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R2D2 date projection Photoshop tutorial

Today is an awesome looking date, 11.11.2011. Let's celebrate it by making R2D2 beam it up using Photoshop.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 11th November 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a picture of R2D2, cool beeping robot from the Star Wars saga.

Click here to download the picture used in this lesson.

 
 
2.
 

Choose the Horizontal Type Tool.

 
 
3.
 

Choose a font that looks looks like digital numbers on a alarm clock then choose red color.


Click here to download Digital 7 font used in this lesson.

Click here to open a lesson on how to install fonts in Windows 7.


 
 
4.
 

Create a new layer by pressing Shift + Ctrl + N and enter the awesome 11:11:11 as I did.

 
 
5.
 

Choose the Brush Tool.

 
 
6.
 

Set the size to about 55 px and select a soft brush.

Click OK.

 
 
7.
 

Click on R2D2's projector to light it up.

 
 
8.
 

Now we need to add some beams.

Create a new layer by pressing Shift + Ctrl + N.

Choose the Polygon Lasso Tool ...


 
 
9.
 

... and create same selection as I did.




 
 
10.
 

Choose the Gradient Tool...

 
 
11.
 

...and do a gradient similar to mine.

Just click somewhere at the start of the beam and pull your mouse towards the date.

Press Ctrl + D to deselect the selection.

 
 
12.
 

In the menu click Filter, Blur and choose Gaussian Blur...

Set the Radius to about 2.5 pixels and click OK.

 
 
13.
 

Set the layer Opacity to 70% and move the date layer to the top.


 
 
14.
 

Create a new layer by pressing Shift + Ctrl + N.

Choose the Polygon Lasso Tool and create same selection as I did.


 
 
15.
 

Now repeat the steps from 10 to 12 for this selection and set the layer Opacity to 30%.

It should end up looking something like this (see picture).

 
 
16.
 

Click the date layer and click the fx button bellow (see picture) ...

 
 
17.
 

... and choose Drop Shadow...

 
 
18.
 

Click the color ...

 
 
19.
 

... and click the number to select red color.

 
 
20.
 

Choose the same settings as I did and click OK.

 
 
21.
 

Set the date layer opacity to 90%.

 
 
22.
 

 R2D2 says *beep*beep*eeuiiiiuuuii*, meaning thank you.

 
 
 
   
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