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Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
special thanks to: [url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showuser=11270]SHAWTY_TOYA [/url] for helping me with the screenshots
thought up by: me =)
1.find a picture that would like to make into an iPod ad and save it onto your computer. the larger the pic the easier making the ad is. heres the pic i got from [url=http://www.indexstock.com/default.asp]indexstock.com[/url]
Open it up on Photoshop -file>>open
2.create a new layer directly above the background layer
3 with the ‘paint bucket tool’, fill this layer (“layer 1”) with your desired background colour
*I chose red* opacity: 100%, mode: normal
(don’t worry.. anytime you feel you’re wanting a color change you can just repeat step 3)
4. Make ‘layer 1’ invisible by pressing the ‘eye’ button located next to ‘layer 1’
Select the “polygonal lasso tool” located in the tools palette and outline the entire body
Forget about outlining the iPod, and the earphones. Just get the general silhouette of the body.
Also focus on making your outline smooth, and not choppy, for a cleaner/more professional look.
5. Go back to your layers palette and make a new layer… ‘Layer 2’
Make sure: your outline is still selected //‘layer 2’ is still selected in the layers palette// and your foreground colour is set to black (#000000)
Then use the ‘paint bucket tool’ again and fill in the outline by simply clicking on the picture.
Only the selected areas should fill causing a silhouette type effect
6. Make ‘layer 2’ invisible (by clicking the eye next to the layer)
Then deselect the outline of the body (right click>>deselect).. if you dont see the deslect button check to see if the 'lasso tool' is selected
Make a new layer (‘layer 3’)
7.Outline the actual iPod (not the wires/headphones)
*Since mine doesn’t have the actually iPod shown in the picture I’m going to select it in myself (using my judgment) in his left hand*
8.make sure layer 3 is selected and the foreground colour is set to white (#FFFFFF)
Then, using the ‘paint bucket tool’, fill in the iPod
9. Next step is to deselect. (Right click>>deselect)
Part II the wire/earplugs
this is the hardest part... but its still pretty easy
10. The best way to handle the wire is in sections. Mentally figure out how you will section out the wire.
*Here’s what I’m picturing in my head in order of which section I’ll do first [fyi: I changed the path of my wire]*
11. Now using the ‘polygonal lasso tool’, select the part of wire found in one section. Start at the edge of the section, select up thru the middle of the wire then create a big box around the wire that’s far away from the wire, then select back to start
[refer to the picture below(here im working in section 2)]
12. Once you do step 11. go to select>>modify>>smooth. Depending on your image size/selection of your wire write in the amount of pixels you want it to smooth by. *I chose “4” pixels*
13. Go to select>>modify>>border.
Once again depending on your selection/ image size, choose your thickness of wire.
*2 pixels was a good thickness border for my image*
14. Now back to the ‘polygonal lasso tool’. Except change the settings for it to subtract
Subtract everything that has nothing to do with that section of wire by drawing a box around the parts that aren’t needed
15. Once your selection looks right, select ‘layer 3’, then use the ‘paint bucket tool’ and fill that section of wire in white
16. Repeat steps 11-15 for all the other sections of wire that still need to be completed
ok so heres what i have so far>
17. Once you’ve finished all the wires, its onto the earplug(s)
Simple, just outline the shape of the plug, then fill it in with white using the ‘paint bucket tool’
18. once your finished the earplugs make all 4 layers visible and see if it looks good. If your satisfied, crop it to the size you prefer then add “iPod” in one of the corners... the font I used was white “ITC Franklin Gothic”
Thennn your done! :laugh:
any questions?! PM me, or leave a comment! Hope this was helpful, efficient and easy to follow :ermm:
[size=1][font=Tahoma]Added by nyah-nek0
Some other good fonts that are similar to the iPod font are Arial, Lucidia Sans and Myriad Pro.[/size][/font]
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you should post a final product picture.
the actual iPod ads aren't total silhouettes but great anyway!
When You Use The Lasso Tool To Trace Over The Person, How Do You Make It So Straight Because When I Try It, Its Curvy And It Looks Bad Afterwards.
I do it in another way. It involves opening three documents, though.
First I use the Magnetic Lasso tool to save me some time in outlining, I move it to a full white background, then I outline it again to get rid of any thing that may stick out. Afterwards, I open a third, with a white background. Then I color it whatever, move the smooth black outline onto it, and improvise. =] This is good, too.
Nice. I barely see any of these tutorials on the net.Although the finished product looks a little pixely ..
wow, this is too cool for school.kudos :]
Wow, that's cute! xD I luff it. I don't have Photoshop for another week, and even then my version will be CS-2, so yeah. But I think I might just try it in Paint Shop Pro. ^_^
Hmm old tutorial, I was thinking we had accepted another one or something..Anyway this tutorial has always been liked. I think it was a great contribution as well. Although it seems when ever I see anyone do it, the edges end up being really pixelated at
This is really, really cool. Thank you. :)