Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Skateboarding is the act of riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. In this tutorial we will create Interesting Skateboarding Illustration.

Begin by creating a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Next stage, download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named D_Grungeset1, 149-grunge_brushes_by_szuia.
Create after that a new layer on which we’ll apply the brushes belonging to the set D_Grungeset1. The brushes’ colors include the next ones: #C1C0B1, #C7C0A9, #FFFFFF

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

You should get a kind of the background that is demonstrated below:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

On the next new layer we’ll fill the background with the brushes, named 149-grunge_brushes_by_szuia. The brushes’ color is #BFBAAE

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

On the next new layer we’ll apply the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) to mark out the next represented zones.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), try to fill the marked zone with the color #00C7FF

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

On the same layer we’ll apply the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and press DELETE button to cut out the line from below in small segments.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

We’ll use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) on the same layer:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Situate the mouse indicator inside the marked zone and press the right mouse’s button on Layer via Copy. We’ll get a layer with the displaced segment. Make visible the previous layer after that.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Select the Eraser Tool (E) for the same layer in Brushes Mode, use brushes set named 149-grunge_brushes_by_szuia

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

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

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Let’s represent a line with the effects. On the next new layer select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to mark out the zone which must be processed with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and get the color #534b38.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Select Free Transform option for the same layer and turn it over on a certain angle:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Cut out the line in segments the same way described above, applying the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and then press DELETE button.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Cutting the line in segments, select again the Free Transform option and incline it the way shown below:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Select the Eraser Tool (E) in the Brushes Mode with brushes set named 149-grunge_brushes_by_szuia

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Select the next demonstrated parameters for this layer: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Gradient’s parameters:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Find in Internet a photo of a skateboarder (I used this picture from Flickr. I would like to thank the author of this picture):

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Cut it out and insert it on our basic picture:

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Make two copies of the layer containing the skateboarder, by displacing each copy - layer and turn them over with the Free Transform selection.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Next we’ll set the next demonstrated parameters for the lowest and the second layers that were copied. The lowest layer: Blending Options>Color Overlay

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

The second layer: Blending Options>Color Overlay

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to represent on the top left corner a white cross. Firstly we need to represent one line and then press SHIFT button to insert one more with the same tool.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Insert the text and if necessary, try to incline the text, applying the Free Transform option.

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Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

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Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Select the same parameters for the text’s layers: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport
Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

Next step includes rasterizing both layers composing the texts. In this case we need to represent a new layer above each layer containing the text. Then press CTRL button to mark out the layers (the text’s layers and the layers above it). Then finally press CTRL+E. We need to make the same operation we did with the displacing effect for the rasterized layers. We did the same thing for the blue line made of segments.

Skateboarding - Extreme Sport

The final result!

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