Presentation of a laptop in Photoshop

Today we will create an advertising image of a laptop:

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Step 1

Create a new document. 1000x600 px. Then insert a laptop image into it.

Step 2

Separate part of the screen of your laptop using the tool Rectangular lasso (lasso tool). Then copy the selection to a new layer.

Go to the layer with part of the screen. Next, run: “Editing – Transforming – Scaling“(Edit -Transform – Scale). We enlarge the screen approximately twice. In my case, the initial screen was 204 px wide, and became 408 px. Place the enlarged image, as you like, be guided so that the overall picture looks good from the perspective point of view .

Step 3

Now select the tool Line (line tool) and a nice bright color for it. Draw lines from each corner of the big screen to the corresponding corner of the laptop screen.

Translator’s Note: line width set 1 pix. These lines are auxiliary – they will not be visible on the final image.

Refer to the image in the picture:

Step 4

Now duplicate the big screen laptop. Go back to the original enlarged screen layer and select: “Editing – Free Transform“(Edit – Free Transform). Then, in the menu at the top of the screen (see the figure below), change W (width) and H (height) from 100% to 90%.

Move the thumbnail so that it corresponds to the location of the lines you created earlier. Repeat this duplication process. accordingly reducing the size of the largest layer with the screen up to 80%, 70% and 60%. Remember that your original laptop photo is 50% of the original enlarged copy. This is how your image should look after you have duplicated and aligned them correctly along the guide lines:

Step 5

Add to your work document, on a new layer, any image you want to see on the laptop screen. Next, activate the grid above the image.

Then using the tool Free transform (Free Transform), resize the photo so that it fits neatly into the grid of squares. Name the new layer “Photo 1”. In this example, the photo is measured as 8 squares of the grid in width and 6 in height.

Step 6

Now duplicate the layer with the photo (a copy is still useful to us). Hide the duplicate layer and return to the original photo. Choose a tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) create a vertical selection in the center of your photo – a 1px column (guided by the grid) and delete it. Then do the same horizontally. If you want, the deletion line can be made more than 1px. You will have the effect like in the picture below:

Step 7

Now hide all your duplicate laptop screens, except for the smallest one (the one that makes up 60% of the largest copy). Go back to the landscape layer (the one you just cut open) and go to “Editing – Transform – Distort“(Edit – Transform – Distort). Change the photo so that it” lay “on the laptop screen.

To make it easier to do, you need to reduce opacity (opacity) layer (approximately opacity: 50% – 57%). When you are satisfied with the result – set the layer opacity to 100%.
Guided by this principle, we will post further images.

Step 8
Now back to the original layer with the photo. Duplicate it again, and using the same technique (step # 6), cut it into rectangles (there should be three rows of rectangular elements). In my example, the image is 8 squares wide and 6 high, so we got 12 squares.

Then, with the help of transformation, we distort and place the new cut photo on the next after the smallest laptop screen (repeat the steps in step # 7).

The figure below shows the result that you should get:

Step 9

Now repeat steps # 6 – # 8, but make rectangles two times smaller each time. For convenience, use the grid (grid pattern: 1×1, 1 / 2×1 / 2, 1 / 4×1 / 4). You can work with the original photo, as well as use the already “cut” images (this will save time splitting the photo into elements).

Step 10

When you finish overlaying images with elements, turn off the visibility of the layers with laptop screens. We will get this picture:

Step 11

Now the time consuming part. Hide all layers, except for the layer with the photo where the largest elements are located. Use Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool) (or another tool convenient to you) to select two rectangles in a checkerboard pattern and remove them.

Next, you need to remove unnecessary elements on the remaining screens, observing the chess order. The rectangles should be diagonally aligned to each other. The figure below shows the various steps to remove unnecessary elements:

Step 12

We still have a layer with the original photo of the landscape. Duplicate the layer again, and move it so that the layer is located above the layer with the image of a laptop. Then go to “Editing – Transform – Distort“(Edit – Transform – Distort) and set the photo on the laptop screen. Then hide all the extra layers and make sure that the layers with cut landscapes have a chess structure and are clearly visible. Group your layers with the laptop. Place this group so that the main image is in the center of the working canvas.

Step 13

Right-click on one of your rectangles. Go to Layer style (Blending Options). Add a Shadow (Drop Shadow) options listed below. After you have applied this parameter, right-click on the shadow (shown in your layers palette), select Copy layer style (Copy Layer Style) and paste this layer style on all your other photos with rectangular elements. The result is shown below:

Step 14

Now create a new layer below the “Laptop” group and name it “Background”. Turn off the visibility of the laptop group. Fill the “Background” with a radial gradient (Gradient Tool – Radial Gradient \ Gradient Tool – Radiant Gradient from white to light gray.

Step 15

Add texture to our work. Open the texture image and move it to our document with the poster. Place the layer with the texture above the “Background” layer, scale to the size of your document and lower the layer’s opacity to 20%.

Step 16

Now add some smooth lines. Create a new layer above the metallic texture layer. Adjust the round, hard brush: size – 1px, color – white. Activate the tool Pen (Pen Tool) and create the outline of the future line. When the outline is ready, right-click the outline and select Perform a stroke (Stroke Path).

Then simply duplicate the layer with the finished curve and place the lines as you like. Combine all layers with lines and lower the opacity of the merged layer to 30% for a softer effect.

We finished the lesson!

To make the picture look more complete, I added a bit of gray text. Click on the image below if you want to see the work in a larger size.

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