Create an energy poster in Photoshop

Final result

Source materials:

STEP 1. Create a new document (800X800px with a resolution of 300 px / inch).

Create a new layer, name this layer ‘background’ and fill the entire document with black:

On the ‘background’ layer, go Filter – Convert for Smart Filters (filter> convert for smart filters). This will allow you to apply filters without losing image quality.

Next, go Filter – Noise – Add Noise (filter> noise> add noise). Apply the settings below:

Settings for Filter Noise (Noise Filter):

amount (Amount): 20%
Distribution (Distribution): according to Gauss (Gaussian)
Monochrome (Monochromatic): tick

Next, go Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (filter> blur> motion blur). Apply the following settings:

Filter Settings Motion blur (Motion blur):

Angle(Angle): 90 degrees
Bias(Distance): 100 px

You may notice a strange effect at the top and bottom of the image. To fix this, simply transform the black area, as if pulling, sliding the edges of the upper and lower parts.

STEP 2. Create a new layer, name this layer ‘a highlight in the center’.

Using a big soft white brush, paint a highlight as shown in the screenshot below:

Reduce the layer opacity to 20%:

Next, create a new layer, name this layer “blue light flare”.

Using a large soft blue tint brush (02c3d9), paint a highlight as shown in the screenshot below:

Change the blending mode to Overlap (overlay) and reduce the layer opacity to 40%:

STEP 3. Download the flash image with the calves at the link at the beginning of this lesson. Move this image to our document, centered:

Next, change the blending mode to Lightening (screen), using this blending mode, you will hide the black background, then lower the layer opacity to 20%:

Apply a correction layer to the flash layer with sparks. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation), and then Color balance (Color Balance). Make sure that each adjustment layer is used as a clipping mask, since we want to make a correction only to the flash image with sparks.

Settings for the adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation):

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

Settings for the adjustment layer Color balance (Color Balance):

Sveta (Highlights): -26 / 0 / +36
Mid tones (Midtones): -66 / 0 / +32
Shadows (Shadows): -35 / 0 / +13

Result:

STEP 4. Create a new layer, name this layer “heart rate”. You can use either tool Line (line tool) or tool Pen (pen tool) to create a refractive line heart rate. I used a line thickness of 3px, color tone: 0bb3c4.

Apply a layer mask to the ‘heart rate’ layer and then set it using a soft black brush, set the opacity of the brush to 25%, paint certain areas of the refracting line on the layer mask, making it more arbitrary by varying the opacity along the entire line:

Next, on the ‘heart rate’ layer, apply the layer styles.

Settings for option External glow (Outer Glow):

Blend mode (Blend Mode): Lightening (Screen)
Opacity (Opacity): 50%
Noise (Noise): 0%
Colour (Color): c0f1fc

Result:

STEP 5. Duplicate the ‘heart rate’ layer. Next, go Editing – Transformation – Distortion (edit> transform> distort).

Distort the pulse rate line as shown in the screenshot below:

Reduce the opacity of this layer to 20%. Then once again duplicate the copy and overlay the two already existing lines:

STEP 6 Open the image of the energy drink bottle at the link at the beginning of this lesson.

Separate the bottle from the background, and then paste the selected image onto our document:

Apply a correction layer to the bottle layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation), do not forget to use the adjustment layer as a clipping mask:

Settings for the adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation):

Color tone (Hue): -5
Saturation (Saturation): 0
Brightness(Lightness): 0

STEP 7 Create a new layer, name this layer ‘bottle shadow’. Place this layer below the layer with the original image of the bottle.

Using a soft black brush, draw a shadow around the edges of your bottle.

Reduce the opacity of this layer to 20%:

Create another layer, name this layer ‘reflective shadow’. Duplicate the bottle layer, and then move the duplicate below the original bottle image.

Next, go Editing – Transformation – Flip Vertically (edit> transform> flip vertical).

Move the inverted image under the original image of the bottle, creating a shadow from it. Apply ‘reflective shadow’ layer styles to the layer, namely the option Color overlay (color overlay), set the color to black.

Then we go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (filter> blur> gaussian blur).

Filter Settings Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur):

Radius (Radius): 5.0 px

STEP 8. Create a new layer, name this layer ‘rays’. This layer should be below the bottle layer.

Download the Rays brushes from the link at the beginning of this tutorial.

Apply several brushes using a white brush. Create beams of light directed upwards from the base of the bottle:

Change the blending mode to Overlap (overlay):

Duplicate the ‘rays’ layer. Change the blending mode to Normal (normal) and reduce the layer opacity to 20%:

STEP 9. Create a new layer on top of all layers, name this layer ‘shadow’.

Using a large soft black brush, paint over the bottom of the bottle and the bottom of the document:

STEP 10. Create a new layer, name this layer “bubbles”.

Download the Bubble Brushes by following the link at the beginning of this tutorial and using a white brush, draw bubbles over the bottle.

Next, go Filter – Sharpness – Sharpness (filter> sharpen> sharpen). This will help highlight the details of the bubbles:

STEP 11. Download another flash image with sparks from the link at the beginning of this tutorial. Paste the downloaded image on our document, placing it on top of the bottle cap.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening (screen) to hide the black background and lower the layer opacity to 30%:

STEP 12. Glue the third image with sparks, place this image in the center of the bottle:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening (screen) and reduce the layer opacity to 70%:

On the third image layer of the sparks, apply adjustment layers. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) and Color balance (Color Balance), use each adjustment layer as a clipping mask.

Settings for the adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation):

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

Settings for the adjustment layer Color balance (Color Balance):

Sveta(Highlight): -46 / 0 / +35
Mid tones (Midtones): -60 / 0 / +53
Shadows(Shadows): -26 / 0 / +12

Also apply layer styles to this layer, namely the option External glow (outer glow):

Settings for option External glow (Outer Glow):

Blend mode (Blend Mode): Lightening (Screen)
Opacity (Opacity): 75%
Noise (Noise): 0%
Colour (Color): ffffff
Method (Technique): Soft (Softer)
Swipe (Spread): 0%
The size(Size): 21px

STEP 13. Glue your logo by centering your bottle:

Change the blending mode to Overlap (overlay) and reduce the layer opacity to 60%:

STEP 14. Download the sprinter image from the link at the beginning of this lesson.

Separate the sprinter from the background, and then paste the selected image with the sprinter onto our document, placing it in the lower left corner of the image:

Duplicate the sprinter layer and move the duplicate under the original layer.

Let’s go Filter – Convert for smart filters (filter> convert for smart filters).

Next, go Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (filter> blur> motion blur). Apply the following settings:

Filter Settings Motion blur (Motion blur):

Angle (Angle): 21 degrees
Bias (Distance): 250 px

You will notice a blur that appears on both sides of the sprinter. Apply a layer mask to the layer with blur, and with the help of a black brush hide the blur of the frontal part of the sprinter, leaving the blur just behind the back.

Apply adjustment layers to the printer layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) and Levels (Levels), use each adjustment layer as a clipping mask:

Settings for the adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation):

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

Settings for the adjustment layer Levels (Levels):

20 / 0.91 / 221

Create a new layer, name this layer ‘sprinter shadow’.

Using a soft black brush, draw the shadows at the bottom of the document and the sprinter:

STEP 15. Download the image The stream of water, then paste this image on our document:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening (screen) to hide the black background:

Duplicate this layer three times to make the water jet more visible. Then, merge these three layers into one layer:

STEP sixteen. Next, go Editing – Transformation – Deformation (edit> transform> warp) and deform the stream of water to form an arch with a directed stream from the bottle cap.

Repeat this step again, creating an arch with a stream of water on the other side:

Add two more jets of deformed water:

STEP 17 Download the Water Splash image from the link at the beginning of this lesson. Next, paste this image onto our document by placing it on top of the bottle cap:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening (screen) to hide the black background:

Add more splashes to the sides of the neck at the base of the cap:

STEP 18. Create a new layer, name this layer ‘water drop’.

Download the Water Drops brush at the beginning of this tutorial.

Apply the downloaded brushes using a white brush. You will have to click the brush several times so that the drops are quite visible.

STEP 19. Type any text on the right side of the bottle.

Text settings:

Font(Font Face): Alfa Slab One
The size (Size): 14pt
Interval (Kerning): -50
Colour (Color): ffffff
Inscription (Styling): Italics

Also go Editing – Transformation – Tilt (edit> transform> skew). Tilt the text so that the text is at a slight angle:

Apply options Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and External glow (Outer Glow) to the text layer.

Settings for option Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply)
Colour(Color): 000000
Opacity(Opacity): 10%
Angle(Angle): 120
Bias (Distance): 3px
Tightening (Choke): 0%
The size (Size): 0px

Settings for option External glow (Outer Glow):

Blend mode (Blend Mode): Lightening (Screen)
Opacity (Opacity): 25%
Noise (Noise): 0%
Colour (Color): 35eeff
Swipe (Spread): 0%
The size (Size): 21px

Result:

STEP 20. Duplicate the text layer, move the duplicate layer under the original layer.

To duplicate a text layer, delete all layer styles and then change the text color to black. Shift this text layer 1x down and 1x to the right. You will see that this will create a gentle shading effect:

Duplicate the black text layer and move it down by 1 px down and 1 px to the right. Repeat this step several times until you get a gentle shadow:

STEP 21. Create a new layer, name this layer “white flare”. Using a soft white brush, paint a highlight on top of the lid in the middle of the bottle:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (overlay) and reduce the layer opacity to 15%:

Create a new layer, name this layer “blue highlights”. Apply a soft brush of blue shade, as shown in the screenshot below:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (overlay) and reduce the layer opacity to 15%:

STEP 22. Next, create a new layer, name this layer “bleaching / darkening”.
To lighten / darken the image without losing picture quality, let’s go Editing – Fill (edit> fill) and fill the layer with 50% gray. Then, change the blending mode to Overlap (overlay). This mode will hide your fill with 50% gray, but will allow you to make light correction without harming your image.

Use soft black brush low opacity (about 10%) for creating shadows and a soft white brush with low opacity (about 10%) for lightening.

Focus on the main areas of light and areas where the shadows fall.

In the screenshots below, you can see the ‘bleaching / darkening’ layer under blending mode Normal (normal) and overlay mode Overlap (overlay):

STEP 23. Apply final adjustment layer Gradient map (gradient map). Do NOT use this adjustment layer as a clipping mask, as we want to apply this effect to the entire image, and not just to the underlying layer.

Settings for the adjustment layer Gradient Map (Gradient Map):

Gradient (Gradient): from Black to White
Opacity (Opacity): 10%

And we finished the lesson!

You can view the final result below. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and would love to hear your opinion on the technique of performance and the result.

Final result

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