We draw a flipchart in Photoshop

?When was the last time you were at the airport? While waiting, you may have come across an information board with a flight schedule. Plates with information turned upside down, and then new information appeared. In this lesson we will create such an information flipchart. Let’s get started!

The final result:

Step 1

Create a new document. Install the following sizes 1200 px? 800 px.

Step 2

Add a new adjustment layer Colour (Solid Color).

Step 3

Select the color shade # 26282d. This will be the main color for our information board.

Step 4

The main thing is that everything should be organized in the layers palette. The easiest way is to decompose the layers into the appropriate folders. Being on a layer with a correction layer Colour (Solid Color), press the keys (Ctrl + G) to create a new group for this adjustment layer. Double click on the group name to rename the group.

Step 5. Getting down to creating the basis for the text.

Create another group, name this group First Digit (First Digit).

Step 6

Add a rounded rectangle, color rectangle # 141213. This will be the basis for our text.

Step 7

Double click on the rectangle layer to apply layer styles. Stamping (Bevel Emboss) and Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Result.

Step 8

Select half the previous shape, and add two rectangles. In the settings, select the mode Subtract from selected area (Subtract Front Shape).

Step 9

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of a layer with half a rectangle to load the active selection.

Step 10

Create a new layer. Next, right-click on the selected area and in the window that appears, select the option Perform a stroke (Stroke) or go Editing – perform a stroke (Edit> Stroke). Install Width (Width) strokes: 1 px, Colour (Color): # as well Position relative to the border (Location): Inside (Inside). Photoshop will create a line with a thickness of 1 px along the selected area.

Step 11

Press the keys (Ctrl + D) to cancel the active selection.

Step 12

Press the keys (Ctrl + Alt + G) to convert a layer with a stroke to a clipping mask. Next, to the stroke layer, add a layer mask by clicking the icon Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. First, press the key (D) to set the default colors, and then fill the layer mask with black by pressing the keys (Ctrl + Delete). Choose a tool Brush (Brush tool). Using a brush, the brush color is white, paint over a separate area of ​​the stroke so that a part of the stroke line becomes visible again, thereby adding a highlight to the outline of the rectangle.

Step 13

We have created a clear highlight. Now, we will soften it. Create a new layer. Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of a layer with half a rectangle to load the active selection. Add a stroke to the selected area. Next, apply a filter to the stroke line. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur filter), for this we go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur).

Step 14

Press the keys (Ctrl + Alt + G) to convert the blurred layer to a clipping mask. Next, to the same layer with the stroke, add a layer mask by clicking the icon Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Fill the layer mask with black. Paint a white brush on a separate area of ​​the blurred stroke so that a part of the stroke line becomes visible again.

Step 15

Create a new layer. Next, using a soft white brush, lightly paint over the top of the rectangle.

Step 16

Select the glow inside the rectangle shape, without removing the active selection, add a layer mask.

Step 17

Create a new layer, convert this layer to a clipping mask. Using a soft black brush, add shadows inside the rectangle.

Step 18

Reduce degree Opacity (Opacity) of a layer with a shadow to 40%.

Step 19. Add Text

Add a number on top of the rectangle.

Step 20

Press the keys (Ctrl + Alt + G) to convert the layer with the number to a clipping mask.

Step 21

Convert the number layer to a smart object. To do this, right-click on the layer with the number and in the appeared window select the option Convert to smart object (Convert to Smart Object).

Step 22

Double click on layer with number to add layer styles. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay) and Shadow (Drop Shadow).

Kind of numbers at the top of the information board.

Step 23

Next, we will add the bottom of the bulletin board. All you need to do is repeat Step 8. But this time, you need to subtract the bottom part.

Step 24

To the bottom of the rectangle, add the following layer styles. Stamping (Bevel Emboss), Inner shadow (Inner Shadow), and Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay). Apply the settings listed below.

Step 25

Add light highlights in the same way as for the top of the rectangle.

Step 26

Press the keys (Ctrl + J) to duplicate the layer with the number that we added earlier.

Step 27

Change settings for layer styles. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay) and Shadow (Drop Shadow).

Step 28

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the bottom of the rectangle to load the active selection. Next, add a layer mask to the layer with the number. Now, only the bottom of the number will be visible.

