Sushisource : 19 July 2004
Hello! And welcome to the Trend
Art Style tutorial.
This tutorial is meant for
someone who has at least basic Photoshop skills. We will
begin by learning what Trend Art Style is.
Trendy stuff, (EG: Plus signs, scan lines, opaque text
The conscious use of skill and creative imagination
Pertaining to art, hopefully.
Now that we know what we are
trying to accomplish, lets start. For this example of
TrendArt, I will be making a 302px by 192px size
[ You're End
Make a cool background. For
this step, take your favorite color and use ALT+BACKSPACE
to apply it to your canvas. However, your color should be
relatively dark. I chose #2F5732, a dark green.
- Optional But
Recommended : Now
set your color to white and paint your background with a
nice Airbrush, around 60 in size and 11% opacity. Brush
your background until you think it looks nice.
[ What we
have so far, lookin' good! ]
Now let's go ahead and add some scan
lines, to make these open up a new document, sized 5px by
5px . Make a new layer, and delete the "Background" layer.
Now use your pencil tool set at 1px, white, and draw a
diagonal line that goes from left to right.
|Feel free to make
the line go the other way if you want scanlines that
go right to left.
[ This is
what your scanline image should look like, if you chose left
to right lines. ]
Now use the keystroke CRTL+A to select the
canvas, then go to the menu
EDIT > DEFINE PATTERN. Name your pattern whatever
you want, this will save your image as a pattern for
Now you can go ahead and close the window
that you used to make your scanline pattern. You don't
need it anymore. Go back to the real image. Make a new
layer and use CRTL+A to select the canvas again. Now hit
In the USE: dropdown menu, select "Pattern" then pick
the scanline one we made. Then hit ok, VOILA! You've got
scanlines! But, you aren't nearly done with them yet. Use
the keystroke CRTL+U and turn down the lightness to about
[ This is
what you should have now, except your scanlines might be
going left to right. ]
But come on, they STILL aren't pretty
enough! Have at these pitiful lines with my friend MR.
Dodge Tool. Set the Dodge Tool to about at 41 size
airbrush, highlights, and exposure at 17%. Make those
In the next page, we will continue to make
this more trendy...and artsy!
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