Photoshop Lesson 5
Creating another web page banner.
see http://www.jimssolarguard.com as an example
Create the grid.
- Start a new transparent file, 20 X 20 pixels.
- SELECT/Select All.
- EDIT/Define Pattern. Give it a name if you want to.
Start the banner file.
- Start a new file, about 700 X 300 pixels. The banner will not end up being
as large, but it gives you more space to work.
- Choose a color.
- To add the grid, add a new layer. Then choose EDIT/Fill. Choose pattern.
- If you want to give an illusion of depth, choose EDIT/ Free Transform.
Right click and choose perspective. Click and drag the square handle on one
of the corners.
- In order to divide your background, use a solid brush and just draw a curved/waved
- Use the Magic Wand to select top portion. Fill it with a color.
- Use the Magic Wand to select bottom portion. Fill it with a color.
- Use the Pointer tool and drag the bottom portion down a little. Fill the
gap with a 3rd color.
- We will use the Liquify filter, and I'll explain my trial & error method
of getting the desired results.
- Choose FILTER/Liquify Filter. From the toolbox on the left, choose Warp
or Wave. Drag the mouse around and try to create a torn edge effect. Click
- For each image you will.
- open or paste it in a new document
- Select with Ellipse tool or Lasso.
- Feather it.
- Cut it and paste it into the banner
- Press CTRL-T to transform (resize) it.
- (Tip: if it is not blending smoothly, increase the canvas size to be
able to select better.)
- Add the grid. Reduce the opacity.
- Add text as desired.
- To get the special effect shown on Jim's SolarGuard, warp the text
- LAYER/Layer Style, Bevel and Emboss. Choose Drop Shadow, Bevel, and checkmark
- After you've refined your banner, crop it to LESS THAN 700
X 200 pixels.