In this tutorial we will create an image that looks sort of like the posters for the upcoming movie, TRON Legacy. You will learn how to fake a bokeh effect, and create all sorts of shiny glass type effects.
Preview of Final Results
IMPORTANT: When working with any image in Photoshop, always play things on the cautious side and make new layers for everything. This way, if you make a mistake, you won’t have to start all over, but you might just have to re-do one layer, possibly saving you hours of work. Everything in this tutorial should be done on separate layers.
TRON Legacy Style Photoshop Tutorial
Step 1 – Create a new Document
Create a new document. 1280px in width and 960px in height.
Step 2 – Invert it to black
Press (control/command + I) to invert the white to black.
Step 3 – Brush Setup
Apply the following settings to your brush.
Step 4 – New Layer
Create a new Layer (Layer > New > Layer). Fill it with black. Create a guide that runs down the center of the image at 460px. Name this layer “Big Bokeh”.