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.
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.
I’m going to Add Gradient in the background using these values.
Here is the Gradient and the Color Values which I used for adding the Gradient.
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.
After cutting the hill from the image, I Flipped it Vertically with the help of Transform Tool and placed it over our background.
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.
Let’s adjust the Brightness/Contrast, Image>Adjustment>Brightness/Contrast. Set these values.
Here I’m cutting the Soil from a Wallpaper for making the Ground with the help of Lasso Tool.
Here I just placed Soil Layer.
Here I’m adding PNGs’ of clouds. Some of these cloud layers are over the hill and some are under it.
Adding another PNG of cloud for the Background.
Here I’m cutting the Water fall from a Wallpaper
Here it is placed.
How about adding a few trees from the Wallpaper?
Here I’m placing the trees.
I added Giraffe, I don’t know why, maybe it looks good here, or maybe I’m crazy.
And flowers, of course, how could we forget them.
I’m cutting Windmills from the Wallpaper.
Windmills were getting lonely so I added a tree to accompany them.
I typed the word “SAVE” with the help of Type Tool.
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.
Here I just applied the slight Layer Style of Inner Shadow on the Save word.
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.
How about some Butterflies over our text…
And Lady Birds on the text.
Now let’s add a meaningful message to conclude our design. I added my favorite slogan.