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Poster Design in Adobe Photoshop

teacher avatar Cory Kensinger

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

    • 2. Drawing Process

    • 3. Scanning Sketch Into Computer

    • 4. Import Sketch into Photoshop

    • 5. Trick to Convert Hand Drawn Lines to Digital

    • 6. Coloring the Illustration

    • 7. Importing Vector Text and Logo

    • 8. Landscape Using Custom Paths

    • 9. Applying Color and Grain to Text

    • 10. Exporting Poster for Print

    • 11. Ordering a Physical Print Online

    • 12. How to Frame Your Poster & Conclusion

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About This Class

How to Design a Poster with a Hand Drawn Illustration Style, from Sketch to Poster!

If you love working in Photoshop, but can’t seem to retain that hand drawn quality you love in your graphic designs using Photoshop brushes.. And if using a pen tablet doesn’t feel natural no matter how hard you try, this class is for you!

Cory has developed a special way of taking a 100% hand-drawn original sketch and extracts the lines from his sketchbook into Photoshop using a specific scan and extract trick. And because the process utilizes a high-resolution scan, you’ll learn how to use your own original sketches to create large-scale poster designs! All without a pen tablet, complicated bezier curves, and/or fussy Photoshop brushes. 

This class will show you the short cut to creating hand drawn graphic designs inside Photoshop.

You’ll learn:

  • How to sketch and improvise, using a stress-free approach to drawing
  • How to setup your document for optimal printing quality
  • How to scan your artwork at high-resolution pixel density
  • How to convert hand-drawn lines to digital
  • How to color your illustration using layer hierarchy
  • Tricks to create convincing landscapes using Photoshop tools
  • Creative font manipulation for stylistic look and feel
  • How to easily order a physical print of your poster design online
  • How to install a poster print into a physical frame

