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Bigger and better art in 4 steps!

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
October 7, 2014

Apply these skills when creating a dynamic composition

1. Base layers

Decide how your background layer will look. Use a Colour Fill layer and Vibrance adjustment layer to blend the photo. A mask layer hides unwanted areas.

2. Fan effect

To create a fan effect, use Rotate (Edit>Transform). Create duplicates by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+J Use the Move tool to pan them away from each other.

3. Add vector layers

Shape layers are vector-based. Apply Outer Glow and Gradient Overlay layer styles to give them an extra edge instead of keeping them a solid colour.

4. Complete the project

Don’t restrict yourself on adjustments. Texture and colours were added selectively to this composition to make the image come together visually.