First we draw a billboard. To determine the height of the billboard rack, we use a hand-drawn pixel man.
The height of the shield rack in four “little man” will be enough:
We will set the width of the rack approximately equal to the height of the man:
We complete the contour of the rack. In the lower part, we close it with a curve to give the rack a cylindrical appearance:
After that, we create the outlines of the billboard itself:
Fill the outline with color: Continue reading
Step 2: Layer Styles Applied to the Image as a Whole
To fix this, I need to remove the white background. Earlier, I told you that we can modify a smart object to hide additional layers. In this example, I want to demonstrate a different way.
As long as there is an expressive contrast between tones, we can use the Overlay If option to remove the background. Double-click on the layer of the smart object to open the panel of layer styles, and move the slider for the Overlay if option, the background will not disappear:
Step 3: Configure the Overlay If If slider. (Larger version)
After that, right-click on a layer in the layers palette and select the option “Convert to Smart Object”. We will get a new smart object that will save the changes we made: Continue reading