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1. Class Trailer: I've just got a question for you. Have you ever wanted to create your own posters? Like not just some basic clip art, but like real posters, like a hand-drawn physical poster. Then you've clicked on the right class, because in this class I'm going to show you how to do it. And this is something that I wanted to know myself a couple years ago when I started graphic design and illustration. And I looked a whole over the Internet and could not find something that just showed me how to take hand-drawn art and convert that directly into Photoshop so that I could start coloring and creating a whole illustration based on my drawing, instead of just using vector lines are the pen tool inside Illustrator. I wanted to get that authentic hand-drawn look and I finally figured it out. So I've converted it into an entire class. And just to show you what I'm actually talking about, I will show you how I created this sketch. Now it's kinda hard to see on the camera here, but this hand-drawn sketch of a spacecraft and turned it into an 11 by 17 inch poster. But you can take your own hand-drawn artwork that you've created and take that directly into Photoshop, extract those lines, and start coloring in and making your own illustrations and poster designs inside of Photoshop. So I'm going to show you how to do that from beginning to end. I'm going to show you my sketching process, the scanning EM process, how to convert those hand-drawn lines so that you can bring them directly into Photoshop and start coloring them in and create a whole composition with a typeface and all these extra details that I add. I'm going to show you that in this class. 2. Drawing Process: All right, so we're going to start working on our sketch here. I've got a blank page. It's going to make sure I have no lake eraser marks are already on it. And then I'm going to start sketching out my shape. Now, really, when I start sketching out an idea, I really just let myself have font. I don't really put a lot of pressure on trying to figure out everything right off the bat. I just start out with basic shapes. So for this one I'm actually going to start out with like an inverted pyramid shape. And I'm going to make a spacecraft top that floats above it with a multi-phase shape on top. So I have an idea of where I want to go, but I'm actually just sketching it out as I go along and not putting much pressure on myself, but just having fun with it and seeing what comes out as a result. All right, now that I have my basic shapes laid out, I've got that multi-phase shape on top floating above my inverted pyramid, I'm going to start adding details slowly and start adding these machine-like lines that would be there if it was actually a material. And I'm really just kind of improvising this and figuring out what looks good on this 3D looking shape. The whole idea is just to create something that looks appealing. It looks semi realistic. Or if you're going for a surreal effect, you can go that route too. But for mine, I really want it to look like a spacecraft and have this style ism to it that sells this design and makes it look good. Okay, now that I've completed my shapes, I've darkened in everything. All the details for my illustration are now in a bolded sort of more Outline Stroke. I'm actually going to use a stencil to go over carefully and start creating the shading for the bottom of the top shape. And then I'll do the same thing on the left side of the inverted pyramid. And using a central just helps ensure that I am keeping really sharp, straight lines as I go along. And that's going to make the illustration final poster design look a lot more professional and just give it that really polished look. Feel free to take as much time as you need for this part of the sketching process because it's really going to end up better results. If you do just take your time and draw carefully spaced lines and just make sure they're equidistant from one another as best as you can. It doesn't have to be totally perfect. I mean, it's it's after all, a hand-drawn sketch and it has that hand-drawn field to it. But the closer you can get to keeping everything equidistant, you're going to make your final poster design look a lot better. All right, At this point my sketches completed and now I'm just going back over all the lines and darkening them. And because I really want them to be caught on my scanner and picked up really well when I'm scanning them into my computer. And then when we move into Photoshop, when they're really dark, it's going to be easier to extract the lines as work and use them for our line work so that we can color behind it. So really just make sure that your lines are really dark and everything is really clean and there's not a whole bunch of eraser marks or pencil marks left on your page. You don't have to make it super perfect because there's a way for us to clean it up that I'll show you inside Photoshop, but just get it as close as you can to looking really clean. And it's going to make the experience of turning this into a poster design so much easier. Alright, so now I'm just going to do one last dusting, go through and make sure there's no major marks left behind on my sketch. And then now I can move into scanning my sketch with my printer. 