In this not so difficult step-by-step tutorial I will show you how to create really sharp-looking glowing woman silhouette. Actually, in this way you can create glowing silhouette of any object.
First of all you’ll have to start by making a new document; in my case 500×500 pixels, 72 dpi. Drag a linear gradient with colors of #112b05 and #23590a as shown on a picture below.
Apply Filter > Sketch > Water Paper with similar settings to these:
Now we have something like this:
Ok, now we need to find most suitable picture to duplicate silhouette. For this you might want to go to Google and search for a good-quality picture or use this one. Bring it to the middle of canvas as on a picture below:
Set opacity to 7% up for this layer. Now before we can start making glow parts of silhouette, I would like to note you that you need to get out the Brush Tool before and set up with the following settings:
Also set foreground color to #c0ff00. After that select the Pen Tool (you need to make sure that youâ€™re working with Paths instead of Shape Layers). Draw out your line using paths:
Then right-click and select Stroke Path.
A little dialog box will appear as in the screenshot. Choose Brush and make sure there is a tick next to Simulate Pressure. This is important as it will give your curve tapered ends which will make it rock!
The picture use to look as mine:
Next right click again and select Delete Path. Make the same thing a couple of times:
The finish picture should look similar to these:
After that go to the layer with a picture and delete it. We donâ€™t need it more. Then apply Drop Shadow and Outer Glow layer styles to each layer of silhouette parts.
Now we have a picture like this:
Ok, to finish off with silhouette I think we should add some bright element to it. Set foreground color to #ff3c00, then get out the Brush Tool before and set up with the following settings:
Select the Pen Tool with the same presets again and draw out your line using paths:
Then right-click and select Stroke Path. Choose Brush and make sure there is a tick next to Simulate Pressure again.
After that select Horizontal Type Tool and click on your path, this will put your text on the path youâ€™ve just made and write out something like â€˜SUPER FIGUREâ€™. I used Myraid Pro font (14 pt, Semibold Consended). Actually, this font is commercial. Feel free to try a different font, or you know, buy or â€˜getâ€™ a nice font from somewhere.
Move the text I little bit down.
Go back to the layer with orange line an apply Drop Shadow and Outer Glow layer styles to it:
You should now have something like the above.
Looks cool! Enjoy this tutorial! Good luck!