Create a poster on the theme of jazz music in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a trumpeter silhouette with beautiful lighting effects in Photoshop. We will use various filters and Photoshop tools. Step by step, we will guide you through the various processes to achieve this fantastic work.

Final image:

Step 1

Create a new document size 1500? 2100 px Resolution (Resolution) 72 dpi, ColorMode (Color Mode): Rgbcolor (RGB colors) 8 bits, then add a gradient fill layer by going to the menu Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient (Layers > New layer fill > Gradient)

Step 2

Then open the model (trumpeter) image and separate it from the background using the tool QuickSelection ( Quick Select) (W) or highlight with Pen Tool (Feather) (P)

Insert the cut image into the working document.

Then go to menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation (Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation)

Duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J) and return to the menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation (Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation)

Now take the tool Eraser (Eraser) (E) with the following parameters:

  • Size (Size): 20 – 100 px
  • Hardness (Hardness): 0%.
  • Opacity (Opacity): 60%
  • Flow (Push): 30%

And erase the edges so that a layer appears under it, you can also use a layer mask.

Step 3

Duplicate the trumpeter layer and return to the menu. Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation (Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation).

Then apply the filter MotionBlur (Blur to Motion) through the menu Filter> Blur> MotionBlur(Filter> Blur> Blur to Motion)

Now place the filter layer directly above the gradient fill (under all layers with the blower).

Next, move it to the left by a few pixels, and then take the tool Eraser (Eraser) (E) and erase some parts to create the next effect.

Step 4

Create a new layer, take the tool Brush (Brush) (B) black and draw a shadow like here.

Then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), take Brush (Brush) (B) and add stars as shown below.

Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Create another layer and do the same using the color # f0c0c5.

Also change the blending mode to Screen (Screen).

Step 5

Create a new layer, then go to menu Filter> Render> Clouds (Filter> Rendering> Clouds)

Take Eraser (Eraser) (E) and erase some of the clouds.

Then change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Step 6

Then, import the following image. Halo and adjust it as shown below.

After that go to menu Filter> Distort> Twirl (Filter > Distortion > Twisting)

Next, apply to the filter GaussianBlur (Gaussian Blur) through the menu Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur)

Now discolor it by going to the menu Image> Adjustments> Desaturate (Image> Correction> Discolor) (if the menu is displayed dim the layer through the menu Layer> Rasterize (Layers> Rasterize))

Then change the blending mode to ColorDodge (Lightening Basics)

Take Eraser (Eraser) (E) and erase the right side of the halo

Step 7

Create a new layer, take Brush (Brush) (B) and draw a ray of light as shown below.

Finally add a correction layer. Color Lookup (Search color) by going to menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> ColorLookup (Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Color Search) (This filter exists in Photoshop CC version, but you can use external filters like Color Efex Pro).

Then change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication)

And here is the final result:

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