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Create a Poster using Gradient Blobs & Organic Shapes

Noah 'Qehzy' Kline, Graphic and Web Design

Create a Poster using Gradient Blobs & Organic Shapes

Noah 'Qehzy' Kline, Graphic and Web Design

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7 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:24
    • 2. Creating Organic Shapes (Blobs) in Illustrator

      12:17
    • 3. Organizing & Setting Up Blobs in Photoshop

      10:03
    • 4. Poster Background

      1:15
    • 5. Adding Brushes & Shapes

      14:57
    • 6. Text

      3:57
    • 7. Color & Finishing Touches

      5:38
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In this class, I will be showing you how to create gradient blobs or organic gradient shapes in Illustrator. Then we will take them to Photoshop to create a poster by adding text by adding brushes, text, and a color correction.

Some of the things you'll learn in this class.

  • Creating gradient organic shapes (blobs) in 3 different ways.
  • Learn to use the mesh tool in Illustrator
  • Organize the shapes in a poster.
  • Add brushes and shapes that interact and add depth with the blobs.
  • Add text the interacts with the blobs to create depth.
  • Put on a color correction to make the poster stand out and pop.

Experiment with different designs and images to get varying results!

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Noah 'Qehzy' Kline

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1. Introduction: What's up guys know here or quasi. And today we'll be showing you how to create a poster with Grady int blobs created in the Illustrator. We're gonna create some blobs with some different variations and color and take him over into Photoshopped and create a post, ran out of them, combined their color and create something like you see on your screen now. So let's just go ahead and get started right away in Illustrator. 2. Creating Organic Shapes (Blobs) in Illustrator: Okay, so now we're an illustrator and we're going to create the blobs to use for the poster so you can see on screen. I have a few different blobs that I've created. These ones over to the right are mainly the ones I used in the posters, and you can see like this is where I started out and then got a little better with the ones over here. It's a trial and air type thing where you have to try out different colors, placing in different places to get the desired effect. There's a few ways you can go about creating these blobs, and the first way I'm gonna show you, I'm gonna show you three ways of creating the actual shapes. So the 1st 1 is fairly simple, and that's just creating a circle. So we're gonna go to the rectangle tool, click and hold and get the Ellipse tool and then click Hold Shift and Ault and we can create a circle. So then we can go ahead and do our Grady ins and create something like that. Another way to create them is just using the pen tool. So click and then just create a shape using curves, something like that. And then if you have an edge that great here, um, actually, I guess I don't have an edge. It's pretty smooth. But if you have, ah, take corner, you can use the direct selection tool click and a little circle pop up that you can use to round. So, for example, if I just went like this, I could use the direct select, um, arrow. Come here, click the circle and around out the edge. And I could do it for all of these sides to create a shape. So that's a couple ways to use the pencil to do that. And then my father, the final way in one of my favorite ways is to use circles and connect them. So get the Ellipse tool. Um, where you going to use? We're gonna hold shift and all and create a few circles that connect like so So there's a few circles. Maybe move him around a bit. Here, that's select him all. And let's go toothy Pathfinder shape modes and unite. If you don't have the Pathfinder for not sure it's at Goto Window and Pathfinder, and then what we want to do is get the direct, select and round off some of these edges. I recommend going one at a time. So click the point around it however you want, and then go through and do the other ones. And there is a shape, so those are the few ways you can do it. I'm gonna stick with this shape here and go on to the Grady in part of this. Um, so I would recommend creating multiple versions of these blobs at once. So either use a pencil or use one of the ways you like and create a bunch of shapes like this and just have him ready to go once you have them ready to go, you wanna go ahead and start the Grady int coloring? So the first thing I did was since I wanted darker shapes with a little color. I started with a black, so I'm gonna select this and go to black. Now, this is a dark grey. So if I double click this, I'm gonna go all the way down two black and there we go. Now I'm gonna click the shape and we're gonna go to the mesh tool or you on the keyboard, and we're gonna go ahead and click throughout this shape to create a bunch of mesh points. As you can see, when you click, you get a line through your shape and we just want to create a decent amount of these. Um, that should be good. And you can see we now have a mesh throughout our shape, and we're going to select the different points of this mesh and cover them to get the various Grady int. So let's go toothy lasso to the lasso tool, which