Beer House

Beer House

In this tutorial I will show you easy techniques to make an artistic beer club design wallpaper in Photoshop CS4.

Start working by finding a texture representing the medieval bricks, having the dimension of 1280×1024px and 72 dpi.

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Next we’ll represent a new layer (Create new layer) which must be painted with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) in #001A35 color.

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Set the next demonstrated parameters for the made layer: Blending mode-Multiply

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Now we’ll choose the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) to represent the primary layer for the signboard. Select this zone and then apply again the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill this zone with any color you wish.

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Get back to the dark - blue layer with the Multiply blending mode and make a mouse click on the layer to Add a Mask option, situated on the lowest part of the layers’ palette and choose the Brush Tool (B) with black color to erase the zone around the signboard

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Beer House

Using the same tools and the same method, try representing under the signboard’s layer another one – an illumination one, having the color #FBAF5D

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Beer House

Select for the last made layer this option - Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur

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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Hard Light

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Select the next parameters for the layer containing the signboard: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Find next in Internet a texture representing the wood planks:

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Insert the texture on our basic picture. Using the Free Transform option, change the texture’s sizes as for it to fill accurately the signboard:

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers containing the wood boards and the signboard’s layer (on the layers’ palette).

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Beer House

Make a copy of the signboard’s layer and select again the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, applying different parameters:

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Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Beer House

Find in Internet another texture representing also the wood planks:

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Insert it on our picture, making appropriate corrections on its sizes and placement, applying Free Transform option.

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Press again Alt button and make a mouse click between the pattern’s layer and the layer containing the copy of the signboard (on the layers’ palette).

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Beer House

Create a new layer and use on it the standard brush with the Opacity of 10% and black color to dark out the bottom part of the signboard:

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Beer House

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll apply the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) to represent a frame for the signboard, but firstly we need to mark out the appropriate zone.

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Click on the mouse’s right button inside the marked zone and select Stroke option:

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Beer House

Set the next parameters for the layer containing the made frame: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Beer House

Create a new layer where we’ll apply the mentioned above standard brush to insert more color. The brush’s color this time is #EBD29F and the Opacity of 60%.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Multiply

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Insert the name on the signboard now, keeping the next demonstrated demands. (I used this font from dafont.com)

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Beer House

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

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Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Beer House

Create a new layer again and represent a ring on it which will hang later the signboard. This time will use the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M).

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Click on the right button inside the marked zone on Stroke option:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Beer House

Make a copy of the recently made ring’s layer and choose Free Transform option to place the copy the same way demonstrated below:

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Create a new file now of 100×100 px and 72 dpi where we’ll represent the segments of a chain. Firstly we’ll represent the segment visible entirely. In this case we need to select the Ellipse Tool (U) for representing firstly the outside edges and then pressing Alt button and using the same tool, we’ll just cut out an opening inside the made element.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Satin

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Choose now the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) with a radius of 15 px to represent a segment of chain turned laterally.

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Make a copy of this layer and apply the Free Transform option to place the copy the same way demonstrated below:

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Set for the layers represented the turned segments of chain the same parameters used for the very first made segment.

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Now we need to rasterize the segments. In this case we’ll press Ctrl button and then mark out the layers containing the chain’s segments and press CTRL+E. Using the Free Transform option, make smaller the rasterized fragment of chain, copying it several times from the frame’s ring and above, combining the fragments into a real chain. Merge together the chain’s fragments into a single rasterized layer (press Ctrl button to mark out the layers of the segments and then press CTRL+E). Make a copy of the chain to insert it on the second ring. Now the signboard hangs on the chain.

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Merge together the layers of the chains into a rasterized layer the same way described above and use for the new layer the next parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Beer House

Make a mouse click on the lowest part of the layers’ palette on Create new fill or adjustment layer>Hue/Saturation

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Beer House

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layer containing the effect Hue/Saturation and the layer containing the chains:

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Beer House

Create a new layer and use on it a standard brush of black color and Opacity of 20% to dark out the chains:

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Press Alt button while making a mouse click between the brush’s layer and the previous one (on the layers’ palette).

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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Pin Light

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Finished!

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