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my own street art (photoshop)
January 5, 2010, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Photoshop, Street Art

My street art styled Image (Bournemouth Beach)

I’ve been really into street art the moment and I decided to have a go at making my own street art styled image in photoshop. I owe it to Banksy and Mr. Brainwash who have influenced me to indulge myself in their artistic world. Although street is not entirely legal, it’s a great way for artists to get their messages and opinions across to the public because they are forced to see it.

Here is the original image that I took at Bournemouth.

I went into photoshop, duplicated the layers and altered the Threshold to get the black and grey tone effect. I’ve already done a post on this process a while ago. Here is the image after I adjusted the threshold.

The next stage I took was creating a grungy looking background. I opened up a new photoshop file. I then went to the colours pallet and chose a very light creamy colour and filled the new blank with that colour using the paint bucket. Next I went to the filter tab on the top bar, and scrolled to render and selected clouds. The cloud filter seemed to dominant on the page so I went to edit and then fade to make it look more subtle.

The image below is a small section of my photoshop document to show what the cloud effect looks like over the cream colour.

Ok, I felt the cloud filter wasn’t enough for the background as it looked a bit plain and needed to have bit more texture. I managed to download some new brushes that were specially designed for creating grungy looking backgrounds. Before I applied the brush effects, I created a new layer and then I was able to freely add more detail to the background using the brushes. There was some adjusting needing to be done with the opacity after applying the brushes so it mixed better with the cloud filter. I also used a couple of different colours, black and green so effects stood out. Below is another small section of my photoshop document after the brush effects were applied.

Lastly I imported my original photograph into photoshop and dragged it onto the grungy background page. I duplicated the photograph and selected the top layer. Then I went to the threshold and altered it’s settings. The reason I chose to alter the the threshold for the top layer is so that the colour from the original photograph will show up through.

Image above shows just the top layer. Image below shows the bottom layer (original photo) underneath because the colour is showing through.


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hey great forum! Will be back here often . I like 3d pinup art like this
3D Fantasy Art

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