How To Create A Movie Poster In Photoshop CS

Step 11

Now we move on to the coloring adjustments . Create a New Group and name it as ‘Adjustments’.

11

Step 12

We’ll start by trying to make the overall photo dark with Curves. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Curves. Adjust it like so:

12

 

Step 13

Now use the Gradient Map to add a brown fill effect to it. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Gradient Map. Adjust it like so:

13a

Change it’s Blend Mode to Hue.

13b

 

Step 14

We’ll darken the colors with Color Balance and while we’re at it give it a bluegreen-ish tint. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Color Balance. Adjust it like so:

14

Step 15

To give the image a more darken look and change some of the colors as well, we’ll use Selective Color.Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Selective Color. Adjust it like so:

15

Step 16

To make the bottom part a darker, use the Gradient Fill, Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Gradient Fill. Adjust it like so:

16

Step 17

Create A New Layer and name it ‘Border’

17a

Select the Brush Tool. With Hardness at 0%, Brush Opacity at 30-45% at the size of your choice, brush over all four corners of the canvas. I also brushed over his waist area and other parts near there. The parts I brushed over are shown in red:

17b

Feel free to re-adjust the Combat Soldier’s arm (or other parts of the body) brightness if you feel that it looks weird.

Step 18

We’re almost done! Time for the texts. Create a New Group and name it as ‘Texts’

18

Step 19

Open a texture from the Movie Credits Texture Pack of your choice just making sure that the credits are written in white. Place it on the bottom of the canvas. Change it’s Blend Mode to Lighten.Doing so would only show the white parts and hide all the black ones.

19

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.