Making a poster in Photoshop

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document 1600px at 1280px. Fill the background layer with this color: (# b1c900).

Step 2. Use the shapes palette, select a shape in the form of rays, as shown below. Then center the shape so that it extends beyond the canvas. Use this color: (# bddc01).

Duplicate the shape of the rays. Rotate the duplicated shape so that only the thin lines of the background are visible. Then change the color of the shape: (# d3eb45). Your image should look like the one below.

Step 3. Now we are going to draw even circles of different sizes on a new layer. Set the brush opacity to 60% color (# 7a263e). All circles must be of different sizes. Add some circles with color (# 93133d) on the new layer.

Step 4. Next, create a new layer and add small circles with color (# cdde67). Again, on a separate layer, add circles with color (# d9f14a).

Step 5. Now it’s time to add a little bit of contrast with the help of saturated colors, like the ones we used first: (# 93133d).

Step 6. To complete the effect, create small circles that will make the layout more original. With these circles fill the unused space of the canvas. Make sure that they gradually disappear as they approach the edge of the canvas. Use color (# 7b2dc1).

Step 7. Plays a decisive role here Radial blur (radial blur). Select all layers and click Ctrl + Shift + E, to combine them into one. Once you’ve merged them, duplicate the layer. Name the new layer “Radial Blur” (radial blur). Then go to Filter> Blur> Radial Blur (filter> blur> radial blur) and set the parameters as shown below.

Step 8. You now have two layers: the background layer, and the duplicated layer, which you called the “Radial Blur”. Select the “Radial Blur” layer and change it. blending mode on “difference“Now you should get a dark image with bright green and blue colors. This is not the shade we wanted to get. Combine both layers into one and go to Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation (image> correction> Hue / Saturation), or just click Ctrl + U. Then change the color tone to 73.

Step 9. At this stage, we will add depth to the image, which will direct the viewer’s attention to the center of the image. Choose Quick mask Mode (quick mask) (Q), and using the tool Bucket tool (fill) fill the canvas with black. Next, select Eraser tool (eraser), and erase some areas.
Focus on the center of the canvas. As soon as you finish, we exit Quick mask Mode (quick mask) (Q) and invert the selection by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I. With the selected tool Marquee tool (rectangular area) right-click on the canvas and select “Copy to New Layer”. Go to this copied layer and go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (filter> blur> Gaussian blur) set the value to 4 pixels.

Step 10. It’s time to add another item. Load the image of the jar. Then cut the jar with Pen tool (pen). Do not worry about the bottom of the can, as we will use only the upper part of it. After you finish, move the jar to the center of the image, and rotate it 45 degrees. Then change the color tone to 180. Using Burn tool (dimmer), darken the bottom left half of the jar.

Step 11. Now you need to hide part of the jar. This will help us quick mask. Choose Quick mask Mode (quick mask). Then fill the entire canvas with black. Erase part of the mask with a soft brush in the place where you would like to hide the jar. After that, exit the mode Quick mask Mode (quick mask). Then go to Layer> Layer Mask> Hide Selection (layers> layer mask> hide selected area). You can also add sharpness. To do this, go in Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen (filter> sharpness> sharpness).

Step 12. Now, if you look closely at the image, you will see that it is too smooth. Instead of adding noise or grunge, we will mimic the texture of the metal surface. First, fill the canvas with white. Then go Filter> Pixelate> Mezzotint (filter> clearance> Mezzotintto). Select midpoints, and then apply a radial blur filter. Then set the blending mode Color burn (blackout basics).

Step 13. And at the end we will add an inscription on the left side of the canvas. I used a font called Incised 901 Nord Italic. After entering the word, double-click on this layer, and drop the layer style as described below.

Final result. That’s all! One advertising banner for energy drink is ready!

Conclusion A unique feature of this method is that it can be easily adapted to any requirements. Below is an example of how you can change the result simply by changing the color and shape. It all depends on your creativity! I hope you found this lesson useful!

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