Download the photo above here : http://b-e-c-k-y-stock.deviantart.com/art/Chandar-5-35969106
Brushes here : http://www.ramesstudio.com/adobetuts/sparkling_brushes.zip
PS: It's actually a dance pose called "Capoeira" from Brazil. I'm sure you guys've seen it before. Pretty unique stock photo, that's why I choosed this one.
Create a new document with the size of : 700px (width) and 900px (height). Fill it with black color and create a new layer on top of it. Select the "Brush tool"and choose grey color and click on the new layer you've created (at the bottom part just like above)
Cut out the model's photo from the background using the cutting tools
Paste it on to document. We need to create a shadow for the model. To do so, drag the model layer to the "new layer" icon.
You'll get something like this. Now click on the bottom model layer and click on the "Layer Style" icon on the bottom part of the layer.
Once the small window popup, under the "Color overlay" choose the blend color to black and click ok.
Go to Edit> Free Transform> Distort and rotate/ distort the model layer just like above.
Next, go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur. Set the blur radius to "5.8" and click "ok"
You've now created the shadow. choose the model photo (the one above the shadow) and go to Image> Adjustments> Hue and Saturation. Set the saturation slider to "-50" and click "ok"
Now is the best part! Click on the "Brush tool" and click on the small arrow. Locate the brushes you've just downloaded (See brush download link above). Choose "Unreal_Brushes_v_4_by_Edelihu.abr" for now.
Once you've done that, you'll see few brushes listed in the brush list. Choose any one of it (depends on your creativity, don't have to follow mine). Create a new layer before you paint.
Click on the photo using that brush. You'll see something like above image. If you find the brush is not aligned with the model, go to "Edit> Free Transform". Rotate the brush till you're OK with the position. Now we need to color the brush. Click on the "Layer Style" button. Next, see "Step 12".
Choose "Gradient Overlay". Click on the gradient bar, and a small window will popup. Set any color tones you prefer and click OK.
Can see the results? Now, using the "Eraser Tool" too brush off the highlighted parts above, so that it looks like the motion effect is actually moving around the model's body. This is a repeating step. Go and choose other brush shapes you've downloaded and repeat Step 11 - Step 13. Remember to create new layer for each brush effect, so that you don't mess up the other layers.
Once you've created the effects, its time to add some glow effects around the model. Make new layer below the model photo.
Select "Brush tool" with the color white and click on the parts shown above to create the "shinning effects".
Coolness! You're done!
Here's another sample using this same steps but a little extra effect. Remember my photo manipulation tutorials? Yup! I've combined that tutorials with this one to come up with this!
What do you think? Do let me know.
Thanks and please try ya !