Photo Manipulation

Create a Dynamic Night Club Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create this abstract Dance night poster with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create abstract atmospheric. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn how to use dodge and burn tool to do basic and simple painting, smudging, masking, color adjustment, lightning and some more.

What you’ll be creating

In this tutorial we will create a abstract poster using some image stocks. We will use some essential techniques in applying dodge and burn tool. We will use masking, brush tool, some filter, color adjustments all through the steps in this tutorial. Use Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher.Hope you guys gonna enjoy this tutorial.

final-image

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

create a new file with a width of 1278 px and a height of 900 px at 150 dpi (Dots per Inch).Fill it with black color.

step1-black

Step 2

Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Space brush” Use the space brush you downloaded, paint a few space patterns/objects around the canvas:

step2a-brush

Now reduce the opacity to 25 %.

step2b-opacity

Add more space nebulas to our canvas .

step2c-brush

Now add vector mask from the bottom of layers palette .

Now activate Brush tool (B) with these settings :

Brush size: 400px

Hardness: 0%

Opacity: 40%

Flow: 100%

Color: #000000

Now paint over the highlighted area.

step2d-opacity

The result should be similar to this:

step2e-final

Step 3

Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Smoke” Use the Smoke brush set you downloaded, paint a few smoke around the canvas:

step3a-brush-set

The result should be similar to this:

step3b-brush

Add more smoke in our canvas with different layers.

step3c-group

Now select one of the smoke layer which we have created and then hit (CTRL+T) then make a right click and select warp and play with the shape of our smoke layer .See as below :

step3d-transform

Follow the same step and add more smoke effects.

step3e-duplicate

Ok now Make a new layer and name it “Particles” Use the Debris Brush you downloaded, paint a few smoke around the canvas and take #92886f as your fill color .

step3f-brush

Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd +T), then while the “Particles” layer is selected and then resize it as shown below:

step3g-transform

Follow the same process and add more particles to our canvas.

step3h-final

Step 4

Now use one of the space brushes which we have downloaded earlier and then open the RockJagged0016 image and then make a new layer above RockJagged0016 layer and paint on that layer then hit (Ctrl+Click) on that layer to make it selected then select the RockJagged0016 and hit (ctrl+c) and copy that painted area.See as below

step4a-planet

Now go back to our canvas and make a new layer and name it “rocks” and hit (Ctrl+v) and paste the copied part of RockJagged0016 image.

step4b-planet

Now hit (Ctrl+l) to open Levels adjustment layer .

When the Levels box opens, input the following:

step4c-levels

Follow the same process and add more rocks to our canvas.Remember every layer should be seprate.

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