In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn how to create a stylized poster. We'll start by masking out the guitarist's backdrop using the quick selection tool and the refine edges features. Next, we'll to set up the poster to the required size and add bleed margins, then explain why they are needed for print projects such as this. We'll also explore how to produce cool crowd silhouettes from stock photos using channel selections. After this, we'll execute a dynamic stylized look for the guitarist using a combination of both the posterize and threshold adjustments. We'll then effectively add mixed media elements to the composition. Finally, we'll add text to the final composition by using Typekit to select new fonts that fit the poster design before finally administering texture to the text to add more drama to the piece. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll be more comfortable working with the various elements in your own concert poster. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi there, my name is Simeon Elson. I am an international freelance illustrator and graphic artist based in the UK. My client list includes the likes of Microsoft, BT, Diesel, and Greatcall. In this course, we are going to design a powerful heavy metal concept poster in Photoshop. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course will include exploring masking out backgrounds using the Quick Selection tool and Refine Edges feature, as well as executing a dynamic stylized look for our guitarist using the Posterize and Threshold effects, before producing cool crowd silhouettes from stock photos, using channel selections. Then we will inject sophistication to the design by adding mix media elements, before arranging the copy used in some of Adobe's typecase core fonts. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to design a super hard-hitting metal concept poster that is dark, yet cold, and striking. I am excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.