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Create a Vaporwave Iridescent Artwork using Photoshop

Klarens Malluta, Visual Artist

Create a Vaporwave Iridescent Artwork using Photoshop

Klarens Malluta, Visual Artist

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6 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Creating Textures

    • 3. Photo Retouching

    • 4. Adding Colors

    • 5. Adding Shapes

    • 6. Error Tabs and Finalizing

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About This Class

On this class you will learn some simple techniques to create a vaporwave lo-fi iridescent artwork using only Photoshop.

You will learn to create colorful gradients, trippy stripes and noisy textures.

During the following of the class you can experiment with different options or levels as the process is more experimental and it gives you the freedom to explore and get different results.

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1. Intro: hi everyone saw on these videos. You're gonna learn how to create this patterns and shapes and radiant so you can apply them and create this final artwork. Also, we're going to learn how to fix those pixelated parts of the picture. We're going to learn some techniques on making our work easier. And we are going to do this only by using father shop, so make sure to enroll and see the whole videos. 2. Creating Textures : I saw on this part, I'm going to teach you how to create these three patterns or textures. Uh, because these are the main textures that we're going to use toe create the art. The 1st 1 there is, ah, this black and white kind off wavy stripes to create it. First, let's let's create a new job they create. Ah, and now let's let's make a blab blacker background Go on this pain pocket, talk and apply this black color. Now let's create a new layer. Ah, let's pick the white color. I don't know. I'm doing this very manually. Maybe there is. Ah, on easier way. But yeah, this is the way a I do this These stripes. So first, let's ah, let's use this selection to letting it is Ah, rectangle market tool. Uh, Onda, let's create ah shaped like this because we're going to create some some lines. Go again toe this pain bucket tool and apply the black color. Make sure you are. You are on the when you layer note on the bed ground when you apply the white color. Now let's de select it. And, uh, to make it easier, we can hold old key and create this, uh, this new layer. Copy Now we can just arrange it on the on the right to make the stripes. Now we can merge these these layers These both layers so they are not separated from each other. So right, click and ah merged layers again. Hold old key and click on me on the again we created when you layer with tools to white stripes. So we're going to create to use this process until we recover all the black, the black background. Now we're going toe Copy all of this. Cope emerged and paste it. So we have these stripes as, ah one there, nine piece. So now we are going to make it kind of wavy. And to do that, we just need to goto filter, goto distort and quick on this way right here a z You can see there are a lot off options to get different results right here. You have Ah Priv, you'll you can experiment with these options, but I wouldn't suggest to make it like this. Let's make something similar, Like like waves. I think I'm going to keep it simple like this as you can see right here. Okay. On da. The effect is applied. Another thing we can do is go toe filter, distort and go on this Tweel option again. This deception make it more like wavy. It creates this strip the effect again. Let's make something like a looks like a big difference. I think we can keep it like that. Think OK, so this way we created the stripes that we wanted. We can save this picture so we can use it as a as a pattern when we create the artwork. So goto file, save us. I'm going to save his. Save it as a J. Paige. So you now. Well, we're going toe create this radiant right here. I mean, it doesn't need to be exactly like this, but I'm going toe teach you how to create a radiant, like colorful Grady. Um so again, create a new document. Let's give the sudden the size the same they create on the to create the radiant First let's let's create a new layer. You have this option option right here, Grady. And to click on it, I have already created some some ingredients that I used. Ah, but you have this, Uh, this really isn't the radiant right here. So let's click on it. Andi, here you have the colors that are that are used to create these Grady int. We don't want this this kind of Grady in. Maybe maybe like it, but I would suggest something something different. So usually I get I get a picture reference to get the colors so you can just go to Google. I've already searched eerie descent color on. Do you have all these options right here? And you can get the reference for the color palette for the color tones to create the greedy int. Also, I have ah, the artwork I have created. Maybe you can just copy this and get get the colors from here. Or you can get a picture from here like this holographic rex year and maybe let this one. Let's save it as a picture. Let's open it from here. Copay and based right here. Command control. Tito, zoom it. So there is a clear view of the the colors from here. So again, let's go to Grady in Quicken it. And, uh, yeah, now we're going toe. Get to the colors from from this picture so quick. A read on Kohler Red right here on a Z. You can see there is this thing kind of butter right here that picks the color from from the picture. So if you click here, it gets the color from the picture. So let's get something similar toe to read. And maybe this one is okay. Like Okay, now go to yellow, then pick a yellow color. Yes. So that's just an idea. You can get other picture reference to get better option. But now there is something important toe to save these Grady in. Just let's change the name on Goto this new right here. So here you created the greedy in, so you don't have to create it every day when you want to use this Grady in. So let's just click on it and click. OK, Now, let's