Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

This tutorial uses a variety of techniques to create a grunge music poster!
Begin your work by creating a new file (File>New) of 1920×1200px/72dpi. Open the next page: Grungy Paper textures and download out of it the paper textures. One of the textures should be chosen as the background for our poster to be.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Create a new layer and select for it a standard brush to tone smoothly the top and middle parts of the picture. The brush is of the color #959594 (Opacity 10%)

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Multiply

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Find a stock photos with the Speakers, Road Case and Worn shoes on it.
I used this photos: Speakers 1, Speakers 5, Road Case and Worn shoes 3 from SXC. I would like to thank the authors: Paul Preacher, Zach Haddock and Sanja Gjenero.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Cut out by turn the objects and insert them on the new layers. Their sizes will be changed with Free Transform option.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Make three copies of the layer containing the black speaker and apply Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes and their angle of inclination.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Make one more copy of the layer with the black speaker and choose Free Transform option to change the copy’s shape as it is demonstrated below:

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Download out a set of ready to use brushes in Adobe Photoshop, named BloodPack1__invaynestock, Brushes-swirls.
Create a new layer and use on it the brush out of the set BloodPack1__invaynestock of black color. This layer should be situated lower than the layers containing the objects.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll apply a standard brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to represent the shadow under the objects. This layer will be situated lower than the layers of the objects.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Create a new layer again to use here a standard brush of white color this time (Opacity 10%) to make lighter the middle part of the picture. This layer needs to be placed lower than the layers containing the objects.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Create a new layer for applying here Brushes-swirls of white color. This layer will be placed lower than the layers of the objects.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Set the next demonstrated styles for the brushes’ layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Stroke

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll apply the same Brushes-swirls of white color and this layer will be situated also lower than the layers containing the objects.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

The layer’s styles: Blending Options>Stroke

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Create a new layer, using here again Brushes-swirls of white color.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

The layer’s styles: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Blending Options>Stroke

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

We need to create again a new layer to apply one more brush out of the Brushes-swirls of white color.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

The layer’s styles: Fill 19%, Blending Options>Stroke

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on the next selection: Create new fill or adjustment layer>Curves

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Now we need to represent several lines on the picture, but firstly draw paths with the Pen Tool (P) (Path Mode).

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Next step includes creating four new layers (Create new layer) for each lines and use a standard brush on them of red, green, blue, violet or white colors (Diameter 9, Hardness 100%).
Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select one of the lines and then change the tool on the Pen Tool (P) and finally make a right click on the selected line Stroke Path (Mode Brush, Simulate Pressure). This way we’ll have the same representation of the lines as it is shown below:

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Click on each layer containing the colored line on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and choose after that a standard brush of black color (Opacity 20%) to clean out each line’s edges.

Awesome Grunge Music Poster

The layer containing the white lines must have the next styles: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster
Awesome Grunge Music Poster

Finished!

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