Abstract Art Brushing: Part 1

Over the next couple of days, we will be teaching you how to brush your abstract artworks nicely, so that they may gain a beautiful scheme and give your works of art a nice environment.
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Firstly choose a render before anything else. You choose a render first so that you can figure out the colors or the size you want it to be.
I picked this render.
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After you pick the render choose the size. I picked 600x900Pixels.

Add your render. And resize and move it.
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Now duplicate it and add a Gaussian Blur on the bottom layer.
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Now duplicate the blurred layer twice.

It should now look something like this.
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Now merge all the blurred layers.

And duplicate the background then add a Gaussian Blur save as above and Desaturate it.

Then set the layer to Multiply. But if you have a dark render change it to make it more brighter to give a contrast against the dark render.
Should look something like this.
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Now merge the two layers.

Now we need to make a Gradient Map. To do so click on the half white half black circle and select Gradient Map
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And set the layer to Color Dodge.

Next what we have to do is give the background more depth and feel. We can do this by using Brightness/Contrast, Curves, and Levels.
Click on the circle that’s half white and half black and go to Brightness/Contrast. Make sure it only goes over the blurred layer not the render.
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Curves.
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Levels.
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Now duplicate your render. And desaturate it.

Then set it to Darken and it should look similar to this.
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Merge the 2 render layers.

Now make a Gradient Map over the render and set it to Darken.

Then merge the two. And add the following.

Brightness/Contrast
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Curves.
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Levels.
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Now lets start the brushing. Make a new layer between the background and render.

Find a brush pack that you want to use then do something similar to the following.
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Now make a new layer above the render and add some brushing.

And you are finished.

My final result.
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