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Add a Fresh Splash to your Design

In this tutorial, I’ll show you several techniques for enhancing a basic banner design for a product or service. These techniques can be employed to add a fresh splash to many of your designs!

The Finished Ad

Before we begin, lets take a look at what the finished result looks like.


Images We’re Using

Before we can create the ad, we need to have the images for it. I’ve decided to use the following:

Or you can download them here.

Step 1 – Creating the Background

Create a new document, mine is 500x647px. Grab your Gradient Tool and set it to Radial Gradient. I feel like making a green inspired ad, so I’m going to use #ceed12 as my foreground color and #186600 as my background color. Create a gradient near the lower left corner of the document.

Gradient Done

Create a new layer, and grab the Reflected Gradient Tool. Set the blending mode to Difference and create an effect like the one shown below by creating multiple gradients on the same layer. (Use black and white as the foreground and background colors)

Reflected Gradient Options

Reflected Gradient

Once this is done, set the blending mode of the reflected gradient layer to Soft Light and lower the opacity till you get an effect that you like.

Soft Light Effect

Step 2 – Working on the Bottle

Now that the background is complete, lets bring the bottle into the ad and re-size it.

Bottle In

Use the Magic Wand Tool to select the white area and delete it. Then reposition it in the bottom left corner and rotate it so that the cap points to the upper right.

Bottle No White

I want to change the color of the bottle to green so that it matches with the rest of the ad. To do this, create a new layer, then Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of the layer containing your bottle. Select a nice green color, and fill the selection of the bottle on your new layer with it. Then change the blending mode of the layer to Hue.

Green Bottle

With the bottle still selected, create another new layer, and use a soft black brush and run it along the sides of the bottle. Then set the blending mode of the layer to Soft Light.

Black Sides

Black Sides Soft Light

Step 3 – Adding Leaves and Splash

Bring the leaves into the ad the same way you brought the bottle in, and then place them in front of and behind the bottle. You can use them multiple times and rotate them to get better effects.

Bottle Leaves

Open the splash image. The only part of this image we want is the splash that is in the bottom right corner. To select this, we are going to select Color Ranges. Go to Select > Color Range. Use the Add to Sample Eyedropper and select different areas of the splash.

Color Range

Click OK to select the areas that are in white. Remove the clouds from the selection by using a selection tool and holding alt.


Copy the splash and paste it onto a new layer in your ad. Re-size it and place it in the lower left corner on top of the bottle and the leaves. Then go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen to sharpen the splash. You may want to sharpen it a few times, but don’t overdue it. I also decided to grab a large soft eraser and partially erase the outer edge of the splash to soften it some.

Bottle Splash

Step 4 – Adding the Rings and Strokes

Adding the rings around the bottle is quite simple. Select a 3px brush. Then, grab the Ellipse Tool found under the Rectangle Tool. Using the Paths option, create a wide oval a little larger than the width of the bottle.

Ellipse Tool Options

Oval Path

Right click, and choose Stroke Path. Then select the Brush from the drop down menu and make sure Stimulate Pressure IS checked. Press Esc to delete the path. Then apply the following Layer Styles (Right Click Layer > Blending Options):

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

All that’s left is to rotate the ring until its at a nice angle. To create more, simply duplicate the layer (Right Click > Duplicate Layer) and re-size them if needed.


To create the other strokes, use the Pen Tool, and apply the same layer styles shown above. Remember to place some layers behind the bottle and change opacity to create more effects.

Layer Styles

Right click a layer and copy its layer style to quickly paste the same layer styles onto a different layer.

To create the circles along the path, simply increase the spacing on your brush tool before you stroke the path.

Circle Brush
Bottle Strokes

Step 5 – Adding Some Fun to the Ad

Create a new layer below your bottle. Then grab a 19px hard brush and change the settings to the following:

Brush Tip Shape

Brush Tip Shape

Shape Dynamics

Shape Dynamics



Color Dynamics

Color Dynamics

Then start brushing onto your new layer. Try to keep bigger circles next to the bottle and smaller ones as they move further away. Set the blending mode of the layer to Overlay when you are finished.

