Make a Cigarette in Photoshop and Illustrator

    ●   Learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator Together.

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Define Pattern Gradient Overlay Blending Modes

•   This tutorial is part of the Don't Buy The Lie Anti-Smoking Ad Project.

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Step #1: Open a Blank Document in AdobePhotoshop~

Open Photoshop & create a new canvas. Hit Cmd (⌘) + N cmd key + n key or go to: File > New

… select inches.

Make your canvas Billboard size 12.75 x 5 inches.

Choose Transparent for the Background Contents and 300 for the Resolution.

Step #2: Rectangular Marquee ~

Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (m) …

… and create a long rectangle about the size and shape of a cigarette.

Step #3: Color ~

Select a light gray color from the color picker …

… and fill the selection with the Paint Bucket or hit the keyboard shortcut: Alt (⌥)+Delete alt/option key + delete key

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Step #4: Gradient Overlay ~

Now go to: Layers > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay …

… and lower the Opacity of the Gradient slightly.

Lastly, click to open the Gradient Editor …

… and lower the Color Stop slightly to adjust the gradient.

Experiment with the settings to find what's best for you.

Step #5: Filter ~

Create a New Layer …

… get the Rectangular Marquee Tool again (m) …

rectangular Marquee Tool

… and drag out a box where the filter will be.

Fill the area with a brown color.

Lastly, click the Blending Mode button and change it to "Multiply."

Step #6: Noise Filter ~

With the filter layer selected, go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise and adjust the settings …

Step #7: Create a New Pattern ~

Create ANOTHER New Document in Photoshop by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+N

… and use the following settings:

Now get the Brush Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (b) …

… set the size to 1px…

… Zoom In and draw a thin line down the middle.

Step #8: Define the Pattern ~

Then go to: Edit > Define Pattern

… and hit OK.

Step #9: Go Back ~

Now go back to your cigarette document and Double-Click the Gradient Overlay layer style …

… turn and click on the words Pattern Overlay

… click to open the Pattern Picker and select your pattern.

Step #11: Grungy Brush ~

Make a New Layer BELOW your other layers by Cmd(⌘) + Clicking the New Layer icon

… click the Brush Tool or hit the keybord shortcut letter (B) …

… click the Brush Preset Picker in the Menu Bar …

… and find a small grungy brush.

Step #12: Burning Ash ~

Change your foreground color to Gray …

… and Paint.

Change your colors to Red, Orange, and Black to make it look like it's burning.

Step #13: Save your work as a .psd Document ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save as a Photoshop document … .

Step #14: Open Adobe Illustrator ~

Open Adobe Illustrator, go to: File > Open and open the .psd document in Illustrator

… and select "Convert Layers to Objects."

If you want, go to: 192-smoke-ai.htm and add some smoke to your cigarette.

Last Step: Save and Attach ~

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Attach it!

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