Photoshop Tutorial: How to Put a Face and Name onto Paper MONEY

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Put a Face and Name onto Paper MONEY

August 16, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Over a year ago, I did a tutorial on
an earlier version of Photoshop showing how to put a face and name onto paper money. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do
it quicker and better. I provided a Photoshop file for you to
download, so you can follow along. Its link is located in the video’s
description or project files. It includes this ten thousand dollar
bill template and a channel in which you can use to
place your engraved portrait into. As before, I’ll use the actor, Zach Galifianakis in the
place of honor. Open a photo of someone you’d like to
place into the bill. It can be color or black and white. If your photo is in color, desaturate it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + U on a PC or Cmd + Shift + U on a Mac. We need to make a selection around the
head and shoulders so we can cut it out from its background. I covered how to do this in many of my
other tutorials, so choose the method that’s the easiest
and most effective for you. Once you make the selection, press Ctrl + J on a PC or Cmd + J
on a Mac… to cut and copy it from the background… and place it onto its own layer. Type in the name of the person. Click on your new layer button to
make a new layer. We’ll fill it with white… and since white is the background color, press Ctrl + Delete on a PC or Cmd + Delete on a Mac. Click on your foreground color and type in 50% for the
Brightness. Then click, OK. Now… your foreground color is 50%
gray. To fill the layer with the foreground
color, press Alt + Delete on a PC… or Opt + Delete on a Mac. We’ll make the foreground and background
colors… default to black and white, respectively… by clicking on this overlapping box icon or by pressing “d” on your keyboard. At the top, go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open your Sketch folder and choose, Halftone pattern. Make the Size, 1… the Contrast, 50… and the Pattern Type, Line. Then, click OK. Go back to Filter… Distort and Wave. Make the number of generators, 1… the Wavelength, 159 and 160… the Amplitude 20 and 48… the Scale 100%… the Type, Sine… and Repeat Edge Pixels for the Undefined
Areas. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of
the person to make a selection of its shape. Click on your layer mask button to make
a new layer mask next to the active layer. Click on the thumbnail of the wavy
lines and change its Blend Mode to Overlay. Make a copy of the layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Click off the chain link of both layers. This allows us to move or re-size the
wavy lines and the layer masks independently of the other. Hide the original wavy line layer and press
Ctrl or Cmd + T to open your Transform tool. Go to a corner and when you see a double-curved,
arrow, press and hold, Shift as you rotate the transform 90 degrees. Press Ctrl or Cmd + Zero to see the entire transform on your
screen. To expand it past the shoulders, go to a corner, and when you see a straight
double-arrow… press and hold, Shift + Alt on a PC or Shift + Opt on a Mac and drag it out. Then, press Enter or Return. Make the layer visible an active. Hide the top layer. To make the wavy lines cover the bottom
of the body, open your Transform tool again and drag it out. Then, press Enter or Return. Make the top layer visible and fit the document on your screen. Click off the eyeball of the white
background to hide it. Make a composite snapshot of your image and place it on its own layer. To do this, first, make the top layer active and then press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on a
PC… or Cmd + Shift + Opt + E on a Mac. With your Move tool, drag it to the tab of the money template. Without releasing your mouse or pen, drag it down onto the image and then,
release. Open your Channels panel and Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on
the inner frame thumbnail to make it into a selection. Open back up your Layers panel and click on the layer mask button to make a layer mask next to the
portrait. Click off the chain link and make the head active. To reduce its size, open your Transform tool and fit it onto your screen. Reduce it to a size you like. To reposition it, click inside the
transform and move it. Continue to re-size and position it until
you’re happy. Then, press Enter or Return. Next, we’ll Colorize the head, so it
matches the rest of the bill. Fit it onto your screen and click on the Adjustment Layer button. Choose Hue Saturation. Click on the clip-to-layer icon. This restricts the adjustment layer to
effect only the one layer beneath it. Colorize it and make the Hue, 95… the Saturation, 8… and the Lightness, -3. The last steps will be to add the name
onto the bottom banner. Press, “z” to open your Zoom tool and drag across the banner to zoom into it. To reposition the image, press and hold the Space bar as you
move it. Open your horizontal type tool and
choose a font. I’m using, Legal Tender. You can download it from the link I
provided in the video’s description or project files. If you’re not sure how to install fonts, watch my tutorial on how to do this. I provided that link, as well. Make the Size, 11 points… Smooth… Center Alignment… and black for the color. Click below the center of the banner and type in a name. Click on the Text Warp button. Make the style, Horizontal… and the Bend, 25%. Then, click OK. Click on your Move tool… go to, View… and make sure “Snap” is not checked. If it is, simply click on it. Center your text on the banner. Reduce its opacity to 85%… and fit it back onto your screen. Have fun putting someone you know onto paper money. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!