Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster

In this tutorial I will show you how to design grunge girl wallpaper in Photoshop using some grunge textures and brushes. We will use different techniques such as image adjustments, layer blending options and filter effects. Have a look!

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Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a new file (File>New) of 929х900/72dpi that must be fill with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) in black color.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

On a new layer (Create new layer) we’ll choose a standard brush of #42311B color to paint the background.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Download a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and D_Grungeset1.
Create a new layer again and select here the brush out of the set BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures. The brush’s color is #2A1305

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Set the next indicated styles for the last made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

On the next new layer we’ll chose a brush out of the same set, BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and the color #AC8E65

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s options: Fill 22%, Blending mode-Linear light

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a new layer again and use on it the standard brush with the Opacity of 20% and try to represent a shadow of black color coming from the picture’s top till down. The middle part of the picture must be processed with white color.

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s options: Blending mode-Soft light

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), we’ll represent the primary layer for the picture’s frame, applying the color #F9E4BC

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s styles: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Blending Options>Inner Glow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4On a new layer we’ll choose the brush out of the set, D_Grungeset1, and the color #8E7A5F

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Press now Alt button and click between the brushes’ layer and the frame’s layer reserved for the photo (on the layers’ panel).

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

On the next new layer we’ll apply the brush out of the set BB_HighRes_Grunge_Textures and the color #FCE1BC

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s options: Blending mode-Hard light, Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Design a Grunge-Style Abstract Poster in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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