Gnarls Barkley Inkblots

Photoshop Tutorials


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let's get out a photo of a random person, and make sure it's a very large photo!

Go to Image>Adjustments>Threshold and choose a setting that will suit your photo;

Then go to Select>Color Range and click anywhere on the black area;
Then copy it to a new document and resize it!

Besides erasing unwanted parts, leave this be, and go search for other photo's to apply the same effect on.Try to search for anything with curves in it. You can use ANY photo;Each shape, you should place on a new layer so that you can always remove it if you find a better outcome!

After that, use the standard shape in Photoshop for inque or blood and place a few of that around the document;

Merge the layers together by pressing CTRL+E;

Duplicate this layer and hide the original, then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur, and choose a desired setting;

Go to Filter>Texture>Grain and choose 100, 0 and Horizontal;

Then go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and choose 90 degrees and a easy setting;

Do the same step, only with 0 degrees;

Place this blurred layer BEHIND the original;

Add this layer-style to the original layer:
In the video-clip, many colors were used. You can use any color really. But make sure you got mathing colors like Purple-Blue, Orange-Green, Violet-Yellow and Red-LimeGreen.

And then your Inkblot will look like this:

Tutorial Comments

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Kinda confusing.

By MiissYER on Oct 24, 2010 4:12 pm

do you know how to change the color of the photoshop itself?
all i can do is change the background of the panel thing on the new image thing :(

By brigrafixdesignsz on Dec 26, 2008 1:22 am

totally awesome!

By NaShae on Sep 10, 2008 10:49 pm

nice :)

By creole on Aug 26, 2008 7:30 pm

Never mind about that last comment, I messed up by flattening the image. The layers aren't supposed to be merged with the background, just so everyone knows. Awesome tutorial wo/man! thanks

By L3G10N on Aug 21, 2008 8:57 pm

I am having the same problem as fabi21, the only thing I can think is you told us to merge all the layers too soon. But if that isn't it, please help me.

By L3G10N on Aug 21, 2008 8:53 pm

what what whattt photoshop used?

By TheMuffinMan on Aug 11, 2008 6:14 am

its all good till 08 but after dat it not why??...i went to FILTER/BLUR/MOTION BLUR but it doesnt look like urz....HELP!!
n how do i put the blurred layer bhind the original??

By fabi21 on Jul 13, 2008 8:12 am

aaahh!!! AWESOME!!!

By Cupcake-S on Jul 9, 2008 9:17 am

oh awesome tutorial =]

By N4th4li3L on Jul 7, 2008 12:08 pm
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Author Damian139 View profile
Submitted on May 17, 2008
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Approved on May 17, 2008

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