Adding shape layers to a photo illustration


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Adding shape layers to a photo illustration

Here we're going to look at combining shape layers with photographic images. I'm going to recreate this image. Let me break it down for you first of all. I have a background field of color. On top of that, I have a shape layer, this target shape, but we're using it as a sort of light burst. On top of this, I have a photographic image which has been masked to reveal that light burst in the sky. Then we have some clouds. These clouds were adapted from some Illustrator symbols which I copied and pasted into Photoshop and then applied some simple layer effects to, and we've got each of those on a separate layer.

Then on top of that we have this piece of type which has been converted to a shape layer. It has some effects applied to it. Lastly, we have that just to finish the whole thing off. So I'm going to switch now to this, the starting point, and step number one is to create a mask for the picture. So I'm just going to do this kind of roughly using the Quick Selection to...

Adding shape layers to a photo illustration
Video duration: 7m 38s 2h 53m Intermediate

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Adding shape layers to a photo illustration provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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Design
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Photoshop
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