3. Scanning Sketch Into Computer: Now that we have finished our sketch, it's fully completed. We've darkened and our lines, we've cleaned up our lines and get rid of as many marks and erasers as we can. We can move into scanning our sketch. I'm going to search for integers and scanning all my Mac. I just did Command Spacebar to pull that up. Can press Enter. It brings me right to my printers and scanners. I'm going to select each PMB 6 thousand because that's the printer I laid my sketch onto. And then I'm going to press Scan and then open scanner. It's gonna do an overview scan and it says scanners warming up. And while I you can see our sketch is scanned in right there. We got an overview. Now I want to change this resolution to 1200 because we're going to do a 11 inch by 17 inch poster, which is a pretty good size. So we need as many dots per inch as we can get. And whatever your computer can go up to, you just go up to the highest is my recommendation. It'll take a little bit longer to scan in, but then we get a much larger size sketch to work with and it's going to look a lot nicer. I'm going to save mine to leave it to the default of pictures here. And JPEG is fine. I don't need anything else. And then the last thing I need to do is just select the area that I want to scan. And this looks like good bounding box size right there. And then I'll just press Scan. Says scanners warming up. It's going to do a 1200 DPI scan. Okay. It looks like the scan completed. So now I can go to my pictures folder. It's going to open up a new finder window here and then navigate to pictures. And we can see that my scan is right here. So we're all set to go now we're going to jump into dragging this scan into Photoshop in the next video. 4. Import Sketch into Photoshop: All right, so now I'm in Photoshop and we're going to start our new poster project. So I'm just going to do Command N to start a new project. And we'll name this space tide. That's what I'm going to title this one. And then the width, what we want it to be is 11 inches. And I'll just change this to inches here. And then height, we're going to do 17. And it's already set to inches, we're good. And then the resolution, I'm going to bump this up to 300 DPI just in case I want to print this as a full size poster, which you can do really cheaply through like FedEx or one of your local printing shops or offices. And then color mode, RGB is good. Leave it set to that. And that's all we need to do. So we'll press OK. All right, cool. So we have our brand new poster project setup and it's the right dimensions that we're looking for, 11 by 17. Now I'm going to drag our scan into our Photoshop file. But before I do that, I'm going to unlock this background layer by double-clicking it. This press, Okay, and now it's unlocked. And we can just name this layer scan. All right, so that's our scan layer and we can drag our scan right into Photoshop. Just drag it right in, drop it in there. And then now we can scale it up. We're gonna want to scale it up a little bit. And we can do that because we scanned it in at 1200 DPI, given us a little bit of headroom there to scale and then to constrain the proportions. In Photoshop, you don't have to press shift, but to keep it centered, we'll press the Alt button and that will center it for us and keep it centered there. I think that's a good size right about there. And then we can just press Enter. And now we can move it around to where we want. Now I want it to be as close to the center as possible. So I'm gonna press Command R and then just drag out a guide until it snaps to the center. And you can see that it's snapped right there. So it looks like our spaceship is pretty centered there. You can see that the triangle pretty good. We're going to want to leave room because we're actually going to create like a desert Martian landscape in the background. And then also create a planet or a sunlight object over here. So this is where we're really going to start working with the composition of it because we're going to have some text elements down here, the desert landscape in the background. And then we're going to put a son or a planet shape in the top right. So I think the sizing works out pretty good about right there. And then we can just leave it at that and then also see one thing I forgot is that when you drag in a scan, it actually creates its own layer. So we can just leave this layer as the background layer will go ahead and title that right now so that we can add a color to it in a second. And then our scan layer is up top. 5. Trick to Convert Hand Drawn Lines to Digital: The next thing that we're gonna do is we're actually going to take our sketch because right now it's just this scanned and file, but we need to extract those lines so that we can actually color behind the lines and add some color to our illustration. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're just going to hide this guide for now and press Command semicolon, and that hides our guide. In order for us extract our lines, we need to bump up the levels for this drawing and make them a lot darker so that we can essentially extract the darkest parts of our sketch and have just the lines left by themselves. So we're gonna do is gonna press Command L to bring up levels. I'm just going to drag it closer to the illustration and then press Command Plus to zoom in a bit here so you can see our sketch better. And then we're gonna do is we're going to drag up the black point quite a lot because you want this to be as dark is. You can get it essentially. And we can bring over the white. And then if we bring over this white point, we can try to eliminate as many of the lighter areas are the eraser marks that we've had in our drawing. And then we can experiment to just dragging with the midpoint. And I think it looks pretty good right about there. So we'll just press. Okay. And now, now I want to flatten this. I'm just going to press Command E. And then it brings all onto that one background layer. What it did is it basically baked in the levels adjustment that we put on the scan into one layer. So now you see that it's all put down to one layer. Now. Now the next thing that we're gonna do is I'm just going to press Spacebar and pan up a little bit here. We're going to use Color Range select. And if I go to select and then color range, what this tool is going to allow us to do is select the darkest part of our illustration press Command plus a few times to get in here. And I see that this corner on this side is pretty dark. So I'm going to select this corner and then with it selected on sampled colors. And then the fuzziness. You