Urban Skateboarding

Urban Skateboarding

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

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Then applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G), fill the new file with the color #6B6B6B

Urban Skateboarding

Make a copy of the last made layer, giving it the selection Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

The parameters from below should be applied for the same layer too: Blending mode-Soft Light

Urban Skateboarding

Find in Internet a picture with a city on it:

Urban Skateboarding

Select the Pen Tool (P) and mark out the city with black color:

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Insert the city’s silhouette, displacing it a little with the Free Transform option to the bottom part of our main picture:

Urban Skateboarding

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

Urban Skateboarding

Cut out the new element an insert it on our picture:

Urban Skateboarding

The parameters from below should be applied for the layer with the skateboarder by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Stroke

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Make two copies of the skateboarder’s layer, each one being placed under the previous one. The copies should be placed the same way from below, using the Free Transform selection.

Urban Skateboarding

Use different Opacity’s parameters for the layers placed under the original one:

Urban Skateboarding

Merge down all those three layers in a single rasterized layer. Press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and then press CTRL+E. The Free Transform option will be applied for the layer we’ve got and don’t forget to make it smaller a little.

Urban Skateboarding

Download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named: BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures.
Create a new layer where we have to apply the brush out of the downloaded set. This layer with the brush needs to be placed lower than the layer containing the skateboarder and the layer with the city’s silhouette. The brush in this case has the black color.

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Make a mouse click on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on the option from here: Create new fill or adjustment layer>Hue/Saturation

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Now let’s make a click on the same bottom part of the layers’ panel, but this time on a different option: Create new fill or adjustment layer>Brightness/Contrast

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Insert now the text we want to have on the picture (I used Marcelle font), keeping the demands from the next demonstrated table. The text also needs to be inclined a little, applying the Free Transform option.

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

Set the next indicated parameters for the text’s layer: Blending Options>Stroke

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

The last step includes inserting a thin black stripe on the top part of the picture, selecting for this operation the Rectangle Tool (U).

Urban Skateboarding
Urban Skateboarding

That’s it!

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