hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create your
own corner billboard if you'd like to
use this image by photographer Rob D
catarino I provided its link in my
video's description or project files
before we begin I want to point out that
the vanishing point feature which will
be using in this tutorial is available
in version cs2 and later open a photo
that you'd like to place into the
Billboard I downloaded this one from
dreamstime.com if you want to add text
to your photo
open your type tool and pick a font i'm
using by row if you'd like to use it I
provided its link as well I'll make its
size approximately 50 points however
feel free to use whatever size you'd
I'll make its aliasing sharp and flush
left alignment click the color box to
open the color picker pick a color you
like to your text if you want to copy a
color from your photo just click on that
area of the photo to copy its color then
click on your photo and type out your
text if you want to adjust the space
between all your characters highlight
your text and press and hold alt or
option + the left or right arrow key on
your keyboard to adjust the space
between just two characters click
between those characters and repeat the
to reposition it open your move tool and
move it make a composite snapshot of
your visible image by pressing ctrl
shift alt e on windows or command shift
option e on a mac
press ctrl or command a to select your
composite snapshot and press ctrl or
command C to copy it to your clipboard
will paste it into the Billboard a
little later open your billboard photo
and click the new layer icon to make a
new layer go to filter and vanishing
I get an in-depth tutorial on vanishing
point so if you'd like to watch it I
provided its link in my video's
description zoom into the billboard
by clicking the zoom tool and dragging
it over the billboard
click the Create plane tool
click the top left corner of the left
side of the Billboard and click the top
point between the left and right sides
click the bottom point between the left
and right sides and click the bottom
left corner of the left side the
bounding box and grid of a prospective
plane is normally blue if there's a
problem with the placement of the corner
nodes the bounding box and grid turn
either yellow or red if you see either
of these colors move the corner nodes
until the bounding box and grid are blue
we can create an additional grid that
shares the same perspective of the first
grid by going to the middle edge node
and control dragging or command dragging
it to the edge of the other side
if the newly created plane doesn't
properly line up with the image drag the
corner nodes until they do
you'll notice that the only visible grid
is the last grid you created however the
first plane is actually there it's just
hidden now that we have the prospective
grid on both sides of the billboard we
can paste our photo into it press ctrl
or command V and drag it inside the grid
immediately our photo retains the same
perspective as our vanishing point grids
to reduce or enlarge our photo inside
the grid drag the inside image over
until you see a corner click the
transform tool go to a corner and when
you see a diagonal double-arrow press
and hold shift as you drag it in or out
pressing shift kept your photos aspect
ratio as you resized it to reposition it
just drag it when you're happy with its
size and position click OK
notice your new billboard image is on
its own layer ctrl click or command
click its thumbnail to make a selection
of its overall shape
go to select modify and feather feather
it one pixel and click OK or press Enter
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask of the selection next to the
click the chain-link icon to unlink the
layer and the layer mask this allows us
to resize and or reposition either of
them independently of the other click
the thumbnail of the cutout billboard to
make it active and open your transform
tool by pressing ctrl or command T at
the top click the chain-link icon to
link the width and the height now
whatever we type into one of them will
be repeated in the other type in a
hundred one percent then press Enter or
return this enlarged our billboard image
just a bit to ensure that it covers the
original billboard under it to make the
billboard blend in more with the
background we'll add a little grain to
it go to filter noise and add noise I'll
make it three percent but you can adjust
the amount to what looks good to you
make it gaussian and monochromatic
because the billboard image is most
likely sharper than our background will
slightly blur the billboard go to filter
blur and Gaussian blur blur it point
three pixels and click OK or press Enter
the source of sunlight in this
particular background is originating
from the left so the shadows are being
cast to the right therefore I'll make
the billboards right side a bit darker
than its left first make a copy of the
top layer and it's layer mask ctrl-click
or command click the layer mask to make
a selection of its shape press Q to make
the selection into a quick mask
open your pen tool and click directly
above the top middle corner to place an
anchor point release your mouse or pen
and click below the bottom middle corner
if you need to reposition the path press
and hold ctrl or command as you drag the
anchor point to relocate it release your
mouse or pen and click below the right
corner if your shadow is on the right
continue until you click back on the
original top anchor point to close the
path right click directly on the path to
open the flyout list and click make
selection feather it one pixel and click
press alt or option + delete to fill the
outside of the selection with a quick
mask to deselect it press ctrl or
command D press Q to convert the quick
mask into a selection and invert the
selection by pressing ctrl or command
shift I make sure your layer mask is
active and press alt or option + delete
to fill the selection with black now
only the right side of your billboard
will be visible through the layer mask
then deselect it click the top layer
thumbnail to make it active
and click the adjustment layer icon
click levels to restrict the adjustment
layer to effect just the one layer below
it we need to clip it to that layer to
do this either click the clipping mask
icon or press ctrl alt G on Windows or
command option G on a Mac
drag the output highlight level to the
left approximately this much to darken
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 create your own
If you'd like to use this image by photographer, Rob deCaterino,
I provided its link in my video's description or project files.
Before we begin, I want to point out that
the Vanishing Point feature, which we'll be
using in this tutorial, is available in versions CS2 and later.
