Hello! Today you will learn how to make this:
OK let’s get learning. For this type of edit you need a “black and white picture”. I am using one of the pictures of “Sami Yusuf”. He is a British singer, song writer and music composer with a beautiful voice. Ok first step will be opening the picture. If you do not know how to open any picture in Photoshop, please see the link: https://learntoedit.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/tutorial-2-opening-a-document-in-photoshop/
Your initial screen would look like this:
Now Open a picture from “File Menu” and click “Open” or directly press Ctrl+O. From the new window, open any Black and White or Grey scale picture. See the Red Box in following picture:
Now the picture is opened and you screen would look like following picture. I used picture of Sami Yusuf but you can use any picture you want but use black and white picture.
Do you see a small Red Box in “Tools tab”? Grab that tool by just clicking it once. Click on the picture anywhere to bring it into focus. You would see a Layer in “Layer Tab” called Background with a small icon looking like a Lock. That is the background layer, as cleared by its name. The background layer is locked so it cannot be edited but to make it a normal editable layer you just have to double click it and in new small window you just click OK button. The Background layer would convert into “Layer 0”.
Now Add Guides on the picture. For that go to “View” and in the new menu click “New Guide”. Following picture shows where you can find this option so look at the Red Box:
A new small window will appear. Click on the option named Vertical and set the Position 33%. Then press OK button. Repeat this step 1 more time with the Position 66%.
Follow the step numbers in above picture.
Now your screen (with 2 Vertical Guide Lines i.e. 1 at 33% of picture and 2 at 66%) would look like the picture below:
Now Take “Square Shape Tool” from Tool Tab and after choosing a color from the bottom of Tool Tab. Now draw a rectangle in first section of picture. Like the following picture:
If you notice, when you start making the rectangular shape on picture, a new layer called Shape 1 is created automatically.
Next add a layer yourself. You will find a New Layer button right at the bottom of Layer Tab. And make another shape with different color. Then make another layer and also a shape but with different color. Just like following picture:
You can follow the numbered steps in above picture. That will make it easy for you.
Now press Ctrl and click all shape layer i.e. Shape 1, 2 and 3 and right click them. In the menu, click Rasterize Layer. All three layers will turn into normal layer but names would be same.
Now Press Ctrl and click all shape layer i.e. Shape 1, 2 and 3 and right click them. In the menu, click Merge Layers. All three layers will merge into a single layer. This would make it easy for you to change the settings of layers.
Now click on Shape Layer and change it from Normal to Softlight. You will find this option on the top of “Layer Tab”. Just like in following picture:
Now click it again and go to “Filter” and click “Blur” and then click “Motion Blur”. In new small window named “Motion Blur” adjust the Angle to 0, Distance to 341 and then click OK button. Just like following picture:
Now you have to change the setting of “Layer 0” from Normal to Hardstyle. See following picture for that:
Now you have to add text in the picture. So click the icon looking like “T” and click on picture where you want to add text. A new “Text Layer” will be added in Layer Tab automatically. Now write something on the picture. See following picture:
Now Save it in .jpg format.
That all for today! Hope this tutorial helped.
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