Large Circles

Do the same thing on a new layer with a smaller brush and lower the opacity of the layer.

Small Circles

I’m also going to add another splash layer that will lie between the circle layers. After I have my splash in place, I’m going to Ctrl+Click on the large circle layer, and delete this selection from my new splash layer. This way, the splash won’t appear under the circles, since the circle layers are set to Overlay.

Second Splash

Step 6 – Finishing Up

Since my bottle doesn’t have any labels, I’m going to add my own. I’m also going to place the logo of my drink in the bottom right corner and add some small circles around it.


And of course, here’s a PSD you can grab for free with the tutorial contents!


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    very nice tutorial ^^
    though i’ve got a difficulty with Color Range for the splash image

    Thanks! ^^

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    55-inch lcd (1 Point) December 3, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Great Job
    Good Tutorial

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    Danny C (0 Points) December 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Brilliant tutorial. I’m going to try it out and then look through the site. I’m still learning photoshop so this is really useful. Thanks.

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    LaundryBasketcollapsible (0 Points) November 22, 2010 at 3:26 am

    nice man
    love this tutorial

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    deeyuan (0 Points) September 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    very nice tutorial. I learned a lot, thanks.

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    very nice tutorial, I learned a lot, thanks

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    BANNER DESIGN (1 Point) September 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

    One Of the Nice and detailed tutorial…

    I learn many things from this..Thanks alot for sharing…

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    amitades (1 Point) August 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, it`s wonderful. I like it!

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    Phung (1 Point) July 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

    cach tao cac quang cao hay , em muon tao cac duong sang quanh cac nhan vat , lam sao duoc a

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    fresh business cards (1 Point) July 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Well done, really cool!

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    Risa (1 Point) July 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    This is wonderful! ty xoxo

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    Jordon Allen (1 Point) June 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This is very nice short sweet and to the point. It’s amazing what a creative mind can do with so little tools. Very inspiring.

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    Tanya (0 Points) May 31, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Hello! This Tutorial ist amazing. Very nice.Can I ask you something : How can I bring the bottle and re-size it?

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    major singh (1 Point) May 21, 2010 at 2:11 am

    just awesome man infact i love to watch the way u express urself through this design


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    You’re doing some extreme good stuff here! .. I mean, this is real professional info, absolutely free! .. Hats off to you!


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    Hey loving the add… Im doing something similar to this.. but call me stupid I cant even get past the first step lol… How do I pick what colour i want for my foreground, etc in the gradient tool… I want orange for th main colour and yellow for the circle part :) please help me out!!! thank-you

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    色情小嫩屄 (1 Point) March 31, 2010 at 9:51 am


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    mpologomar (1 Point) March 31, 2010 at 9:06 am

    man watagwan, i am this is yo boy from jamaica, man js dig dat staff man it’s so cool man, man i wish i could send down those tutorials man i will be so greatful. mi teke life fifuone.

    Bye for now

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    โหลดเพลง (1 Point) March 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Great tip , Thank you for your share@!

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    psn card (1 Point) March 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    PlayStation Network Cards or psn cards are prepaid cards used to buy PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable contents in the online PlayStation network. Our Online PSN Store is easy to buy psn card USA only) directly via Paypal which is very safe.

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    โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) February 3, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Great post . Thanks154

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    แจกเพลง (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Great post . Thanks147

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    เพลงใหม่ล่าสุด (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Great post . Thanks142

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    เพลงใหม่ล่าสุด (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 8:24 am

    great tutorial . Thanks

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    Red Leeroy (1 Point) January 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    great stuff, really enjoyed that – thanks a lot.

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    CSS CODES (1 Point) December 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    awesome tutorial.. thank you a lot for sharing your knowladge…

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    not bad in this session interesting is only that water splash is very nice thing u dint anyway it will help me thanks. bye

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    Which Photoshop can i download for free to do this?

