Road to the White House

Road to the White House

In this tutorial we will show you how to quickly and easily create this picture that could be used as a wallpaper, web banner, flyer. We will use USA election as idea.

Create a new file (File>New) that must have 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi.

Road to the White House

Next we should represent the background of the picture we want to get on the final stage, applying the Rectangle Tool (U).

Road to the White House

Make a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel for applying the next demonstrated parameters on the layer. Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Road to the White House

Gradient’s parameters:

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

Select on this stage the Custom Shape Tool (U) to draw a white small star. Mark out the inside star’s tops and choose the Convert Point Tool (selecting also the SHIFT button). Then press CTRL+T and Maintain aspect ratio solution. We have to press the tops uniformly, moving them to the central element’s part. Situate the new element the same way as below:

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

The star’s inclination and its sizes should be changed with Free Transform option.

Road to the White House

Make four copies of the star’s layer and apply again the Free Transform option to change the sizes of the copied stars.

Road to the White House

Select now the Pen Tool (P) that will be helpful in drawing the rays under the represented stars. Representing the rays should begin from the picture’s central part. The rays’ layers should be placed under the stars’ layers on the layers’ panel. We should situate correctly also the rays corresponding to each other.

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

Try to draw now two other small stars, applying the same method described above:

Road to the White House

Choose again the Pen Tool (P) and try to draw the rays belonging to these two new stars. Place them correctly about each other and under the layers containing the stars on the layers’ panel:

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

Next step includes drawing the shadow’s layer under the layers containing the rays and the stars. In this case we shall use again the Pen Tool (P) and the color for the new layer #415971

Road to the White House

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to make now the panel reserved for the text by adding a top on the upper side. Selecting also Add Anchior Point Tool solution, it’s possible to change the panel’s shape. Its sizes may be corrected with Convert Point Tool.

Road to the White House

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Road to the White House

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Road to the White House

Gradient’s parameters:

Road to the White House

Blending Options>Stroke

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

Make a copy of the layer containing the text’s panel and select the Free Transform option to turn around the copy and place it the same way shown below:

Road to the White House

The layer’s parameters: Opacity 15%

Road to the White House

On this stage we’ll just insert the text we want to have on the picture:

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Road to the White House

 

Road to the White House

The final result!

View full size here.