Designing College Rock Band illustration
Learn to create your very own rock band wallpaper with a grunge theme.
For the beginning we need to find a texture representing the wood boards, having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. (I used this texture from cgtextures.com)
Create a new layer where we need to apply the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the new layer with #C5853A color.
The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Soft Light
Using the Rectangle Tool (U), try to dark out the picture’s top part and its bottom one.
Set the next indicated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay
Using the same tool, try to represent the primary layer of a photo’s frame, displacing this layer a little with the Free Transform option.
Make a mouse click on the same layer on the bottom part of the layers’ panel on Add a Mask selection and select a standard brush of black color to clean out the element’s edges.
The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow
Blending Options>Outer Glow
Insert the photo, which must be inclined a little with the Free Transform option. For this tutorial, I used this picture from SXC. I would like to thank the author of this picture.
Next we’ll represent a new layer (Create new layer) between the photo’s layers and the paper’s layer. Using the Brush Tool (B), try to paint the coming out paper’s edges, applying the color #D5A74E
Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the brushes’ layer and the effect’s layer on the photo (on the layers’ panel).
Using the same brush but different colors, try to represent the effect of old paper, applying the colors next indicated: #B14F01, #B9830C, #A76B00. You’ll get the same result as on the picture below:
On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll use the standard brush of black color with the Opacity of 30% to dark out the bottom part of the photo’s frame. This layer should be situated lower than the photo’s layer on the layers’ panel.
Create another new layer (Create new layer), which must be filled with the color #B86901, using for this operation the Paint Bucket Tool (G).