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    rollinz33 (1 Point) November 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    dosent work for me… damn
    cant cut image out from picture, says smart object is not directly editable
    and when try to cut image out it turns black around image

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    Enrique Gallo-Endara (1 Point) October 8, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Gracias por ser Generoso

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    awesome tutorial.. thank you a lot for sharing your knowladge…

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    Coji Lee (1 Point) August 14, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I love it ~! Thanx for sharing~!~!

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    Photoshop Tutorials (1 Point) August 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Excellent tutorial! I really liked your use of brushes and scatter tool, it is really inspiring, thank you very much.

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    Rana O (1 Point) July 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

    wow that was really nice and easy…really i loved it

    I did something similar :

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    Johny (1 Point) July 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    thanks for your tutorial. so cool……

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    Tasha (1 Point) July 7, 2009 at 4:30 am

    This was an absolutely fun and educational tutorial!

    here’s my rendition; I figured I would give bubbles a shot:

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    ekspekt (1 Point) June 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    interesting post, will come back here, bookmarked your site

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    Web dizajn sajtotekar (1 Point) June 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Tyler Bramer, I like your tutorial. Idea is very commercial and trendy, and so stylish. I am a web designer, and I’ll use this method of creating commercial banners. Tutorial is very detailed in explanation and that I like so much. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, and making quite an effort.

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    bellisimo (1 Point) June 23, 2009 at 7:58 am

    thankyou heaps. was really helpfull :)

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    Audrey (1 Point) June 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

    i had the same problem with Sofia. i’m a newbie here so can you explain how to make those wonderful strokes with the pen tool? it would be perfect if you can post a video here.. btw, two thumbs up for you! i always find great tut here in tutorial 9. thanks a bunch! <3

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    dayana (1 Point) June 7, 2009 at 3:58 am

    thx a lot, ive learned so much

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    Asif (1 Point) June 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Great !!!!!!!!!!!

    Keep it up

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    foufou dz (1 Point) June 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

    WOW, Very awesome Tutorial, i like the dots effect & the twisted lines & the splash effect & the background
    Thanks alot for your fantastic tutorial :)
    i hope you will teach us more from your art

    foufou dz

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    PurpleNathalie (1 Point) May 14, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Beautiful Tutorial!!!!! <3

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    You could also bend your logo a bit, but great tutorial though!

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    rajika (1 Point) May 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    omg…u r awsum…this was my first tut on photoshop thanks to u i did very well….thanks u r a genius..

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    ooo7 (1 Point) May 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Fantastic tutorial. I just did a project in which the brush dynamics/dots effect would have saved me a lot of time!

    Do you know how long Photoshop has had brush dynamics? I know at least since CS2.

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    huwaw69 (1 Point) May 2, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Wow very cool DOTS effect and the TWISTING LINES very good art…

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    Butch Decossas (1 Point) April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Yet Another great tutorial.

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    Gyrel Dagooc (1 Point) April 23, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Great!! All I can say is great! Thanks!

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    Great Tutorial keep it up….

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    professional website design (1 Point) April 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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    sick tutorial, just cant get my ellipse to look perfect, is too fat at 3px too pixelated at 1 or 2, any tips anybody?

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    I learned so much from this! Thank you very much!

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    shine (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 4:52 am

    awesoooome man,thats awesome.

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    photo and photoshop (1 Point) April 6, 2009 at 4:08 am

    WOW i like this tutorial very much

    awesome and very easy to follow! Good job

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    chandra sekhar (1 Point) March 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    its really wonderful….thanku

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    professional photo retouching (1 Point) March 21, 2009 at 4:22 am

    What a really colourful result with this tutorial!

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    ok, i got me rings nice and tidy, then I graved the pen tool and did some lines, and then… I got lost.

    Do i need a new layer for this? After creating a new layer do y have to creat a new path too??

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    well i m beginner for photo shop but this tutorial help me lot and now being learn little bit from your lesson so thanks and be couentiud teach me like this …


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    I got lost when you say to change the color of the bottle with a green color I choose…how do I do that? because when I choose fill then color it doesn’t work. If I go to Solid Color it allows me to get a color but the result is something different. How do I get the results you get with the gradient tones in the inside of the bottle? Please let me know.

