Learn how to make this attention grabbing cool music poster using lots of different types of brushes along with a great design and layout. It’s a little retro, it’s a little grunge. Imagine the possibilities with your own ideas. Rock on!

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Tutorial Details

Program: Photoshop CS5

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial :


Now that we have everything we need, let’s get started!

Step 1:- Create a new file with 1000px width and 2000px height.

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Step 2:- Open the Paper texture and paste it on our main file.

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Step 3:- Now create a new layer. For this, click on Layer> New Layer. Then select the “Soft Round brush” and use it randomly with different colors.

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Step 4:- Click on filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur.

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Step 5:- Now reduce the opacity if the above layer to 35%.

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Step 6:- Create another new layer, and select “Polygonal lasso Tool” and create a small tilted rectangle on the side.

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Step 7:- Fill the rectangle with color #000000.

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Step 8:- Repeat the same process and create more lines with different colors.

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Step 9:- Now change the blending mode to “Overlay” and reduce the opacity to 75%.

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Step 10:- Open the Guitar Image and roughly select it using “Quick selection Tool” and paste it on our lines.

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Step 11:- Now we are going to add some drop shadow. So click on Layer> Layer style> Drop shadow.

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Step 12:- Create a new layer and then select “Soft round brush”. Use is on the guitar with color # d5652c.

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Step 13:- Now change the blending mode of the above layer to “Color”.

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Step 14:- Now we are going to use lots of brushes. So make sure you create a new layer for each. Now select the wing brush with foreground color # ffffff. And use it on the guitar then change the blending mode to “Soft light”.

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Step 15:- Now select some of the swirl brushes and use them randomly over our guitar using colors like #ffffff, # 000000 and # ba9b6f.

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Step 16:- Now select one of the Round brush with color # 000000. And erase the bit that’s over our guitar.

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Step 17:- Repeat the same process and add some more rounds using different brushes and colors.

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Step 18:- Now it’s time to add our title text. So click on the text tool and Add the title with color # 604f34.

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Step 19:- Let’s stylize our title, so for this click on layer> Layer style> stroke.

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Step 20:- Now click on Layer> Layer style> Drop shadow. If you want you can also add a bit to pattern to it.

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Step 21:- Add some more text. You can use whatever color you like.

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Step 22:- Type “Music” on the right corner. Keep the setting same as the title but change the color to # a68662. Then reduce the opacity to 25%. Now to finish it off use some wing brushes in the background.

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Step 23:- Now click on Images> Adjustments> Brightness and contrast.

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And now our Music poster is done. Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and learned something fun and interesting.

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