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Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Perfume Poster Design

Perfume poster design Photoshop tutorial for beginners. This tutorial will teach you how to make your own fragrance advertisements. Even though we chose to use Monica Belucci in this tutorial, you can turn any ordinary home-made picture into a fragrance advertisement billboard. First of all, you need a picture of a girl (or boy you are doing to use. Pictures of people against black or dark backgrounds are better since we will try to create an illusion of a nocturnal sky.

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design


Once you opened a new canvas with your billboard’s desired dimensions, create a new layer, and fill it with any dark blue or dark purple hue, we used #210a3a. Make sure that your ‘background’ color is set to white, and go to Filter >> Render >> Clouds. This will provide your upper layer with a nice foggy fibber texture. Set the overlay settings of this cloud layer to “Linear Light” (see illustration).

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

We aim to create a nicely high contrasted photo with fog and glow effect pit and make the background look like a night sky. SO, what we are going to do it, duplicate the photo of the girl, drag it (in the layer’s panel) on top of the other 2 layers, and set this layer’s settings to “Overlay.”

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design
Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

The next step is filling the bottom of the billboard with grass. This is the easiest part, although I noticed that many get stuck here. We will be using the brush tool, with a default Photoshop CS2 brush called “brush dune.” You should have it. Set your foreground color to green (any hue, up to you, as long as it gives a natural look) and fill the bottom of the screen more or less as you see on the picture. The default settings for this brush are set to “scattering,” so you don’t need to do much work except for just not overdoing the grass over the photo.

Next step is adding twirly shape.

If you don’t have any nice and twirly shape, you can download mine in PSD format HERE.

So you will either select a custom shape tool and draw any twirly shape of your choice or take mine from the PSD file, drag and drop it to your canvas. Place the shame Between the girl’s layer and the grass (see below). Next, duplicate the shape later, transform it horizontally (or vertically, depending on your shape), and place it more or less, as you can see in the illustration below.

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design
Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

The idea is to make the shape look as it’s behind the lady, so rasterize the upper shape’s layer and choose the Eraser Tool. Carefully remove the shape from the girl’s body. I’d suggest using an eraser tool with a hard edge. However, if you want to nicely blend it with the fog effect on the background and not make the edge too sharp, I suggest using a 20px soft edge eraser tool.

Next step is adding glow. Make sure the upper shape is selected in your layers panel and go to Layer >> Layer styles >> Outer Glow. Apply the following glow settings using the white color. Repeat the same action for the first shape as well.

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

And this is what you got so far… You may also apply a few chaotic white dots using the brush tool and add glow. This will imitate stars in the background. This is optional if you feel your background is too dull.

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design
Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

If you are making a fragrance billboard, you will need a perfume bottle, but this could be replaced with any other product you will “sell.” We went with this fragrance bottle from sxc.hu. Most important is to crop it properly and then find a good location for it on your billboard.

Once you have located it, it could be a good idea to add a little transparency to the glass so that you’d see the grass from underneath it. We just duplicated the layer and set one of them on “overlay,” the other on “soft” so we can see the grass through yet the bottle does not become semi-visible.

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design

After this, make a new layer on top of all the others, select the brush tool again, using the “dune grass” brush shape, and add a bit more grass over the perfume bottle itself, to create the illusion as it sits “inside” the grass field. That’s it. Add text and your Fragrance Commercial is ready to go up on New Yorks’ streets!

Tutorial: Make Perfume Commercial in Photoshop - perfume poster design