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How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

This tutorial is an example of how a few simple techniques can be used to create basics photo illustration using multiple layers, masking, the Pen tool, some basic lighting and one simple texture.

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How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch.

Find a grunge texture, I used this texture from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.

Download the next demonstrated texture and insert it on a new layer in our main document.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of black color ( set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to dark out the left lowest corner of our canvas.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 73% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Light.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Find a stock photo with a cool looking dancer represented on it, I used this photo from Shutterstock. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document. Apply Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown. The Foreground color is #28204F. Place the layer under the dancer’s layer:

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 70% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Hard Light.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the top part of the shape.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown. The Foreground color is #FF441F. Place this layer under the layer with the dancer on it.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 57% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Multiply.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer the same way we did before (Add layer mask). Choose the Soft Round brush of black color, mentioned in the previous example for the rhombus to hide the next zone on the shape.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

 

Use the Pen Tool (P) to represent the next shape of the color #FF1F1F. Place the layer under the dancer’s layer.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

 

Set Fill to 57% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Burn.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Take now the Line Tool (U) set Weight to 1px in Options bar and draw many white lines. This layer will be situated also lower than the dancer’s layer.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

 

Set Fill to 70% for all the layers containing the white lines.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Now we have to download the next set of patterns, named techie. Copy the pattern file to C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop XPresetsPatterns folder (Adobe Photoshop X been your version of Photoshop).

Using the Pen Tool (P), we’ll represent the next shape which layer will be situated under the dancer’s layer.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 0% for this layer. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Color Overlay.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Add Pattern Overlay. Click the Pattern Preset Picker and Load the downloaded pattern file from Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop XPresetsPatterns folder. Apply the next settings for Pattern Overlay:

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select for it the Soft Round brush (Opacity – 20%).

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

 

Use this brush to paint the canvas with #ED2000 color. Place this layer under the dancer’s layer too.

How to use texture effects to create beautiful compositions in Photoshop CS5

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