In this tutorial, Malaysian design maven Ee Venn Soh shows you how to recreate this vibrant illustration that puts a modern spin on the classic pin-up style.
You’ll discover how to make the most of Photoshop CS5’s latest features, such as the Refine Mask, Puppet Warp and Repoussé tools.
You’ll also learn how to sharpen your composition skills to create the perfect, detailed photomontage.
After following the steps here, you’ll gain a valuable insight into the importance of creating balanced arrangements and paying more attention to detail; spending crucial time on those little finishing touches to a piece using simple filters is often the difference between good artwork and great artwork.
Step 1 First, create a new A4 document in Photoshop at 300dpi and in RGB. Download the file 18885776.jpg and then drag it into Photoshop. Notice with CS5, when you drag an image into Photoshop, it automatically becomes a smart object.
Step 2 Next, trace the image out from its background using the Pen Tool (P). Pay particular attention to well-defined areas, such as the body and limbs. As for the hair, just a rough overall outline will be fine. You can further fine-tune it using new CS5 Refine Mask feature (Select > Refine Mask) to create a mask from the path