Photoshop: How to Create a Tri-Portrait Poster Design of Your Face.


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a compelling,
tri-portrait design of a face. Open a photo of a face that you’d like to
use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. If you’re not a subscriber to my channel,
hit that small Subscribe button at the lower, right corner. The first step is to check its size and resolution. To do this, go to Image and “Image Size”. Its size and resolution will probably need
to be increased to give us the best result if we should decide to print it at some point. I’ll make its width and height approximately
4400 pixels and its resolution 300 pixels per inch. For yours, feel free to adjust its size, however,
make sure its resolution is 300 pixels per inch. We need to separate our subject from its background
by making a selection around our subject. There are many ways to do this, however, for
this example, I’ll use the “Quick Selection” tool. If you’re using this tool, as well, I find
that a radius of 10 pixels generally works fine on most images. Drag the tool over the inside of your subject
to make a selection of its shape. If you need to remove areas outside your subject,
press and hold Alt or Option as you drag over those areas. To check it, press “Q” on your keyboard to
see it as a quick mask. To refine its edges, press “Q” again to revert
it back into a selection and go to Select. If you’re using a recent Photoshop version,
click “Select and Mask”, however, if you’re using an earlier version, click “Refine Edge”. To open Refine Edge on a recent version, Shift-click
“Select and Mask”. I did in-depth tutorials on both “Refine Edge”
and “Select and Mask”, so if you’d like to watch them, I provided their links in my video’s
description, which is below the title of the video. Check “Smart Radius” and drag your tool over
the soft or feathery edges of your subject. Output it as a “New Layer with Layer Mask”. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the layer mask to
make a selection of its shape. Press “Q” to see it as a Quick Mask. Go to View and if “Rulers” isn’t checked,
click it to open it. Go to the ruler on the left and drag out a
guide line to the center of your subject. If you don’t see the guideline, press Ctrl
or Cmd + H. Go to the top ruler and drag down a guideline to the neck. Press “P” to open your Pen Tool and click
on the middle guideline approximately here on your subject. Release and then click approximately here. Release again and continue to make a shape
that extends outside your document. When you’ve closed the path, place your pen
directly on the path and right-click your mouse or pen to open the menu. Click “Make Selection” and make sure the radius
is 0 pixels. Make sure your foreground and background colors
are black and white, respectively, so black is your foreground color. If it isn’t. press “D” on your keyboard. Press Alt or Option + Delete to fill the selection. Go to Select and “Transform Selection”. Go to Edit, Transform and “Flip Horizontal”. Go inside the selection and press and hold
“Shift” as you drag it across to the left until its flush with the other shape. Press Enter or Return twice to accept the Transform. Fill the selection and then deselect it by
pressing Ctrl or Cmd + D. Hide the guidelines by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + H. Press “Q” to
make it into a selection. Drag the layer mask to the trash and click
the Layer Mask icon to make the selection into a new layer mask. We’ll convert our visible image into a Smart
Object, so we can add filters to it non-destructively. To do this, click the icon at the upper, right
corner and click “Convert to Smart Object”. Create a New document by going to File and New. Make its Width: 14.5 inches, its Height: 15.5
inches and its resolution: 300 pixels per inch. The color mode is RGB and 8 bits per channel. The background content is white. Then, click “Create” or “Open”. Open back your subject and press “v” to open
your Move Tool. Drag your subject onto the tab of your new
document. Without releasing your mouse or pen, drag
it down and release. We’ll adjust its size and position in a minute. For now, hide the face layer and click the
lock icon to unlock the background. Click the foreground color and in the hexadecimal
field, type in: B2870A. Then, click OK or press Enter or Return. Press Alt or Option + Delete to fill it with the color. We’ll use this color for now. Near the end of this video, I’ll show you
how to quickly change the color of the background. Double-click the background to open its Layer
Style window. Click “Gradient Overlay” and the gradient bar. Click the Black, White” thumbnail and click OK. Change the Blend Mode to “Screen”. The Opacity is 100% and check “Reverse”. Make the Style: “Radial”, the Angle: 90 degrees
and the Scale: 150%. Click “Inner Glow” and the color box. Pick white and click OK. The Blend Mode is “Normal” and the Opacity
is 100%. The Source is “Edge”, the Choke is 100% and
the Size is: 205 pixels. Click “Stroke” and the color box. Type in: 312628. Make the Size: 152 pixels and the Position is “Inside”. To save space in the Layers panel, click the
small arrow to collapse the effects. Make the face visible again and active. To adjust its size, open your Transform Tool
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow,
press and hold Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it in or out. To reposition it, go inside the Transform’s
bounding box and drag it. Then, press Enter or Return. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the “Sketch” folder and click “Graphic Pen”. The Stroke Length is 15, the Light/Dark Balance
is 50 and the Stroke Direction is “Right Diagonal”. To save space, let’s collapse the filter effect. Make a copy of the face by pressing Ctrl or
Cm + J. Hide the bottom face and double-click an empty area of the top face layer to open
its Layer Style window. Under “Advanced Blending”, notice that all
3 channels are checked: Red, Green an Blue. For this face, uncheck the Blue Channel. Collapse the filter and make the bottom face visible. Double-click an empty area of the layer to
open its Layer Style window. For this face, uncheck the Green channel. Presently, the face doesn’t look different
than it did from the start, however once we reposition it, you’ll immediately see the
channel effect. For this desigm, we’ll decrease the sizes
of the other two face layers. To do this, open your Transform Tool. If you see this message, it’s just letting
us know that the Smart filter that we added to the face will be temporarily turned off
while we use the Transform Tool. Just click OK. At the top, click the chain-link icon between
the Width and the Height. This links them together, so whatever percentage
we type into one will be automatically repeated in the other. In either the field, type in 80%. Drag it to the right and align the right side
of the bottom, triangluar, shape to the bottom side of the other face. Then, press Enter or Return. Collapse the filter and make a copy of it. Make the bottom face layer active and drag
it to the left aligning the left side of the trianglular bottom shape to the bottom shape
of the middle face. Double-click an empty area of the bottom face
layer to open the Layer Style window. Check the Green channel and uncheck the red channel. We’re ready to add our text. Scroll to the top of the Layers panel and
make the top layer active. We’ll place our text above it. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer
and change its Blend Mode to “Difference”. This will make our text stand out more when
it overlaps our portrait. Invert the foreground and background colors
by clicking this double-arrow icon. Now, white is your foreground color. Open your Horizontal Type Tool and Type picker. Pick a font you like. I’m using, “Legal Tender”. If you’d like to use it as well, I provided
its link in my video’s description or project files. I’ll make its size 83 points, but feel free
to use whatever size you like. I’ll make its aliasing: “Sharp” and Center Alignment. Click on the document and type out your text. To center it, open your Move Tool and press
Ctrl or Cmd + A to select your document. Click the “Align Horizontal Centers” icon. Then, deselect it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd
+ D. To slide your text up or down, press the Up or Down arrow on your keyboard. Next, we’ll add a subtle, paper-like texture
to our design. Make a new layer and fill it with white. Change its Blend Mode to “Linear Burn”. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Close the “Sketch” folder and open the “Texture” folder. Click “Texturizer”. Make the Texture: Sandstone, the Scaling 200%,
the Relief: 5 and the Light from the “Top Left”. Lastly, I’ll show you how to quickly change
your background’s color. Scroll to the bottom and make the solid color
layer active. Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click,
“Hue/Saturation”. Drag the “Hue” slider to the left or right
until you like the colors of your background. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

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