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).

  1. Open your image in Photoshop

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

2. unlock you image layerMaking a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,  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.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

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.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

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

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

5. Delete the background

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

6. Press CRTL + SHIFT + U to desaturate (black & White) your image

7. Create a layer bellow you black and white image

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

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

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level, Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level, Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

9. Your layer will be black on the layer palette, you can name it background.

.Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

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.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

 

11. And you will have to save it, save it as displacement.psd; you will need it later.

 

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

12. Get the levels tool open, see below; and the the output leveller get the grey arrow to 113

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

13. Get some from somewhere, a poem, a news article, and copy it.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

14. with the text tool selected paste the text you’ve copied in a text box. Change the text colour to white if necessary.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

15. Now you need to make sure you copy and paste the text until you cover the whole image.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

16. Now you are going to the make sure that you are on the text layer and use the displacement filter see below;

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

17.  Click on the rasterize option.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

18. Change the rasterize scale to what ever you want (both vertical and Horizontal)

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

19. Now the Duplicate the text layer. CRTL + J.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

20. Add a gradient above the top text layer, and select or make you own gradient.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

20. Change the layers blending to overlay

21. Crop your image if necessary, with the crop tool.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

21. Change layer blending to overlay and opacity for your images

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

22. Change the layer blending to overly for the rasterized text layers.

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

 

Making a simple typographic Poster Using Photoshop with a Photo for Graphics students level 2, 3 and AS level,

Your typographic poster is finished.