Hello world! Welcome to a new tutorial. Have you ever wondered how people make colorful clouds and smoke patterns in their edits? They use colorful patterns to attract viewer’s eye using different colors in same shapes. It is a need of time that you learn making such edits so that your viewers get more beautiful images to see.
Images like this:
OK with enough words said, let’s get started with it.
Open your software i.e. Adobe Photoshop CS2 or basically any other version. Your screen will look like the picture below:
Now start a “New Project”. For that, just go to File Menu and in dropdown menu click New. A window will open on your screen asking you about the resolution, pixel rate and etc. See the following picture and fill the window according to the shown values (Follow the steps numbered as 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Now a window is opened on your screen where you can paint or write or make anything. We call it Canvas. Next thing you have to do is to “Add a Layer”. To add a layer click on small Add Layer Button on right bottom of your software screen. Following picture will show you where that button is:
Now a new layer called “Layer 1” will be added by the computer over the Background layer. At first the Layer 1 will be transparent so you would see just background white layer on canvas.
Go to Tools Tab and choose Paint Bucket Tool and choose the foreground color as Black. Now click on any place within the area of canvas. Remember! Paint black only when Layer 1 is in focus and don’t paint black on “Background layer”. Following picture explains this step so follow the numbered steps:
Next you have to make Layer 1 invisible. Click once on Layer 1. Do you see a small icon that looks like “an eye” just at the left of the layer? Click that Eye icon to make the layer invisible. You would see the background layer (which is white colored). Click on background layer to bring it in to focus. We will work on it for a while. See the following picture on how to make a layer invisible:
Now focus on background layer and press G on your keyboard. Gradient Tool will be selected automatically. After pressing G on your keyboard, go to the top and select the type of gradient. Select the Spectrum Gradient from the menu and double click it. Following picture explains how to do this all:
Next you have to make the gradient on your canvas. Click anywhere on you canvas. Say “point a” and drag you mouse towards “point b” and leave the click button.
A colorful spectrum would be formed on your canvas on background layer. See following picture on how to apply gradient on canvas. Now make Layer 1 visible. Click on the empty box with layer 1 to make it visible. After making it visible and your canvas will look black. Don’t worry! This is part of the edit. See the following picture, you screen would look like this:
Now click on layer 1 to bring it in focus and go to Tools Tab and select the Brush Tool. Go to the brush menu on top and select the shape on the brush and adjust the size of it. Come to the bottom of Tools Tab and click “Quick mask” button. Now click on any place on canvas just once and it will be painted red no matter what color you choose in color tab. Don’t worry coz that’s the part of edit too.
See the following picture, which will explain more easy way:
Now after this, you got to the bottom of Tools Tab and click the button mentioned in the picture below. The red area on the canvas will become “A SELECTION”. If you notice this selection will include all the area on canvas but the area inside that shape. So to fix that, go to Select Menu and in drop down menu click Inverse. This way your shape will be selected only. Not your whole canvas. See the following picture:
After this just press “Delete button” on your keyboard and your shape will be removed and bright colors would fill the place of that shape. Just like the following picture:
Now add text anywhere and you will have screen like following picture:
Now save it in .jpg format and also in .psd format. You will have a picture like following:
Same technique can be used to make this:
Similarly, you can make this
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