Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

In this tutorial I will show you how to design grunge girl wallpaper in Photoshop using some grunge textures and brushes. We will use different techniques such as image adjustments, layer blending options and filter effects. Have a look!
Create a new file (File>New) of 929х900/72dpi that must be fill with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) in black color.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

On a new layer (Create new layer) we’ll choose a standard brush of #42311B color to paint the background.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and D_Grungeset1.
Create a new layer again and select here the brush out of the set BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures. The brush’s color is #2A1305

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Set the next indicated styles for the last made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

On the next new layer we’ll chose a brush out of the same set, BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and the color #AC8E65

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s options: Fill 22%, Blending mode-Linear light

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Create a new layer again and use on it the standard brush with the Opacity of 20% and try to represent a shadow of black color coming from the picture’s top till down. The middle part of the picture must be processed with white color.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s options: Blending mode-Soft light

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), we’ll represent the primary layer for the picture’s frame, applying the color #F9E4BC

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s styles: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

On a new layer we’ll choose the brush out of the set, D_Grungeset1, and the color #8E7A5F

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Press now Alt button and click between the brushes’ layer and the frame’s layer reserved for the photo (on the layers’ panel).

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

On the next new layer we’ll apply the brush out of the set BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and the color #FCE1BC

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s options: Blending mode-Hard light, Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers on the layers’ panel.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Next step includes creating a new layer and using here the brush out of the set BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures, having this time the #331D10 color

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Press Alt button and make a click between the layers on the layers’ panel:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Create a new layer and select for it a standard brush of black color to make darker the frame’s edges:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Overlay

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Press Alt button the same way we did before and make a mouse click between the layers on the layers’ panel:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Insert now the picture on the frame and if necessary we may use the Eraser Tool (E) to cut out the photo’s edges:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The layer’s styles: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

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

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Press Alt button and click between the Black & White layers and the layer containing the photo on the layers’ panel:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Create a new layer again to represent here a small piece of transparent adhesive tape, applying the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and white color. The tape must be inclined a little with the Free Transform selection.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Choose the Eraser Tool (E) to cut out some parts on the tape’s edges, getting the same picture from below:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Set the next options for the made layer: Fill 34%, Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

Gradient’s parameters:

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster
Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

The final result!

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