How to Create a Classic, Vintage, Matchbook Cover! | Marty Geller | Skillshare

How to Create a Classic, Vintage, Matchbook Cover!

Marty Geller, Blue Lightning TV Photoshop!

How to Create a Classic, Vintage, Matchbook Cover!

Marty Geller, Blue Lightning TV Photoshop!

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    • 1. Vintage Matchbook Cover Portrait

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Photoshop CC 2018 tutorial showing how to transform photos into the look of classic, vintage matchbook cover images.




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Marty Geller

Blue Lightning TV Photoshop!


Marty Geller, Founder and Director of Blue Lightning TV Photoshop, has had a long career providing on-air and print work for the television and entertainment industries. Clients have included NBC, ABC, CBS, VH-1, numerous advertising agencies, national magazines, recording labels and major book publishers. His television work includes "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "Saturday Night Live", "Dateline NBC", "Today", VH-1 and Paramount Television. Marty has designed record album covers, book jacket covers and logos. His illustrations have appeared in "Psychology Today", "New York" and on theatrical posters that have appeared on Broadway and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.. Marty has received Emmy Awards for his work in television and numerous awards for his w... See full profile

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1. Vintage Matchbook Cover Portrait : thigh. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I'm going to show you how to replicate the look off classic vintage matchbook cover images . I provided a photo shop file template that you can download so you can follow along. Its link is in my videos, description or project files below. It includes a retro linoleum background, a closed matchbook and an image of smoke, which will apply later. In addition, I included a channel of the shape that will use later to place their portrait into hoping a color photo that you'd like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from shutter stock. The effect works great on any subject. It could be a person, place or thing. The first step is to crop your image to a specific size and resolution in order to give us the best result. Open your crop tool for its with type in 935 p x for pixels for its high type in 625 p x. And for its resolution, type in 150 pixels per inch. Go to a corner, and when you see a diagonal double arrow, drag it in or out continue to drag corners until your images cropped to your liking. You can also reposition your image by going inside the crops bounding box and dragging it to accept it. Click the Czech market the top or press enter or return to fit it back onto your canvas. Press control or command zero. If you're photo is of a person, the effect will look best if you separate your subject from its background and replace the background with a solid color. However, if you prefer to keep your photo as is converted into a smart object so we can modify it non destructively and replace it with another image without having to redo the effects. To do this, click the icon at the upper right of the layers panel and click convert to Smart Object. Then fast forward to five minutes and 34 seconds in the video, where you can pick it up at that point to separate the subject from its background will make a selection around the subject. For this example, I'll use the quick selection to with a radius of 10 pixels. If you're using this tool as well, drag your tool over the inside of your subject. To remove areas, press and hold ault or option as you drag over those areas. If you're using versions, cc 2015.5 or later, click the select and mask button or go to select and select and mask. If you're using an earlier version, click Refined Edge. I did in depth tutorials on both filters, so if you'd like to watch them, I provided their links as well. If you want to use refined edge instead of selected mask, shift, click, select and mask, and the refined edge filter will open Chick Smart radius and drag the radius until the hair of your subject looks a soft Is this example. Check decontaminate colors. This prevents color fringe, which happens when the background colors encroach onto the soft edges of your subject. I'll keep the default amount at 50% and out. Put it to a new layer with a layer mask. We'll make a new layer below the active layer by control clicking or command clicking. The new layer icon will fill the empty layer with the color, which will be the background behind their subject. Click the foreground color toe. Open the color picker Pick a color for your background. Since I already know the color I want, I'll type it into the Hexi Decimal Field. 90 b seven b eight to fill the empty layer with the foreground color. Press ault, or option plus delete Next will brighten our overall image. Make the top layer active and click the adjustment layer icon. Click levels in the input highlights field type In 2 21 we'll make a new document of the Slayer, which will utilise later to add in effect. To do this, make the layer active and click the icon of the upper right click duplicate layer. When you see this window, open the document fly out list and click new name it subject, then click OK or press enter or return Open back. Your original subject documents will convert it into a smart object. To do this, make the top adjustment layer active and shift. Click the bottom layer to make all the layers active. Click the upper right icon and click convert to Smart Object. Go to filter, pixel e and color half tone. Make the radius four pixels. Go back to filter, blur and gassy and blur Blur it one pixel next will intensify the yellow in the warmer colors. Click the adjustment layer icon and click selective color. Open reds and drink the science all the way to the left and the yellow all the way to the right. Open yellows and drink the scion also all the way to the left. If you separated your subject from its background, open the document of the layer that you saved earlier and press the toe. Open your move tool. Drank it onto the tap of your original subject and without releasing your mouse or Penn Press and hold shift as you drag it down and release. Pressing and holding shift kept your cut out. Subject aligned with the document you dragged it on to drag the fill to 0%. This makes the layer invisible, but it'll retain the full visibility of the effects that we add to it. Double click the layer toe, open its layer style window, click outer glow and the color box in the Hexi decimal field. Type in F F E 400 then click OK. The blend mode is multiply and the capacity is 100%. The technique is softer. The spread is zero the sizes 10 pixels and the range is 50%. This added a subtle yellow afterglow around our subject that simulates the effect of the off registration printing of many inexpensive vintage matchbook covers. Next will increase the color saturation. Click the adjustment layer icon and click vibrance for the saturation. Type in 40 will convert visible image into a smart object by shift, clicking the bottom layer to make all the layers active and converting them into one smart object. Drag. The matchbook cover ought to the tab of the matchbook template and without releasing your mouse or pen, drag it down and release. Open your channels panel. If you don't see it, go to window and channels control. Click or command. Click the thumbnail of the inside shape to make a selection of it. Open back the layers panel and click the layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection. Next to the active layer, click the chain link icon toe unlinked, the layer and the layer mask. Now we can reposition and or resize the layer or the layer mask independently of the other . Dragged the layer below the smoke layer to reposition and resize your subject. Open your transform tool and drag it into position. The layer mask will keep it within its boundaries. Then press, enter or return. Make this smoke layer visible and active and change its blend mode to screen. Make your subject active and change its blend mode, toe linear, burn, Click the adjustment layer icon and click vibrance again. This time, we want the adjustment layer to effect on Lee the subject and not the matchbook nor the background. To do this will need to clip it to the subject, either click the clipping mask, icon or press control all G on windows or command option G on a Mac. Drag the vibrance all the way to the left and the saturation all the way to the right has a toggle back and forth. You can see the difference to angle your entire matchbook, make your subject active and re link the layer and the layer mask so they'll move together . Shift Click the matchbook to make it active as well, and open your transform tool. Go to a corner and when you see a curve double arrow rotated to an angle, you like this'd Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching