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Fast Graphics: Create Graphics in 10 Minutes With Adobe Photoshop

teacher avatar Andrew Brooks, Graphic Designer & Illustrator

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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4 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. is your friend

    • 3. Add Your Background & Text

    • 4. Final Touches with Color, Gradients, and Blending Modes

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About This Class

Let's be honest, we don't always have hours to spend on a graphic. But, we probably have 10 minutes. In this class, I will show you some quick tips to creating catchy graphics in Adobe Photoshop. With a little practice, you'll be pumping simple but effective graphics out in no time. 

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Andrew Brooks

Graphic Designer & Illustrator


Graphic Designer and Creative Arts Pastor

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1. Intro: I guess my name's Andrew Brooks and I'm a graphic designer here. Lately, my life's been pretty crazy, has been pretty busy, and I don't get to spend as much time. A graphic says I really like Teoh. So today I'm gonna show you how to pump out a graphic in photo shop. In about 10 minutes, you can learn to do yourself. It's pretty easy, and sometimes that's just what life calls for. So jump on in and I'd love to show you what I know. 2. is your friend: guys. Thanks for joining me. All right, let's knock this out. So go ahead, not open up photo shop and we will jump right in. So I'm going to make a graphic at 1920 by 10. 80. And the guys normally wouldn't make drafts where I make a lot of graphics for churches and specifically from my church, But it's pretty standard screen resolution size. If you want to make something for Instagram, you could make it a 10 80 about 10. 80 um, a secret place to start. So, uh, do rgb for screen and I keep it at 72 for me. Do it. Whatever. Do whatever you want and we're gonna make. We're gonna call this fast Graphics. We're just going created. So 1920 10 80 Create. All right, so here we are. Screen hit command minus or plus to zoom in and out. That's always a quick tool. Alright, So first line of business, remember, we got to keep this quick. That's what my life's been like lately. And I have to pump graphics out quick. So we need we need Teoh. We need to have some stuff that we can just kind of throw together. So first, after you have your photo shop image created or canvas created, let's go over to your browser and go toe unspool ash dot com This is a fantastic resource. It is fantastic. All of these pictures are free. You can use them in commercial or personal use on, uh, they're really, really great pictures. And this will really set up our background. So for Tom's sake, for this video, I've already I've already found one that I want to use its this picture right here. So you just click on it and then download free. It's got pulled over here and save it, and then we will import that into our Photoshopped document. 3. Add Your Background & Text: Now that we have our picture downloaded, we need to open it up into Photoshopped. Now, there's a couple ways you could do this. You can You can open it up, so go downloads or wherever it is that you save your files, you can drag it in here, Which may or may be faster for you. I don't know. I don't like doing it like this. I will, Right? Click on it open with photo shop. And this just just like the way it opens up here. The double click on the background, OK, And then click shift and drag it going to your other tab and command Marlys. Sorry, uh, brain lapse down on me there for a second. Brat Command minus. And we want to get command t to transform and just set this. Where Said this However you want from right in there? Fantastic. That's great. Remember, we gotta try to keep this on 10 minutes. So you've added your you've added your picture. Now we need to figure out what we're gonna We're gonna type in there. You can do this and whatever you want. I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go with text first. I want this to say fast Graphics aren't note for I have I have a couple favorites. I'm going to use future. We're gonna write fast and all caps command t to transform you made. That is not the final want. That's OK. Come over here to your layer and double click on the thumbnail and come up here and future They don't want bold change it toe white. Perfect. That looks great. You can shrink it down a little bit if you want, and I want to actually add one more text layer to here. So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna click on this layer. I'm gonna hit Command J to duplicate it. Double click on it and I'm gonna type graphics, shrink it down, zoom out with command minus community to transform or shift and dragged the corner in. And then we want to change. This fought. So I showed you one way to do it. Before you can double click here and come and come up to the top and change it. Or you can go into your properties window, which he would go to a window and on properties. And here you can actually change it right here. So I want to change this to have a part when it's pretty cool. Fun? I found it in that graphics package or download package. One day I look for those as much as possible. Um, Then I'm gonna make that a little bigger like that. And we're going and change the color just so I could see it. Not orange. Something like that. We'll do. Obviously. If you want to get picky, it can take longer. Um, and now All right, let's hide these two. We have. We have our graphics. Graphics were making a graphic. We have are two layers. We have our background layer and we have our text layers for this one. But it could just be one. You could just be making that Or you could just be, Yeah, making graphics. And so now I want I want to change that back around just a little bit. That's what we'll do next. 