Introduction: Blood Background Effect in Photoshop CS2

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I was messing around in photoshop making a gimp care bare (as you can see in the background of my photoshop. LAWL.) and I came across a nice way to make a blood background maybe for a signature or avatar or what not and I'll teach you how to make it!

Step 1: New Document

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Okay, you're going to start off by creating a new 5 inch by 5 inch document.

Step 2: Fill It In

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Alright, go ahead and take your paint bucket tool select black or blackish color and fill in the new document/layer with black.

Step 3: Render Fibers

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The picture is selecting clouds but what you're actually going to do is select fibers instead of clouds.

Step 4: You've Got Fibers!

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Now your picture should look something like what I have, you should leave the defaults for a look like i have or you can play with it, it really doesn't matter it will still look like our base idea.

Step 5: Your Difference Clouds!

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Now go ahead and go back to filter then render then difference clouds, you can do this once or for a better effect do it twice.
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Step 6: The Finale!

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Okay now your going to change the hue and saturation, but don't fret I have the settings for that right here, or you can play around with it a little and create your own little effect.
Once you're done with that you can add text or some wierd little picture because I know how freaky all you instructatards are ; P just joking! But yep thats the basis of it all and it's really simple and easy to understand!


ginger20037 (author)2012-01-14

lol, makes me think the care bear blew up! xD I love it!

brooklynbettie (author)2008-08-27

cool thanks for the tip...heres what I did with it.

sawbean (author)brooklynbettie2011-03-21

How u made this pic its Awesome....!!!!!!!!

brooklynbettie (author)sawbean2011-03-21

THank you, I made this about 2 years ago and forgot I was on this site...Sorry for not replying right away. I followed the steps in the tutorial for blood background effect. I used a photo of myself and used overlay to put the effect on my face and not the background,

3vilfkr (author)brooklynbettie2008-11-01

hi brooklynbettie, wow that looks awesome can you tell me how you did it please, is the face a picture of you? (want to use pic of me and create the image the way you have)

Mr.Clodex (author)brooklynbettie2008-10-24

Looks like a gears of war type thing

ooooooooooooooooooooooo nice :D

Marble of Doom (author)2010-08-23

Can't do this in Photoshop7- no Fibers. I'm sad now

pinkmonkey (author)2009-06-05

does it have to be 5x5 coz i want to make a video and have this as the front screen /beggining photo pleesee reply and thanks

opanocat5 (author)pinkmonkey2009-07-21


JakeTobak (author)2007-03-24

I did something like this a while ago for a sig.
1. Set foreground=red and background=black
2. Render > Clouds
3. Render > Fibers
Never did the Difference Clouds though.
Here's what I ended with, you can really see the "Fibers"
*Sorry, having trouble uploading the image here

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