Step 29

Create a new layer. Next, using a soft brush with low opacity, the color of the brush is black, draw delicate shadows in the upper part of the figure.

Step 30

Convert the shadow layer to a clipping mask.

Step 31. Basis for displaying the information panel

Draw a rounded rectangle of almost black color (# 060606) below the layer with our rectangle. This will be the slot where the dashboard will be located.

Step 32

Double-click on the layer with the drawn rectangle to add a layer style. Stamping (Bevel Emboss). Apply the following settings, which are listed below.

Result at the moment.

Step 33

Hold the (Ctrl) key + click the thumbnail of the layer with the rectangle just drawn to load the active selection. Create a new layer, fill the active selection with white.

Step 34

Paint some areas with a white brush.

Step 35

Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 36

Hold the (Ctrl) key + click the thumbnail of the layer with the rectangle just drawn to load the active selection. Create a new layer. Next, go Editing – Stroke (Edit> Stroke), set Width (width) stroke 2 px, stroke color is white.

Step 37

Next, go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) to soften the stroke line.

Step 38

Decrease opacity (Opacity) layer with a blurred stroke to 10%. This white blurred line will become a light flare on the outer edge of the base for text display.

Step 39

Create another stroke, just like in Step 36. But this time use the black color for the stroke. This black stroke will be the shadow for the outer edge of the groove.

Step 40

Next, we will add a more saturated light flare on the edge of the text display base. Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the base for the text display to load the active selection. Next, go Editing – Stroke (Edit> Stroke), set width (width) stroke 1 px, stroke color is white.

Step 41

Add a layer mask to the white stroke layer, and then fill the layer mask with black. Choose a tool Brush (Brush tool). Set the foreground color to white and using a soft brush, paint over some parts of the stroke so that the highlights can be seen again at the edges.

Step 42

Duplicate the layer at the bottom of the rectangle. Choose a tool Move (Move tool), then hold down the (Shift) key + press the down arrow key to move the duplicate bottom of the rectangle down by 10 px.

Step 43

Double click this duplicate layer to apply the layer style. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 44

Place the duplicate layer below the text and rectangles layer.

Step 45

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the bottom of the rectangle to load the active selection. Create a new layer on top of the layer we just created. Fill the active selection with black.

Step 46

Move the black fill layer 2 px down.

Step 47

Apply a filter to the black fill layer. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) to soften the fill and create a natural shadow.

Step 48

Next, convert the black fill layer to a clipping mask to the duplicate layer.

Step 49

Select the layer with the lower part of the rectangle, which we duplicated earlier, as well as the layer with the shadow, which is located on top of this duplicate layer.

Step 50

Press the keys (Ctrl + J) to duplicate them.

Step 51

Move duplicate layers down below the original layers we created earlier. At the moment, we see two signs at the bottom of the board.

Step 52

Once again duplicate the layer with the bottom of the rectangle and the layer with the shadow. Continue to create duplicate layers until you have enough space at the base of the board display.

Step 53

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the last layer with the bottom of the rectangle to load the active selection. Create a new layer on top of all layers with duplicate labels. Choose a tool Brush (Brush tool). Set the foreground color to black.

‘Flip charts’. On the new layer, the author creates shading with a smooth transition.

Step 54

Start coloring the bottom of the selection, creating shading until the bottom of the tablet merges with the black background. Next, draw two rectangles in the middle of the board.

Step 55

Double click on the layer with small rectangles to apply the following layer styles. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow), Internal glow (Inner Glow), and Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below. Do not forget to put a tick in the box View (Preview) while working with layer styles, so you can see the result while editing layer style parameters.

In layer style settings Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), click on the gradient to display the gradient scale settings window. Set the gradient colors as shown in the screenshot below.

Result.

Step 56

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of a layer with small rectangles to load the active selection. Create a new layer. Fill the active selection with a black and white gradient, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 57

Change the blending mode for this layer with the black and white gradient to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 58

Next, we will add horizontal lines to our side small rectangles. Create a new layer, draw a black line with the tool Pencil (Pencil tool). To draw a perfect straight line, hold down the (Shift) key while creating the line.

Step 59

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the horizontal line layer to load the selection, then hold down the (Shift + Alt) keys + press the down arrow key to duplicate the line we previously drew.

Step 60

Without removing the active selection, press the key several times (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + down arrow) to create several more duplicate layers with lines.

