Learn to Create Effect of Rapid Movement on Photoshop (Part 1)

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In Part 1 (of two) of this tutorial learn how you can create the effect of object rapid movement using as an example a fast moving car.

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Learn to Create Effect of Rapid Movement on Photoshop

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Step 1

Start by opening photo on Photoshop. Duplicate layer with Ctrl+J. With Polygonal Lasso Tool selected cut out the car from the copied layer.

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Step 2

When you have car selected go to Select > Inverse and press Del. If you turn off the visibility of the layer with photo you should have something like this:

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Step 3

Turn back on visibility of background layer. We’ll work with the background layer. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur:

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Step 4

Select car layer and duplicate it with Ctrl+J. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur for the copied layer:

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Select the Eraser Tool with soft-edged brush and erase the blurred layer in the hood area.

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Merge layers with car by selecting both layers and pressing Ctrl+E.

Step 5

Now select the wheel rim area with the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

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Copy selection to a new layer by pressing Ctrl+J.

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Go to Edit > Transformer > Scale to scale the wheel rim to get something similar to my screenshot below.

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Go to Edit > Transformer > Warp.

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Still with wheel rim selected go to Select > Load Selection. After that apply Filter > Blur > Radial Blur with following settings:

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Move wheel rim back to his place and apply Edit < Transformer > Warp again.

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Step 6

Repeat step 5 all over for the other wheel rim in the back. In the end merge all layers except background layer and we will have only two layers.

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Part 2

Part 2 of this tutorial nas been published.

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10 Responses

  1. Harpreet says:

    awesome work !
    bt 1 wud add something as an advice !

    the color combination u chose is nt looking so good .. it could be better !

    and the reflection of the building on car’s hood should also be blurred !

  2. yourdaddy says:

    waiting for part 2..plz make it fast
    thnx

  3. Vinayak says:

    Looks really nice!
    Loved the radial blur in Wheels!

  4. unknown-man says:

    damn! u guys really creative :)

  5. wilkys says:

    wow: Esta primera parte esta muy buena y el diseƱo es tan creativo…..

    Muchas gracias por hacer de algo muy dificil y hacerlo ver de una forma muy facil…

    Dios te bendiga, continua haciendo la segunda parte.
    ————————————————————————————wow: This first part is very good and the design is so creative …..

    Thank you very much for making something very difficult and make it look a very easy …
    God bless you, continues to do the second part …..

  6. Ranit Ganguly says:

    wonderful creative work. God bless you.

  7. aditi says:

    hey…soo simple and nice,,,,cool

  8. mkh says:

    The result could be a lot better, the blurred orange in front of the bumper shouldn’t be there. Also the motion blur in the buildings on the background looks bad maybe you should have used zoom blur