Open a photo that you'd like to place into
I downloaded this one from Dreamstime.com.
If you want to add text to your photo, open
your Type Tool and pick a font.
I'm using Byrow.
If you'd like to use it, I provided its link, as well.
I'll make its size approximately 50 points,
however, feel free to use whatever size you like.
I'll make its aliasing: Sharp and flush left alignment.
Click the color box to open the color picker.
Pick a color you like for your text.
If you want to copy a color from your photo,
just click on that area of the photo to copy its color.
Then, click OK.
Click on your photo and type out your text.
If you want to adjust the space between all
your characters, highlight your text and press
and hold Alt or Option + the left or right
arrow key on your keyboard.
To adjust the space between just 2 characters,
click between those characters and repeat the step.
To reposition it, open your Move Tool and move it.
Make a composite snapshot of your visible image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows
or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + A to select your composite snapshot
and press Ctrl or Cmd + C to copy it to your clipboard.
We'll paste it into the billboard a little later.
Open your billboard photo and click the New
Layer icon to make a new layer.
Go to Filter and Vanishing Point.
I did an in-depth tutorial on Vanishing Point,
so if you'd like to watch it, I provided its
link in my video's description.
Zoom into the billboard by clicking the Zoom
Tool and dragging it over the billboard.
Click the "Create Plane Tool".
Click the top, left corner of the left side
of the billboard and click the top point between
the left and right sides.
Click the bottom point between the left and
right sides and click the bottom left corner
of the left side.
The bounding box and grid of a perspective
plane is normally blue.
If there's a problem with the placement of
the corner nodes, the bounding box and grid
turn either yellow or red.
If you see either of these colors, move the
corner nodes until the bounding box and grid
We can create an additional grid that shares
the same perspective of the first grid by
going to the middle edge node and Ctrl-dragging
or Cmd-dragging it to the edge of the other side.
If the newly-created plane doesn't properly
line up with the image,
drag the corner nodes until they do.
You'll notice that the only visible grid is
the last grid you created, however, the first
plane is actually there; it's just hidden.
Now that we have the perspective grid on both
sides of the billboard, we can paste our photo into it.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + V and drag it inside the grid.
Immediately, our photo retains the same perspective
as our Vanishing Point grids.
To reduce or enlarge our photo inside the grid,
drag the inside image over until you see a corner.
Click the Transform Tool, go to a corner and
when you see a diagonal, double-arrow, press
and hold Shift as you drag it in or out.
Pressing Shift kept your aspect ratio as you
To reposition it, just drag it.
When you're happy with its size and position,
Notice your new billboard image is on its own layer.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click its thumbnail to make
a selection of its overall shape.
Go to Select, Modify and Feather.
Feather it 1 pixel and click OK or press Enter or Return.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer
mask of the selection next to the active layer.
Click the chain-link icon to unlink the layer
and the layer mask.
Doing this allows us to resize and/or reposition either of them independently of the other.
Click the thumbnail of the cutout billboard
to make it active and open your Transform
Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. At the top,
click the chain-link icon to link the Width
and the Height.
Now, whatever we type into one of them, will
be repeated in the other.
Type in 101%.
Then, press Enter or Return.
This enlarged our billboard image just a bit
to ensure that it covers the original billboard under it.
To make the billboard blend more into the
background, we'll add a little grain it.
Go to Filter, Noise and Add Noise.
I'll make the noise amount 3%, but you can
adjust the amount to what looks good to you.
Make it Gaussian and Monochromatic.
Because the billboard image is most likely
sharper than our background,
we'll slightly blur the billboard.
Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Blur it: 0.3 pixels and click OK or press Enter or Return.
The source of sunlight in this particular
background is originating from the left, so
the shadows are being cast to the right.
Therefore, I'll make the billboard's right
side a bit darker than its left.
First, make a copy of the top layer and its layer mask.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the layer mask to
make a selection of its shape.
Press "Q" to make the selection into a Quick Mask.
Open your Pen Tool and click directly above
the top, middle corner to place an anchor point.
Release your mouse or pen and click below
the bottom, middle corner.
If you need to reposition the path, press
and hold Ctrl or Cmd as you drag the anchor
point to relocate it.
Release your mouse or pen and click below
the lower, right corner.
Continue until you click back on the original,
top anchor point to close the path.
Right-click directly on the path to open the
fly-out list and click "Make Selection".
Feather it 1 pixel and click OK.
Press Alt or Option + Delete to fill the outside
of the selection with the quick mask.
To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D. Press
"Q" to convert the Quick mask into a selection
and invert the selection by pressing Ctrl
or Cmd + Shift + I.
Make sure your layer mask is active and press Alt or Option + Delete to fill the selection with black.
Now, only the right side of your billboard
will be visible through the layer mask.
Then, deselect it.
Click the top layer thumbnail to make it active
and click the Adjustment layer icon.
To restrict the adjustment layer to affect
just the one layer below it, we need to clip
it to that layer.
To do this, either click the Clipping Mask
icon or press Ctrl + Alt + G on Windows or
Cmd + Option + G on a Mac.
Drag the Output highlight level to the left
approximately this much to darken it.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!