How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

JAWS – it is a name that doesn’t need introduction. We are all familiar with the Jaw dropping movie that used to creep you out when you were a kid. However, it is actually the name of a novel written by Peter Benchley, which turned out to be an awesome thriller film by Steven Spielberg.

Today, we are going to make a poster of it in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop. Without further ado, let’s get started.

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  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Time: 1 – 2 hrs

What we`ll be doing today

jaws final How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Tutorial Sources:

Here are the sources used

  1. Sky1
  2. Sky2
  3. Sea1
  4. Shark
  5. Boat
  6. Jumping couple

Brushes:

  1. Anodyne Stock Light
  2. Splashes

Step 1

Let’s start by creating a new document. Set the dimensions of the canvas to 2400×3600px.

step1 How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 2 (Add Sky)

Open and drag the Sky 1 into canvas and keep it at the top part of the canvas.

sky1 How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Open and drag the Sky 2 into canvas and Change the mode of the layer to Hard Light and reduce its Opacity to 80% Then slightly erase the bottom part with Eraser Tool (E )

sky How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 3 (Creating Sea part)

Open and drag the Sea 1 into canvas and erase the sky part as shown in the image.

sky water How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Duplicate the layer, move it to touch the sky and blend both those images using Eraser tool (E)

merge sky water How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 4 (Build huge wave)

Open and drag the Sea 2 into canvas and erase the remaining part of image except the wave part we need

add more water How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Use Color balance (Ctrl+B) with values (-50, 0 ,+10) to mix it with Sea.

water How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 5 (Create Thunder)

Take a new layer on top of all and use Brush Anodyne Stock Light No. 948 with white color to bring Thunder effect.

lightning How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Take a new layer and use Soft round Bush Tool (B) to make the thunder glow and change the layer mode into Overlay.

water lightning How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 6 (Catch the shark)

Open and drag the Shark image into canvas and erase surrounding parts of the shark.

add shark How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Take a new layer and use Soft round brush tool (B) with color (#354254) to paint glowing part of Shark on left hand side (As the thunder light is coming from other direction i.e Right)

change shark How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Use Color balance (Ctrl+B) with values (-50, 0 ,+55) to change the color of Shark from Yellow shade to sea blue.

blue shark How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Copy the wave part and paste it again on right side of shark mouth.

jaws How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 7 (Add boat)

Open and drag the boat image and select the red boat using Pen Tool (P) and place it in front of shark.

add boat How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 8 (Bring Jumping Couple in)

Open and drag the Jumping couple image into canvas and select them using Pen Tool (P).

add couple How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 9 (Adding splashes)

Now let’s play with adding splashes around the shark, boat and characters. For that create a new layer and add water splashes with the downloaded brush Splashes to make contact between characters and water.

water splash How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 10 (Adjusting the light)

Now let’s change the environment lighting a bit bright using Curves option. For that go to layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves then click OK.

settings How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

And make curve as I shown below and apply it to total canvas.

setting graph How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Here is how it looks.

more splash How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 11 (Adding Title and Captions)

Let’s start adding Titles. Create a new layer, type the JAWS and make values as shown below.

text setting How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Lets arrange the words (JWS) in such a way to have Shark instead of “A” in JAWS.

add text How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Make the title glow, double-click on the JAWS Title layer to access the “Layer Style” and use the value as shown below.

modify text How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Then add captions as shown in the image. Feel free to choose fonts and colors of your own choice.

add more text How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Then create a new layer and add some splashes on the title as well.

text settings How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 12 (Add Dark shade at the bottom)

Let’s add the dark shade at the bottom part of the poster. For that with soft round Brush Tool(B ) paint black color and change the mode of the layer into Multiply.

darken bottom How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Step 13 (Adding subtitles)

We are almost done! Let’s add subtitles at the bottom of the poster. Create a new layer and make rectangular shape with Rectangular Marquee Tool(M ) and fill it with dark blue color(# 00020a).

dark bottom How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

Let’s give credits to crew.

star cast How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

That’s it, we are done! And here is the Final poster.

final poster How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

download button How to Create Realistic JAWS Movie Poster in Photoshop

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