Bleach Themed Poster

Today I will be showing you how to create your very own custom Anime Poster. Since I am currently hooked on bleach and I love The Stuffed animal Kon he will be hte main subject of the poster.

Special Notice: This Images will be larger then usual but I want to show the full image as we go. ^.^

To begin let’s open a New Document in Photoshop at 13″ x 19″. Fill the document with #69aadb. That will server as our base layer.

Next Select Your Custom Shape Tool. Once you have the Custom Shape Tool select go to the Shape box and select Target Registration 2. You may need not have it by default to display the Shape in the drop down menu simply hit the small arrow on the right hand side of the window and select all. Then go to the Paths Tab in the Layer Palette and hit CTRL+Click to make a selection.

Now that we have the selection made create a new layer and fill the selection with #ef278f.

Now Right click and Download Asset01 form here. Open asset01 in Photoshop then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Name it Bleach Logo and hit OK.

Now we are going you add the Logo to our poster. Select your brush tool and Select our pattern. It should be the last one in the selection. Make a new layer. Place the logo toward the bottom center and fill it with White. Like below:

Now we are going to add a Blue gradient. Your the settings below:

This Should be your result:

Now Make a Selection of the Outter area of the logo and inverse the selection. Like Below:

Again make a new layer under the logo later and fill the selection with White.

Next Duplicate the Blue Logo area in a new Layer. Do this by selecting the layer in the Layer palette and hit CTRL+J. Next we are going to add the setting a like below:

Here is the Result:

Make a new layer. Now Make a Selection of the four small bars in the logo. Like Below:

Fill the selection with red.

Next download Asset02.png here. I set the download file as a PNG so it was easy to add to our file without needing to cut the WhiteSpace out.

Open Asset02 and add it into our poster file. Then Scale Kon Down so he fits over the C and H. Then make a selection of the full logo and go to Select > Modify > Expand. Expande the selection 5px and hit ok. With the Kon Layer select hit DEL to get rid of the extra and you should now have Kon cut like below:

Merge all the Elements of the Logo together including Kon and CTRL+Click to make a selection. Again Expand the selection and make a new layer under the logo. Fill the new selection with #2b2828.

Now Duplicate the Outline layer. Go to Edit > Transform > Perspective. Then Adjust the so it looks like it being pulled to the center of the poster. Next go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the amount to 5 pixels and hit ok.

Set the layer fill to 0% and set the blending options like below:

Which should give you this look:

Next download Asset03.png here. I set the download file as a PNG so it was easy to add to our file without needing to cut the WhiteSpace out.

Copy Part of his Mane to Finish the cut off area. Next add Kon to the Poster and Scale him down so his hands are on either side of the poster.

Duplicate The Kon layer and select the lower one. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the amount to 5 pixels and hit ok.

Set the layer fill to 0% and set the blending options like below:

Which should give you this look:

Now Right click and Download Asset04 form here. Open asset04 in Photoshop then go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Name it Bleach Divisions and hit OK.

Now we are going you add the Logo to our poster. Select your brush tool and Select our pattern. It should be the last one in the selection. Make a new layer above the Kon Shadow but below the Full Kon. Place the Divisions towards the top center and fill it with White. Like below:

Again Duplicate the divisions layer and follow the shading steps like on the logo. Resulting in:

Make a new layer Over the divisions layer. Pick a dark gray as your Foreground and black as your Background Color. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. Go to Filter > Artistic > Film Grain and set the Grain to 5, Highlight Area to 0, Intensity to 2 and then apply. Now go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, set Amount at 500%, Radius to 20 pixels and Threshold to 40 levels. Go to Filter > Artistic > Fresco, set the Brush Size to 10, Brush Detail to 10 and Texture to 1. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Levels (Command + L) and set Input Levels to 15, 1, 110. Set Layer Blending Mode to Screen and Layer Opacity at 50%.

Again make a new layer. Set your Foreground Color to White and Background Color to Black. Get the Brush Tool and pick “Scattered Maple Leaves” from the Brush Preset Picker. Set the Master Diameter to 250 pixels. Next go to Color Dynamics in the Brushes Palette and set the Foreground/Background Jitter at 100%. Paint the whole layer with the brush. Go to Filter > Artistic > Film Grain and set the Grain to 5, Highlight Area to 0, Intensity to 2 and then apply. Now go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask, set Amount at 500%, Radius to 20 pixels and Threshold to 40 levels. Go to Filter > Artistic > Fresco, set the Brush Size to 10, Brush Detail to 10 and Texture to 1. Then go to Image > Adjustments > Levels (Command + L) and set Input Levels to 15, 1, 110. Set Layer Blending Mode to Screen and Layer Opacity at 50%. Now go to Filter > Artistic > Fresco, then set Brush Size to 1, Brush Detail to 10 and Texture to 3. Next, go to Filter > Stylize > Solarize. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Invert. Finally set Layer Blending Mode to Linear Burn and set Opacity at 20%.

Lastly get the Elliptical Marquee Tool, then while holding down the Alt key, make a selection starting from the center of the canvas, as in the image below. Go to Select > Inverse and fill the selection with black. Hit Command + D to deselect and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply with a Radius of 150 pixels. Set the Interior Opacity (Fill) for the Layer at 20% and set the Blending Mode to Linear Burn. And you are Finished!!

Enjoy, and as Always add a link to your versions and I will post them under “Viewer Submited”

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