Today I am going to share with you that how to create a vector composite effect in Photoshop. With the help of this tutorial you can make your own design very quickly and easily, because this tutorial is very short and comprehensive.

I am confidently say that you will not face any trouble to make a design like this, just focus your full attention to it.I hope you will definitely like this tutorial and always remember to share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create a Vector Composite Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resource

Photoshop Tools

  • Gradient Overlay
  • Eraser Tool

Lets start to create our vector composite effect in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 1000×700 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Now first of all I am going to add the Man Face Image in Photoshop to start create our vector effect.

Add Image

Now rasterize this image layer, select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the background area of face image layer.

Erase Background Area

Step 3

In this step duplicate face image layer and press (Ctrl+Shift+U) to desaturated this duplicate layer.

Duplicate Face Image Layer

Step 4

Go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur and applying this setting on duplicate image layer.

Applying Lens Blur

After applying lens blur we get a new effect on duplicate image layer.

Get a New Result

Step 5

Now go to File > Save As and save this document, name it (Dismap) or whatever you like. Now I am going to add the Vector Image in Photoshop to make a vector effect.

Add Vector Image

Select the Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the background white area of vector image as like in preview.

Erase the White Background

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) and rotate the vector image.

Transform Layer

After transform press enter and get this result.

Get Result

Now select Eraser Tool and erase unneeded area of vector layer as like in picture below.

Erase Unneeded Area

Step 6

Now duplicate this vector layer six times and adjust to the whole face area as like shown in preview.

Duplicate Vector Image

Step 7

Now select the first vector image layer and go to Filter > Distort > Displace and set Horizontal and Vertical scale (10%).

Applying Filter

After set displace press enter button then a window bar opened now select the save file which name is dismap and open it.

Open the Save File

After open the file hide the other five duplicate vector layers and see the result of first vector layer.

Get a New Effect

Step 8

Now in this step unhidden the all five duplicate vector layer and repeat the step 7 one by one on all duplicate vector layer then we get this result.

Get Nice Effect

Step 9

Now select the man face original image layer and duplicate it seven times and adjust each duplicate picture upper side of each duplicate vector image layer as like shown in picture below.

Duplicate Man Image Layer

Now select the top duplicate man face image layer, right click on image and a bar opened then click on Create Clipping Mask then you see that image enter in to the top vector image layer.

Create Clipping Mask

Step 10

Now repeat step 9 in to the all duplicate man face image layers, and we get a new effect as like in preview.

Repeat Step

After repeating step we get a new look in preview.

Get a New Look

Step 11

Select top duplicate vector layer and go to the Blending Options and applying Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadow

After applying drop shadow we get a new effect in top duplicate layer.

Get New Effect

Right click on this top duplicate vector layer and click on Copy Layer Style, then click every duplicate vector layer one by one and select Paste Layer Style, here we get new result.

Applying Drop Shadow

Step 12

In this step select the background layer then select Gradient Tool from tool panel and applying on background.

Gradient Overlay

When we applying gradient we get this awesome result in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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