see if you go down to the left, there's not much selected, but if we go up all the way to the right, it's going to get all of our illustration in there with all the lines. So I'm just going to press OK. And you can see that if we zoom out, press command minus or entire illustration is selected and it's just the lines and maybe a few parts over here with the little tidbits that got array. So we can always clean that up later if we want or leave it in for just character sake, just adding a little bit of grit and grind to our illustration, which I think I'm just going to leave it in. But now what we need to do is we need to create a brand new layer. So if I press Shift Command N, it's going to bring up the new layer panel. I'm going to name this ink layers and then press. Okay. And with our ink layers, layer selected, what we can do is fill in the selection using the keyboard shortcut, alt, delete. And that's going to fill it in with this black color that we have selected for our foreground color. Okay, so I added it to that layer. And if I just Command D to de-select everything and then hide our background layer. You can see now we have just the lines on this layer. And now we can color behind those lines. And as I zoom in here I can see a little bit of stuff that was picked up by the scanner. I think I'm going to go through and erase a little bit of this just to clean it up a bit, we don't have to do all of it, but just some of the darkest dots and scribbles. So we're just gonna go to the eraser tool, which is e, and then start erasing all this. It's kinda zoom and pan around here and check and make sure there's nothing that stands out. And then you can always make your brush size for your eraser smaller by using the left bracket on the keyboard or the right bracket to make it bigger. I think that looks pretty good for the most part. There may be a few things we miss, but in the end I'll add some character to our illustration. But just want to pan around here. So there's nothing too dark or messy. Little bit down here. Okay? Just to zoom out now. And everything books. Pretty good. And then now we can do is just hide the ink layer and then turn back the background layer on again. Go back to our move tool, which is V on the keyboard, and we can just delete this scanf nap. I turn back on the ink layers layer. Then we have our lines left behind, which is exactly what we want. And now what I'm gonna do is create a background layer because ended up getting deleted when we deleted our scan. And it's going to name this background. And we are exactly where we need to be. So now what we're gonna do is we're going to work on starting to color our entire illustration in the next video. 6. Coloring the Illustration: Okay, so now we have our ink layers layer setup and we have our background setup. Now we're going to lock the ink layer, so I'm just going to select it and then press this little lock icon. And now we can start adding some color to our entire illustration. And I actually have a resource guide setup for you that will help you immensely with this, with a color palette right here. And then we have some texts elements that we're actually going to drag over to Photoshop from illustrator. So what we're going to start with VS, by just dragging and adding this color palette to our Photoshop project. So I'm just going to go ahead and select it and then press copy Command C. And then we'll go back to Photoshop now and create a separate color palette layer. So I'm just gonna go to this little plus button right here. Double-click and name it color palette. All right, and then with that layer selected, I can just press Command V. And then it's going to ask if I want to paste this as a smart object, which I do. And then you can see that it sets it right into our project. Now I'm going to drag it right above our illustration here so that we have quick access to selecting our colors. And then just press the arrow or enter. And then it saves right there. We'll just lock that as well. And I keep forgetting this to you every time you add a smart object to Photoshop, it adds it as its own layer over here in the layers panel. So what we can do is just unlock it. Delete this color palette layer. Press yes, and then we can just rename this smart object color palette. And then now we'll lock the color palette layer and add a background color. So with our background layer selected, we can just press Command a, and that's going to select everything inside of the marquee selection. So what we can do is press I on the keyboard for the eyedropper tool. And our background is going to be this color right here. And then, if you remember the keyboard shortcut is Alt, Delete to fill with the foreground color. And now that is our background color, which is exactly what we want it. So press Command D to de-select everything. And now we can lock that layer. Okay, now we're going to add a new layer. I'm just going to press Shift Command N. And then I'm going to name this our color layer, press Enter. And then we're going to drag this Neith, the ink layer. Now in order to color inside of Photoshop, one of the funnest ways I found out is not necessarily using a brush tool, what you might expect to use, but using the Polygonal Lasso tool that's L on your keyboard, if I click it here, it's this one that has like a squiggly almost looks like a paper crane look to it. But what we can do is we can select behind the lines of our drawing and then start coloring in between those lines and the facade of each shapes face. So I'm going to zoom in here. Getting real close. The closer you can get a better at is usually because it can get to finer detail. And we're going to start on this light cone like pyramid shape. And I'm going to start on this left side specifically, just going to zoom in a little bit tighter and maybe up back out a little bit there. And then what we can do is you can just click. And then it will drag out a segment for us that we can add another point