In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a professional and beautiful poster. I will tell you the basic idea of creating a poster, interesting techniques and teach you by my example. I’ll tell you about a few filters of the new version of Photoshop and their capabilities, and show how to create a realistic picture, a beautiful toning to the image and much more.

What you’ll be creating

In this tutorial we will examine the possibility of creating a realistic picture, atmospheric effects, work with adjustment layers, create brushes and most importantly try it all in action. First, I will create a background. Of several images I make realistic city and add clouds and color correction. Then I added the model and adjust image with the filter “Camera Raw”. Then will create the effect of rain on clothes. The next will be to create an atmosphere and detail to the image. The final step will be to increase the sharpness and color correction. It is desirable to have a Adobe Photoshop CC but you can completely create this picture in any CS version.


Tutorial Resources

Step 1

So, before beginning this tutorial I want to do a little introduction. The poster is an art. As in every case, there are certain traditions and rules. Many people do not notice it, but the effect is always there. There are 8 basic items that should be in the poster: 1. Weapons. 2. Clouds/Smoke 3. Buildings. 4. Fragments/Debris/Sparks. 5. Atmospheric phenomena (like rain). 6. Ambient/Edge Light. 7. Fire/Explosion. 8. Main Character/Object. Each poster must be at least 5 items to achieve the desired effect. All of these elements in are alternately occur in any poster, regardless of genre or idea. I chose the following sequence: Weapons > Clouds/Smoke > Buildings > Main Character > Edge Light > Rain.

And now opening Photoshop and get started! Create a new document via Cmd/Ctrl + N or File > New at 2400 pixels wide and 3000 pixels height, resolution 300 Pixels/Inch.


Step 2

Go to File > Place…/Place Embedded and open skyscraper image. Transform it (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform) to size of working field and tap Enter/Return to apply changes.

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27 responses to “Create This Magnificent Sniper Artwork in Photoshop”

  1. Yu Avatar

    Great tutorial but the skyscraper link goes to a search result rather than the image used in this tutorial

  2. Zak Kogut Avatar
    Zak Kogut

    Anton, you should download some of her PSD files so you can see what’s she’s doing. It’ll help you learn PS faster.

    1. Anton Townsend Avatar
      Anton Townsend

      Yea thanks. I’m gonna definitely check this out

  3. Chris Avatar

    Great Tutorial. Ive been working on my weaknesses, and photo manipulation is one of them. I never even used some of the adjustment techniques in this, so that was a real eye opener. Camera Raw was really cool. Very powerful.

  4. Divair L Rosa Avatar
    Divair L Rosa

    Thank you very much for this tutoria! I gave it a try and submited it here: with due credit :D

  5. Jo Avatar

    I couldn’t find the skyscraper image from the link provided

  6. John Fortress Avatar
    John Fortress

    WOW. These comments are amazing. Did anyone even do the tutorial? How about the part with the first step where you have to download the skyscraper image, and how it’s not actually available in the link provided…. ? Do we just try with another image that looks kinda similar? Is this tutorial meant to be a “rough guide” ?

  7. David Ewing Avatar
    David Ewing

    I’m looking forward to trying this exercise out with some of my students.

  8. Allure Avatar

    This kind of work is common, there are several works in this style.

    It would be very interesting if the owner of the website to publish creative tutorials.

  9. David Stewart Avatar
    David Stewart

    For goodness sake why a gun? Such barbarity and not anything to celebrate or glorify. Go take a picture of something less banal and more inspirational.

  10. Nirmalya Sengupta Avatar
    Nirmalya Sengupta

    This is simply wonderful composite work…just one correction she’s not a Sniper as she’s carrying a customized M4 Assault Rifle with Reflex sight & Sound Suppressor attachment..

  11. Maria Semelevich Avatar
    Maria Semelevich

    Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy, And what’s the similar here – rain?

  12. Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy Avatar
    Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy

    Long Ago, i made a project that is similar to this.
    You can view all the process in the photo Album + the photo description

    1. Maria Semelevich Avatar
      Maria Semelevich

      And what’s the similar here – rain?

    2. Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy Avatar
      Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy

      maybe the model :) .

    3. Maria Semelevich Avatar
      Maria Semelevich

      Oops! By the way here is a small list of artworks that were long time ago previous to your artwork and they are very similar to your.

    4. Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy Avatar
      Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy

      Maybe because they used the same stock which is a model on deviantArt :) .
      and she allows others to use her photos.

    5. Maria Semelevich Avatar
      Maria Semelevich

      Kayla Davion is one, but the characters are different.

    6. Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy Avatar
      Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy

      I don’t get why you are panicking :)

    7. Maria Semelevich Avatar
      Maria Semelevich

      When a man rolls up to a lie, he loses his face. I panic because there are no more men.

    8. Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy Avatar
      Mahmoud Ibrahim ElKasrawy

      No, you are showing 2 things by that attitude.
      – you Need to grow up
      – you have no self confidence :)

      There is nothing in the world says to attack others work in order to maintain yours. :)

      Although if you just focused alittle. if i say that i did something similar , it would mean that i like yours.

      but as i said. you just need to mentally grow up (Y)

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