatter brush, paint with white in the top area. Next load the image we used for the red paint, copy and paste it as a new layer on top of the splatter, right click and create a clipping mask (Layer > Create Clipping Mask). 

Step 8 Create some more clipping masks and using the Move tool (V) play around with the positioning. You can also use Free Transform (Edit > Free Transform) to scale, rotate and distort the clipping mask. When I’m finished, I like to use a colour adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Colour Balance) to add unity to the image. 

Arturas Petkevicius

Who: Based in Canada, Arturas Petkevicius is a freelance designer and illustrator. He’s currently studying Graphic Design at Ontario College of Art and Design, graduating in 2014. He says: “My style varies all the time. Once I find that I can’t push my design further I move on and find something better.”
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Time to complete: 2-3 hours


The resources for this tutorial can be downloaded from here.