Legacy of the Light Banner Tutorial

Legacy of the Light Banner Tutorial
Photoshop CS6 || Translatable || Easy

resources
model1 model2 model3 model4 model5 model6 model7
stock1 stock2 stock3 stock4 stock5 stock6 stock 7
texture1 texture2 texture3
coloring1 coloring2

1. Open up your canvas at 700×110 and change the background color to #737373
2. Paste your first model and resize and place them
3. Hard cut the model

4. Prep image
this depends on the model image used and because I am using a lot of models for this banner I will not go through the exact steps to how I prepped them. Really there is no wrong way, the point is to make sure all your models look like they belong to the same scene as best as possible this depends on a lot of things, so don’t be afraid to go back and change them in the middle if you need to. If you do want the exact steps to a particular model ask and I will let you know.
Then add all of the model and their adjustment layers to a group at this place I normally name the group, in this case I am name it ron.
5. Add the first stock and place it on soft light below the model

6. Add the second stock, add it twice so that it covers the whole canvas, place it on soft light and duplicate it.

7. Add the third stock in the middle of the canvas and place it on soft light

8. Add the fourth stock twice to the sides of the canvas to create a border of sort, and place on soft light

9. Add the fifth stock to the middle of the canvas and place it on 50%

10. Add the sixth stock twice on the left side add the arch part and place it on screen 80% and on the right add it to the inside of the border curly thing and place it on screen 50%

At this point in the banner you have a very painted watercolor looking banner, and you have your model sticking out like he doesn’t belong, we want a focus in the banner, not a sorry thumb.
11. Take your model group and place it on soft light

12. Then duplicate that model group and place it on normal, then do a hide all mask layer on the group, then on the mask use a soft brush (size depends on size of model) on a lower opacity 40-50% and slowly make it where the face is visible but he fits into the rest of the banner, while standing out but not obviously.

This will be happening to all of the models.
13. Do the same with the rest of the model after you hard cut, and prep them, and group each of them.






14. Add the seventh stock twice on both sides of the canvas (on top of the models), erase to where you only see the lights and it doesn’t overlap on the models, place on soft light 50%

15. Add the first texture on soft light 50%
16. Add a new levels layer
RGB on output 12 | 236

17. Add a new layer and use a soft large-ish brush to paint over the background, using #016c9d and place on soft light 50%.
18. Add a new layer and use a soft large-ish brush to paint over most of the background, using #016c9d and place on normal 50%
19. Add a new layer and use a soft large-ish brush to paint over the sides and in the center, using #f78c60

20. Add main text I used the font asphalts brush

21. Add the second texture and place on screen, erase it from the models faces if needed.
22. Add small text, I used book antique
23. Above the model layers/groups add a new layer and use a hard small brush and under the small text make a line, on the small text under the main text it was on 100% on the other small text on the 50% the color is #b0b5a4

24. Add first coloring on top at 50%
25. Add a color balance layer
midtones -36 | -2 | +31
26. Add second coloring at 50%
27. Add third texture on soft light
28. Smart Sharpen
Amount 50% and Radius 0.5
and done

credits
worldpsds@tumblr (deleted) | mendytaegnager@DA | weheartit

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