Intro

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.

Most of the images you’ll need to create this can be found on our project files. The anchor shot can be freely downloaded from stock.xchng here.

Time to complete

7-8 hours

Software

Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later

Project Files

(it’s free!)