too. And then start creating each panel of our illustration. Click again. And then just wanna make sure that you stay in the lines. Get in between those lines, not go outside of it at all. And just want to zoom in here. You can see what those marching ants that it's within those lines. And then now we can select the color, the first color for this shape, which is going to be this color right here. Press the I on our keyboard, and then eyedropper that changes our foreground color down here. And that can press Alt, Delete to fill that first panel. And if I press Command D, you can see that it's filled in that color behind our lines, which is exactly what we want. And it creates this really cool effect too. If we zoom in a little bit more where you can see that it's not perfectly colored in. It has a little bit of character to it because you can actually see through the lines of our illustration, which just gives it that nice sketchy characterized effect. Let's work on the next panel now. And let's bring up the polygonal lasso tool by pressing L on our keyboard. And then drag all the way up again. It's good right about there. Do another one. Click down. And then you can break up the segments to you as you're drawing along. If just in case we feel like it's NACA. Locked perfectly, okay. And then we get the marching ants again, just going to press space bar. And then I sample this color right here. And then Alt Delete to fill in that panel. And the idea of why I'm changing these colors is because as we go along, we're going to have our light source B over here with the sun. And we want to create the effect of dimension and make it look like this is a shadow over here. And that's progressively getting lighter on each panel as it comes closer to our light source, which will be over here. Press Command D to de-select. Zoom back in. Okay, so let's work on this third panel here. And we'll do the same thing. Click and make one long segment. And if you feel like you can't make it, if the line's going to go outside the ink layer, then you can always break it up into smaller segments like I'm doing with this one. Just click, drag a little bit and then click. It's like a coloring book. Think of it as a coloring book because we're staying within the lines. And try not to go outside and perfectly and if you want to backspace your last step, all you have to do is press the backspace button and then you can redo that line. So you can fine tune it and get it just right for your selection. Okay, get that selection is going to pan up here and grab the next color. And Alt backspace. We got third panel, right? Let's work on this last panel here. And then grab this less shade. Fill that Command D to de-select everything. And if we zoom out, we can start to see that depth and dimension of our design starts to take shape. Now I'm going to go ahead and fast forward through this part and just fill in the rest of the colors for our illustration. Okay, so that pretty much completes everything. I think the last thing I'm going to do is just fill in that circle with a lighter color. And how I'm gonna do that is use the Polygonal Lasso Tool. And you think for this one, I'm just going to sample the background color and then drag it upwards and make it a little bit lighter. And see how that looks. Press Okay, and then Alt Delete. Then if we zoom out with Command 0, de-select everything. Yeah, that looks pretty good. I like how that looks cool. Alright, now that we've completed coloring our illustration and it's starting to look a lot better, had some depth added to it with the different shades. We can now move on to adding some more elements to complete our poster and we'll start on that in the next video. 7. Importing Vector Text and Logo: Okay, so let's start to bring everything together now. And what we're gonna do is just first hide our color palettes. We're not going to need that anymore for right now. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna go back to our resource guide and bring in this title element that we have here that I've put together. And I've already converted the East outlines. There's still vectors inside Adobe Illustrator. But what I wanna do is I want to copy and then paste them into our Photoshop project and then just line them up where we want. So as I said before, when I paste it into Photoshop, it asks, if we want to add this as a smart object, we'll press Okay. It then creates its own layer down here, which we can just title title. And then if we go back to command T, it allows us to move our element where we want it to be. So I think, I think right about there were we're pretty good because what we wanna do is you want to leave enough space for our Martian landscape in the background with the desert dunes that we're going to create in a minute here. But I think I want to keep that in proportion to everything else right about there. Yeah, it looks good. And then can press Enter. And now we have our text element and we're going to do something cool with the text element and a little bit here too, but I want to start adding out everything else with our background landscape. So the next thing we're going to take a look at is the Elliptical Marquee Tool and that's M on the keyboard. And first what I wanna do is kinda think about where I want everything we already have based on our colors, a light source coming from this direction. So if we create something up here, just click and drag and then hold shift to constrain it. I like that size that I've dragged out to you. But if I hold the space bar, I can actually move around the shape selection there. And I think filling out everything, I think that looks pretty good right about here. Second, just let go. And now with that selection still live, you see the marching ants going around. I can select what color I want. So what I need to do is just turn back on the color palette temporarily. So we'll just go to the eyedropper tool and sample this lightest color on our color