hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to transform
photos into the look of spray painted
stencil portraits with tags I provided a
PSD file so you can follow along it's
link is located in my video's
description or project files it includes
two layers a tiled wall which will place
our stencil portrait on two and a semi
transparent layer of the tiles grout and
grime which will place on top of our
portrait before we begin I want to
mention that I'll be going a little
faster in this tutorial for more
advanced users open a photo of someone
that you'd like to use for this project
if you'd like to use this public domain
photo of Marilyn Monroe I provided its
link as well to place your image onto
the tiled background drag it onto the
tab of the background and without
releasing your mouse or pen drag it down
onto the image and release to resize and
position it open your transform tool by
pressing ctrl or command T go to a
corner and when you see a diagonal
double-arrow press and hold alt or
option + shift as you drag your photo in
or out leaving enough room for your text
next we'll make a selection around our
subject so we can cut it out from its
background there are many ways to do
this and your method should depend on
the characteristics of your photo for
this example I'll use the quick
selection tool if you're using this tool
as well drag it over your subject to
remove areas of the selection press and
hold alt or option as you drag over
those areas once your subject has a
selection surrounding it click your
refine edge tool or if you're working on
version twenty fifteen point five or
later click select and mask you can also
go to select and select and mask or we
fine edge I did in-depth tutorials on
both tools so if you'd like to watch
them I provided their links as well
I'll make the view mode on black
and click smart radius
I'll drag my brush over the edge of the
and output it to a new layer
then click ok
ctrl-click or command click the new
layer icon to make a new layer below the
active layer will fill the empty layer
with white but first if your foreground
and background colors aren't black and
white respectively press D on your
keyboard since white is the background
color press ctrl or command + delete to
fill the layer with white make the top
layer active will convert it into a
smart object so we can modify it
non-destructively as well as allow us to
replace the photo with another without
having to redo all the effects click the
icon at the upper right of the layers
panel and click convert to smart object
go to image adjustments and threshold
the threshold level defaults to 128 for
most images this should be fine but feel
free to adjust this amount depending on
the characteristics of your photo go to
filter and filter gallery
open the artistic folder and click cut
out make the number of levels to the
edge simplicity 5 and the edge fidelity
one then click OK
next we'll paint out areas that we don't
want in our stencil and add black around
white areas so that we can ultimately
see those white areas click the layer
mask icon to make a layer mask next to
open your pencil tool
and pencil picker will adjust the size
in a moment with our bracket keys make
sure its hardness and opacity are both a
hundred percent then press Enter or
return adjust the pencil size and draw
over areas of black that you don't want
in your portrait to add black around the
white areas make the white layer active
adjust your pencil size and draw angular
shapes around the white areas of your
subject to remove unwanted black areas
press X on your keyboard and draw over
those areas you can also make a layer
above your subject to paint in white
over those unwanted black areas continue
to finesse your image until you're happy
with your stencil will make the two
layers that comprise our portrait into
one smart object shift-click the top
layer to make it active as well and
convert them into a smart object
make two copies of it by pressing ctrl
or command J twice
hide the two top layers and make the
bottom subject active
go to filter blur and Gaussian blur
blur it 10 pixels and click OK or press
Enter or return
make the next layer visible and active
and change its blend mode to lighten
make the top layer visible and active
and change its blend mode to dissolve
reduce its opacity to twenty percent
presently your image doesn't look much
different until you make the bottom
subject active and with your move tool
drag it a bit up and to the left
shift-click the top layer to highlight
all three subject layers and convert
them into one smart object
we're ready to add text if you want to
reposition your portrait to make room
for your text you can use the arrow keys
on your keyboard to move your portrait
don't be concerned when you see the
tiled background behind it it's
temporary open your type tool and pick a
stencil font i'm using vinca stencil
regular if you'd like to use it I
provided its link as well
I'll make it sighs a hundred sixty six
points sharp Center alignment and the
color is black click on your document
and type out your text to reposition it
open your move tool and move it to add
another line of text press T to open
back your type tool click on your
document and type out your text as
before open your move tool to move it
if you want to angle the text open your
go to a corner and when you see a curved
double-arrow rotate it drag it to a
location you like and press Enter or
make the text layers into one smart
and make a copy of it
change the blend mode of the copy to
go to filter blur and Gaussian blur
change the radius 25 pixels
make the bottom text layer active and
press ctrl or command F to repeat the
last filter which was a Gaussian blur of
five pixels drag the text layer to the
right a bit next we'll make our text
look more like it was spray painted
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask next to the active layer open
your brush tool
and brush picker make the hardness 0%
and the opacity and flow both a hundred
percent then press Enter or return
adjust your brush size and loosely brush
over your text
make the top text layer active and click
the layer mask icon to make a layer mask
next to it reduce the brushes opacity to
fifty percent and loosely brush over
shift-click your portrait to highlight
it and your text layers and convert them
into a smart object
change its blend mode to multiply
and drag the layer between the tile
bevels layer and the tiled wall bottom
if you want to angle your stenciled
image open your transform tool
and rotate it
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to transform photos
into the look of spray-painted, stencil portraits with text.
I provided a PSD file so you can follow along.
Its link is located in my video's description or project files.
