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Presentation Screen

Hallo, this is the tutorial how to make a presentation screen in about 1 hour. For this one I will use basic Photoshop techniques. I will not use drawing that is why everyone can make this one, even using a mouse.




So let’s begin with creating a document and a layer. We will need 2 documents in this tutorial so create another document (do not close the other one).



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For this one is very important to make it square. So I’m just using 500×500 pixel size.


This is the layer for creating a brush, a custom brush for our further work.



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So use shapes to create the brush we need. Make a copy of the layer and transform it holding the shift key.



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In the end we had to get this. This will be our brush sample. Now move it direct to the center, the sample has to be direct in the center.



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Use Edit > Define Brush preset.



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And here we have our sample, already a brush.



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Now
I will make another but similar brush from I have already have.
Actually there are millions of ways to modify and rebuilt Brushes in
Photoshop. You can create brushes almost out of anything.



For modify my brush I will just use layer styles as a tool.

Switch to our Brush document and apply several effects to our cross.

Here is our result if taking it in the future.



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And here are layer styles. Remember that the Fill is set to 0 (zero) %.



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Here. Define this brush as well. Here we have our Hollow Cross Brush.



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Now all that remains is to test the brushes. Make a layer and begin to paint.



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Draw some crosses changing the opacity to form background of the image.



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I did with my tablet but it can be easily be done with mere mouse.



Here are the setting who will make this with that tablet.



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Create now another layer for the foreground. Draw here with our 2nd brush – Hollow cross.



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Here we have it.

Apply only one layer style for whole foreground layer. Make it glow applying Outer Glow option.



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You should try to practice with color mixing and color interaction.



So just change a little bit the background layer (PAINT) color.



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Now the text. 1st rule – select the right font.



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And apply only one style to it.



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Here
we have. I will finally make some color adjustments. Remember to put
the adjustment – color balance layer mode to Linear light and it’s opacity to about 30% – 40%.



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And we are done here.



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