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EminentTechStudios teaches you how to make your own custom design for your YouTube channel. using Photoshop, part 1/2.
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Hello everyone, Austin here with another Adobe Photoshop video tutorial. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create your own custom YouTube channel designs. So like you see here, this is our YouTube channel. We have this city background, Manhattan. We have a button pointing to a subscription section. We have 5 stars indicating for people to rate as 5 stars. Our links and our name. So this is a basic like template you’ll need, it's a YouTube template that you’ll need to download which you can download at our website. You can just type in eminenttechstudios.tk. That’s the short version of it. You can just type in and it will take you straight to our website. And then you're going to go to downloads, which is right here. And just download the file saying YouTube_layout_template(1), Photoshop drawing. Alright, so once you’ve downloaded that, were going to go back into Photoshop. And let's just go here and create a new layer. So it will be underneath the template, but above the background. So I'm going to put in the Manhattan skyline again or you can put in your own image. So I'm going to select this box tool and select the entire image. Control C. and then control V into view. Then were going to use this tool and drag it to where you want it to be. You can use control T to size it down. And when you drag it down, hold shift so it stays in proportion. You want a good looking image when you do this. Let’s find a place where it looks good. Let’s see. That actually looks okay right there. So you're just going to press the check button up here. And zoom in with alt and move your mouse wheel. Alright. So my image is already black and white and I have it the way I want. Some of your images you may need to edit around. Like I got this straight from Google, so I don’t really need anything special. But I'm going to add, just going to add my name, the company name. So you're just going to select the text tool, drag it out however far you want. Pick a size, we have to move this above the template. So now we can actually type Eminent Tech Studios. I want that all in one line. So I'm just going to size this down to about 15. So I'm just going to drag this so it’s nicer size. Go into this tool, and then you control T so you can edit it around. Well it’s actually too big, so well just control Z that. And go back to text and size it down. Let's maybe make it 10. Yeah, that’s good. Check, go to this tool and control T. then rotate it and use the shift tool again so it will lock on to spot like this. Check. Move it to where you want. See up here, it sorts of blends in with the white and you can't see it all too easily. So were just going to double click here and let's do a stroke. But that’s too thick, so we’re going to make it a thinner line. So you just click here and you just press it down key on your keyboard. Put it to where you want. See how that looks when I zoom in. it may look distorted when you're out, but that's 72 %. When you zoom in to 100%, it will look better. Not great, but better. It will look better when it’s actually on your YouTube page. Let's move that right there. Let's create the little subscribe text that I did and then an arrow pointing to it. So just create a text box and then you S-U-B-? I'm going to change that text to neurochrome. I'm going to drag this out. I'm actually going to make that the text black because that looks better. And then I'm going to do control T and rotate it to an angle. Maybe even size that down a little bit. While holding shift, so it keeps its dimensions. Alright. So check. And let's use the line tool for this. This one is just going to be a quick easy little tour, you're going to click there. Click there, click there. There. And finish off by clicking there. And actually I think that’s okay for now. Let’s move the text over a little, just like this. And move it over here. I'm going to make that a little bit skinny so I’ll click. I use the convert point tool and hold the control and drag the point that you want to move. Yeah, that’s better. Let's actually move this up a little bit there because that’s pointing down and it’s right in front of me. Alright, so we can leave that. Actually you can actually add a little effect to it. Let’s give this a double click. And let's maybe make that a drop shadow. It’s not that too big of a distance. Move this size down a bit. Up 1. That looks good. That looks pretty good. See the only reason why this is cut off right here is because I accidentally move the dimension to a little bit too small. But you won't do that or it could be easier to fix but let's just get like this. So for here, I'm going to put stars which actually have here. I’ll just show you where I did to make this like some create a new layer. And then go to pen tool this is really easy, just select this point. I’ll show you this, so this point, this point. I found the reference image when I was doing this. I was just not making up these points because I was going control and drag it right there. And finish it off by clicking up on that. Yeah, were going to right click on this. And were just rasterize the layer. And now we can do all the special effects to the image to make it look good. We’re going to give it quick little drop shadow. Spread the distance and the size just a bit. Alright, so we’re just going to leave that image. Actually, were going to fill that with a different color, a brighter color.