It includes 2 layers: a tiled wall, which
we'll place our stenciled portrait onto and
a semi-transparent layer of the tiles' grout,
which we'll place on top of our portrait.
Before we begin, I want to mention that I'll
be going a little faster in this tutorial
for more advanced users.
Open a photo of someone that you'd like to
use for this project.
If you'd like to use this public domain photo
of Marilyn Monroe, I provided its link, as well.
To place you image onto the tiled wall background,
drag it onto the tab of the background and
without releasing your mouse or pen, drag
it down onto the image and release.
To resize and position it, open your Transform
Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T.
Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow,
press and hold Alt or Option +Shift as you drag out your photo in or out
leaving enough room for your text.
Next, we'll make a selection around our subject,
so we can cut it out from its background.
There are many ways to do this and your method
should depend on the characteristics of your photo.
For this example, I'll use the Quick Selection Tool.
If you're using this tool as well, drag it
over your subject.
To remove areas of the selection, press Alt
or Option as you drag over those areas.
Once your subject has a selection surrounding
it, click your Refine Edge Tool or if you're
working on version 2015.5 or later, click
"Select and Mask".
You can also go to Select and Select and Mask
or Refine Edge.
I did in-depth tutorials on both tools, so
if you'd like to watch them, I provided their links, as well.
I'll make the View Mode "On Black" and click
I'll drag my brush over the edge of the hair
and output it to a "New Layer".
Then, click OK.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the new Layer icon
to make a new layer below the active layer.
We'll fill the empty layer with white, bur
first, if your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively, press
"D" on your keyboard.
Since white is the background color, press
Ctrl or Cmd + Delete to fill the layer with white.
Make the top layer active.
We'll convert it into a Smart Object, so we
can modify it non-destructively,
as well as allow us to replace it with another photo without having to redo all the effects.
Click the icon at the upper right of the Layers panel and click "Convert to Smart Object".
Go to Image, Adjustments and Threshold.
The Threshold level defaults to 128.
For most images, this should be fine, but
feel free to adjust the amount depending on
the characteristics of your photo.
Go to Filter and Filter Gallery.
Open the Artistic folder and click "Cutout".
Make the number of Levels: 2, the Edge Simplicity:
5 and the Edge Fidelity: 1.
Then, click OK.
Next, we'll paint out areas that we don't
want in our stencil and add black around white
areas, so we can ultimately see those white areas.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer
mask next to our subject.
Open your Pencil Tool and Pencil Picker.
We'll adjust the size in a moment with our Bracket keys.
Make sure its Hardness and Opacity are both 100%.
Then, press Enter or Return.
Adjust the pencil size and draw over areas
of black that you don't want in your portrait.
To add black around the white areas, make
the white layer active, adjust your Pencil size
and draw angular shapes around white
areas of your subject.
To remove unwanted black areas, press "x"
on your keyboard and draw over those areas.
You can also make a layer above your subject
to paint in white over those unwanted black areas.
Continue to finesse your image until you're
happy with your stencil.
We'll make the two layers that comprise our
portrait into one Smart Object.
Shift-click the top layer to make it active
as well, and Convert them into a Smart Object.
Make 2 copies of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J twice.
Hide the top 2 layers and make the bottom
Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Blur it 10 pixels and click OK or press Enter or Return.
Make the next layer visible and active
and change its Blend Mode to Lighten.
Make the top layer visible ands active and change its Blend Mode to "Dissolve".
Reduce its opacity to 20%.
Presently, your image doesn't look much different until you make the bottom subject active
and with your Move Tool, drag it a bit up and to the left.
Shift-click the top layer to highlight all 3 subject layers and convert them into one Smart Object.
We're ready to add text.
If you want to reposition your portrait to make room for your text,
you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move your portrait.
Don't be concerned when you see the tiled background behind it. It's temporary.
Open your Type Tool
and pick a stencil font.
I'm using "Vinca Stencil Regular". If you'd like to use it, I provided its link, as well.
I'll make its size: 166 points, Sharp, Center Alignment and the color is black.
Click on your document and type out your text.
To reposition it, open your Move Tool and move it.
To add another line of text, press "T" to open back your Type Tool,
click on your document and type out your text.
As before, open your Move Tool to move it.
If you want to angle the text, open your Transform Tool,
go to a corner and when you see a curved, double-arrow, rotate it.
Drag it to a location you like and press Enter or Return.
Make the text layers into one Smart Object
and make a copy of it.
Change the Blend Mode of the copy to Dissolve".
Go toFilter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Change the Radius to 5 pixels.
Make the bottom text layer active
and press Ctrl or Cmd +F to repeat the last filter, which was a Gaussian Blur of 5 pixels.
Drag the text layer to the right a bit. Next, we'll make our text look more like it was spray-painted.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to the active layer.
Open your Brush Tool and Brush Picker.
Make the Hardness: 0% and the Opacity and Flow both 100%. Then, press Enter or Return.
Adjust your brush size and loosely brush over your text.
Make the top text layer active and click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to it.
Reduce the brush's opacity to 50% and loosely brush over your text.
Shift-click your portrait to highlight it and your text layers and convert them into a Smart Object.
Change its Blend Mode to Multipy
and drag the layer between the "Tile Bevels" layer and the "Tiled Wall" bottom layer.
If you want to angle your stenciled image, open your Transform Tool and rotate it.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!