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Learn how to customize the sports poster layout in Photoshop and add from 1 to 16 players.
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Okay Kim, what easy tutorial are you going to show us today?
Kim: Today, I want to show you how to customize this All Star Sports poster. The poster is 8 x 10, 300 resolution. So it can be made quite a bit larger, 16 x 20, depending on where you have it prudent. It’s got 16 squares here as you can see and actually what I’m going to show you how to do is reduced. You can have up to 16 but we can also remove some of these squares so that if your team has less than 16 players, you can customize this template to have less or even if you’re template, you have to have your coaches on here. But you don’t exactly 16. We cannot add more than 16 but I’m going to show you how to reduce and how to customize it. So let’s go ahead and get started.
Okay first of all, I like to go ahead and click on my move tool and I like to make sure that auto select player and show transform controls is check marked. And I also like to make sure I have my layers pallet up. If you’re layers pallet isn’t up, you can go to window and then click on layers.
Okay, so let’s go ahead and customize this. This is how it’s going to look when you first open it up. Let’s go ahead and add a photo. This is the photo that I want to add and I’m just going to click OPEN.
Okay now, I want to come back to my poster and I’m going to come down here to the bottom where it says, “Your Photo Here” and I’m going to click on that so that my photo goes in exactly where I want it to go in.
So, I’m going to go ahead and drag this in. And it’s actually size pretty good but to resize it, we’re just going to take this corner and we’re going to press shift and pull this down. And I’m just going to press arrow keys to situate it exactly where I wanted, and then I’m going to press ENTER. And it’s going to pretty good spot.
So the next thing I want to do is I’m going to go ahead and get rid of these edges and I’m going to do it in a way where it’s not going to be permanent in case I need to move it around and add a part of it back-end. I’m just going to come over here to may rectangular mark key tool. And I’m going to go around this. And now, I’m going to come over to my picture layer and I’m going to click on my mask. And as you can see, it disappears.
So, let’s say later I decide to move this around and I want that part of that back-end. What I can do is I can come over to my mask, turn on my brush tool, and as long as white is selected, and a hard bursal brush, I’m going to go ahead and press my right bracket to make it larger. I can just add that portion back in because it’s still there.
So now, I’m going to my history and I’m just going to go back to where we were because I don’t need to do that.
Okay so now, I have my photo in place and I’m just going to customize around it. So let me go ahead and zoom back out. I’m going to press my ALT key, okay. Now, I can see my entire template. For this one, I could see either orange or maybe gray. Let’s go back to my layers. And you can see all your layers are right here, and they have a clipping mask on them. And that’s what allows it to add and subtract the squares for the pictures. And so if you happen to release the clipping mask, all of you have to do is right click it and click create clip mask for to go back into place.
What it does it takes it off of the layers above, so you want to shift and click several at a time, and then right click, create clipping mask and then your clipping mask gets back on there. And you’ll always want to save your original and work on a copy.
So if you have your layers up here and you can see all the colors, I’m going to go and turn on silver and turn off red. Now, I’m going to come up here and I’m going to customize the name. I have my cap lock on, click on my move tool, come over here and click on where it says Baseball 2009. And I’m just going to change this to football.
And if I wanted to, I could change this type over here. I can make it larger or smaller or you can actually just type in the number 107 and you can change the year if you wanted it to say 2008, 2009.
Okay, so now let’s go ahead and change the information here. Okay, so I’m going to click on my move tool and then I’m going to come over to this layer, double click here and type in the player’s name. And I’m going to come down here, click on my move tool, come to this one and click on my type tool. I can’t remember what that number was that he was.
Let’s go ahead and view it, ALT. Okay now, let’s talk about getting rid of some of those squares. And you could like remove some of these squares and maybe add a logo and place of it. So let’s start down here.
If I was going to have like say 14 players, what I probably do is I probably remove this square and this square, or I’d remove these two squares and put a logo right here or any other information that you wanted to put there. Let’s go ahead and zoom in here. I’m going to show you how to get rid of this.
So we’re going to come down to our frame layers and this is basically, if I’ll turn this off, you’ll see that this is just a white frame. And what we’re going to do is we’re just going to fill in this white, with white. So I’m just going to come back over to this square mark key. If it’s not rectangular, you can just right click it and then choose rectangular. Let’s go ahead and reset this and I’m going to change the top to Y. And I’m just going to use my rectangular mark key. While I have frames highlighted, and I’m going to press ALT and BACK SPACE and it feels in that spot. Now if this was on, you would see that it immediately just disappeared.
And then the only thing you have to do is you just have to get rid of this number and I’m just going to turn that off. I’m going to turn this off. And then to get rid of this part, we’re going to count to name plate and I’m just going to delete it. So again, I’m on my rectangular mark key and I come over here and I’m just going to make sure I got the right spot here, and I’m just going to press DELETE.
Now, select deselect, make marching ends go away and then view, fit on screen. So now, you can see that area is now opened. And let’s say I wanted to put a logo there, if I had a logo for my team, I could just open up my logo and drag it in there, and position it press SHIFT, and there you go.
So all you have to do is add all the rest of the players. You can do the exact same technique to get rid of any of these squares. You could remove maybe the top one on the top or however you wanted to do it. But it’s pretty easy to do. If you have any questions, please let me know and enjoy the template.
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