The paint splatter effect is a skillful technique requiring a certain degree of artistry. When applying paint splatter to the digital world, it also requires a certain level of technological mastery. By using Photoshop, you can create different splatter effects to your liking. In either case, you can still say "it's all in the wrist."
Select "Windows" then "Brushes" in Photoshop to open the brushes tool. Choose the preset brush tools for splatter effects. Adjust the "Spacing" and "Scatter" controls to achieve various splatter effects.
Select "Fill" and fill the background of your design with color. Choose "Filter," "Brush Strokes" and "Spatter." Use the "Spray Radius" and "Smoothness" to adjust the effect.
Open a photo in Photoshop. Duplicate the photo layer and apply "Plastic Wrap" through the "Artistic" Filter. Set the Highlight Strength to 15, Detail to 9, Smoothness to 7 and the Opacity to 64 percent. Highlight a marquee selection around the photo and copy it through Edit. Paste the image and go to "Image," "Adjustments" and "Color Balance." Set to your desired effect.
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