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    great tutorial
    easy and cool

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    Arama Motoru Optimizasyonu (1 Point) February 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Woww.Wonderful.Thank you for this tutorial.

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    Apcrinoo Electronic (1 Point) February 13, 2009 at 10:23 am

    This design is very very cool.
    .: Mena 7amdy :.

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    Ricardo (1 Point) February 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Great tutorial! thanks alot!

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    @Ingrid: Simply create a new layer and grab a large blue brush. Then brush around the corners and change the blending mode to Hue.

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    Wait a minute!!! Okay right when you ended the tutorial you changed yours to to look bluish. How did you do that??? Please explain

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    Omar A. (1 Point) January 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks alot for the great tutorial it’s just awesome and perfect,I learned some pretty usefull stuff from it

    Here’s a link for my outcome it’s pretty ugly but it’s good for my first ever photoshop design

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    Mehul Patoliya (1 Point) January 17, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I like this tutorials …. I like you Ideas….
    I’ve good knowledge of graphic designing… but i Impress for it….

    This image is exclusive.. outstanding….

    Please give me more tutorials on send my mail id……,

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    Jack Fisher (1 Point) January 16, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I like the end result super pretty I am going try it’

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    its a very nice…. very useful and easy to understanding the tutorials…. Thank You Very Much..

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    thanx man .great tut and good effect

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    i’m stuck changing the color of the liquid in the bottle from blue to green, dangit. what am i doing wrong?? you said to create a new layer, then cntrl/click on the thumbnail of the layer with the bottle?

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    @HishmanDesigns: You did an amazing job with this. I really like how vibrant and active your dots are.

    @All new comments: I’m so glad to hear that more and more people are finding this helpful for either learning techniques, applying techniques together, or simply inspiration.

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    Beginner (1 Point) November 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks a lot! This was an awesome tutorial. I used it to make a similar ad but with some differnt colours and effects. :) This is an awesome site.

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    Really learned a lot of useful techniques here! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial! Please keep them coming. :-)

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    HishmanDesigns (1 Point) November 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Oh yeah, keep up the good work and great tuts ! :)

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    vizhizbactaz (1 Point) November 3, 2008 at 11:10 am

    This is totally rad!
    Prolly helped me pass year 12 design ;)

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    Great tut! My outcome was outstanding! I am a graphic hobbyist, and I very much appreciate your tutorials! Keep up the awesome work!

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    It’s really nice!!! I love it.

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    luixdesign (1 Point) October 24, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Super good tutorial… thanks a lot… i did step by step and results a nice work.

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    Da king (1 Point) October 22, 2008 at 1:59 am

    We need more people like you on the internet…Thanks for the awesome Tut.

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    Nikki Dalonzo (1 Point) October 1, 2008 at 1:23 am

    I love all your tutorials!!!! AMAzing!!! I did one too!
    PLease keep inspiring us!!!!

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    As a new Design artist. I would like to say that I am moved by your creations i love your work keep it up. =)

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    Tyler Bramer (1 Point) September 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

    @Harrison: Sorry for the late response, I’ve been quite busy. If I find some time I’ll make a quick video showing how to make those ellipse lines.

    @anon: I got the final effect by creating a new layer, using a large soft brush with a blue color, and then setting the layer to Hue.

    @kevthio: Always great to hear that I’m inspiring people to design again. I hope you get back into it!

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    i was trained as a designer but have been really concentrating on the business these last few years… you make me want to pick up the mouse again to do design again… will let you know if i do. lol. thanks.

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    awesome tut buddy…really a nice one. :D

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    awesome tutorial. thank u for making it easy for us novice :D

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    bebo skins (1 Point) September 3, 2008 at 10:42 am

    wow amazing tut man, will be using this on my bebo skins graphics thanks.

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    @harrison = me too :(

    And is there a way of reducing their size and spacing them more accurately than by eye?


    how did you get the final effect – from changing it from green to blue?


