Photoshop flyers

by Design Workshop Sydney

Creating flyers in Photoshop is a straight-forward workflow which we demonstrate in our Adobe Photoshop training courses.photoshop-flyer-2
For example, to put together the flyer shown here we first create a new A5 document. We then copy the image of the flamenco dancer into the blank canvas. The hardest part of the process is to then select the dancer in order to mask out the background. We do so using a range of Photoshop’s selection tools, then hitting the Layer Mask button at the bottom of the Layers panel.
We repeated this process for the butterflies and roses.
This allows us to add a radial gradient blend of two shades of red to the Background layer. We then copied an image of a henna tattoo and used the Layer blending modes to make it blend more subtly into the red background. We also added a radial gradient mask for this effect.
Next, on a new layer, we create a fake shadow using the Elliptical Marquee tool with a feathered edge, filled it with black and reduced the layer’s opacity.
We also added the Property Council logo and some text, and outputted the end result as a PDF for printing purposes. In this way we demonstrate how easy it is to create professional-looking marketing collateral using Adobe Photoshop.
Many more tips and techniques can be found at the Adobe website. And see many examples of our clients’ work on our Facebook page.
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