remove this and created a layer to to apply this radiant we create. So just hold and created like this, uh, toe to make it on a straight line. You just hold shift. Um, yeah. So yeah, this is just on example off how you can create the radiant. Maybe I use another. Grady. Um, but the Yeah, so we already saved this. Saved this. Eso we can use it when we create our artwork. Now let's Ah, going to the other. Dexter. There is this noisy effect right here To do that, we don't need to create a new document. I can do it from this picture. So when you have this picture, you just need to goto filter noise at Lewis and make sure the amount is 400% click OK on da now to make it darker. Or you can use like that, of course, but to make a darker you go to image adjustment, your situation and the lightness down like this. So this way we learned how to create this. These three betters that we're going toe to use on creating the artwork. So now, uh, let's create the artwork. 3. Photo Retouching : Hi. So on this part, we're going toe get a picture toe work with and the great new document toe addle the patterns we learn to create. So let's create a new document I usually use in size. Is this proportions make. Okay. And now we we need a picture to work with. Ah, I search for these sold painting girl with the Pearl Earring. We have this image right here with in a big size, but I will use something in the smaller size so I can teach you tow. Avoid those pixelated parts of the picture. Here it is. Let's say this now. Let's go back on further shop and open it. Let's go. Pick command Control C command control. Now come on. Control Tito to resize it and the whole chief to keep the proportions. Yeah, I think it's OK on this part right here. Like Okay. And now we are going to make the cut off to remove this. This other parts right here. I usually use mental. I suggested to use that because it is more professional. I say, let's make the cutting of the picture. So after we have finished the cutting, we just after I think makes election the click OK and command control C command control be Ondas. You can see there is created a new layer. Uh so let's, uh and take the glare below mid Zuma it and you have the the picture. So now, as you can see, there are because it is a painting Onda also I resized it when it was when it was small. There are these kind of pixelated parts that I'm going to kind of I need to avoid them. So there is this tool called thus much stool smudge tool within, click on it and make sure the strength It's about 50% and the boat is normal on and here you have the size that it depends on the the picture. But let's zoom in tow, show you the effect it has on the picture. Let's make the size smaller like this. Andi, make sure you are on this layer and apply this effect by holding again like dragging. As you can see, it makes the picture like, more clear. Just apply this on on the different part off the picture. Wherever you see, some pixelated parts were or prosecu, you don't like the quality. So you just ah, we're going to finish this process and then work with the colors. So after we finished with this process, now we're going toe work with colors. 4. Adding Colors: So, As I said now it's timeto work with colors, and the first thing I usually do when I create my art work is adding a background by using Grady Antal. So here it is the great aunt we created. I'm going to use another Grady in that I used that I that I have created. So let's create a new layer. Make sure it's below the our picture. Create a new layer on DA. Apply the Grady int on the background by dragging. I like it like this. You can applied, like different times, uh, with different dragon options. Let's say so until we get the result to like So let's supply some different radiance. Gagan stay using the stools all day. But I think I'm going toe. Use this background that I created eso. Now we can play with some adjustments with the picture. Let's create a copy of it by holding Old Key and dragging it up. And let's antique the below layer. So let's go to emits image adjustments and let's play with this option, like options like brightness and contrast, there is no like a fixed options option. For for these adjustments, you just play around with them until you you like the result. I usually play with brightness and curves. Picture. It's RGB. We're going to play with all of this. I think I'm living it like this. If you take the below there, we can see the changes. It's much better. I think so. Now I usually find, like parts of the pictures that I can make colorful. I think I'm applying the Grady INT on this blue part right here. I'm not sure how it is called, but yeah, let's create Ah, new layer. We're going to use spent tool on that zoom in for because we are going to create a shape like this blue thing right here. Let's use mental and let's be kind of careful now. We don't need to care about the outside part of the picture because we're going to use the clipping mask option. But first, let's ah, makes election click. OK, make sure you are on the new layer. And again, let's supply the radiant different times until like it. As you can see, there is this part right here, which is outside the picture. First, let's create this elect on. We're going toe use this option like goto layer and create clipping mask. Ah, this option. Make sure that the layer above the picture gets part of the of the picture. So if you make something outside of the victory, it could not be seen. So yeah. Now let's ah see the options that we have with these Great. And I mean we can change the mode from normal to something else. I usually try alot of this this vivid, delighted school with Let's see other options, too. I like this screen option to, but maybe not the lower plus it yet possible Also, let's go again. This, uh, by holding gold, bulky as always. But let's make now the Moto over late This changed the posted here. Yeah, maybe like this. Of course you can use other options. As I said, for example, vivid light was school toe. It's it's up to you. Just play with all of all of these. Now I'm going to apply a color toe, the to the face and this