is Q on the keyboard. And we're gonna select some of these points in color. Um, so I'm gonna start in the top left here and just go and follow this edge till about their select that double click on the black. And now you want to decide on the color you're gonna go with and you want to make sure you keep it consistent. So I'm gonna go right here in this ex ion area and pick it fairly bright Cyan like so And there is some color. Now we're gonna go ahead and add color two, maybe one other spot. So maybe we want to go to this to this right edge and get a portion of that double click and let's go with a science. Now you could to save these hex codes. Um, if you want to keep it as consistent as possible, I don't because I kind of like the variation. And since they go to photo shop any way I can touch him up there. But there we go. Let's just check out how that looks. So you can see we have some color there and some color there, What's selected? And now let's add some white. So I'm gonna select one of these edges close by. So let's do this one since they're touching and you might get a question mark pop up on the color. And that's just because we selected points that are black and Cyan, um, which is fine. And we're gonna slick that as white and then I go a little too far. But we can touch that up then and let's go ahead to another point. Let's do the top part here. If you go down a little bit, make that weight cool. And then I'm gonna just select a point somewhere in the middle and make that white as well . But I'm just gonna do one point. So I circled this point here and make that white. Come on. There we go. So if I click off, you can see this is the shape we get now. It's not so much as a blob as it still looks black, and these ones still have some dimension to him. Um, and to get some dimension, we just have to add some grays in here. Ah, so one way we can do this. Hold commanding, click this shape again. I like to select the points that are next to the color. So let's like thes right here Next. The Cyan. Let's go to the Cy on. So this is like the color we used in the edge. Let's take it down to a gray and click OK and do the same thing over here and you can skip a couple points if you want just to make it. Ah, a little inconsistent. So it's not, like, perfectly straight down. Let's get the cyan and get a little gray. So there we go. Um, that we might have We could have gone a little darker with that. Um, but it's fine because we can fix it up here in a second. Now let's go ahead and select some points along those again, and this time we're gonna just go more dark gray. So we get the Cy on and then we go almost all the way to the bottom of corner. But we still have some grey there and click. And there we go. That's a little better. Let's do the same thing over here. Actually, I don't want to go all the way to the edge. Let's keep it all in the middle. Here, Get this point here. Let's try that. That's looking pretty good. And then I'm gonna get this edge and do that as well. There we go. So that's looking a little better. I'm gonna actually tweak this bit here, so I'm gonna come in, select down to here. They make this all black. There we go. Now, that's a little more interesting to me. And maybe let's add some dark gray to connect all this here in the middle. There we go. I'm pretty happy with that. If we zoom out, you see, that's a pretty interesting shape. Maybe we have too much white at the top there, we could fix that. There we go. That's a pretty decent dark shape. And, um, there's a few things we can do after we get the shape. How we like, Um, So let's select it, and I'm gonna hold all drag and duplicate it, just in case I miss up. And we're gonna go over to the width tool and go down to the twirled tool. And if we hit enter, we can adjust the size of these brushes and I'm just gonna bump it up to about 300 300 click. OK, and now we have a big brush. Now the twirled tool will literally twirl these points like so in distort. Um and we're going to just do that ever so slightly on a couple of these points just to give a little more interest to them. So that looks pretty interesting. Let's go there. That's pretty cool. And you can even do like the outside points like that. Nice. That might be one too many. Maybe come down here with it. That's pretty cool. And you can see that just kind of makes it look mawr organic and I think improves upon the initial look and we could even go there back to the twirled tool and mix it up with some of these other effect Er's so I mean the pucker and bloat you could probably do. But you have to use them very sparingly. And the work tools another good one to use. Um, the scallop, crystallize and wrinkle. Maybe a little too too much. The wrinkle you could probably get away with in here a little bit, but I'm not sure I'm gonna use it. Um, the warp tool is another cool one because you can just click and drag and extend it like that. Um, let me see if there's anywhere I can use that maybe at this top, right There we go. Yes. So those are a couple of tools you can play around with and get these organic shapes. Um, but the key is to add color on the edges and maybe some white on the edges. Maybe had some color in the middle. Keep a majority of the shape of the PLA black, and that's the best way to go about doing it. Now you'll notice I have a couple here that are all colored, and so there's no black you can see this is all like bluish green, and this is all blue with just some lighter points. You can do it that way. Start your shape instead of black, pick a dark blue and then add lighter blues on top of it. But I like the black look more just because I just think it looks neater. And then when you get a dark background and have the poster, it just looks a lot better. In my opinion. Now we can move on into photo shop and actually create the poster itself. 