Create this Poster Design with Abstract Effects in Photoshop

Create this Poster Design with Abstract Effects in Photoshop
Create this Poster Design with Abstract Effects in Photoshop

Step 6

Load "Kaos Brush Set 2.0" by Outof4mmo in Photoshop. Create a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N or use "Create a new layer" icon on Layer panel). Set default background/Foreground colors (D). Take a Brush Tool (B) and with black color and Opacity: 100% draw a big abstract spot. The most important thing is not to go beyond the boundaries of the working field and leave some space around the image. You can use any brush which you will like. I used the brushes "Kaos 2.1" and "Kaos 2.2".


Step 7

Place City image into working document and resize it around size of brush spot. Unfortunately a lot of noise in the image. To remove it go to Filter > Noise > Reduce Noise. Set Strength: 9, Preserve Details: 20%, Reduce Color Noise: 20%, Sharpen Details: 25% and click OK.


Step 8

Now sharpen details. Convert city layer to Smart Object (right - click on layer > Convert to Smart Object or go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object). Go to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen... Set the settings like shown in image below.


Step 9

Duplicate this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J or go to Layer > Duplicate Layer...), convert it to Smart Object. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass... Set Radius to 5.0 pixels and click OK. Change layer Blending Mode to "Hard Light" and reduce Fill to 30%. Make from this layer a Clipping Mask to City layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Opt/Alt + G or right - click > Create Clipping Mask).


Step 10

Group all city layer by selecting layers and press Cmd/Ctrl + G or use "Create a new group" icon at the bottom of Layer panel. Hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on brush spot thumbnail in Layer panel to create a selection. Add a layer mask to city group to hide all except spot area. Use black hard brush on layer mask to clean up some buildings.


Step 11

Add a bit of color to the city. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation... Check "Colorize" and set Hue: 203, Saturation: 100%, Lightness: +25% and clip this layer to the group. Change layer Blending Mode to "Multiply". Add another adjustment layer "Brightness/Contrast" with the settings Brightness: +25, Contrast: -40 and clip this layer.

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10 comments on “Create this Poster Design with Abstract Effects in Photoshop”

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  2. I'm new to photoshop and mentioned in step 10 I'm supposed to look for a brush spot thumbnail, but I don't know what or where it is.

    1. Go to the Image > Mode menu and check if your image is in RGB mode and 8-bits/channel color.

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