Create a Sports Wallpaper with Splatter Effects

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Step 16

Now move the buildings Smart Object into the main file. Resize it and place it behind the ground layer.
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Step 17

Import the water color texture ( Watercolors_Vol1 - Watercolors_V1_1032.jpg) in to the document using the "Place" command.
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Rotate the texture.
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Step 18

Place it behind the buildings layer.
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Step 19

Desaturate the layer by applying the "Hue/Saturation" adjustment layer.
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Step 20

Now double click the water color Smart Object layer. Press Ctrl+ I to invert it. Save and close the window.
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Your image should look like this.
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Step 21

Now change the blend mode to "Screen".
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Step 22

Open up the girl stock image. Select the girl. Since we have a monotone background we can use the Magic Wand tool or use the "Color Range Command". You may need to refine the selection further like we did earlier. This will remove any edge artifacts and gives a much cleaner selection.
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Step 23

Add Layer Mask using the selection.
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Step 24

Convert to Smart Object.
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Step 25

Move the girl into main file. Place it above the ground layer.
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Step 26

Add the word "GAME". I used "Futura STD Extra Bold". If you don't have it use a similar font that is bold enough. Adjust Kerning using the Character Palette.

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Step 27

Add the words "Love The".
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Step 28

Load the ball stock image into Photoshop. Mask out the background. Convert the layer into a Smart Object.
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Step 29

Drag the ball smart object into the main file. Resize it appropriately. Place above the girl layer covering the original ball below.
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Step 30

Add Curves Adjustment layer to the ball and slightly adjust the mid tone brightness. Clip it to the ball layer.
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Step 31

Open up the goal post image, select the front post.
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Step 32

Apply Layer Mask with the selection. Then Convert it into Smart Object.
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Step 33

Place it below the girl layer.
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Step 34

Create a new layer below the goal post frame. Quickly make a selection and fill it with white to give an impression of a net. Reduce the layer's opacity to 50%.
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Step 35

Select the Line Tool and draw the frame of the goal post.
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Step 36

We have the goal keeper silhouette here. Since it has the black as background and white as foreground I set the blending mode to screen. This will get rid of the blacks and retains the whites. You can get a similar image or create your own silhouette from a real image.
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Step 37

Duplicate the ball layer and reduce the size and place it near the goal keeper like he is jumping to catch the ball.
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Step 38

I have got this mountain peek like image with the white background. I used the Magic Wand tool to select and created a new layer and filled the selection with black. You can find a similar image or simply draw the shape in Photoshop.
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Step 39

Bring the shape into the main file. Invert the layer and convert into a Smart Object.
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Step 40

I rotated the shape and resized it. Duplicated it placed behind the buildings layer.
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Step 41

Place the dripping paint texture (Spray Paint pack - Media_Militia_-_Spray_Paint_Textures_05.jpg)as Smart Object. Position it above the type layer.
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Step 42

Clip the paint layer to the type layer(Ctrl + Alt + G).
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Step 43

Now place the splatter image above the type layer.
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Step 44

Double click on the thumbnail. Press Ctrl + I to invert. Save and close it.

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8 comments on “Create a Sports Wallpaper with Splatter Effects”

  1. Thank you so much for your simple and clear tutorial. As a newbie to PS, I didn't know that the blend to screen feature can be so useful! Thank you!!! ;-)

  2. also goalkeeper silhouette is missed. and Steps mess. Step 31 goes after Step 20. Author should be more careful.

    1. Thank you for the comment - I really appreciate you pointing out the errors! I've fixed the steps but there were some stock images link that I couldn't find the links to. It appears that the author does not have links to some of the resources and recommends that you find your own.

  3. Few stock images are missed. I think you should include every stock image that you used in Resources section.
    No brown mountain, no flame, no ball...

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