An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork

While grunge has its origins in the 90′s, recently the style has been gaining in popularity once more. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a dirty, urban style image using both well known techniques as well as a few new ones.

Create a new file (File>New), having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi

Select then the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the background of the picture we want to have.

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters on the made layer by making a click on this layer on the layers’ palette.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3 

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

We have to find in Internet a photo of a DJ.

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Cut out his figure and put him on the main picture, applying for the DJ’s layer the next solution:
Filter>Filter gallery>Cutout

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3 

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the DJ layer, situating the copy lower than the first layer (on the layers’ palette). We should set for this new layer – copy the next shown parameters: Blending Options>Color Overlay

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Hide for a while the first layer belonging to the DJ.

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

Next we should make visible the first layer of the DJ, applying for it the next indicated parameters:
Blending mode-Overlay
Blending Options>Outer Glow

Create An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork in Photoshop CS3

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