Urban Skateboarding Poster

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Create a remarkable photo effect that can be used on posters as advertisements like this skateboarding one.

Firstly create a new file (File>New) of 1920×1200px/72 dpi.
Select the Blending Options for the primary layer. Make a double click on this layer on the layers’ panel and set the next demonstrated Layer Style:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

You may see below the color’s code:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

You’ll get a background of pastel nuances.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Take the Brush Tool (B), Opacity 10% and select the brush with the next parameters and the black color.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Create a new layer Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N and draw on it the next elements from below:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Next select the Eraser Tool (E) with the same parameters that brush has and clean out the same zones indicated below:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Create one more new layer and insert the next elements (Opacity 50%)

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Clean out the next elements till getting the same result from below, applying the earlier used tool.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Set the next parameters for the last made layer:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

We’ve got a kind of background, like the next one:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Next we’ll find a picture, having represented a skateboarder on it and insert it on a new layer.
For this tutorial, I used this picture from Flickr. I would like to thank the author of this picture.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Choose the Eraser Tool to move off the background.

Urban Skateboarding Poster
Urban Skateboarding Poster

Create a new layer and set next parameters for the brush and black color also. Opacity 10%.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Smudge out the picture to accentuate the shadows.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Pass on the skate, smudging it roughly.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Change the brush’s parameters. Opacity 50%. The color’s code is #F543D4

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Put the cursor between the new layer and the layer with the skateboarder and press Alt+left mouse click as for the new layer to be transformed into a mask.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

You may picture it on, not being afraid to get out the arm’s edges.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Change the brush’s parameters on those we’ve used when picturing the arm. Insert the shadows as on the picture below:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Next use the green color - #77BD23 and the blue one - #3CADD2 to paint those parts on the body, demonstrated on the next image.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Take the Pen Tool (P) and represent a drop, like the next from below. The color’s code is #538E23

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Make one more drop of the color #96FF21

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Select the next Blending Options - Iner Shadow for this layer.

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Blending Options - Bevel and Emboss

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We’ll get a voluminous drop.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Let’s make another one of the color #F12CBC

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Select also the next indicated Blending Options - Inner Shadow.

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Blending Options - Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options - Stroke

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In this case we’ll get a voluminous drop with a highlight on it.

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Let’s draw now the shape of the color #F045D4

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Choose for the last made layer the Blending Options - Bevel and Emboss:

Urban Skateboarding Poster
Urban Skateboarding Poster

No we have to create a more difficult shape of the color #1FB7F6

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Set the Blending Options - Inner Shadow:

Urban Skateboarding Poster

Blending Options - Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options - Stroke

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It’s the result you should get:

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Select the brush with the next parameters (Opacity 10%) The color’s code is #FFFF00

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Insert several spots, as in the picture below:

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Finally we’ll raise the contrast effect on the picture. Choose Create new fill or adjustment layer>Curves:

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Set the next parameters:

Urban Skateboarding Poster
Urban Skateboarding Poster

The final result!
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