Designing College Rock Band illustration

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Learn to create your very own rock band wallpaper with a grunge theme.

For the beginning we need to find a texture representing the wood boards, having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. (I used this texture from cgtextures.com)

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Create a new layer where we need to apply the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the new layer with #C5853A color.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Soft Light

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to dark out the picture’s top part and its bottom one.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Set the next indicated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Using the same tool, try to represent the primary layer of a photo’s frame, displacing this layer a little with the Free Transform option.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Make a mouse click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and select a standard brush of black color to clean out the element’s edges.

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Blending Options>Outer Glow

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Insert the photo, which must be inclined a little with the Free Transform option. For this tutorial, I used this picture from SXC. I would like to thank the author of this picture.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Next we’ll represent a new layer (Create new layer) between the photo’s layers and the paper’s layer. Using the Brush Tool (B), try to paint the coming out paper’s edges, applying the color #D5A74E

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the brushes’ layer and the effect’s layer on the photo (on the layers’ panel).

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Using the same brush but different colors, try to represent the effect of old paper, applying the colors next indicated: #B14F01, #B9830C, #A76B00. You’ll get the same result as on the picture below:

Designing College Rock Band illustration

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll use the standard brush of black color with the Opacity of 30% to dark out the bottom part of the photo’s frame. This layer should be situated lower than the photo’s layer on the layers’ panel.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Create another new layer (Create new layer), which must be filled with the color #B86901, using for this operation the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Fill 37%, Blending mode-Color Burn

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the effect’s layer (Color Burn) and the photo’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Create a new layer reserved for the text, applying the Rectangle Tool (U), the color #FFE89C and the Free Transform option for the inclination operation.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Blending Options>Pattern Overlay (select the pattern out of the Texture Fill 2 set)

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Create a new layer and use on it the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to mark out the zone we need. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), try to fill the marked zone with white color.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Set for the layer the next options: Filter>Render>Clouds

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Press on the same layer the combination of buttons CTRL+U

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Soft Light

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the effect’s layer and the text’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Insert the text we need now, inclining the text with Free Transform option.

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

I used this font from dafont.com:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Blending Options>Pattern Overlay (select the pattern out of the set named Texture Fill 2)

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Make a copy of the layer containing the effect we’ve used for the text’s layer and place this copy above the text’s layer (Rock band).

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Insert now the set of drums, cutting them out preliminary (I used this picture from SXC. I would like to thank the author of this picture):

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Make a copy of the layer with the drums, placing the copy lower than the previous drums’ layer (on the layers’ panel). Using the Free Transform option, change a little the copy’s sizes:

Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Insert now the guitar (I used this picture from SXC. I would like to thank the author of this picture.):

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Make a copy of the guitar’s layer, placing it also lower than the previous guitar’s layer. Displace a little the copy’s layer, applying the Free Transform option.

Designing College Rock Band illustration

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Designing College Rock Band illustration

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Next we need to change a little the color nuance of the guitar as for it to be appropriate with the general picture’s color nuance. In this case we click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Create new fill or adjustment layer>Hue/Saturation

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Make a mouse click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and use there the standard brush of black color to clean out the zone demonstrated below:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the effect’s layers and the guitar’s layers on the layers’ panel:

Designing College Rock Band illustration
Designing College Rock Band illustration

The final result!

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