How to Design Poster Photoshop CC?
New acrylic pack that has just been released over the design cuts marketplace the pipe contains loads of design resources to help you create awesome artwork using a variety of colourful paint textures Photoshop brushes vectors in a fancy smart PSD so in this tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating a cool design that’s made from a small selection of those items which you can download for free from the area below this video our work.
We’ll be creating is a poster for a fictional Summer Music Festival it uses two of the textures from the pack along with samples from the brushstrokes brushed circles and brushed underlines victors will combine these resources with some typography and shapes to produce this brain clough all design so begin by opening up the red texture named mercury rising in Photoshop double-click.
The background layer to make it editable and then press command + T to transform scale up the texture while holding the Alt + Shift keys until the painted area fills the entire canvas hit command + I to invert this layer to switch the red colour into a bright blue or alternatively a colour overlay layer style could be used to specify an exact colour open the paper texture in Photoshop press command + a to select all followed by command + C to copy switch back to the main working document and press command + V to paste change this layers blending mode to multiply then go to image adjustments and desaturation to remove the colour reduce.
Setup using black multiply around 30% opacity 90 degrees angle 25-pixel distance zero spread in around 50 pixels in size right-click the drop shadow from within the list I can select create layer press command + T to transform then right-click and select warp bending adjust the shadow to give it more of a natural appearance as if the paint is lifting away from the background hit enter to confirm the changes then reduce the fill amount to around 15% to further tone down the visibility of the shadow select a rectangle tool then create a new layer drag out a shape from the centre by holding the Alt key and hold shift to keep the proportions constrained to form a square play route any fill.
It might have then set up a white stroke from the top toolbar adjust the size of the stroke to around 25 points move this shape to snap centrally onto the canvas next add a layer mask to the rectangle layer then hold the command key while clicking on the thumbnail of the summer harvest texture layer to load its selection select the rectangles layer mask in the layers panel then use the shortcut Alt + backspace to fill this selection with black and that’s effectively raising this portion of the shape to grab the brush tool then set up a tip with the hardness of around 75% switch the foreground colour to white then begin painting on the artboard to bring back the rectangle shape from the layer mask. Photoshop CC
Pick out one of the brush strokes from the texture then paint up to this line with Y adjust the brush tip to achieve more accurate control or press the X key to switch the foreground and background colours to toggle between raising and restoring the artwork from the mask follow the outline of the square and restore specific areas between two prominent brush strokes from the texture to give the impression that the square weaves in and out of the painting double click this quadrilateral layer at the same drop shadow then repeat the process of right-clicking and selecting create a layer and transforming it with a warp to produce a more realistic shadow effect. Photoshop CC
Use the type tool to add some text within the centre of the square I’m using a nice free geometric font named monster out in bold hold the Alt key while dragging the text element to make a duplicate then edit the wording to spell out the name of the fictional festival use this shortcut command + T to transform and scale the text elements so they’re all the same width for the word 2016 I’m using a premium brushstroke font named have heart skew this text slightly so it flows open overlaps the other text slightly hold shift and select all the text elements then position them centrally within the square.
So there’s the same amount of space at both sides to reinforce a 2016 brush script copy the brushed underline back to shape from the sample pack and paste it into the Photoshop document scale and position it to sit underneath the 2016 wording and press command + I to switch the black fill to white copy one of the sans-serif text elements and scale it down so it can be used type out a list of fictional artists that are playing at this fictional summer sounds festival select all of these new text elements and use the align buttons in the toolbar to line them up centrally and distribute the spacing evenly between them copy the rough vector brush stroke from the sample pack and paste it into the Photoshop document squash it down to form a thin line and use it as a divider between these text elements hold shift and select each text element and divide a shape then hold the Alt key to drag out a duplicate set for the other side edit.
The word into lists more fictional artists when you did select all the elements and snap them centrally to the canvas copy the brush circle vector shape and paste it at the top of the design use it to house a logo which can be given a colour overlay with an eye dropped colour from the paint texture to help it fit into the design here’s another text element to type out the word presents underneath the logo scale it down but increase the tracking to around 500 to give it more presence the final artwork makes clever use of the acrylic paint textures.
To create an abstract poster design for our fictional summer sounds festival we’ve seen how the JPEG versions of the textures are great for backgrounds while the PNG versions are really handy for overlaying onto other elements without the white background getting in the way the collection of vector shapes in the pack can be used alone or combined with the textures to complement the painted theme so be sure to check out the fall acrylic pack in the Design Coast marketplace to see all its contents includes 17 textures just like the ones we’ve used here along with photoshop brushes seamless patterns and vector shapes as well as a smart PSD which allows you to paste in your artwork and have it instantly convert it into an acrylic painting device.
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