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Published on Wed, Mar-17-2010 by Marco

Create Rockstar Poster in Photoshop


This time we will show you how to create colorful rockstar poster in Photoshop. In this tutorial we will use plenty of various Photoshop techniques. Tutorial is pretty complex, so you will need to carefully follow each step of this tutorial. As you can see from final image preview, we will create awesome effect using usual photo and your Photoshop knowledge. So, enough to talk, lets start to learn.

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Final Image Preview

Rockstar photo effect

1.step

Create a new document 620×860, 300 resolution and 8 bits, rgb color.

rockstar poster

2.Step

Create a new layer, fill with black color, add gradient – overlay; colors #afafaf and #ffffff.

rockstar poster

3.Step

Now we will drag our main image. We will use girl image from Isostock gallery on Deviantart. Download image and place it in the document.

rockstar poster

4.Step

Duplicate the original layer and desaturated it (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate) and change layer blending mode to: Soft light.

rockstar poster

5.Step

Apply Image (Image > Apply image).

rockstar poster

6.Step

Pay close attention to these steps: this is the technique how to create the robot effect. We will use a 2 px brush 100% hardness and modify its values: take a look picture below: amend the variation of Fujo to 2 and change the pen precious.

rockstar poster

7.Step

For now, do not use Brush tool. At first take Pen tool and draw some lines on girls foot. Now right mouse click and select Stoke path and select brush. With this step our contours will be drawing with brush.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

8.Step

Ctrl + left mouse click on previously applied layer (model). With this we will load selection over the girl contour. Now invert selection: (Select > Invert) and apply the layer mask to this layer.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

9.Step

Repeat this technique to the rest of the leg. Result will be pretty good.

rockstar poster

10.Step

For now we will need protect shadows and shades tones. To do that, we will use the Dodge tool. Select a soft brush, use brush size 7px.

rockstar poster

11.Step

For the same reason we will use Burn tool. Select soft brush with size 4px and protect light tones.

rockstar poster

12.Step

Apply the burn tool and dodge tools to the leg. Also I suggest to add white lines in Soft light mode, to add some highlights..

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

13.Step

Our girls leg is ready. Now apply all these techniques to girls hand. Here is result what you need to have.

rockstar poster

14.Step

Girls robot elements are ready, for now hide layers with girl. Next we need create colorful background. With Elliptical Marquee tool, create 3 circles as in the image, no matter what colors you use.

rockstar poster

15.Step

To layer with circles add layers mask and with a soft brush little bit erase circles contours.

rockstar poster

16.Step

Now load this layer selection: Ctrl + left mouse click. Now on layer click right mouse click and select Fill and than use this Pattern.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

17.Step

Apply a second selection of the second circle (blue). Hold Ctrl + click the pattern layer with ctrl + j (can play with patern size).

rockstar poster

18.Step

Now take the Wand tool (W) to patern draw. Change layer blending mode to multiply and go to layer style color options.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

19.Step

We apply the same color to the red circle, the blue circle is changed to black.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

20.Step

Put a soft brush the color layer below the patern. We already create our circle.

rockstar poster

21.Step

Central shape aora going to convert the group to a normal coating for this we will double the group and create a new layer, combine.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

22.Step

Duplicate this layer 5 times (Ctrl + J).

rockstar poster

23.Step

Repeat step 21 but with this group we use the perspective to shape our shapes.

rockstar poster

24.Step

Now we will colorful our bubbles. We use Hue and saturation (Ctrl + u) to set the desired color. Duplicate this layer and put it on the other side and use again to give tone and color saturation. Now make visible girls layer.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

25.Step

We use the original form of the circle using the same parameters of Hue and saturation.

rockstar poster

26.Step

We use the gradient to create a shadow layer. Change layer blending mode to : Soft light, opacity 74%.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

27.Step

Now download stars texture: Stock of stars. Place it in our document and change layer blending mode to Soft light.

