Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect

Create a new document of size 500×708 pixels. Fill the background with #000000. Create a new layer and name it as Red Dot. Set the foreground color to #E65943. Select the Brush tool and choose Soft Round brush. Set the size to 650px and paint a huge dot as shown below.
 
 
Create another layer and name it as Green Dot. Set the foreground color to #7CC0A5 and repeat the same step as above. Set the Blend Mode of both layers to Screen.
 
 
Download Jessica Alba image here. Extract Jessica out from her background and drag her into your working document. Refer to this post for various methods of extraction. Name this layer as Model Original. Go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Then Edit > Free Transform to resize and position the image as below.
 
 
Duplicate the Model Original layer. Select the duplicated layer and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set the radius to 3px. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Screen. This will create a nice glowing effect.
 
 
Create a new folder and name it as Model. Move both Model Blur and Model Original into the folder. Select the folder and create a Layer Mask. Select the Brush tool and choose Soft Round brush. With foreground color as #000000 and opacity as 50%, paint on the layer mask around the border of Jessica. This will fade off some areas.
 
 
Create a new layer above the folder and name it as Light Green Dot. Set the foreground color to #9BC152. Select the Brush tool and choose Soft Round brush. Set the size to 650px and paint a huge dot around the top left area. Do the same for another dot around the bottom right with color #1E088C.
 
 
Set the Blend Mode of these two dots to Overlay.
 
 
Create a new document of size 500×500 pixels. Fill the background with #000000. Create a new layer and using the Elliptical Marquee Tool, make a small circular selection around 130×130 pixels and fill it with #FFFFFF. Select the Eraser Tool and pick Soft Round 100 pixel. Left click a few times at the center of the white circle drawn earlier to get something like the example below.
 
 
Double-click on the Background layer to convert it into a normal layer. Hide the black background layer. Select the white circle layer and go to Image > Adjustments > Invert. Your circle is black now. Create a rectangular selection around the black circle and go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. This will create a new brush in your Brush Preset List.
 
 
Select the brush you have just created. Open up the Brush Palette and check on Shape Dynamics and Scattering. Enter the settings shown below. Create a new layer below the Model folder. Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF and paint the bubbles in.
 
 
Create a new document of size 500×500 pixels. Fill the background with #000000. Create a new layer and using the Elliptical Marquee Tool, make a small circular selection around 280×280 pixels and fill it with #FFFFFF. Select the Eraser Tool and pick Soft Round 250 pixel. Left click a few times at the center of the white circle drawn earlier to get something like the example below.
 
 
Double-click on the Background layer to convert it into a normal layer. Hide the black background layer. Select the white circle layer and go to Image > Adjustments > Invert. Your circle is black now. Create a rectangular selection around the black circle and go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. This will create a new brush in your Brush Preset List.
 
 
Create a new layer above the Model folder. Select the new brush you created and apply the same settings for the Brush Palette earlier. Paint the bubbles in. Right-click on this layer and choose Blending Options. Check on Gradient Overlay and select Spectrum. Leave the rest of the settings as default.
 
 
Create a new document of size 500×500 pixels. Create a new layer. Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF. Using the Pencil Tool with size 1px, draw a straight vertical line. Select Eraser Tool and pick the Soft Round 300 pixel. Fade off the top and bottom edges. Create another new layer. Selecting the Brush Tool, pick Soft Round 100 pixels. Set the Opacity to 50% and paint along the vertical line you have just drawn. Delete away the left half of the paint. Shape it to look like the one below with Eraser Tool. Merge these two layers together.
 
 
Drag the lines you have just created into your working document. Duplicate several times and position them as shown below. Download 10 Scan Line Brushes from PaulW. Create a new layer and paint several scan lines behind the model.
 
 
Download Abstract Brushes Vol. 4 from Rubina119. Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF. Load the downloaded brush and pick Abstract Brushes 1. Create a new layer and paint the abstract lines around Jessica. Right-click on the layer and choose Blending Options. Check on Outer Glow and leave the settings as default. Use the Eraser Tool to remove some of the lines that cover Jessica’s face and arms.
 
 
Create a new layer, name it as Dust and fill it with #000000. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Set the Amount to 30%, Distribution to Uniform and check on Monochromatic. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels. Follow the settings stated below.
 
 
Re-arrange the Dust layer to the most bottom. Use the Eraser Tool to remove some unwanted areas and you are done!
 
 
You may also wish to try playing around with some downloadable Photoshop Actions to achieve a different feel like the example below. Here is a list of them for you to choose from. Hope you like the tutorial. Thanks!
 

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  1. iandefton says:

    hello every one – hope yous had a good one – pity we didnt get snow was all prepared wi sledges kids loving it any ways , all the best for the comming year – ian

  2. siddharth says:

    thxx….. for this tutorial……
    i dosent understand the masking part

  3. Umer says:

    You desinger is rocking man. yep thats simply great tutorial for every one. i love psdluxe

  4. endie says:

    Easy but, very powerfull tutorial.. More, more, more, and more… Like that please…!!!!

  5. Dru says:

    I cannot get the line part right.

  6. xbritrochellex says:

    I am just having some trouble with creating the folder. Is it the same as creating a group?

  7. Saintlammy says:

    I got it now on google images. I love this!

  8. Saintlammy says:

    Great tut! but the link to the lady pic is not showing jessica. anyone who know the link for the pic should tell me!

  9. Kit says:

    Im on with this! BRAVO! The tut is not complicated, easy to understand and finally I did it! THANKS!

