Photoshop CC 2018 -Highlighter effect

Photoshop CC 2018 -Highlighter effect

August 7, 2019 1 By Peter Engel


Hello everyone welcome back to another Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 tutorial this one. I’m gonna show you how to do a Extremely realistic highlighter look guys work with me here Let’s get right into this if you’re following along you just want to go to file new Like I have here and just create an item. I’m gonna go with 1920 by 1080. Which is like YouTube Approved thumbnail style and I’m gonna click create off We go we’re on our way the second step here is on I am going to add in some type so I’m just gonna left click on the horizontal type tool and I’m gonna type something in this is highlighted Text something like that. Okay, no biggie, and I’m just gonna Center that here somewhere right about Yeah, right there, let’s go with that okay now, actually you know what let’s make it a little more realistic let’s move it up higher and Let’s say this is like a heading to something that you’re writing, and you want to highlight this okay? Perfect now the next step guys is we want to go ahead and start highlighting we’re gonna Go ahead and add in some brushwork So over here you want to hit B for brush tool or alternatively just click on it And we’re gonna load up the brush tool now when you do that The next step is you want to go to window and go to brush settings if you’re using an older version It will say brush panel or something like that, but if you’re in the new version breasts head brush settings either way They’re very very similar So let’s just go in and click on that there is a difference though the new version has something called smoothing which we’ll talk about in a future video, but Anyways, the next step here is you wanted us basically take this hard round thirty-two It’ll show up for everybody. It’s one of the default brushes click on that and you’re gonna see here You’ve got this nice little circle brush down here This isn’t exactly what we want so we’re gonna go ahead and increase the size of it to say sixty pixels, let’s start with that and We’ll see how that goes that’s not the most important thing the most important thing here is the Angle, and the roundness now for roundness a highlighter is not a circle in most cases It’s actually more like like a 20 20 percent it’s very thin and the angle is not sideways like this. We want to basically make it sort of You know up and down slanty so let’s go with like 77% and now you’re gonna see here that this is kind of what the highlighter looks like and that looks pretty Similar to what a highlighter tip would look like including both the angle and the roundness the next step here is you want the hardness to go up to a hundred percent and For spacing we don’t want to deal with too much of that so we want to drop that down to Lake Let’s go with nine percent. It’s not a real big deal, but it matters So now we’ve created a brush that looks like basically the tip of a highlighter We are on our way I’ve also got layer one here and I’m gonna actually just skip off that and I’m gonna go ahead and Create a new layer because I don’t want to make too much of a mess so on this new layer We’re now going to apply the brush to it, and we’re gonna go ahead and start creating some highlighter strokes You’re going to notice here that the brush isn’t quite big enough for the text in this situation So I’m going to increase the size of it by holding, but by clicking on the right bracket key Let’s see what that looks like that looks like about the right size for a highly, er don’t you say? Again, this is totally different depending on the size font You’re using but basically you just want the brush to be a little bit bigger than the text for demonstration purposes It’s this size, so the next step here is on the new layer I’m going to hold down the shift key to make sure that it goes across straight, and I’m just gonna drag right now You’re gonna notice here that this isn’t exactly correct unless you’re using a great highlighter Which would be strange so I’m gonna command or control Zed that Commander controls that is the undo button and I’m gonna do it again But this time instead of the foreground color to black which is wrong. I’m going to use Yellow, let’s go with bright yellow Also, this is very very important the flow is at 100% smoothy’s at 10% But I’ve got a reduced opacity of about 35% as well again color that to your taste, but in this case for highlighter It’s it works. Pretty good, so let’s shift shift, and I’m going to go across like this Boom that text is highlighted. It’s still not perfect And I’m going to go ahead and highlight back like I would normally do I’d go right or I’d go left to right right to Left and back we go and there we go. We’ve got two layers of highlight now notice something here while I got you They applied on top of each other and the reason why is that this here is set to multiply if it’s set to normal Which is the default it doesn’t work as good because they don’t interact with each other that the two layers the two highlights Won’t work on top. They’ll just be one highlight so again. You want to go with multiply and then boom We’ve got sort of highlighted text here I’m also gonna go ahead and maybe make another little bit here on the left side So I’m gonna make that a little darker because that’s kind of how I would highlight because I got friggin monkey hands And then maybe a little bit out here, and then maybe Well, no commands that controls that maybe I would be a little bit messy or something like like that okay I don’t know I don’t know. What kind of highlighter you guys have I’m pretty bad at it, so not gonna lie, but there we go We’ve got some really badly highlighted text, but this is for demonstration purposes only I’m not very good at highlighting But we want to make some more changes the next change here guys is we’re gonna make sure you’re on layer Whatever your layer is I’m gonna delete that layer cuz it was a mistake so on your first layer that you created And I’ll rename this to layer one because that’s what it will say in your panel But because I got monkey hands oops. I had two layers you’re gonna want to go now and change this Blend mode to multiply as well the reason why is that’s gonna make the dark black text It’s gonna pop out a little bit more I’m gonna add a little bit more highlight in there and maybe a little more there cuz they get monkey fingers, but anyways That’s what the highlight looks this might be good enough for what you’re looking for but there is another step We can go one step further because when you highlight you generally smudge. The ink a little bit It’s very very subtle It’s very nuanced but you do sometimes make a little bit of a smudge because the ink is dry or because the highlighter moves the ink a little bit outside, so let’s go ahead and Do that as well to do that you want to go back to your original? Highlighted text just like this, so we’re working on the text layers I’ll turn on and off you’ll see it And now you want to go instead of the brush tool you want to go to this very rarely used Smudge tool. That’s right guys. We’re pulling out the smudge Let’s do this all right, so I’m over here on that little pointy finger, and we are using the smudge tool Now when I click on this layer you’re gonna notice here that the layer must be rasterized so we’re going to go ahead and proceed with that and rasterize that bad boy now the next step and You’ll see here is the smart the strength of the smudge tool It’s usually default set to like 50% if you have it at that It’s gonna make a whole world a mess and you’re not gonna like it So I’m gonna go ahead and reduce the strength from 50% to like 3% cuz this is a pretty delicate Nuanced thing so now I’m gonna go ahead and start applying some smudge, and you’ll see You’ll see some very a Little bit of smudge it’s not very it’s very very subtle not gonna lie but I am smudging the text a little and This gives the impression that the text is kind of moved. It’s kind of bled out a little bit you know and sometimes it’s not perfect, but it’s very very close, and if I go ahead and Take it off. Take it on you’re gonna. See if you look really really close There is some very very simple smudging and this gives a very very good Highlighted appearance guys this ain’t perfect But it’s pretty good and the reason what isn’t it perfect because I can’t highlight in a straight line, and I overdid it But that’s how you create a highlighted text inside Adobe Photoshop, CC 2018 you have anything you want to see let me know Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I’ll be back more with some more stuff shortly. Thanks for watching