How to transfer an ordinary photo into an awesome ink smudge portrait effect in Photoshop? In this Photoshop manipulation tutorial, we will see, and learn step by step to make ink smudge effect in adobe Photoshop. Find out how to rework an odd photograph into a superior smudge ink portrait impact in adobe Photoshop cc. exactly when we‘ll transfer an ordinary photo into smudge ink portrait, then it looks awesome.

Preview of Final Results

How to Make Ink Smudge Effect in Adobe Photoshop?
How to Make Ink Smudge Effect in Adobe Photoshop?

Download All Needed Files from Resources

Ink 1: http://loadus.deviantart.com/art/Ink-Smudge-01-141622382
Ink 2: http://loadus.deviantart.com/art/Ink-Smudge-02-141622434
Download smudge brushes: https://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/8149-smudge-brushes.

Make Ink Smudge Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this new Photoshop tutorial, we will learn that how to make ink smudge effect from an ordinary photo, or from any simple photo you would like to use, we’ll make an awesome ink smudge effect in adobe Photoshop CC 2015.

1. Create a new page, transfer your photo

First of all create a new document with the size of a4 paper, or any page you would like, then open up your photo, and bring in this new page, and position it how you want to be set on the page.

ink smudge effect photoshop
ink smudge effect photoshop

On above figure as you can see the first condition of the photo, and the second figure is after adding some ink smudge effect, you can compare this two figure. I have used this photo in this project.

2. Transfer your photo into the page

Well, now go to bring your photo in your document, then make it larger like shown below. And you can set the photo anywhere of the page. Make inks smudge portrait effect in adobe Photoshop.

make awesome painting effect from ink smudge effect photoshop
make awesome painting effect from ink smudge effect photoshop

3. Apply the filter gallery (dry brush)

And now right click on the photo, click on convert to smart object, and then go to filter > filter gallery > dry brush, add dry brush from filter gallery, from the list of artist, like the figure below.

Add dry brush filter gallery in Photoshop
Add dry brush filter gallery in Photoshop

4. Copy the image, add layer mask

In fact, you applied the filter gallery. So click on your photo layer, and press CTRL+A to select it, then press CTRL+C to copy it, and also click on the layer mask, hold ALT and click on layer mask thumbnail, and again press CTRL+V past in layer mask.

Add layer mask photoshop
Add layer mask photoshop

Now as you can see our image is black & white color, because we are in layer mask.

5. Add curves adjustment layer

In this time do nothing just go to image > adjustments > curves, or just press CTRL+M to open curves adjustment layer, apply this setting form curves, like capture below.

Add curves adjustment layer in Photoshop
Add curves adjustment layer in Photoshop

When you added curves adjustment layer, then press CTRL+I to invert the photo.

6. Add ink smudge effect photo

Further, now go to transfer the ink smudge photos, that you have downloaded, then modify them like shown below, and then change the blending mode to multiply.

Add ink smudge photos on the face in Photoshop
Add ink smudge photos on the face in Photoshop

Like this continues the process till making it perfectly, duplicate the ink smudge and complete the steps, tips like above image, for this you should change the blending mode to multiply.

7. Duplicate the model photo, add layer mask

Finally, now click on the model photo, and press CTRL+J to duplicate the photo, and transfer it on top of layers like this, and hold ALT, click on the layer mask, it means we will add inverts layer mask on model photo.

How to Make Ink Smudge Effect in Adobe Photoshop?
How to Make Ink Smudge Effect in Adobe Photoshop?

Which brush do you have installed in your Photoshop, well click on the brush and smudge brushes, or any brushes do you have like this, pick up that brush, and bring down the opacity of your brush to 60%, then paint on the layer mask with a brush, make it looks better.

Ink Smudge Portrait Effect – Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

Conclusion

I hope you all enjoyed Photoshop manipulation tutorial, hope you learned something useful & informative. Make ink smudge effect in adobe Photoshop, so leave your questions, suggestions in the comment below, thanks for following my tutorial. Check out more graphic tutorials. Photoshop tutorials & Illustrator tutorials.

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