rockstar poster

28.Step

Again we use our original circle. Change color, use Hue and saturation (ctrl + u) and use the perspective.

rockstar poster

29.Step

Applying shadows and reflections.

rockstar poster

30.Step

Applying again our patern asemos a circle and add a light brush, so we use the same tool we use a soft brush finger 72px and intensity of 32%.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

31.Step

Duplicate this layer again and use perspectives.

rockstar poster

32.Step

Use the same brush of light, but this time change layer blending mode to Color dodge.

rockstar poster

33.Step

In next step we will create colorful lines. This is pretty complex technique, so pay great attention:

33.1.Step.

Take Pen tool and draw abstract rough line. Configure brush hardness, size 6px and modify brush values (other dynamics). Right click, Stroke path and select Brush.

rockstar poster

33.2.Step.

Create the second path in the same way.

rockstar poster

33.3.Step.

Create a middle way of the two roads.

rockstar poster

33.4.Step.

Duplicate circles, put them on creamy road and delete unnecessarily circles.

rockstar poster

33.5.Step.

Cliping mask (Ctrl + alt + g).

rockstar poster

33.6.Step.

Use a pink brush, similarly as we used the mask clipping.

33.7.Step. (optional)

Add a new path and add a wrap to form a low opacity White.

rockstar poster

34.Step

Create more lines with the same technique and put them in to different places, like this.

rockstar poster

35.Step

Create new layer, with custom shape tool create Star, use overlapping radial gradient. Use colors: #f217ef and #73f00ev.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

36.Step

Now use the perspective and add a white light.

rockstar poster

Result:

rockstar poster

37.Step

And few final steps. To create this effect more effective, we will add smoke above girls head and write text under girl – ( Are You a Rockstar?).

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

38.Step

In this tutorial last step, we will use little bit Adobe Illustrator to create elliptical background.

38.1.Step

Take Ellipse tool (l) and create a small circle.

rockstar poster

38.2.Step

Create a larger circle.

rockstar poster

38.3.Step

Select our paths with the Direct selecciion tool (A) object, fuzion, create.

rockstar poster

rockstar poster

38.4.Step

Object, fuzion, fusion options.

rockstar poster

38.5.Step

Adjusted values.

rockstar poster

38.6.Step

And simply put it in photoshop. You can download circles AI file here. Thats it. As you can see, this tutorial is pretty complex with lot of photoshop techniques, but the result is worth it – we create awesome Rockstar poster. If you need help to create this effect, more details of techniques that we use in this tutorial, you will see in Psd file, so grba it or if you have some questions, please ask it here. We will try to help you.

rockstar poster

Result: Are you rockstar poster

Rockstar photo effect

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31 Responses

  • mike say:

    how can i download a psd file??

    1
  • Texture Plus say:

    this is ecellent step by step and easy to follow tutorial, thanks a lot.

    2
  • alireza say:

    thanks. very easy and very hard …
    easy for Pro and hard for beginer

    i cant :(((((
    i like:(

    3
  • Comprar online say:

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

    Greetings!

    4
  • David Lynam say:

    Great tutorial! I have developed a site dedicated to collage and mixed media art. There is some cool stuff on there. You can check it out at http://www.kohlage.com.Your Comments

    5
  • wil say:

    What happened to the rest of tutorial. It stops at step 2. Am I missing something?

    6
  • Brett Widmann say:

    This is a great tutorial! I’m gonna show it to some other people! Thanks for sharing.

    7
  • clipping images say:

    thanks for this source….big work to do on this one..

    8
  • Catweazel say:

    Dude.. nice tutorial…
    But your English is hard to understand somethimes..
    (e.g.. Step 18.. “Now take the Wand tool (W) to patern draw. “???
    What do you mean?

    9
  • Roberto say:

    Hola bo se ven las imagenes por lo cual no pude seguir el tutorial vuelvelas a subir porfavor.. vi el diseño completo y esta muy bonito

    10

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