other part right here. So let's create a new layer Onda again with the same thing with with this great and right here, let's used a mental can make selection. And now we can apply a color I don't like using ingredient on on the face part. So it changes the change, this toe pain back. It'll to the color. Maybe a pink. We're purple. Um, let's just supply then see how it looks like again. Select and again use this layer. Create clipping mask. And now let's change the size, nerve and mold story. Ah, let's see what looks better. We can arrange this. We can put this below the radiant layers like this on that C Maybe I can use this color mold. Let's see how it looks in black and white. So let's make it manually. Image adjustments. You situation? Yeah, maybe it looks better like this. I think I can make the face darker. So let's goto this to this player to the picture and play again with the adjustments. Maybe levels could see I want to make a darker Yeah, we're OK now against plea with curves. I want to make this part look right here darker. So that's why I'm playing with this. Yeah, I think I'm leaving it legless. Now I'm going toe make a noisy texture over these. This part right here on the clothes. So again, let's create a new later. We need to create a clipping mask So it is part of the picture on again Use the mental. Let's leave the white part because I think I'm applying ingredient there. So now we can apply ingredient Ondas we learned we're going toe Create this noisy effect by going toe filter noise The noise on going toe make a darker by changing the lightness I want to see how it looks in different modes So I changed the mold right here Um maybe this too is cool letting But I can make a copy of this and like this dark that said toe to maybe I worked with a positive. So on this part it's mostly applying effects and see how it looks in different modes. That's why I'm kinda experimenting with these. Now I can apply another Grady int on this white part, So gonna greet new layer on duh make a sleeping mask Goto mental. So after we made we made this election, we are going to apply the ingredient on da as we deep through the other parts, we again see how it looks in different modes. Me Not sure about this. Maybe, uh, I'm going to leave it like this in darker color or darken. Yeah, I'm living it. Thank this I think we're done with with working on the picture. Now it's time toe. Feel the background with other elements, like the stripes we learn to create. 5. Adding Shapes: I saw on this part, we are going to work more with the background than adding more stuff to it, like the patterns we learned to create. So let's open an example I have, so I can tell you what we're going to do next. Basically, I'm going toe, create these shapes on, apply different, different patterns to it. So let's work with it. Great, and you layer Onda, create those shapes you can use. Pento make it like more curry. But amusing this. I don't know how it is called this laser tool right here, because it is easier to create shapes. You can just work with the mouse. Andi re agreed. Say Now let's apply the greedy int like this. We're going toe Combinator these ingredients with the some stripes and some dark, noisy, noisy textures. It's dis elect um. You'll create a new layer now, create a new shape and just supply agreement. But we're going to create a clipping mess with with the stripes. So let's open this tribe that we created earlier. Let's copy this. Goto our picture on and paste it, so it is a big size so you can choose. You can click command control T and recited by holding shift to keep the proportions like this. And now go to layer. We're clipping mask. So it created this. It is part of the shape we just created. You can resize it or, uh, change the re angle to see how it looks in different bowls. Also, you carry size the shape, uh, now again, great renewal, a new shape fly ingredient. Now we're going toe. Create the noisy texture. Just select goto filter noise at noise. Make sure they're mountains on maximum. Let's make it doctor like this. So the whole point of this is to create a combination between these three textures. So now you can create another shape to apply the the Grady Int, Or you can just copy this. Sorry. Let's let's rename this. I usually don't don't rename my layers, but I think I should Let's name this colorful, this other one stripes on the next one noise. So maybe let's make this by holding shift. You can. You can select this. Both leaders command control T on and let's make this bigger. So I mean, I want to make the the patterns closer to each other like this now. The noise effect. Let's make a bigger building Command Control T. Now, as I said, you can create different shapes on this part like, uh, right here. Or you can just copy these by holding cold and dragging it up like this. Onda, uh, get it down right here to create this kind off off layers. You can do the same thing with stripes. My holding old. You can see that it looks that looks like this because the layer is above all of them and it covers the layers below it. Now let's make the same thing with the noise effect. Still it it's up to you how often you're going to create these shapes. Now let's let's make a group of this so it's easier for us. As I said, maybe you can do them manually, but I'm showing you on easier way. So hold chipped on their about their on go down toe. This first layer that we created for this shapes colorful by holding shift Ondas, you can see we selected all the layers. Now, by holding shift click on this I correct here so you can create a group on Let's relieve it pattern. So now we have all the bettors on one group. So we can copy this group by holding old as always, and we can arrange it. We can put it below the picture. It can be seen because it's it is right here. So we need toe command control T and drag it up. So I think it looks better like this. Now we can make the same thing for the other part. So let's let's copy this by holding command by holding gold and dragging up on a quick command control T. Now you can see this error right here on just drag the other way so you can create a, like