3. Organizing & Setting Up Blobs in Photoshop: all right. Once you finish creating all your blobs like I have here, we want to go ahead into photo shop and actually create our poster. So here is the poster I created. Obviously, and we're gonna go ahead and create a new file. Someone's gonna copy this real fast and go to file New and I copied that so I can get the correct dimensions and you can see in my clipboard 10 80 by 16. 74. Now you can use any standard poster size you want. This is just what I'm gonna use since its thesis aim as the one I previously created and we're gonna keep click create We have a black background here. You can double click to unlock it if you'd like Click Ok, And now we're set to go Now we wanna bring in our blobs from illustrator. So if we go to illustrator, the way I like to do it is to just select it command. See? Got a Photoshopped command V and paste it command V and click OK, I use enter and then enter again to position it and reposition it like so And then you just have to go through and keep doing that. Ah, you can scale down the size of your illustrator window if you'd like and also Photoshopped . And then you can just go about clicking a copying going in and pasting all those blobs. Make sure they're all on their own layer and in photo shop. All right, Once you get all the ones in that you like, you can either close out of illustrator minimize it or whatever you'll notice. I'm only using a, ah, select few. That's because I've obviously used these blobs before, and I just kind of have a few favorite ones that I'm gonna use and some of them don't look so good. So let's minimize that. You don't have to use every blob you make either. Just pick the ones you think look good and go about using them Now also, I created blobs that are all different colors, and I did that intentionally so that when we go about creating this ah, when I add a color correction or when I get my colors right, they'll all be slightly different. So it won't all be purple if I want, like a purplish color, some of them will be purple. Some will be pinks and will be more read. Some will be more blue. Um, so that's why I choose different colors just to make it easier. When I go about doing that, if all the years are the same color you can individually go through and maybe command you and just change the hue of these to a different color. That looks good. But that's all all up to you. If you want him all the same color, you can leave them the same color. Now the fun part. We have all these blobs in here. We can go ahead and set up a poster. So to do that, uh, I we're gonna hide all of these, but one and I You'd like to use this circle one that I have as the base for this. So I'm gonna put this right in the middle and fairly small, um, as you're doing sizes always leave one of each fairly big, because it's easier to scale down than it is to scale up. And once you scale something down, you won't be able to scale it back up again. You have to go back to illustrator and copied over because photo shop is not vector based. So keep that in mind. We're gonna place that one there and let's go ahead and get the 2nd 1 And I'm gonna hold all to bring down the size. Depending on your on your photo shop, you'll have to hold shift to keep it the same size. If I hold shift, it does the opposite, though, so we're gonna decrease the size just a little bit. Maybe give it a lower rotation and we'll put this one at the bottom. And all of the all these placements will be temporary because we'll be moving them around and stuff here in a second. I don't make that too small. Let's keep it a little shorter will go down there. And I'm just gonna be aligning these in different, um, places throughout the poster for the time being. Feel free to rotate, um, and change, uh, like flipping horizontally and vertically. Just Teoh. See what looks good, cause sometimes they might need some rotation to look better. All right, so I have them in place now. Um, the set up is not the greatest, and I'm gonna wanna play around with him a little more so I think the effect I'm gonna go for is to try to create he triangular shape with more blobs at the bottom that get slightly thinner to the top. So to do that, I'm gonna bring this one down and have this one bt for this Ford and decrease the size of a bit. I just changed my anchor point there, which is a bit annoying. There we go extent. And if you'd like, you can go toothy auto, select layer appear and then just click the blob. You want to move command T and rotate it or adjust it to make things easier. So you don't have to find layer if you don't have him named like me, bring this guy down. This guy I'm gonna bring to the back. That's the other problem with Auto Select. You might click the background and mess things up, so if he had sick of it, you can check it off. Now, this one here, I'm gonna make a little smaller. This one here, I'm gonna make a little smaller and then this should