Btw - forgot to add the final step (not shown) that makes it look more realistic. Use filter > distort > twirl on the strokes layer (just a little!) to give it that final touch.
I wanted to make a Tie Dye effect for a recent piece (see here [link]
) and searched fruitlessly for hours for a tutorial that created the exact effect I wanted.
So I made it up.
Assuming that someone else out there may want to know how to do this, I did this tutorial based on the steps I took. Now you
have the benefit of knowing how to do it too, without the 45 minutes of screwing around with different ways of doing it to get it right! : D
(And if you use it, I'd love to see how you did - feel free to comment with a link, and I'll check it out!)
I've expanded on this tutorial with a quicker, better method for creating the white streaks. Check it out here [link]