4. Final Touches with Color, Gradients, and Blending Modes: Okay, so we have our text in our background laid out. I'm gonna go ahead and hide these two text layers, and I want to spice this background layer up a little bit. Sometimes you could just throw text right on the graphic, and it's totally fine. And you're ready to go. But I do want to flavor it up a little bit. Like I like to make him somewhat. Miley, not down here in the bottom. Right hand of photo shop. You have this button here, and this over here can really be your friend. And for these two, nor for this video, I'm going to show you how to apply a solid color and a great idea. And we're gonna mess with the blending modes and show you how you can really create some some good looking, uh, photos or backgrounds with that. So we're going to add a solid color and you see, it gives you your color picker up here, and I'm looking like a blue somewhere like a deep blue. Okay. And I'm gonna I'm gonna one choose an overlay blending boat and it gives you that effects already. Already we're making progress here. It's just you know it. It's almost like the backgrounds, more texture than it is in an image. And so I'm not quite done yet, though. So let's add, um, let's add a radiant. So come right back down here and let's add a grated. And let's see, let's I want edit that Grady in. So I'm not crazy about the way that looks. So I do like the orange kind of yellow look down here, But let's double click on the radiant thumb now. It was already appear. Let's cancel that. Let's do that again. Grading. Okay, this is the window we're looking for. So I just didn't see it and wanted to make sure that I was showing you guys right so may automatically pop up up there. If it doesn't just come down here and double click climate, you may hit. Okay, if you want to edit that just double click and it comes back up. So if you it took me a long time to figure out how to edit this back when I was beginning in Photoshopped been doing it for a long time now, and it still took me a while to figure this out But if you don't like any of these, you know, if you're looking through and you're like, I'm just not big in these colors, um, you may not have time, and you may just want to roll with it. But if you just know off the bat kind of what looked you're going for, you can double click here or click on that. And here you go. You can start editing your colors if you want to take one of these colors out. So you didn't want that many colors? Well, you can just click and drag off. And now you have two colors, which is what we're going for. And I won't go from an orange to a blue. Someone's gonna go up here. I'm gonna actually make sure on that one. And I'm gonna It automatically shows the color picker will go a period of my swatches and I'm gonna do yet That's perfect. That's that works. Remember, I don't have a lot of time. I want to get this done. When I click on this. Grady, it's watch here and let's go. That's good. Sure, why not? That looks good. Perfect. Okay, so obviously I want that I want this to come through. Um, So what we're gonna do is we're going to screen this layer eso before I show you can come down here to your blending modes and go screen. Or if you have your destroyer arrow, your move tool selected. You can hit shift and plus or minus, and it will move through the blending modes right here. Um, so if you pay attention right here, it'll move through, and we want to go to screen someone shift plus and just walk it through. Oh, yes, sir. You screen. Yeah, I like that. But I'm not quite. I'm not crazy about how much it's there. So we'll get right up here to the opacity, pull it down just a little bit. Yeah, I'm digging that. I am digging that. And just for ah, on added little effect, I want to add a little Grady in over here on graphics. So I'm gonna duplicate this, Grady. It feel someone hit, command, jaded. Duplicate it. I'm gonna move it up to the top. I am going to right. Click. Not right. Clicks are double Click on that. Click here. I want to change this. Uh, this blue to it. Lighter orange. Um, perfect. That's perfect. However, I do not want it over this whole graphic. So I'm going to right click on the layer and I'm gonna hit, create clipping mask and that puts it right over it. Puts it on Lee visible in the layer before it. And as you can see it go, it's a little bit light and it goes. It goes up through there just a little bit, you see, And you could actually, if you're like, I can't quite see it. Okay, let's change the scale. Let's come down just a little bit and you can begin. Teoh, Maybe just a tad was what's quickly on that change color. Just a little bit more. Okay, it's faint. It's very faint, but it's there and it works. And so that that's it. Yes, I mean that that's it. Obviously you want to make sure everything is, you know, centered up and looking good, but that's kind of what I was going for, you know? And if you you don't like that you don't like the color of mess with colors, but you have a good looking graphic here in 10 minutes. Now, There's definitely things that you could continue to do to spice this up. But this gives you a starting ground. And if you needed to pump something out just for a one time thing, this is definitely the way to go. Especially if you know if it's only gonna be used like for me, it's only gonna be used on one Sunday or just one Wednesday night. Or it may just be one Social Media post. Its time is money, and sometimes it is not worth spending five hours on one little graphic. So always keep that in mind. And then, obviously you couldn't just go a period. So you're done. You can export quick exports. PNG. It's one of my favorite ways to export and name it whatever you want to name it and save and you're done and that's it. That's a wrap gas. Thanks for taking this class, and I really hope that that was effective and that it showed you some quick, easy ways to makes him quick graphics that do look good and that are effective