take up a decent part of the bottom of the poster and I'm going to go ahead and select them all except the circular one and press command J to duplicate. And to make things easier, I'm gonna command t right click, flip, vertical and bring these up and we're gonna just thes Now I'm gonna actually bring these toothy bottom below all the others and move these around a bit, obviously just flipping it like that. It's a little too symmetrical is not gonna look good, but it just gives us a starting point here. So let's take this red one. Change it, maybe adjust the size, will put it over to the right. And since we're a little further up, we're actually going to be changing the size of these a lot and making a lot of smaller ones. This one, I'll make real tiny, put it kind of up in the corner, maybe change its rotation there. And this is all just how you feel. So feel free to just mess around until you get something. You think it looks pretty meat. - All right, I've gone to a point that I'm pretty happy with the layout. Of course, this might take a lot more time in your case, because mine was sped up so feel free to just play around. Do you get something you like and know that you can always come back in a just things later . Um, but we're going to select all these layers and command you to group them and call them blobs. The final thing to do, um, with these blobs. Then before we move on to some other things, I like to create a similar color scheme. So to do that, I go to the adjustments ingredient map. I'm gonna press Ault and click at the bottom of that to make it a clipping mask on the folder. And then I'm gonna select a color that I want to use. Now I have a bunch of radiant maps. I'm gonna use a pretty popular Grady a map. And it's this, like, purple, and I will open it up and show you guys the color codes for this. So the color on the left is a dark ray, which is hash tag. 191919 The purplish pink in the middle is 894 e eight a. And then the last color is this greenish d eight e 79 c. So if you don't have that, Grady. If you want to create it, those are the hex codes to plug in. And then we're gonna go and set that to color and then to about 48% uh, opacity. Now you'll notice it kind of Dole's our colors, but it changes them. Also there now fairly similar and obviously like the red is still brighter. It's more on the pink side blues or more blue. And then, like the purple or the pinks, more pink. And then the rest is pretty purplish or blue, which is what I want. It's like the red to blue color range with colors in between. Now we're gonna move on to the background. 4. Poster Background: all right to create the background. It's gonna be fairly simple. We're going to select the Grady a map and the blobs holding shift Command J to duplicate them, Then a commanded emerge them. We're gonna drag that to the very bottom and we're gonna zoom out command minus command. Tito, Transform Press Ault shift If you're in older photo shop and just increase the size like so impressed Enter, Go to filter, Blur Gaussian Blur And we're gonna bump this to somewhere in the twenties. So I'm at 21.9 right now and I think that will work and we're just gonna go ahead and click , OK, And then set that to about 11% or somewhere in there. And that's like are subtle background. Now I'm also going to select our blobs Don't need us like the great It's like the blog's. You try to center them up a little bit and hit Enter a That's a little better. So now we had our background and the blob set up, and we can move on to adding the brushes and shapes 5. Adding Brushes & Shapes: So the brushes I use were just some simple, um, triangles with lines through him and then a square made up of little or squares. So those are actually part of a brush pack I just created, um, not too long ago, me. So you can see right here are the squares made up of squares. And then I have the triangle here. So those are a couple shapes that I created, and I did the an illustrator. But since we're in a photo shop, we can go ahead and kind of create the same thing. So you can do this in this document or a new document. I'm gonna go ahead and create a new document that's about, since this is like a thought would just do about 800 and 800 72 resolution and create. Now, this is way bigger than any of the brushes will actually use. They'll be much smaller, but it's gonna have a bigger scale. So the first brush we're gonna create is this square made up of squares. So to do that, we're just gonna double click this background to unlock it. Then crest he and decrease the size. Um, and hit. Enter now. I don't know the exact numbers this is I could calculate it real quick, but my favorite way to do this is just too duplicate that bring it to the edge, duplicate both of those layers. So click hold, shift like the other layer command J to duplicate, select all of those layers and then goto layer distribute horizontal centers. So that's not bad. But these spaces are a little Teoh, um, small. So we're gonna have to decrease the size of everything. It's like the furthest one to the right. Drag it over and then re on redo that layer, distribute horizontal centers. And there we go. Now let's duplicate all those layers, drag him down to the bottom. And actually, you can hit, command, eat, emerge, and then merge that top row. It's like both of them again and command you to duplicate um and then goto layer distribute