palette. And then the last thing we need to do is just create a separate layer for our background elements. And I'm going to name this landscape. And it's okay if it sets beneath the ink, Claire. Yeah, that's good. And then last thing is Alt Delete to fill the sun. And then now we have our sun layer command D to de-select everything. And that looks really good. I like that color contrasts between all the colors. So let's go ahead and turn off the color palette layer for now. And yeah, everything's starting to really come together at this point. Okay, Now that we've brought in our text elements, we have a son and a light source shining on our illustration. Now we can really pull everything else together by creating a landscape in the background. And we're going to create like a desert Martian landscape with some dunes. And I'm going to use this really cool brush that gives it a very realistic or characteristic effect, if you will. And we're going to work on that and the next video. 8. Landscape Using Custom Paths: Okay, so let's go ahead and complete this poster by finishing our landscape. Now, I think for this text element, I put it down a little bit too low. So I'm just going to go down to our tidal layer here and then drag it up a little bit. Click and hold. And you see that it creates a guide there for us. And I'm just going to drop it right about. There looks pretty good. And now we'll go back up to the landscape layer and select it. And I'm going to show you this really cool trick of using the pen tool and converting a pen path into a selection that we can brush directly on. And it's going to create this cool desert effect in the sunlight that we'll see here. So the first thing we're gonna do is just press P for pen tool. And then what we're gonna do is start creating a path that goes along the background of our ink layers and our color layer. So I just need to make sure that this landscape layer is behind the color layer. So I'm just gonna drag the color layer up to here. And you can see that didn't change anything, but now the colors will be behind the landscape and we can create a dune going across the backside here. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna create this flowing Dune like shape. And I'm just going to start, maybe you're a here. I'm going to click to make a point. And then we'll start making a slope. So click and drag to make a curve. And we want to really kinda exaggerate this to sell the effect of a desert dune. So I'm going to really move into creating a flowing curve like shape and make another point here, click and drag and start to get this dune really Iraq in and blowing in the wind to make it look like it's as some sand particles coming up over the edge of the dune in the sunlight, like you see in the movies all the time. And then we'll create another point with our last slope about here. Alright, now I'm going to press the space-bar, brings up the hand tool. And we're going to close this shape up above the illustration. And what it looks like on the outside doesn't really matter. We can just make sure we close that shape. Our, with our shape, close our path closed. Now we can create and convert this pen tool path into a selection. And how you do that is super simple. All you have to do is press Command Enter on your keyboard. And wallah, you have marching ants, which means we now have an active selection made out of that path. Super cool trick, very useful keyboard shortcut. And now we're gonna go to our brush tool, which is B on the keyboard. And there's a specific brush that we're going to use to really sell this effect. And if we click on here, it's not under general brushes is going to be under dry media brushes. And the specific brush is Kyle's ultimate charcoal pencil. And we'll click on that. And we definitely want it to be a lot bigger. We're going to bump this up to around 500 pixels to get a nice sand debris look to it. And with our foreground still cite to the same color as the sun, we're going to start brushing in the dune. So we're just going to drag across here and I think that's a little bit too thick. I just want to catch the outside edge. So I'm going to command Z and then start brushing in some strokes here to really subtly start working on this effect. And if you have to undo it a couple times to really get the effect that you're going for. Don't worry about it, just work it in and be subtle about it. You don't have to be, you don't have to be heavy stroked here. You can really just work it in as you see fit. Noise command 0 to back up and see what it looks like. Command Minus to go out even further. And I'm not like an exactly how that looks. Maybe if you add some more strokes up here. I'm going to Command Z a little bit here because I really want, I'm going for very inconsistent look and want it to look like thicker in some areas and thinner and others. So over this ridge, kinda want to have a thick stroke to it and just work along this outside edge here. Just so it looks like sand is blowing in the wind in the background. Get this corner to look a little bit bigger to make it look like it's more so in the foreground. Okay, So if we Command D to de-select that, zoom out, it just looks like a dune over the edge there. You can work with this however you want and kinda go in. And if you don't like how they shape turns out, you can always erase it and start over and create a better looking shape. I honestly kinda don't like how this looks. So I'm gonna go to the eraser tool, bump it up with a bracket, and then just erase. I'm going to start with a new path. I want something that looks, looks better. Okay, so do the same thing again. Pen tool. Okay, yeah, that looks that looks our array. Let's work on another dune and just kinda play with this compositional do it. So pen tool again, we'll do one running across the bottom here as well. For me, I find that I have to kinda work through this a couple times to get the effect that I really want. And kind of balance out the