Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

In this tutorial, you will work with one image you chose and you will create a nice looking illustration. I tried to make this one simple, but at the same time to make it look good. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own tools and stock.

Start working by creating a new file of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Then take the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and give the new file this color #222222

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Select for this layer - Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Press on this layer the next combination CTRL+SHIFT+U

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

…choosing also Filter>Filter Gallery>Brush Strokes>Accented edges

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Make a copy of the last made layer, using on the copy the next option: Filter>Blur>Motion blur

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Set the next indicated parameters for the layer: Blending mode-Linear Dodge

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Next we’ll select the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent a black circle:

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Applying the same tool, try to make a kind of circumference around the black made circle. Fill 0%

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Set the next parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette. Blending Options>Stroke

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), try to make a star of white color on our basic picture:

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The Convert Point Tool will be helpful in marking out the inside tops (pressing SHIFT button). Next step press CTRL+T and finally select Maintain aspect ratio to press them uniformly.

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Now put together both layers of the black circle and the circumference around it into a rasterized one (press CTRL button to mark out the corresponding layers and then press CTRL+E). Make a mouse click on the layer containing the white star while pressing Ctrl button on the star icon on the layers’ panel. Selecting the rasterized layer below, try to press DELETE button. We’ll get a star on the rasterized layer. Finally move off the layer containing the star.

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Find in Internet a photo of a skateboarder. For this tutorial, I used this picture from Flickr. I would like to thank the author of this picture.

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Cut it out and insert it on the picture:

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Next download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named: Scratchygrunge_drowningheart_stock. Now we’ll make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on the rasterized layer of the cut star on Add a Mask solution. Then apply the mentioned above brush:

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Rasterize the layer, containing the skateboarder. Create a new layer above the layer belonging to the skateboarder and then press CTRL button to mark out the necessary layers and then press CTRL+E. Make the skateboarder’s layer of black and white color (CTRL+SHIFT+U) and select for the layer the next option: Image>Adjustments>Levels

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Select also Filter>Filter Gallery>Artistic>Cutout

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

…and also Blending mode-Darker Color
Blending Options>Stroke

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Create again a new layer (Create new layer) and select the brushes out of the set Scratchygrunge_drowningheart_stock to represent the roughness and the cracks, choosing this color for the brush - #222222

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Set the next parameters for the layer containing the brushes: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

On the next new layer (Create new layer) try to dark out the picture’s edges, applying the standard Brush Tool (B) and the Opacity of 20%. The brush’s color is black.

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration
Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Next we’ll represent new layers by turn and give a kind of colored nuance to the picture. Select a standard brush, choosing for each layer the Opacity option separately, mentioned above but of a bigger diameter. The first nuance’s layer has yellow color and the Opacity of 5%

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Color

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The second layer has white color. Opacity 10%

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The last layer has orange color. Opacity of 7%

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

The layer’s parameters: Fill 76%, Blending mode- Color Dodge

Create a Grunge Skateboarding Illustration

Finished!

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