Guitar picasso

Your attention is invited to a small excursion into the history of fine art, namely in one of the areas – Cubism. Naturally, our story about cubism will be viewed through the lens of Photoshop.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a new trend in art – Cubism – completely destroyed all accepted norms and traditions in drawing, which gave rise to radical changes also in other spheres of activity – politics, art and culture.

The founders of this direction were Paulo Picasso (Pablo Picasso) and George brag (Georges Braque). In their works, these artists depicted ordinary objects in abstract geometric forms. The impression was created that the image consists of a multitude of separate pictures, laid at random, although together they make up a rather interesting composition.

Often musical instruments were drawn in such a technique. They were divided into several small fragments, which were slightly distorted and turned, in addition, some parts contained drawings of musical signs. Characteristic colors are shades of gray and brown.

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will briefly turn into real cubists. Take a photo of a guitar and use unique Photoshop tools to turn it into the creation of the great Picasso.

Step 1

Grab the tool – Rectangular selection to highlight a small portion of the image.

Then click Ctrl + J to place this copy of the selection on a new layer.

Step 2

Click on this icon in the layers palette to bring up the menu with styles.
Select there Inner glow (Internal glow).

Change the layer blending mode (blending mode) on Multiply
Then increase the size and reduce the transparency (opacitya) layer.

Step 3

To distort the image at some angle, click Ctrl + click by layer in the layers palette. A selection will appear.

Choose tool free transformation
(Edit> Free Transform) and drag this layer by dragging one of the nodes.

Move the cursor to one of the corners – a curved arrow will appear, thanks to it you can rotate the image.

Step 4

To distort the image asymmetrically, you need to hold down the key Ctrl and pull again at one of the corners.

If the received form corrects you, then double click inside the frame or click Enter.

Step 5

In the layers palette, activate the original guitar layer.
Now mentally divide the guitar into pieces and spend each part of steps 1 through 4.

Remember, in step 2, we applied a style to the layer?
You can now copy this style from the first layer and apply it to everyone else.

To do this, right-click on the first square – select Copy Layer Style.

Switch to the new square, apply in the same way. Paste Layer style.

Step 6

You can add some text using the tool –
text (Type tool)
or shapes with the tool (Custom shape tool).

Music icons you can set from the set under the name “Music”. Select the desired shape and draw where you want.

Step 7

Small hint: change the layer blending mode from the shape to Multiply, and reduce the transparency to ten%.

Step 8

At any time you can turn to the menu of adding styles and experiment with textures (Pattern overlay) and other styles.

Remember that you can copy and apply styles to layers.

Step 9

Change the color of the image, for which open the window Hue / Saturation (color / saturation)

Check the box next to Colorize, Set the sliders as shown below, and click OK.

Thus, you can give each square a different shade.

The final image!

A completely ordinary photograph of a guitar turned into an extraordinary work of art in the Cubic genre, by splitting photos into 25 pieces and applying different styles to them.

Now try it and you!

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