vertical centers and there we go. Now you could go Teoh edit and define brush to add it as it brush where you can merge it, call it square. I'm gonna press from command I to make it white and then just click and drag it over. Um, drag it off of the clipping mask. We wanted to be its own thing. Uh, and also make sure you don't have auto select and dragged the background. If you have auto select, make sure you click the actual square and drag, um, or just check off auto select and drag it over. Once you have that one, we can go ahead and create the triangular one. So let's just go ahead and get the polygon tool double click and you three sides whatever size you want, command t to change the orientation of this will increase the size of it a little bit and kind of you can set up this triangle however you want if you want it, um, more obtuse or acute, it's up to you. I was gonna go a little more on the of two side, but fairly equal lateral, and that's pretty good. I'm gonna make this black so you guys can actually see it, and that's not bad. We could increase the size of it. But I'm fine with this size right now. Now we want to go down to the rectangle tool and create a thin rectangle like so now I'm gonna make this like a bright yellow. Actually, I can't see that. It's just make it red, and we're gonna align it with the furthest left part of the triangle command Jada duplicated and align it with the right side. Select both of those rectangles. Duplicate, um, once, twice, maybe three times. So that gives us a total. And then goto layer distribute horizontal centers, and that's pretty good right there. Um, so let's actually, um, select all those command t and I'm gonna press all and click one of these side anchor points and bring it in just slightly. So we get the corners of the triangle like there it enter once you have that aligned where you like and keep in mind that where the red is will be a deleted. So this is a little thicker than the one I used here. Where? Here? You could see those lines are a little thinner. What? This would work nonetheless. Let's merge these command e. This is all one layer command clicked a little thumbnail and that will select it. We're gonna hide that. Go to the polygon or the triangle layer and go down here to the layer mask. Click that. And there we go. There is our triangle. Now, if I hit command, I it will look like that so you can figure out which one you like. You can use both. Um, it's up to you. I like this one. So I will drag that over and let me double click on this and make it white. So those are the two brushes, if you will, that I am using. And these will be in the background and foreground, so you can set him up in the foreground first. Um, so let's just decrease the size a little bit. This you're gonna put him over here to the right duplicate. Um, maybe over on the left, a little smaller. Stupid Kate, that 1st 1 this one will go to the bottom, make that a little smaller, and I go, I like to do three of everything. So that's three that let's do the triangle. And I like to put the triangle on the other shape that I will create, which will be later. But if you can just picture another line triangle here, that's kind of whatever what I'm imagining. So we'll have one over to the left Korean J duplicate. We'll do one in the bottom, right? It's a little too big, Actually. Make it smaller. Oh, you know what? We're gonna have to actually write Click Rasa, rise that layer and then you decrease the size so the clipping mask stays. That's much better to keep that and we'll put this one at the top here. Cool. I think that's a pretty decent set up with the brushes, and we might change that later. I might bring this one a little further over what? This can kind of give you a better idea of where things were going. Now, you could have done that before the triangle, but I just did it before, since we made the brushes ahead of time. Um, but we're gonna go ahead and add in the triangle shape or the background shape. It doesn't have to be a triangle. You could do a rectangle where whatever you want, but but we're gonna go to the u very top creating new layer. Good. You're shaped tool and get the polygon tool. Make sure size is set to three. I don't have any guides, but I'm gonna go ahead to the right or to the left ruler. You don't have your ruler press coming into our It will pop up, click and drag and wait for it to click which would be the center. And I'm gonna click in the middle and hold all and create a triangle like so And I actually want mind to be the other way So I'm gonna press command T right click, flip vertical, drag it up a little bit. Drag this up a little bit. So with the point there and the number of going to press all and click thesis IEDs and bring him in So it's something like over there. There we go. Something like that. Now I'm gonna go to fill here, not opacity. Phil, drink that all the way down. Double click on the layer, go to a stroke, said it to inside, said the color to white and go to the size in pixels and just increase it until you find a with that you like. So I think 11 looks good. I'm gonna click. OK, Command H, Yeah, I'm pretty okay with that. I'm gonna right click Rast Arise layer style Almost. We're gonna rast arise This initial polygon make it look a little nicer. All right, now we're gonna adjust the deaths of things, so you can either start with the brushes or at