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    MediaMisfit (1 Point) August 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Ok. This is a MUST GIVE PROPS moment. I was messing around with the gradient tool in the second step and have come up with some AWESOME STUFF. This is definitely a neat tutorial that shows some really good simple techniques to add to your designer tool chest.

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    Harrison (1 Point) August 21, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I cannot for the life of me get my rings to look anything like yours. a 3 px brush looks far chunkier than your thin rings, and “Simulate Pressure” being checked doesnt change anything at all. Is that how you got the beautiful fade on the one edge? I cannot get mine to look anything like it! How did you do that? Vid tutorial plz?

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    Anand Deep Singh (1 Point) August 19, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Awesome Works !! :-)

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    @Cobsoad: You can make an oval with the Ellipse Tool found underneath the Rectangle Tool.

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    Cobsoad (1 Point) August 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    i got ps cs3 and i dont how to made a ovale… i dont if i can change my toolbar or dl some new tools…

    can u help me plz?!

    Sorry for my english because im frensh

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    manohar Rajgurav (1 Point) August 9, 2008 at 6:04 am

    wow its fantastic

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    Sebastian (1 Point) August 6, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Great Tut!!

    I’mma use it a lot! let them keep coming!

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    Tutorials Room (1 Point) August 3, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Good Tutorial! It was chosen for the main page of
    Please submit all of your future quality tutorials in there.

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    vacarsu (1 Point) July 29, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I’m not sure about the escape method, but I did get rid of it by making it a selection, then unselcting it ;)

    Great tutorial by the way!

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    If you are talking about getting rid of the path for the ellipse tool, select your ellipse tool (or another shape tool) and press escape until it disappears.

    Thanks again for all the positive feedback and input everyone.

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    vacarsu (1 Point) July 29, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    How do I get rid of the oval shapes after I stroke the path, because when I press ctrl + T it aonly selects the shape, on all layers. So I need to get rid of it…

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    felicial (1 Point) July 29, 2008 at 4:04 am

    it’s really awesome!!!

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    (just a joke)

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    Webdevelopment Tutorials (1 Point) July 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    very very nice tutorial here!

    just a minor thing…the liquid surface inside the bottle should be horizontal and not perfectly inclined :)

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    sisir kr (1 Point) July 18, 2008 at 1:50 am

    good ,i show better in Mark Galare, sorry.

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    Hey, great tutorial guys, I really appreciate it!

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    Justin (1 Point) July 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Very good; however, there is one thing that needs to be changed, the liquid inside the bottle should be purpendicular to the bottom of you canvas since you bottle is at an angle. Other than that fantastic job!!

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    xClipse (1 Point) July 13, 2008 at 5:51 am

    fantastic and very useful tut, thanks!!!

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    Dan Collins (1 Point) July 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, such an inspiration.

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    junesmile (1 Point) July 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    simple and nice work!!

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    Barebone (1 Point) July 6, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Great tutorial, with wonderful effects! Thanks a lot.

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    Hello (1 Point) July 5, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Very useful tutorial actually… with very nice results

    For orange.. save the picture of the bottle then in photoshop : file < open

    once its opened copy it all (ctrl + A ) and paste it on the background (ctrl+ v)

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    Hello (1 Point) July 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Very useful tutorial actually… with very nice results

    For orange.. save the picvture of the bottle then in photoshop : file < open

    once its opened copy it all (ctrl + A ) and paste it on the background (ctrl+ v)

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    Orange (1 Point) July 4, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    i am a newbie on photoshop…

    how to bring the bottle into the background after the background done?

    someone teach me please……..

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    Peter White (1 Point) July 3, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Amazing tutorial, many thanks.

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    That looks wonderful Vanalesxa. I’m glad that you gave it your own unique feel and look.

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    Vanalesxa (1 Point) July 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Here es my work with this tutorial.

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    Moonya (1 Point) July 2, 2008 at 7:35 am

    very useful tutorial! thank you!