composition in a way that I'm satisfied with. Close that path Command Enter to make it a selection. And then let's go back to our brush tool Command D to de-select that. I like that bottom, doing better, that looks more realistic to me. Let's let's erase this top one again. I'm just determined to get it right. I wanted to look cool and follow the flow of the rest of the poster. Let's go back to the pen tool. I think maybe I just need to create a more drastic wave. C. Have a good feeling about this one. Command Enter and then the brush tool. That fluid look. I think that looks better. Let's see here. Command D. Yeah, I think that, that one looks better. I mean, the way that the the brushstrokes are broken up on the edges and that's what I'm after is getting something that looks more tapered and looks truly like sand blowing and the sun. Okay, The last thing that we're gonna do is we're going to change this text down here and this logo to actually match this effect with the charcoal brush. I'm gonna show you how to do that in the next video. 9. Applying Color and Grain to Text: Okay, It's complete the post. So we're going to change this text and match it to the effect that we have with the dunes. And I'm gonna show you what I'm talking about right now. So we need to do is we need to command click the title layer first. And then you can see we have the marching ants around the space tied title here. And that means that we can add another layer to our poster. We're going to title this title. And then we'll just put FX for a fax to signify that this is the title with effects on it. Press Enter. And then now we can just hide this original Smart vector, smart object. And we can paint inside the tidal layer here with that same charcoal brush. So I'm going to zoom in, press Command Plus and pan down with the hand tool, which is Space-bar press B for the brush tool. And then now we can actually start brushing inside of the text selection. So if we just go through here and do this like it's going to match the effect that we have for our dunes. And then we'll also do the same for the logo. And if you want to change the size of your brush, you can always you had to just by hitting the left bracket and then just start painting inside that layer. Now I'm going to press Command D to de-select everything. Just take a look at how this looks. And I like how it looks. I'm going to undo a few times though and see if we can get get a better look for everything. But did it too many times, just redo. And then let's just see if this smaller brush stroke works a little bit better. See how that looks. And then just sporadically brush in everything at the top here. Kinda leave a little bit of space to give it that sand debris look. And then we'll do the same thing with a logo down here. Just want to give it that slightly dissolved look. Press Command D. Yeah, it's looking close to the effect I was going for. Let's get a little bit of this top edge of the E and then a little bit at the top of the logo. Yeah, that's that's the look I was going for. Maybe just a little bit more. And all I'm doing when I'm toggling back and forth is just hitting the command D shortcut to de-select and then Command Z to undo and then see what it looks like. Okay, so Command D and then Command 0 to space out, to zoom out and just take a look at everything here. Everything was looking really good. I think maybe adding a little bit more detail to the mid section. Yeah, that looks good. I like how it's just slightly dissolved. Maybe add a little bit right there to the PI. And we can always just go to the eraser tool and then erase something away. If we feel like we've done too much, then pop back into the brush tool and then just see what that looks like. Yeah, it's more subtle. They're rushing a little bit more. Just really picky. I want, I want this select just right. So once the logos done, everything will look good. Yeah, there we go. Okay, so that looks good. I am satisfied. Alright, so Command Zero to just zoom out and for everything in the window. And it looks like our poster is now complete. We got everything illustrated, colored. We have a landscape created. We have our title sequence that's made right here. And it's got that dissolve effect that really matches our landscape with a dunes and the sand blowing and the sun. Yeah, everything looks great. So at this point we can move on to the next video and finalize everything by exporting our posts are out. 10. Exporting Poster for Print: Okay, So we've finished our poster and now you just see the export outside of Photoshop. And I'm going to go to File. And then for me, if you're doing this for web and you want to put it on like Pinterest or Instagram, you can use Export and Save for Web, which is a legacy format. And you can say that as a ping. But because I want to take this to my local FedEx and print out a poster that's 11 by 17. I want to maintain as much information in this file as possible, and I want to export at least 300 DPI for printing usage. So I'm going to press Save As instead, and then click save to my computer. And then it's going to be in my downloads folder. We can just leave it namespace tide, which is the project file that we chose for this. And then in the drop-down, I'm going to select JPEG. And then once I press Save, it gives us some options for quality. I want it set to maximum. And then I can press Okay. And now when I go to my downloads folder, double-click, you can see that we have our poster and all of its glory and all of its information too. So if I press command I, we can see that our poster is actually saved at 300 pixels per inch, which is ideal for printing usage. So that's how you export out. And now we can move on to conclusion for our last video. 