this point, you can adjust the brushes to however you want. So I'm gonna actually bring this play gone down there and bring this pie gone down to there and the other one's fine. But now we're gonna play with depth. So this triangle is gonna be behind some blobs and in front of others. So on the poly onto polygon to which is the triangle we're gonna add a layer mask and in that layer mask, we're gonna get a the brush tool. So it's like the brush tool and get a hard brush. Obviously the hard brushes Circular. So that works with our blob shape, since they're all circular as well. And we're just gonna go ahead in erase some parts of the blob. So to make it easier, we can decrease the opacity of the triangle a little bit, and then you just have to decide what's in front of the triangle and what's behind it. So I'm gonna say this one is in front. This one is in front in right here. But then the triangles in front of it there. And this one, this is in front here and then goes in front there. Um, it can go in front of that one up to there and then on this side. Maybe it's behind this one. And then let's increase the opacity to mount. And there we go. So now there's some depth to it. It looks like it's intermixed with the blobs themselves, which is pretty cool. And then we can go ahead and do like the same thing with the, um the brush is we created. So for this brush this triangle appear, I'm gonna put it slightly behind the blob and bring it below. So now it's behind, uh, this one down here. Is that that one? Yeah. We're gonna just slightly slighted over ever so slightly. Bring it down behind and have you look it up a little bit, Um, and this one off to the left, we're gonna put it behind there and drag it down as well. So now we have a couple brushes behind, and that just kind of makes that gives everything depth and I think makes everything look a little nicer. Now, one cool thing we can do with this triangle. Um so the trying to layer up here at the top if we click this chain link in the middle, that will allow us to affect the triangle, but not the layer mask. And, for example, we can go to filter, distort wave, and I don't know what these settings are. I don't know how this will look, but maybe increased the wavelength a little bit. It's hard to see a little thumbnail, but we'll click, OK, and you can see we get a wave effect, but the blobs are still affecting it in the same parts. So if we applied that wave to the layer mask, this would be all messed up and like it would be overlapping the blobs, etcetera, etcetera, and might look weird. Um, so if you click that chain to hide it, you can do things to the triangle and the shape itself. I'm gonna go to distort wave and kind of increase that a lot further just to give it a slight wave, decreased amplitude a little bit. I mean, that's fairly interesting. It's not the best. That's pretty cool. All right. I found a wave that I kind of like. So the minimum wavelength is for 86 max 6 95 amplitude minimum five max 40. And if we click? OK, I actually don't want to do that again. You can see we get this and you'll notice how I said the layer mask wanted effect doing that. But in this case, it kind of overlaps are layer mask here. So we're gonna have to click the layer mask, get the brush tool again. This time I'm gonna get white, and we're just gonna make sure that's not affected there. And we have to get this little spot there. And I think everywhere else were good, but sometimes that will happen with those little adjustments, and now we're gonna move on to adding text. 6. Text: Okay, So, to add text, we're just gonna simply go to the text tool. We're getting able white selected click and, um, type out or a type one letter of the word do you wanna use? So I'm gonna do my name crazy. So I'm gonna take a cue and then select your fonts. So I'm gonna use Avenir Me. Ah, actually, it's do Gotham. I think that has a better que I'm a little bit like you were going to go Gotham. Sarah was we're gonna go Gotham medium. I think that looks the best. And we're gonna duplicate these letters around and spell out my name. Obviously, you will spell out whatever you would want. Alright, So I've spelled out my name through out triangle sort of. Now we're gonna arrange them. So obviously I want the I want your eye to follow, like in a zigzag sort of deal. So the most important ones are at the top and the left, so obviously you start with the queue at the top. And then he moved to the So let's arrange it slightly to the right. And the H is next. Don't go too high up. Maybe just right in the middle and then the Z slightly higher than the why. And I think that's pretty good that I should follow that fairly easily, even though it's not a real word, and it's probably would be so super confused reading this and any normal scenario. But then, once you get that arranged, how you want, select all the letters and command you to group them and then come down to the layer mask and click that again, we're gonna get the brush tool. We're gonna get a hard brush, we're gonna get black, and we're just gonna kind of hide some of the areas where, like, the blob would be in front. So you'll notice. I don't really have any good areas to do that, because all my letters are directly on blobs, so you might have to open up the folder and kind of a just, um so maybe I'll just do the Z for tutorial purposes. So let's get the brush tool here