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    Brainz88 (1 Point) July 1, 2008 at 10:44 am

    It’s really great
    clear and very useful tutorial
    Thank u very much

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    Tasha (1 Point) June 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This was a fabulous tutorial; I have found myself another home to upgrade my skill set!

    Here is my contribution, with a few additions of my own:

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    Affordable Web Design (1 Point) June 26, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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    fantastic work!…looking ahead for more in the future….


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    Sword~ (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Awsome tutorial keep the good work , i love tutorial9 :)

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    Alex Beltechi (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations Tyler on your tutorial!

    This is truly an ironic situation, as I haven’t even seen your tutorial yet, and since mine has been in the making for a while now. Indeed, the subject of the ad is a common one, but there is enough of a difference between the two in order to make them distinct. Thank you for understanding, and keep up your good work!


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    I forgot to mention. If anyone is having trouble brushing the circles, I have a video on Flickr.

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    Once again, its great to hear appreciation from the community! David has put a lot of hard work into this site and I hope that it continues to grow and expand.

    @PSDTUTS Post
    The final outcome and techniques used in the tutorial are quite different than the ones that I used. Also, it would have been hard for them to write it and get it improved in such short time. Drink advertisements are really popular these days!

    @Tom Ross
    I try to keep things simple yet stunning, while at the same time, I try to explain why and how you do things, instead of just telling you to do them. I’m glad that you like my work!

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    Jonathan (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Hey David, Tyler and the rest of the Tutorial9 crew, I really appreciate the effort you guys have taken and put into this. It’s definitely a treat to come in and look like a pro even though I am a developer, not a designer.

    You guys rock. Best of luck, and I will be trolling here often. :)

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    elcodigodebarras (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    what can I say: waoooo!

    Thanks because with resources like yours internet is more friendly every day for rookies like me.

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    Tom Ross (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 11:22 am

    @David: Yeah, must be the summer weather ;) I do prefer your tut but both are cool.

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    antonwoods (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 11:10 am

    awsome tutorial, very much enjoyed the read! Keep these kind of tutorials coming, im learning alot :)

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    @ Tom Ross – haha, guess drinks are on the minds of several tutorial authors out there right now :P That’s a pretty slick effect they published over there.

    @ Tyler Bramer – Wonderful job on this one. Love the video you were able to include, and splashes are AWESOME! They remind me of some of the designs a restaurant called Chili’s uses around here.

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    crazyhunk (1 Point) June 25, 2008 at 8:09 am

    that is some sick effect….

    thanx a lot Tyler

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    Great job Biofobico. You did especially good with the splash and the leaves, helping to create some depth.

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    Tom Ross (1 Point) June 24, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Wow! Your tutorials explain things so clearly yet are not too basic or patronizing with it. Congrats and very nice tut!

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    Biofobico (1 Point) June 24, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Great one Tyler.

    Here is my attempt.

    Not as cool as yours but for my first time i think it’s pretty good xD

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    Juan T. Perez (1 Point) June 24, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    OMG this is AWESOME!!!!! GREAT MAN!!!!

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    Thanks for all the great feedback! I plan to only improve and bring more high quality content.

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    cottonfizz (1 Point) June 24, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    sweet tutorial, for a long time I struggled with grasping the basics of photoshop and with your school and these tuts I am on me sweet way.


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    Thats HOT! Thanks for this awesome tut.

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    Great tutorial! I love the effect.

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    Chris (1 Point) June 24, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Awesome TUT!

    Keep ‘em Coming :)

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    Thank you so much for showing how to use simple techniques to achieve great results ! Since I discovered this website I’m checking it every day for updates :) I would love to see something dedicated to blend modes.

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    LBrother (0 Points) June 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    That one is outstanding. At first I thought this would just be another “one-read-tutorial” without learning-effect. But then I was surprised because you are using nearly all of the important features in Photoshop and you explain them.

    I can’t use them in my work now, but I’m certainly going to get back to this tutorial.

    Thanks a lot,

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    Amy C (2 Points) June 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    omg! This is amazing!! Really great work here. I’m already using a few techniques for my latest project! Thanks!

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