This tutorial is quite simple you can use it with your theme in mind, you don’t have to use the picture of a person (anything will do).
- Open your image in Photoshop
2. unlock you image layer to unlock the layer just click on the padlock. You will notice the name of the layer changing to layer 0. At this it’s good practices to name all your layers.
3. Duplicate your image. You will now see to images in the layer palette.
Hide the second layer you will only need it if you mess up with your image. To hide a layer just click on the eye on the left of the image.
4. With the selection tool you prefer using make a selection of the part of the image you want to use; do Select->Inverse to make sure you select the background
5. Delete the background
6. Press CRTL + SHIFT + U to desaturate (black & White) your image
7. Create a layer bellow you black and white image
8. Fill the layer with black, select the black colour in the foreground colour in the tool palette. And use the Bucket in the tool palette to fill in the layer
9. Your layer will be black on the layer palette, you can name it background.
10. Make a composite snap shot of your main image (black and white), my main image is head. Select the appropriate layer and click CRTL + SHIFT + ALT + E. You will now see an image made up with both your main image and the background.
11. And you will have to save it, save it as displacement.psd; you will need it later.
12. Get the levels tool open, see below; and the the output leveller get the grey arrow to 113
13. Get some from somewhere, a poem, a news article, and copy it.
14. with the text tool selected paste the text you’ve copied in a text box. Change the text colour to white if necessary.
15. Now you need to make sure you copy and paste the text until you cover the whole image.
16. Now you are going to the make sure that you are on the text layer and use the displacement filter see below;
17. Click on the rasterize option.
18. Change the rasterize scale to what ever you want (both vertical and Horizontal)
19. Now the Duplicate the text layer. CRTL + J.
20. Add a gradient above the top text layer, and select or make you own gradient.
20. Change the layers blending to overlay
21. Crop your image if necessary, with the crop tool.
21. Change layer blending to overlay and opacity for your images
22. Change the layer blending to overly for the rasterized text layers.
Your typographic poster is finished.