Step 61

Transform the layer with lines into a blending mask to a layer with small rectangles.

Result.

Step 62

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the base of the rectangle to load the active selection. Next, go Editing – Stroke (Edit> Stroke). Install width (width) stroke 2 px, stroke color white, Position relative to the border (location) inside (inside). Click OK.

Step 63

Smooth the stroke with a filter. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur filter). Set the blur radius to 2 px.

Step 64

To the layer with the stroke, add a layer mask. Fill the layer mask with black. Using a soft white brush, paint over parts of the stroke to create light highlights.

Note the subtle difference before and after adding light highlights to the edges of the base to display the text.

Step 65

Go to the layer with the group with the first digit. Press the keys (Ctrl + J) to create a duplicate group. Shift the duplicate group by placing it next to the original group.

Step 66

To make it easy to navigate the layers palette, name a duplicate of the created group. Second digit (Second Digit).

Step 67

At the moment, the plates with numbers look the same. We do not need it. We need each plate to be unique in its own way. To do this, we will add additional light highlights on each plate of the flipchart. The technique of adding light highlights is the same as before when we added highlights. First, create a new group on top of all layers, name this group ‘Additional light highlights’.

Step 68

Load an active selection around the two bases for text display.

Step 69

Create a new layer. Fill the new layer with a black and white gradient.

Step 70

Change the blending mode for a layer with a black and white gradient to Overlap (Overlay). Now, one of the plates is darker than the other.

Step 71

Without removing the active selection that you created in the previous step, create a new layer, fill the selected area with black color, then go Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter> Noise> Add Noise).

Step 72

Change the blending mode for the noise layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 73

Once again, create an active selection around the number plates. Apply stroke (Stroke) to the selected area. The stroke color is white, the stroke width is 2 px.

Step 74

Smooth the stroke with a filter. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur). To the layer with a blurred stroke, add a layer mask. Fill the layer mask with black. Using a soft white brush, paint over certain areas of the stroke so that these areas of the stroke become visible again.

Step 75

In the screenshot below, we can see the difference before and after adding additional light highlights.

Step 76. Correct the Text.

At the moment, both figures are created from the same smart object. This means that if we correct one digit, the second digit will also change automatically. You can experiment, just click on the thumbnail of the digit layer to edit it.

Step 77

Next, a dialog box appears informing you that the file must be saved in the same folder. If you change the text, save the file in the same folder, then click OK.

Step 78

Next, you will open a separate document with a number. Change the number, and then press the keys (Ctrl + S) to save the changes. If the text or number does not fit the working paper, then go Image – Show All (Image> Reveal All) for auto scaling.

Step 79

As you can see in the screenshot below, the numbers on the two tablets changed automatically. But we need the numbers not to be the same.

Step 80

Go to group First digit (First Digit). Select the layer with the number, and then duplicate this layer (Ctrl + J).

Step 81

Move this duplicate layer to the very top in the layers palette, then, turn off the visibility of this layer by clicking on the eye next to the layer thumbnail. From now on, if we decide to edit the text or change the digit, all we have to do is simply double-click on the thumbnail of this layer with the test or digit without need to go inside the group.

Step 82

Next, go to the group Second digit (Second Digit), select the layer with the second digit. Right-click on this layer and in the appeared window select the option New smart object through copying (New Smart Object via Copy). Photoshop will create a new duplicate Smart Object that will not be associated with the original layer. Replace the original digit layer with a new layer with a smart object.

Step 83

Next, we will test the new Smart Object. Double-click on the thumbnail of the layer with the new smart object we just duplicated.

Step 84

The smart object will open in a separate document. Change the text or number. Save, close the document.

Step 85

The screenshot below shows that the new smart object is completely independent of the first one after we changed the digit.

Step 86

Duplicate the smart object we just created (Ctrl + J). Replace the layer with the number at the bottom of the rectangle with the newly created duplicate smart object.

Step 87

Next, duplicate the layer with the second number on the second plate. Move the duplicate layer to the very top in the layers palette. Turn off the visibility of this layer by clicking on the eye next to the layer thumbnail.

Step 88

Let’s do another test. Double click the thumbnail of the first digit layer to change the contents.

Step 89

Change the number.

Step 90

Save the changes.

We have completed the lesson! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

The final result:

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