Creating Different Elemental Effects

Create a document of size 595×842 pixels. Download the Wall Texture from ShadowH3. Place the texture into the document and align it to the top.
 
 
Create a Levels Adjustment Layer above the texture layer and set the values to 0, 0.19, 255.
 
 
Download the Jump from SXC.hu. Extract the image out, excluding the head, hands and legs like the one shown below. You may use the Pen tool to do this or refer to this post for more extraction methods. Rename this layer to Jump 1.
 
 
Download the Water Splash image from SXC.hu. Open up the stock, and remove the glass as shown in the diagram by simply painting it in black. We will only need the splash in this case.
 
 
Go to its Channels and select the Blue layer. Press Ctrl+left click on the Blue layer (this will create a selection around the white area). Go back to Layers tab, create a new layer and fill the selection with white (#FFFFFF). There you will get a nice splash without any background.
 
 
Drag the splash into your working document.
 
 
Go to Edit > Transform > Distort. Adjust the splash to fit within the hole of shirt collar. Remove those unwanted areas with the Eraser tool.
 
 
Using the same method, add water splashes to rest of the holes. The stocks used here are: Download Water Explosion from SXC.hu, Download Water in the Glass from SXC.hu, Download Droplet from SXC.hu. Face the splashes in the same directions as the holes.
 
 
Download another Jump image from SXC.hu. Extract the image out, excluding the head, hands and legs like the one shown below. Rename this layer to Jump 2.
 
 
Select the Eraser Tool and set the Brush Type to Hard Pastel. Remove several areas around the edges of the clothes as shown in the diagram. These will act as the "burned edges".
 
 
Download Satan’s Fire from LadyDeath666. Open up the image and go to its Channels. Select the Red Channel and Ctrl+left click on it. This will create a selection around the white area.
 
 
With the selection, go back to Layers tab, drag the fire into your working document with the Move Tool. Position the fire above the jump image as shown below.
 
 
Using Eraser Tool with Airbrush and 200px, fade off some fire to reveal more of the clothes.
 
 
Using the same method, extract more fire and place them around the "burned edges" of the clothes.
 
 
Create a new layer below the clothes layer. Using the Brush Tool, with Airbrush type and 300px, paint a large dot with color #FF6A10. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Linear Dodge (Add) and Opacity to 40%.
 
 
Right-click on the clothes layer and choose Blending Options. Check on Outer Glow, set the color to #F7B12F and rest of the settings as below. Check on Inner Glow, set the color to #FB6D08 and rest of the settings as below.
 
 
Download the last Jump image from SXC.hu. Extract the image out, excluding the head, hands and legs like the one shown below. Rename this layer to Jump 3.
 
 
Download Sand from Tatertot101010. Crop the sand texture along the outline of the original jump image. May erase slightly on both legs.
 
 
Extract the same Jump image again and this time includes the head, hands and legs. Place this new cropped image in between the Sand Texture and the Jump 3 layers. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Multiply. Use the Eraser Tool to remove details, such as the eyes and some other areas.
 
 
Using the Eraser Tool with Chalk type, remove part of the sand face as though they are breaking up.
 
 
Do the same for the hands and legs.
 
 
Download Debris Brush Set from Zigabooooo. This is one of the most useful brush I have ever downloaded! Set your foreground color to #AD9254 and paint debris around those sand breaking areas.
 
 
Download Sand Flying from tempostormzepo. Open up the image and go to its Channels. Ctrl+left click on the Red Channel to load the selection around the lighter areas.
 
 
Go back to the Layers tab, drag the sand into your working document with the Move Tool. Go to Edit > Transform and rotate it to look like the one below. Use the Eraser Tool to touch up the edges.
 
 
Create a Curves Adjustment Layer, go to its Blue Channel and key the settings as shown in the diagram.
 
 
Create a Levels Adjustment Layer, and key the values 5, 0.92, 230.
 
 
And there you have it! Finish up the design with your title and you are done :D Hope you guys enjoy this tutorial. Also do provide me with some suggestions on what tutorials you like to see in the next post. Cheers!
 

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27 Comments | Write a Comment

  1. zakariya says:

    thank… i need it ..

  2. Jejomar says:

    Sir Johnson Koh.. Where can I see that “Chalk Type” Eraser? XD

  3. woww. That’s greatttt

    thank u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. It is good that you took your time to write this post; it’s great to read another’s point of view. I respect your work on this post, and I’ll come back for more info.

  5. Impressive blog. My friends and I were just discussing this the other day. Also your page looks great on my old laptop. Now thats uncommon. Nice work.

  6. Exceptional post. My class mates and I were just talking about this the other night. Also your page looks great on my old blackberry. Now thats uncommon. Nice work.

  7. Brian says:

    I cant get that flying sand in my doc

  8. AUm says:

    That’s very hard….i won’t even try to do it. I’m a newbie in PS but i lke to learn…but i saw the tutorial and i was amazed.

  9. A really great design tutorial! keep up the good work

  10. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks guys!

    @Nora: No problem. You may use the Move Tool to drag the texture image into your working document ;)

    • atif says:

      Download Sand from Tatertot101010. Crop the sand texture along the outline of the original jump image. May erase slightly on both legs.
      i can’t get the above mention step plzzz plzz tell in detail i would love to complete this tut

  11. huwaw69 says:

    wow great effects elementally awesome hahaha

  12. nora says:

    how to put the texture image onto the document? I’m sometimes stuck in this simple steps, help please.

  13. moih60 says:

    thanks..great work

  14. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks!!! Have a good Monday! :D

  15. its really easy and is a Goood tuto men…! Thanks…! i like my yours style..! xD

  16. Bekey says:

    hahaha, thats very nice ;) keep it on

  17. ricardoFx says:

    great tuto @johnson

  18. jessa says:

    wow!!that was awesome..another outstanding work johnson! :)

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