and that Zoom in on the Z and let's say I want this one to be in front. Let's try to follow that best week in. I think that's pretty good. Yep, that looks pretty good to me and we could do. Let's do it with the EU. Let's adjust the location of the maybe bring it up here and let's say this one is in front . I'm not sure I did that. So well, let's zoom in. Use the brackets to adjust the size and there we go. And you could do that to as many letters as you want. Ah, I think I only did it to to before, So I'm gonna just stick with the two because I still wanted to be legible, since my name is weird, like hard spell. Anyway, I think that's pretty decent. And you can do as much text as you want. You don't. You could put it in front of all the blobs to You don't necessarily have to integrate it with the blobs, but that's the way you can go about doing it. You're gonna go ahead and name this text, and once you finish that, we can move on to the color and the color correction 7. Color & Finishing Touches: all right. So you'll notice the poster so far Still really dull and boring. So we're gonna add some color and kind of bring it to life. And the reason we wait until the end was because adding some of the color to it, um, you kind of have to know the shape and layout of things. Or least I like to know you could have started with this step, I suppose. But I just showed you how I went about designing it. So let's get the brush tool, grow fast and get a soft brush, and we're gonna go create a new layer and select a color. Um, the color scheme I'm going for is the purplish pink blue color range. So I'm gonna select a pink. So let's see if I have says Pinkett, that's more red. This is definitely more pink. So I'm gonna select that pink and then just increase the saturation click OK in the maybe bill, but the size to about 400. And we're gonna click around the poster like so that's creating another new layer. This time we're gonna do a more purplish. So let's drag that down to purple and click around some more. Um, you can overlap with some of the pink or clicking new spots that to you and fill out the poster like that. And then we're gonna slick both those layers and set them to screen and bumped down the opacity. I had 77 written down, and that looks a little too bright, so you might have to go a little lower. I'm gonna try to stay in the 70 range, because maybe that will kind of correct itself. Um, once we had the color correction. Speaking of which, to add my little color correction, we're gonna go down and slick the adjustments and get a radiant map. And we're gonna actually dio from black to white. So let's get black to white and send it to overlay and then about 50% opacity, and that's looking a little better. Now let's go down an ad adjustment layer and do a vibrance. Increased the vibrance to maybe 50. That's pretty good. And then adjust the saturation until you find somewhere that you think looks good. So that's a little too great, maybe 40 and then maybe we come here in a just. It's a just purple it's getting a little better now. I'm feeling like that. We might have a little too much color, so let's actually bump up the opacity a little bit. And then let's get the eraser tool, make sure the soft brush increase the size and then just kind of click around in a few darker spots and do the same thing with pink trying to stick more towards the edges. And maybe that will tone down that brightness a little bit. And I think that's a little better now. I'm kind of messing around with this, and obviously, every time you design something, it's a little different. But actually like just having the pink up as opposed to both of them, because I feel like that's too much color. So I'm actually gonna take this purple and just decrease it a bunch to about 20. I think that for this particular design, since it's me remaking something, this particular one just looks a little bit better. Um, so I'm gonna roll with that Also, I'm gonna select everything except the background and just move it up slightly to make it a little more centered. And for the final touches here, Um There's a few things we can do so you can come into the text. And since the layer adjustments on the whole folder, you could come in here and rotate some of these letters so I could rotate this E. And it will still remain cut off if that's something you're interested in doing. Um, I kind of like it straight on for this case, and another thing you can do is create a vignette. So if we create a new layer at the top command delete to fill the with the background color , which is black, get the eraser in just a race. All the middle parts of this decrease the size a little bit and get closer to the edges. And you can adjust the opacity of that to get a bit of a vignette. And then finally, if you're all happy, you construct everything, group it communicated, duplicated command, eat emergent, got a filter, sharpen sharpened more and just decrease the opacity a little bit. I just realized I screwed down. Screwed up the I'm Liam s down there. Um, and then that should clean up. Um, some of this to make it a little more clear and then you are done. That is the blob poster. Hopefully, you guys enjoy this class and learn something. And if you did drop me a follow, check me out on YouTube. Where have a bunch of free tutorials over 200. Check me on Twitter at Quiz E and I hope to see you guys again. Peace.