Summary:

Wanted Poster in Photoshop

    ●   Everybody should be Wanted.


Learn About:

Lasso ToolBurn Tool Texture FilterLevelsSponge Tool

  •   This tutorial is part of the Renaissance project.

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Step #1: Open PhotoShop ~

Create a New Document approximately 8.5 x 11 inches …

800 by 600


Step #2: Select the Marquee Tool ~

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

… and draw a box that looks like a page in the middle:

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Step #3: Fill with Color ~

Fill the box with color #F4E7C4 or whatever color you deem suitable for your purposes.

One way to do this is by going to: Edit > Fill and notice some of the choices you have available:


Step #4: Texture ~

Go to: Filter > Texture > Texture and adjust the settings until you are satisfied …

texturizer


Step #5: Levels ~

Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+L and adjust the levels.

Adjust the levels to make the paper look dark.

burnt paper


Step #6: Lasso Tool ~

Get the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …

… and draw irregular circles around the edges.

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Then delete the contents to make the edges look torn.

Cut jagged sections out of the middle, too, & delete your selections.

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Notice the various options for the Lasso Tool you can choose:

One adds to the selection, the other subtracts from wherever you have selected. Try them & see.


Step #7: Layer Styles ~

Click fx at the bottom of the layers palette …

… add some Drop Shadow & maybe some Inner Shadow and Bevel and Emboss to your layer:

blending options


Step #8: Burn Tool ~

Next, get the Burn Tool or hit the shortcut letter (O)

… swap the range from Shadows to Midtones to Highlights until you find what works.

… and try turning off Protect Tones.

protect tones

Try a large grungy brush …

… also raise and lower the Exposure as needed …

… and burn burn burn! Burn around the edges to add the illusion of depth.

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Also try the Sponge Tool.

sponge tool

It Increases intensity of colors.


Try the Dodge Tool.

 

Dodge Tool: Lightens.




Step #9: Filters ~

Lastly, go to: Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges and see what that does …



Step #10: Text ~

Insert a word on your background …


Example:

Add fx to your text, also …

layer styles


Step #11: Open a Picture of Yourself and Erase the Background ~

Open an image Yourself.

image

Get the Eraser Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (E) …

eraser tool

… and erase the background from the picture.

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Use a hard edged brush and do a good job.

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Step #12: Adjustment your Picture ~

Go to: Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or hit Cmd+Shift+U to remove the color.

 

Now go to: Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast

… adjust the slider-bars and play around with the settings until you get something you like. You don't have to match these settings!

Also try: Image > Adjustments > Color Balance

Again: adjust the slider-bars and play around with the settings until you get what you like.

Lastly, go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise

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Combine the two pictures.

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Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Go to: File > Save for Web … save your work as a .jpg

Make your image approximately 500 pixels wide and attach it to this journal.

Note that .jpg is a widely used format for web graphics. That's because it makes the smallest file sizes so pages load quickly.