Wanted Poster in Photoshop
● Everybody should be Wanted.
✓ Lasso Tool✓ Burn Tool ✓ Texture Filter✓ Levels✓ Sponge Tool
• This tutorial is part of the Renaissance project.
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Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open PhotoShop ~
✗ Create a New Document approximately 8.5 x 11 inches …
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:
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 …
Step #5: Levels ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+L and adjust the levels.
✗ Adjust the levels to make the paper look dark.
Step #6: Lasso Tool ~
✗ Get the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …
✗ … and draw irregular circles around the edges.
✗ Then delete the contents to make the edges look torn.
✗ Cut jagged sections out of the middle, too, & delete your selections.
✗ 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 at the bottom of the layers palette …
✗ … add some Drop Shadow & maybe some Inner Shadow and Bevel and Emboss to your layer:
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.
✗ 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.
✗ Also try the 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 …
✗ Add to your text, also …
Step #11: Open a Picture of Yourself and Erase the Background ~
✗ Open an image Yourself.
✗ Get the Eraser Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (E) …
✗ … and erase the background from the picture.
✗ Use a hard edged brush and do a good job.
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
✗ Combine the two pictures.
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.