May 12, 2016

How to Create a Batman Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Batman Poster in Photoshop

Learn how to create a ripped paper silhouette Batman poster in today’s episode!

How to Create the Ripped Paper Effect

To create a ripped paper effect, first, you will need a silhouette image on a white background. Make sure the silhouette and the background are on the same layer – the filter gallery needs the contrast between black and white to create the ripped paper effect.

To create the effect, go to Filter – Filter Gallery. Here you will be able to choose from many different filters that will add effects to your image. In this case, we need to add some distortion, so click on ‘distort – glass’ enter the settings you want to distort your image. In the example, we use the ‘canvas’ texture and duplicate the glass filter for more distortion.

To add more detail, use the spatter filter under ‘brush strokes’. This will make any smooth line look like ripped paper.

Curl the Paper

To curl the paper, create a selection with a smooth edge on the interior and a ‘ripped’ edge on the exterior. Invert the selection and use a soft-edged brush and paint black over the selected area.

Include a Background Image

To include a background image in the silhouette, first, select the black area with the magic wand tool and load the selection as a layer mask. Then place a background image under the silhouette image and you are done!


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    Dvir-Horef Hazan

    amazing, thank you for all the amazing teaching, i’d give you a nobel prize but they stopped answering my mails 🙁

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    Hey Aaron this is really amazing! I have a tutorial suggestion that will you teach us a flyer design in Photoshop?!!!!!!

    I would feel really happy if you visit my portfolio here at

    Thank You in Advance Brother!

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    Hey Aaron how cool would it be if you showed us how to recreate the iconic Muse resistance cover.
    Playing around with polar coordinates I can get a feel of what could be done but there are details to the art that eludes me. What tricks up your sleeves do have to create the inner sphere look while giving the cut out pieces a 3d feel. Lately I have been trying to push my photoshop skills by recreating album covers to as close perfection as possible. This one is fastly becoming my white whale. Please help.

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    Hi Aaron,
    I’m a big fan of your tutorials, you teach very useful techniques, which help me alot during my post processing experiments.

    Currently I’m working on a composite picture inspired by a fantasy book I read. I’m trying to recreate a scene where a room will have a look as described in the book.
    In this book they use some kind of glowing mushrooms in order to lit the indoors. The light they emit is kind of orange.

    So the episode suggestion is: can you show how can I take an object (mushroom for example), from the photo and make it emit light + integrate it naturally as lighting source of the room?

    Thanks and Best Regards,

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    Thanks for all the tutorials but be super helpful going forward if you included the assets in the tutorials.

    Thanks AG

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    Moses Kailie

    i have never used photoshop in my life but because of your tutorials i can at least edit an image in photoshop. In Sierra Leone to learn photoshop is very expensive and i am very much happy to learn through your tutorials as they have helped me so much. thanks