Create your own world – part 1 – Photoshop tutorial

“Create your own world” part 1 Requirements: Photoshop CS6 Difficulty: Intermediate Time: max 1 hour Outcome: Resources: Ripe Font This tutorial is just part one of “Create your own world” tutorial. Let’s begin: 0. Open your image. File > Open > Open 1. Use Magic Wand Tool ( W ) and click on white background. […]

“Create your own world” part 1

Requirements: Photoshop CS6
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: max 1 hour

Outcome:

create your own world part 1

Resources:

create your own world part 1

create your own world part 1

create your own world part 1

create your own world part 1

Ripe Font

This tutorial is just part one of “Create your own world” tutorial. Let’s begin:

0. Open your image. File > Open > Open

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1. Use Magic Wand Tool ( W ) and click on white background. Tolerance: 25.
Right click on selection > Select inverse.

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2. Using Lasso Tool ( L ) Select some parts that haven’t been selected like this finger.

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3. Copy selection onto a new layer.

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4. Make the background layer and make it just white.

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5. Open the picture of the Earth and press CTRL+R to bring up rulers. After that just click & hold on the rulers to drag guidelines to the center of earth. Use Elliptical marquee tool ( M ) and CTRL + ALT + SHIFT in the middle of guides to select earth. Copy it. ( CTRL + C )

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6. Paste it onto your picture. I would recommend starting to name your layers, we have used ‘hand’ and ‘earth’.

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7. Lower opacity to around 50% for the Earth layer and transform it until it fits within the hand.

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8. After that click ( X ) so your colors get back to black & white and make a layer mask for the Earth layer by clicking on its icon just below of layers window.

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9. Now use the hard brush and paint over the finger such that part of earth disappears.

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10. Make the Earth layer opacity back to 100% again. After that copy (duplicate) the Earth layer, and put it under the current Earth layer and name it ‘shadow’.

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11. Click CTRL + L to bring up Levels window and put the white pixel count to 0.

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12. Transform it like this. ( CTRL + T )

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13. Click Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur and select around 100 pixels.

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14. Now click CTRL + CLICK on hand layer icon. Then right click on Selection > Select Inverse. Press Delete. ( So we get rid of unwanted shadow parts )

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15. Change the shadow layer opacity to 70%. Duplicate it and transform it a little more.

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16. Create a new layer named ‘shadow_fingers’ and RIGHT+CLICK on hand layers icon again.

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17. Use hard black brush and paint like we did.

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18. Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. This time, select around 40 pixels.

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19. Open ‘abstract’ image (found in the resources required above).

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20. Click Select > Color range and click on the black color in the picture. Change it’s fuzziness to 100.

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21. Right click on Selection > Select inverse and then COPY + PASTE to separate layer.

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22. Copy that layer into your image.

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23. Transform it like this. ( CTRL + T)

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24. Use Eraser Tool ( E ) with soft brush and get rid of unwanted parts but leave a little bit because in the final image it will add texture.

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25. RIGHT + CLICK on the Earth icon and then transform your new layer with sphersize. Filter > Disort > Sphersize. Around 74%. Now it will look rounded like the Earth.

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26. Now let’s introduce Photoshop’s CS6 new ability called color lookup. Window > Adjustments. Put 3DLUT File to “EdgyAmber.3DL”.
For users without Photoshop CS6: you can continue tutorial without doing these 2 steps. ( skip to step 28 )

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27. Make it 50% opacity.

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28. Now click CTRL + CLICK on Earth’s mask and then RIGHT CLICK on Selection > Select inverse, lastly select your new layer ( with abstract image )

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29. Press DELETE.

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30. CTRL + CLICK again on earth’s mask. RIGHT CLICK > Select inverse ( like in previous step ). Click on hand layer and just copy paste ( CTRL + C and CTRL + V)

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31. Put that new layer on top ( under color lookup layer ) and name it ‘finger’.

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32. Copy + paste finger layer and do the level’s again ( CTRL + L ). ( Same as Step 11. )

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33. Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur.

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34. Add a new layer onto the top and goto Image > Apply Image and OK. Resize image to 1000×667 with Image > Image size.

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35. Now with Text Tool ( T ) type ‘Create your own world’. I used font ‘Ripe’ (Find the font file in the resources section above).

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36. Bring up Character window by pressing CTRL+T while typing text. Play with it until you get the result you want.

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37. Text depends on you, size, color, etc…

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38. Create a new layer. Then go to Image > Apply image. Filter > Noise > Add noise at around 120%.

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39. Put that layer on max 10%. It adds a grunge feel to image.

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40. Now open texture image. Transform it like this.

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41. Right click on layer > rasterize. ( so it becomes editable )

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42. Image > Adjustments > Gradient map and use a simple black to white gradient.

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43. Put it on color dodge and on max 13% opacity. This just adds a textured feel.

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That’s it, be patient for part 2! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, please make sure you visit Pixel Tango Tutorials section for more great photoshop tutorials!

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