A tutorial as requested on how to make things like in the graphic above.
Okay so, first off open a new document in photoshop. Here were my settings:
(You don’t need it to be 500x700 though, whatever size you fancy, really.) Then add the picture you’ll be using onto the document. In my case it will be this still from City of Bones for my graphic:
but since I only want one person, I am just going to get rid off the background and keep Jamie Campbell Bower.- so now it looks like this:
So, depending on your screencap/picture, try to get the lighting and what not to something somewhat normal. Now duplicate that layer and set the copy onto a gaussian blur. Any setting is really fine, just enough so you can make out the picture’s lights, darks and shapes. Then set that layer to ‘soft light’ and create another clipping mask then merge that layer. If it still isn’t as bright as you would like it to be then you can add a brightness layer like I did to mine. I also recommend you add contrast too. These were my settings:
So now my image looks like this:
And then I just added a black and white gradient map. Also I added a white background and now I have this:Create a new layer. On that layer go to your brushes and pick out a brush that has a splatter kind of pattern. Or you could just use a texture and set it to multiply. then sharpen the layer and make sure the middle part of the splatter is filled through. It should look like, or have the same type of look to it as this: And if you really wanted you could just use that for a template. Add that layer onto the picture and now it sort of looks like this:The next text part is quite easy. All you have to do is add a layer that has a short strip of white so its covering the eyes, as so:Then just add your text to fit the width of the face and the length of the white strip. Once thats done now comes the sort of harder part.
For your gif, I suggest it be under 10 frames for the graphic to be good quality. Mine was only four frames. Put all the frames of your gif into a group and then put them on your graphic. Place then over your black splatter and set the group to screen. now it should look kinda like this
Now you could leave it like that (just b&w) or, you can do what I did. What I did was add a paper-like texture, or just something kind of light. Then set that layer to darken. Same with your darker texture except you can set that to lighten.
And then I have this:
And you’re done. Okay, so I’m sure this was really confusing- so if you have any questions- ask away! My askbox is always open and I’ll try to answer you as soon as possible. I hope you enjoyed this. And I would really appreciate just you to like/reblog this if you liked it or found it helpful- thanks!