a symmetry shape again. We can size it. So basically, we're doing the same thing that, uh, on the other on the other part of you, let's create again a Cokie. So these are a on the left. So let's rename them Matt. What? Eso This left to group should be the lowest left one because we're going to drag it up like this. Maybe we can make it smaller. Yeah, I think it looks nice. Something else we can do is maybe create like a circle behind our pictures. So let's create and you'll there, right behind our picture. That's the name of this tool story. I usually don't rename this layers. So now we are on the nuclear goto this ah circle right here on hold shift to create a regular circle on just drag the journey levies on the gang goto radiant and the plight that's dis elects or de select command control t two to see how it looks in different positions. I think I need to make this brighter. So go to image adjustments and changed lightness. Connect this click. OK, I don't like this black parts right here, so I'm moving them right now. So basically, you cannot different shapes to and place them in different parts of the pictures that these are the techniques I used so you can apply yourself and come up with another result. The next thing we're going to do it is at some matter taps. So yes, you in the next video 6. Error Tabs and Finalizing: hi. So, basically, to get to create a narrative, you just go to Google and click at her tab. Then you come up with some results on Google images. Let's get get this one so we can edit it. Ah, let's save image, I think save now that's open it for the show. Let's make the size bigger. So now let's make a copy of it, just in case we need the original 12 So your first thing we need to do is create a Grady int on this blue part right here. Let's goto this rectangular tool to make a selection. Of course we created And you layer. Let's just make a a Grady aunt, Make sure the size is the same as this blue of the original Onda ply the radio hold shift to keep a straight line. Yes, and now we need to lower the a positive to see this cross right here. So let's make a selection of it on a quick cut. Now let's make the capacity 100% again. So I greeted the first thing off heading the radiant over here. Now we need toe make the this whole tap colorful. I mean we can apply one color by going toe adjustments, you saturation. And make sure you check this colorize right here. Make the situation higher. Um, you can play around with this lightness right here. It depends on how dark you wanted. And now you just play around with the hell. Let's keep something big. I don't know. Yeah, let's keep it like this week. Okay, now that's creating new earlier so we can remove these things. Texas over here so we can end our text. Make sure to select on the on the color because we need to cover them with the same color. So let's create the shape to cover all the Texas. Now Go to paint bucket tool on. Apply the color. Dis elect them no toe. As you can see, there are different layers that created this image so we can cope, emerged and tasted. So we have all this in one there. Now we're going to let a test. Let's make the color white. Now let's check. Let's use a fun. Maybe. Was the aerial phoned to keep it simple? Andi at text. I don't know. It's up to you. Let's elect this and over here You have all the text options here it is the size. And Alison, check this. This one. Let's make it smaller. Let's make the worst like, closer to each other. I'm just at the text now. Create. Ah, you earlier to have the new text and writes something here amending this tax. Like what? Israel? Let's make it bigger. Now let's copal of this cop emerged and place it on our artwork. Now place it wherever you think. It looks better like here. Now we're going to make some copy of it to place it in different parts of the of our artwork and change the hue situation. So hold old key and dragged up. Come on, control T to keep the devotions now to change the situation. Just click command control you. So this pops up on and change the no que Now we're going toe, please. This in different parts of the artwork. Now, after we place told these Sattar taps all over the artwork before we make the final adjustments and other thing we can do is that some text over it? So let's create a new earlier Andi, let's add a text like give it seemed both. Let's select this. I'm going to make it small and great. Some space Now we can cooperate by command control sihf Quick answer to go the next rule and select all of it to make the to make them closer on this option right here. Now let's go pay them both and we're going toe create something like this. And now I'm going toe, please. This this text below the picture. So let's drag it and go below a picture over here, maybe below even the shapes, you know, that's place it when it looks better. Yeah, so just play around with this. Now let's make some adjustments by going on this options right here. Go toe. I mean, we can play with all of this, but I usually play with brightness and contrast. It's not like a big difference. Now let's play with consideration. It's always difficult for me to choose on this option because they all cool to me. But yeah, maybe I leave it like was Yeah, change the separation. Not a big change in it, but there's again. See, you can get some cool results. No, over on this option. And maybe you can create an animation with all the scholars. But let's keep it like this now the final one. Let's go to color balance. Now let's see how it looks on this thread kind of purple and do. Maybe the brightness may do make it brighter. So I think we kind off achieved something with this shape that we learned to create and all the color options and greedy INTs. So I hope you enjoy this tutorial and kind of learn something from this so you can create your own artwork. Er, your own project on Submit them because I would love to see what you create and give a review on them and share on my stag rampage to also I share daily artworks on my instagram so you can see them and maybe tell me what to do. Elect toe, learn next. So that's it for this tutorial. See on the next one. By