Bright design for a club poster in Photoshop

In this lesson we will create such a stylish poster for a nightclub.

For the lesson you will need the following materials:

Step 1

Create a new document with a size of 800×1000 pixels. Make sure the image resolution is set to 300 pixels per inch, so it will be better for printing. Create a new layer, name it “background” and fill the canvas with color 2c2d53.

Step 2

Paste the nebula texture image into your document on a new layer and name it ‘nebula’. Place this layer on top of the document as shown below.

Change the layer blend mode with nebula to Overlap (Overlay) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) up to 40%.

Then create an adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). In order for the adjustment layer to affect only the layer with the nebula, and not the entire image, you need to enable the clipping mask by right-clicking on the adjustment layer and selecting Create clipping mask (Create Clipping mask).

Adjustment layer settings Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation):

Color tone (Hue): 0
Saturation (Saturation) -100
Brightness (Lightness): 0

Step 3

Create a new layer and name it ‘grid’. Load a brush into Photoshop Deadly tron suggested at the beginning of the lesson. Make a few fingerprints tool. Brush (Brush) in white at the top of the document.

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) of this layer to 6%.

Step 4

It’s time to add some light effects. Create a new layer and name it ‘highlights (white)’. Use a large soft white brush and print a few light spots in the areas of the background that you want to highlight.

Change the blending mode of the flash layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 5

Load a brush into Photoshop Raylight suggested at the beginning of the lesson.

Create a new layer and name it raylight neon ’. Apply several brushes with rays using color. 04edf9. Try to create a small light burst.

Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlap (Overlay) and duplicate it to make the lighting effect more intense.

Step 6

Create a new layer and name it ‘pink spots’. Using a big soft Brush(Brush) pink fb01a6, apply a few light spots.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening basics (Color Dodge) and reduce it Opacity (Opacity) up to 15%.

Step 7

Repeat step 6, this time adding purple spots on the new layer. The idea is to give the image color effects.

Step 8

Add text at the top of the document.

Text options:
Font: Clutchee
Style: Regular
Size: 30pt
Kerning (Kerning): 0
Colour: ffffff (white)

This font looks great, but with the standard settings, the distance between the letters does not look good, so to fix this, configure the kerning option to achieve the result, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 9

Now we will deform our text. Reduce some text and turn it counter-clockwise slightly. Then go to the menu Editing – Transform – Warp (Edit – Transform – Warp). In the top settings panel in the drop-down menu, select the strain option. Wave (Wave). Value Bending (Bend) leave the default 50%.

Step 10

Since we did not rasterize the text, we still have the opportunity to edit it. Select the text and change its color to 1f1b1b.

Layer styles for text Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Overlay Mode Overlap (Blend Mode: Overlay)
Colour (Color): ffffff
Opacity (Opacity): 75%
Angle (Angle): 120
Bias (Distance): 5pix.
Tightening (Choke): 0%
The size (Size): 5pix.

Step 11

Now let’s create a 3D shadow!
Duplicate the text layer you created. In the layers palette, place a copy below the original. Turn off all layer styles and set the text color on the copy. 00fcff. Now activate the tool Move(Move) and, using the arrows on the keyboard, move the text 1 pixel down and 1 pixel to the right.

Duplicate the copy layer several times, each time moving a copy of the text 1 pixel down and 1 pixel to the right.

You should get this result.

Step 12

Select all copies created for the 3D shadow effect in the layers palette and merge them in the menu Layers – Merge Layers (Layer-Merge layers) Ctrl +E. This will merge all the layers with a shadow into one layer.

Now add layer styles. Color overlay (Color Overlay) and Stroke (Stroke).

Settings Color overlay (Color Overlay):

Blend Mode Normal (Blend Mode: Normal)
Colour (Color): fd19a8
Opacity (Opacity): 100%

Settings Strokes (Stroke):

The size (Size): 4 pixels.
Outside position (Position: Outside)
Blend Mode Normal (Blend Mode: Normal)
Opacity (Opacity): 100%
Colour (Color): 000000

Step 13

Open image with casino lights and tool Oval selection(Elliptical Marquee Tool) select the third light bulb on the left, as shown in the screenshot.

Copy and paste this light bulb into your original document, placing it above the letters.

Step 14

Change the size of the light bulb to better match your letters and duplicate it, positioning it as many times as necessary to completely fill the inside of the letter “C”.

Repeat this technique, filling out the rest of the text. CLUB.

Step 15

Select all the layers with light bulbs and merge them all into one layer. Apply a layer style to this layer. External glow (Outer Glow):

Blend Mode Normal (Blend Mode: Normal)
Opacity (Opacity): 7%
Noise (Noise): 0%
Colour (Color): f0ecdb
Method Soft (Technique: Softer)
Tightening (Spread): 0%
The size (Size): 16pix.

Step 16

Create a new layer and name it ‘bottom area’. Select the bottom of the document at 450 pixels and fill it with color. 101010.

Step 17

Create a pink bar with color above the dark area ff00a8 and a height of 50 pixels.

Add a style to this layer. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Overlay Multiplication Mode (Blend Mode: Multiply)
Colour (Color): 000000
Opacity (Opacity): 25%
Angle (Angle): 120
Bias (Distance): 5pix.
Tightening (Choke): 0%
The size (Size): 5pix.

Step 18

Write your text over the pink bar. Settings for the text, see below:

Font: Aller
Style: Regular
Size: 6pt
Kerning (-Kerning): -50
Colour: ffffff and 171717

Step 19

Find the layer with the lower dark area in the palette and use the Ctrl + click combination to click on its thumbnail to load the selection. Now create a new layer above it, but below the pink bar. Name this layer ‘highlight text area’. Now draw a radial gradient from white to transparent in the upper center of the selected area.

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) of this layer to 15%.

Step 20

Create a new layer and name it ‘grid’. Using a white brush, apply another print with a brush (from previously loaded) over the dark area of ​​the document.

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) of this layer to 3% to make the effect barely noticeable.

Step 21

Write the text you want in bold Aller. Author added logo FanExtra, and you can add your sponsor’s logo.

Step 22

Open the delimited set suggested at the beginning of the lesson. Select one of them, copy and paste into your main document, using them to separate text areas.

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) separators up to 11% to make them less noticeable.

And our poster is ready! The author very much hopes that you liked his lesson and will be useful in the future.

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