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  • Nov
    29

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    by Chad Neuman

    Here are a few techniques to create an “electrifying” design. Using soft white brushes is a popular technique in creating a hip layout, but we’ll use a few other techniques as well to create this design, including threshold, hue/saturation adjustments, and layer blending modes.

    Step 1
    Download the support files and open telephone pole.jpg in Adobe Photoshop.

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    Step 2
    Go to Image>Threshold and change the Threshold Level to 179.

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    Step 3
    Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and change the levels to the numbers shown here.

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    Step 4
    Open “telephone pole2.jpg” and go to Image>Adjustments>Threshold and change the Threshold Level to 64.

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    Step 5
    Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and change the levels to those shown here.

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    Step 6
    Click the Move tool (the tool at the top of the Toolbar) and click-and-drag “telephone pole2.jpg” onto “telephone pole.jpg.”

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    Step 7
    Make sure Show Tranform Controls is selected on the Options palette, and click-and-drag a corner with the Move tool and enlargen the top layer so it covers the Background layer.

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    Step 8
    Change the Layer Blending mode on the Layers palette to Color Burn.

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    Step 9
    Open kelly.psd and click-and-drag the layer with the Move tool onto the other image. Click-and-drag a corner with the Move tool to resize the image a bit. Hold Shift to maintain proportion.

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    Step 10
    Go to File>Place and place “scan5.jpg” and make sure Show Tranform Controls is selected on the Options palette. Rotate it using the Move tool and make it larger by clicking-and-dragging on a corner.

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    Step 11
    Click-and-drag the scan5 layer below Layer 2. Change the Layer Blending mode of scan5 to Multiply.

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    Step 12
    Select Layer 2, the layer with my friend Kelly on it. Go to Layer>Layer Style>Stroke. Change the stroke color to White and the Size to 6.

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    Step 13
    Click the New Layer icon on the bottom of the Layers palette and choose to Brush tool. Change the brush to the soft brush, 27.

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    Step 14
    Click on various areas of the art, changing the size of the brush by pressing the left and right brackets.

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     Now we have a nice design which adds interest to the overall photo look.

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