Lidia Lukianova is an artist and designer with a passion for illustration. She primarily works with the iPad to create illustrations, lettering, and animation.
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Lukianova opened an image of a grayscale flower. She held Command (macOS), Control (Windows), and clicked the flower in the Layers panel. Then, she clicked the Create new fill layer icon at the bottom of the panel, chose Solid Color, and selected black to fill in the flower.
From the Brushes panel, Lukianova selected the Soft Round brush set to magenta. Before she painted on different parts of the flower, Photoshop prompted her to rasterize the layer. Next, she chose the Ultimate Pastel Palooza brush from illustrator Kyle T. Webster’s Dry Media brush pack and added cyan and yellow strokes.
To create the marble texture, Lukianova applied the Liquify filter (Filter > Liquify). She adjusted the brush Size and Density. Then, she used the Forward Warp tool in the Liquify workspace to mix the colors.
The Smudge tool allowed Lukianova to spread the colors and wrap the texture around the flower. She finished the look by adding in a black background.
Choose from a wide range of brushes to design new special effects.