  10. Its-Val says:

    i made it all the way to the “draw with pencil a vertical line” im totaly lost here … i don’t know what to do with them or how .. and from here on i have no idea how to deal with it !! i spent like a hour or more on that pic following every step .. im really deppresed that i can’t follow it through anymore ! i downloaded the brushes but still can’t follow this TUT through after the vertical line part … any help ? PLEASE ?

  11. mano says:

    can u help me i dont understand the step when we create the dot?????
    with the white and the the eraser tool???

  12. Tech-chand says:

    Thanks for sharing….I used Glowing Bubble effect to enhance my schooldays photo.

  13. minhtriet says:

    your tutorial is so awesome, thanks you so much!!!

  14. B-Balla Brian says:

    Amazing result, but what affects did you add to the font to make it look like that?

  15. rate pussy says:

    Hello, i’ve been visiting your homepage and it seem really informative. I’m building a family site and struggling to make it look good. How hard was it to build your site? Could someone like me, an amateur do this? I always wanted to make something like that. Just FYI your blog seem broken when I browse using IE 6.

  16. Opal Barraza says:

    Sweet Details I enjoy examples of articles which were written, and especially the comments posted! I’ll definately be visiting again!

  17. So hot, thanks for the post.

  18. aks says:

    nice tutorial and actress looking more hot then before :) thanks for sharing.

  19. byron napier says:

    yow nice design here is mine <a http://s574.photobucket.com/albums/ss184/byroncnapier2134/?action=view&current=girlmodelmixcolor.jpg
    what do you think i mix it up a little bit with my own brushes.

  20. byron napier says:

    yow nice design here is mine
    what do you think i mix it up a little bit with my own brushes.

  21. akeng says:

    very nice effect.. thanks for the tutorial

  22. arouperce says:

    gratzie

  23. graphicdesignerguy says:

    How do i get the alba photo to fade in the green. Its after you use the blur. I have tried so much and its to no aval. Can anyone help?

  24. Heaven Ideas says:

    Here are 2 variations of experimenting with models and light effects:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavenideas/3411711252/

    and

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavenideas/3441404203/

    Hope you enjoy them!

  25. bop7125 says:

    Iam graphic desiger. iam Vietnames. i like your style.i learn from you alot.

  26. Johnson Koh says:

    @Vanessa: Set the type of the Eraser tool to Soft Round 100px. You can do this at the Options of Eraser tool.

  27. Vanessa says:

    ahh this is easy to understand but onething..

    i CAN NOTT do the dang circle… cuz it says pick the eraser
    and then the soft round brush D:

  28. Marcelo says:

    Very goodd…..good good good..

  29. Johnson Koh says:

    @lostboy: Double-click on the gradient bar when in the Gradient Overlay settings. Another small window will pop up where you can see several preset gradients. Spectrum is in one of those.

  30. lostboy says:

    Where is Blending Options > Gradient Overlay > Spectrum? I don’t see anything that says Spectrum anywhere.

  31. Thanks for useful one.. Let me comebac if I face any problem editing an image….

  32. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks alot everyone! :)

  33. ashish says:

    defining pattern too will make some good effect

  34. Nice Effect

    Thank You

  35. Dani says:

    omg!!!! this is an awesome website!!! :)

  36. JILAVA says:

    lol..what text is that??

  37. lee13 says:

    acip…….!!!
    mantab……!!!
    Wahhhh……………….!!!
    Tank’s for 10Steps!!!!

  38. blok_b says:

    Yeah i mean the font, sorry for my english.

    Thank you

  39. Johnson Koh says:

    @blok_b: Do you mean the font used? It is Vivaldi.

    @huwaw69: You may wish to check out the extraction methods at http://10steps.sg/photoshop/types-of-extraction-in-photoshop/

  40. huwaw69 says:

    wow the model looks good with the bubble effect, im gonna try this one out, but i have to learn how to cut an object out of an image…

  41. Math says:

    Good

  42. blok_b says:

    Thx for the tut’, what is the police of the text? (Sorry for my english, i’m french :D )

  43. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks everyone! Finally back from the nonsensical army trainings!

    @Dainis: I do have mind blocks sometimes. Luckily there were suggestions given by the readers via emails so I will try to simulate the effects they wanted :D

    @Tealplayboymmc: You’ve made a great attempt!

  44. Tealplayboymmc says:

    Thanks,

    Well its not me,its my girlfriend,

    But i think its nice,

    Im gonna try do every tutorial Johnson makes from now on

  45. Elaine says:

    Johnson’s creative juices never runs out. FYI, he’s my guru.

    Tealplayboymmc >> awesome! you’ve made a personal profile picture with this tutorial~ if you so choose, you can soften the edges of the photograph even more.

  46. Tealplayboymmc says:

    Sorry Double post forgot to add link

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38476001@N05/3539063811/

  47. Tealplayboymmc says:

    This is What mine turned out like

  48. Can I ask how long it takes for You to create and think about new tutorial idea? I admire Your skills thinking something new or like that all the time.

  49. Tealplayboymmc says:

    Very Nice Effect,
    Now all i gotta do is get a Nice Picture of someone that would suit it.

    Oh and by the way i have been Coming on this site for months now so i decided to add some of my pictures to flickr and post my first comment :)

  50. Jody Meyer says:

    Awsome effect, just what I needed!

  51. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks for the appreciation! Btw, I will be in army camp for training these few days. Feel free to drop any questions here and I will response as soon as I can :)

    Enjoy your weekend guys!

  52. zalmoxiss says:

    Awesome mate, is easy to understand

  53. dGjess says:

    wow! new tutorial!!!hahaha…tnx johnson!can’t wait to try this one!!!! :)

  54. Garry says:

    very nice.
    imho, the spiral glowing line abstract brush can also be replaced by users’s own lines created with the pencil tool.

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