How to Make Projector Art in Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud



Create a light show inspired visual using Photoshop on the iPad.

Start from scratch, or copy the project file containing the sample assets [ https://adobe.ly/3qOE5zy] for a head start. Steps below.

Prep your file:
1. Open the practice file in the Your Work tab in Photoshop on your iPad.

Mask out the subject:
1. Select the Subject layer.
2. Tap and hold the Lasso tool and then tap the Select Subject.
3. Select Mask at the bottom.

Blur the clouds:
1. Select the Clouds layer.
2. Tap the Filers and adjustment icon and select Gaussian blur.
3. Adjust the blur to your desired amount and tap Done. Tip: We adjusted to level 6.

Add more clouds:
1. With the Clouds layer selected, tap the Layer actions icon and select Duplicate layer.
2. Tap and hold the duplicated Clouds layer and drag it to the top of the layers.
3. Tap the Layer properties icon and change the Blend mode to Multiply.
4. Tap the Clipping Mask icon.

Stagger the clouds:
1. Tap the Transform icon.
2. Drag a corner of the Clouds to offset them from the subject and select Done.
4. Tap the Layer properties icon and lower the Opacity. Tip: We used an opacity of 55%.

Add some color:
1. Tap the Add new icon and select New layer.
2. Select the Paint bucket tool.
3. Tap the foreground color and choose your preferred color. Tip: We used purple, #CC33FF.
4. Tap the canvas to fill the layer with color.
5. Select Layer properties and change the Blend mode to Multiply.
6. Lower the Opacity. Tip: We used an opacity of 40%.

Add some dimension:
1. Tap the Layer actions icon and select Duplicate layer.
2. Select the Paint bucket tool.
3. Tap the foreground color and select black.
4. Tap the canvas to fill the layer with black.

Make a vignette:
1. With the black layer selected, tap the Mask icon.
2. Select the Brush tool.
3. Adjust the brush setting to your desired levels. Tip: We used a Brush Size of 1615, Opacity 50, and Hardness 4.
4. Paint with black around the Subject.
5. Reduce the opacity further to blend the mask.

That’s it!

Check out the full lesson and more on Discover: https://adobe.ly/projector-art

More on Photoshop: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/ipad.html?sdid=51TC8V6J&mv=social&mv2=ownsoc-org

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