11. Ordering a Physical Print Online: Now that we've exported our poster, I want to show you guys something really cool and something super useful if you want to print out your own posters and take it from something that's digital and actually print it out so you can put it in your own workspace or your bedroom or wherever react and you want to decorate with your own artwork. This is such an easy way to do it, and it's so cheap to do it too. So I'm here at FedEx office, their website on, and I'm under their current products and I'm just going to go to Custom and click get started. And then I can upload the file that we just export it out, spaced hide that JPEG, and then click Choose. And then once it's done uploading, I can go ahead and click Setup Project in there. From here, we can choose all our print properties and the type of paper that I recommend using for posters. So for this one, I'm gonna go to print properties first and then we're going to change the size here. And because we made it 11 inches by 17 inches, we can select that. And then click Close here. And then now we can choose the kind of paper that we want. I highly recommend using professional whitepaper and changing the selection to gloss cover 100 pound, you're gonna get the best results if you choose this option. And then we can just go ahead and on top of that and then click Add to Cart. As you can see that it's super cheap to print this out at my local FedEx office. It's only 298 to print out and it even looks like they have a 10 percent off your print order right now if I use the code Now, one-to-two. So I'm actually going to do that. And to use IF2 is click Add promo code and type in. Now one-to-two, click Apply. And that brought it down $0.30 for a total of $2.68. That print out 11 inch by 17 inch poster, which is super awesome. So I'm gonna click checkout. And it's going to ask my location. And then it says I can get my poster as early as Saturday, June 12th if you want to print this out, always keep in mind that it's always about a day out like today for me, it's June 11th and the earliest I can pick it up as June 12th. So tomorrow on Saturday I can go pick up this poster is gonna go and click Continue to next step. All right, Now everything set up and I can go pick this up tomorrow and I will show you what the poster looks like when I pick it up tomorrow. 12. How to Frame Your Poster & Conclusion: All right, So great news. I got the poster actually got a call back same-day from FedEx side. Maybe they didn't have a lot going on, but kinda cool that I got the print same day. It's actually right here. So let's go ahead and just open it up and check out the quality and see how it, It's like that they put it in this nice sleeve here so that, you know, kinda stays protected on your way back home. So here is the poster print, the final product. And taking a look at this, I got to say that I really like the colors. I think they came out really accurate according to the file that we uploaded, a FedEx. And I'm really happy with the colors. I didn't notice though that there was a few marks on here that I don't think we're in the original print. There's one notice we have here is pi pretty hard to see. But there's kind of a dark. Yeah, there it is, right there. You can see it on the camera. There's a little dark spot there which wasn't a part of the original hand-drawn lines. We went through and clean that up and I don't think there was anything up that high. So there could be very well at some printers, duster debris on their machines when they're printing these prints out. But overall, it's not something that you're going to notice if you're far back and it's in your room hanging up, you'd really have to have the eyes of an eagle to notice some of these little flaws. And overall, it kinda goes with this theme for this poster, at least having a few extra marks here and there really isn't going to affect the overall look for our poster. So that's the print we got to print. Now, we're gonna go ahead and put it in this 11 by 17 inch frame that I got from Michael's ad like a 20 percent off coupon. They do those regularly and I got both of these two that come in this pack. And they were both 12th, 90, I think in total. So a really good deal. And they're also metal frames are not like some cheap plastic, so it's going to make it look really nice. All right, so just going to open up one of these frames. The dating. So this is a really nice quality frame. Just got these little Slido eclipse on four sides here. And then I can just lift it out like that. And then I can place my Pulitzer. And then also too, if you'd like a microfiber cloth, these are really good for getting out little pieces of debris that are caught on the frame. We're in-between the glass. Alright, now know that that's clean. Can place a poster laden carefully. Just press it down all the way. And then we can put the back panel back home. And wah-wah, We got a full fledge posts or print 11 by 17, saw an 100 pound gloss paper and it looks really good inside of this metal frame that I got from Michael's. I got to say I'm really satisfied with how everything turned out. I love the hand-drawn look of my little minimal spaceship or spacecraft here. And just with like how the print turned out. This typeface with a gritty brush that we used. I just I love how everything turned out and then the dunes with the scene. I think just overall, I'm really happy with how everything turned out. It can wait to, hey, what's up my space? Put it like right here. I have to play with the placement inside my studio space, but yeah, I got to say I'm really satisfied with it. And not only that, but it was $2 in $0.70 or $0.78, whatever I paid after taxes for it. And it looks like a high-quality print. You can do this with anything that you can come up with and design. This was a lot of fun. I had a blast making a poster design from complete scratch, sketching it out, showing you my process and hopefully you learned a lot throughout this class. Now it's your turn to create an original poster design and upload it to the project section and share with everybody everything that you came up with and created along the way. Are you guys until the next class piece?