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Create a Powerful Poster for STAR WARS: Episode VII - The Force Awakens!

Marty Geller, Blue Lightning TV Photoshop!

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    • 1. Part 1: Star Wars Poster

      9:06
    • 2. Part 2: Star Wars Poster

      9:58

About This Class

Photoshop CC 2015 tutorial in 2 parts showing how to create a powerful movie poster for Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens!

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1. Part 1: Star Wars Poster: Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I'm going to show you how to create a powerful poster for Star Wars. The force awakens. Episode seven. This tutorial is in two parts in part one will create a background filled with stars, Galaxies and the basic Resistance insignia. And in Part two will add dimension to the insignia and text and dramatic lighting. I provided a Photoshopped file for you to download so you can follow along. It includes the rebel Resistance Emblem and a brushed steel texture with the emblem hidden . Make the texture active and go to filter, distort and polar coordinates. Tick rectangular two polar and click OK to help blend in the top center. Open your rectangular marquis, too, and drag a selection over it approximately this wide. Go to Edit and Phil. Choose content aware and click OK to de select it. Press control or command D control. Click or command click on the emblem to make a selection of its shape. Invert the selection by President control or command shift. I unlock the background and press the delete key on your keyboard to delete everything outside the selection. Then de selected. Let's say it more contrast to our emblem. Press control or command l toe open levels in the input black field. Type in 48 and in the input Whitefield. Type in 2 30 then click OK. Create a new document by pressing control or command end. Make its with 672 pixels, its height. 870 pixels and its resolution 150 pixels per inch. The color mode is RGB and eight bits per channel. Click the small box to open the color picker and pick black, then click OK on both windows. Make three copies of the background by pressing control or command J three times. Name the top layer large stars, the one under it stars and the next layer border. Hi the top layer and make the stars layer active. Go to filter noise and add noise. Make the amount 30% gase in and monochromatic. Then click OK or press enter or return. Go back to filter Blur and Gaussian blur. Make the radius 0.3 pixels and click OK or press. Enter a return. Open levels by pressing control or command L in the input black field. Type in 100 and in the input Whitefield. Type in 200 then click OK. Make the large stars layer visible and active. Go to filter noise and add noise this time. Make the amount 100% and click OK or press enter or return. Go back to filter, blur and gassy and blur. Make the radius one pixel press enter or return and open levels. Make the input black level 150 and the input White Level 175 change the blend mode to screen. Changing the blend mode to screen makes the larger stars show through the smaller stars. This gives our space image a bit more depth. Let's place the two star layers into a folder shift click on the stars layer to make it active as well and press control or command G name. It stars and reduce it's opacity to 40%. The stars will look very faint, but they'll brighten later once we add the cloud. Filter and brushing color. Make the border layer active and reduce its fill to 0%. Reducing the filter. Zero makes whatever is inside the layer invisible, but it won't affect the layer styles that we add to the layer. They'll retain their visibility. Double click the thumbnail of the border toe. Open a layer style window, click stroke, click the color box and pick black, then click OK. The size is 15 pixels, and the position is inside. Click inner glow. Click the color box and pick white, then click OK. Make the blend mode linear. Dodge the opacity, 20% and the source edge. The choke is 100% and the size is 15 pixels. Then click OK. Make the Stars folder active and click the new layer icon twice to make to new layers named the top layer clouds and change its blend mode to color. Dodge. Go to filter, render and clouds. Make layer one active and name it colors. Open your brush to and brush picker. Make the size 600 pixels the hardness 0% and the capacity 10%. Click the foreground color and pick a color you like as the first color you'll brush in over your stars, Then click OK. Gently brush over them. Click your foreground color again and pick another color. Feel free to brush over your other colors to create subtle Grady INTs, brushing as many or as little colors as you want to create an image you like. Make the clouds layer active and click the new layer icon to make a new layer above it. Name it lens flare. Fill it with black by pressing shift plus cf five key at the top of your keyboard toe. Open the fill window, open the fly out list and click black. Change its blend mode to scream. Go to filter, render and lens flare. Make the brightness 125% and the lens type 52 300 millimeters zoom dragged the lens flare approximately 1/4 of the way down from the top and click OK in Part two will complete our Star Wars. Episode seven Poster This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching. 2. Part 2: Star Wars Poster: Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. This is part two of creating a poster for Star Wars. The force awakens Episode seven Picking up from Where we left off. Open the rebel insignia that you created in part one and drag it onto the Tampa of your poster without releasing your mouse or Penn Press and hold the shift key as you drink it down onto your poster. Then release pressing and holding shift Kathy insignia centered to resize it. Open your transform tool by pressing control or command T go to a corner, and when you see a diagonal double arrow, press and hold, ought or option plus shift as you drag it in tow approximately this size to reposition it so the top of the insignia is centered over the brightest part of the lens flare. Press the up or down arrow on your keyboard, then press enter or return. Double click on the insignia thumbnail to open its layer styles. Quick bevel and in Boss, the style is inner bevel. The technique is chisel hard, and the depth is 100%. The direction is up, the size is five pixels, and the soften is zero Unchecked global light make the angle minus 10 degrees and the altitude between 45 50 degrees. The highlight mode is screen, and its opacity is 70%. The shadow mode is multiply and its opacity is 50%. Click contour. Open the fly out list and click rounded steps. Click outer glow. The blend mode is color burn. The opacity is 10% the noise is zero and the color is black. The technique is softer, the spread is 0% and the size is 250 pixels. Then click OK. Click the adjustment layer icon and click hue saturation to restrict the adjustment layer to affect only the insignia and not all the layers below it. Click the clipping mask, icon or press control all TGI on windows or command option G on a Mac. Now the adjustment layer is clipped to the insignia chick colorize and make the hue 220 and the saturation 15 next will increase its contrast. Click the adjustment layer I can again, and this time click levels, clip it to the insignia and slide the input. Mid tones toe approximately 0.73. Next, we'll have a highlight on top, which will give the insignia a slight glow at the brightest part of the lens flare. First, let's group the insignia and its adjustment layers into a folder. To do this shift, click on the insignia to make it and the middle adjustment layer active as well. And press control or command G. I'll name the folder Resistance Insignia, but you can name it whatever you like. Click the new layer icon to make a new layer. Let's name it. Highlight flair. Open your brush tool, make it size 65 pixels and press, enter or return. The blend mode is normal and its opacity is 80%. We want white to be our foreground color. If it isn't and your background color is presently white, click this icon to reverse the colors or press X on your keyboard. Click once on the center of the lens flare, open your horizontal type tool and pick a fund. I'm using Trade gin Pro regular. If you don't already have this fund and would like to use it, I provided its download link in my videos description. I'll make it size 20 points smooth and center alignment. Click on the vertical center of your document and type out your text. Open your move to and click the FX icon, Click Bevel and Boss. The style is inner bevel, and the technique is chisel hard. The depth is 183%. The direction is up, the size is two pixels, and the soften is one pixel, unchecked global light. The angle is minus 90 degrees, and the altitude is 10 degrees. The highlight mode is screen, and its opacity is 70%. The shadow mode is multiply, and its opacity is also 70%. Then click OK. Make a copy of your text by pressing control or command J on your original text layer. Hide the effects and make the layer active. Go to filter, blur and radio blur. When this message opens, click Convert to Smart Object, which makes the text editor ble. Make the amount 100. The blur method zoom and the quality best. Then click OK to save space in the layers panel. Let's group the text layers into a folder using the same steps that we use before shift. Click on the top layer to make it active as well, and press control or command G. Name it whatever you like. Press T to open your type tool, Click below the insignia on the vertical center of your document and type that your text to resize it. Click your move to and open your transform tool, as you did earlier. Go to a corner and drag it out to a size you like. Then press enter or return to slide it up or down. Press and hold the up or down arrow on your keyboard. Click the FX icon and click Bevel, and in Boss, the style is inner bevel. The technique is chisel hard and the depth is 100%. The direction is up, the size is 100 6 pixels, and the soften is zero unchecked global light. The angle is 90 degrees and the altitude is 37 degrees. The highlight mode is screen, and its opacity is 70%. The shadow mode is multiply and its opacity is 70% as well. Click contour and this time choose ring, Then click. OK, I think I'd like to slide the top, taxed the insignia and the lens flare up a bit. So to do this, I'll make all those layers active and press and hold the up arrow key on my keyboard. We'll finish our poster by brightening and intensifying the colors of our space backgrounds on both sides of the insignia. First, make your top layer active and make a composite snapshot of your entire poster by pressing control. Shift all T e on windows or command shift Option E on a Mac. Open your brush to make it size 600 pixels. The blend mode colored dodge and the opacity 100% Place the right edge of your brush close to the left edge of the insignia and click two or three times. Repeat this on the left side of your poster as well. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching.