Create a Breathtaking ‘Save Earth’ Poster/Wallpaper from Scratch in Photoshop

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Today I have something different for you. We have been doing photo-manipulations and typographic designs but today we will create something very meaningful in photoshop, yet fun with a good commercial value as well.

This is a Poster or Wallpaper design with the message to save and preserve our Eco-system. Apart from the noble message, it has quite a design value in it. You can learn a lot of tricks which guys like me pull off when we create professional graphics.

Hope you’ll like my effort.

This is one of those tutorials which you might not be able to copy exactly. So don’t even try to do that, in fact you  should try to add your own touch. You can add elements that I didn’t add, for example you can add an elephant, honeybees and many other subjects.

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 Final Result

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Setting Background

Since we are creating this Poster/Wallpaper design from scratch, the first step would be to open a blank file. I’m giving it a full-size so it can also become a wallpaper.

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I’m going to Add Gradient in the background using these values.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here is the Gradient and the Color Values which I used for adding the Gradient.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Reverse Action

Now here’s the trick. We have a nice background, to put ‘earth’ over it,  I selected Lasso Tool and cut this hill from the image. I should remind you again that you can get these images from the links above these steps.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

After cutting the hill from the image,  I Flipped it Vertically with the help of Transform Tool and placed it over our background.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Let’s refine and give our piece of Earth a better finish. I’m using the Refine Edges option from Select>Refine Edge and I set these values.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Let’s adjust the Brightness/Contrast, Image>Adjustment>Brightness/Contrast. Set these values.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Additional Spices

Here I’m cutting the Soil from a Wallpaper for making the Ground with the help of Lasso Tool.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I just placed Soil Layer.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I’m adding PNGs’ of clouds. Some of these cloud layers are over the hill and some are under it.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Adding another PNG of cloud for the Background.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I’m cutting the Water fall from a Wallpaper

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here it is placed.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

How about adding a few trees from the Wallpaper?

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I’m placing the trees.

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I added Giraffe, I don’t know why, maybe it looks good here, or maybe I’m crazy.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

And flowers, of course, how could we forget them.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

I’m cutting Windmills from the Wallpaper.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Windmills placed.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Windmills were getting lonely so I added a tree to accompany them.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Type

I typed the word “SAVE” with the help of Type Tool.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I used Designzzz Silhouette Bird Brushes for adding the Birds in the Poster. But I’m showing the Birds are coming from the Word SAVE . I Just rasterized the text layer of “SAVE” word and merged it with Bird’s Layer. I just used the same color technique in this step.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Here I just applied the slight Layer Style of Inner Shadow on the Save word.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

You can see the birds are very clear now. Now I typed EARTH using hard blue color which we used for making the initial background.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

How about some Butterflies over our text…

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

And Lady Birds on the text.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Now let’s add a meaningful message to conclude our design. I added my favorite slogan.

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

Final Result

Save earth poster design tutorial of photoshop

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Comments
  1. muhammad rio November 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

    wow,,!!! this a great tutorial… thanks for share… akhi…

  2. cecille November 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    such a nice poster! u’re good!

    1. waseem November 13, 2011 at 3:58 am

      I sure am Good…

      people say you shouldn’t praise yourself, but what the heck…

  3. Suzi529 November 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Lovely work! I enjoyed watching each step; you’re a great teacher, and a great artist.

    1. waseem November 13, 2011 at 3:57 am

      Thank you Suzi, you are very kind.

  4. Allyn November 16, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I am doing an eco-project right now so thanks for the ideas!

    1. waseem November 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

      so my tutorial came timely 🙂

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