How to Create a TRON Minimal Design – Photoshop Tutorial

Step 21

Select the large shape, and click the "fx" button in the Layers palette, F7. Select "Blending Options". Use the settings below.

tron minimal ps tutorial
tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 22

ALT+click the "fx" icon that appeared near the layer thumb and click-drag it to the other round shapes. You can recognize them easily, they aren’t named "Shape ‘¦" and don’t have a "T" on the thumb.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 23

Create a new layer above it (select the layer and hit CTRL+SHIFT+N to create a new layer, then select both layers and hit CTRL+E (merge layers)). For the selected shapes, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Use various settings from 2 to 6px, as you see fit.

tron minimal ps tutorial

To add more perspective, add more tech shapes over them.

tron minimal ps tutorial
tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 24

Grab the Selection Tool, V, select the small shape and lower its Opacity. 29% will do nicely.

tron minimal ps tutorial

Do the same for the other blurred shapes, but vary the Opacity a bit.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 25

Create a new layer, CTRL+SHIFT+N, Grab the Elliptical Marquee Tool, M, set Feather to 50 px and make a selection like below.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 26

Grab the Paint Bucket Tool, G, ALT+click one of the tech shapes to pick the color and fill the selection. In the Layers palette, F7, set the layer’s blending mode to Overlay. Do the same for the bottom side.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 27

Create a new layer, CTRL+SHIFT+N, grab the Elliptical Marquee Tool, M, set Feather to 30 px and make a selection like below. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool, G and fill the selection.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 28

Repeat Step 28 for the shape behind the model.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 29

Grab the Selection Tool, V and click the model. Now go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast and Black & White. For each, use the settings shown below. For the Black & White layer, set Opacity to 70%.

tron minimal ps tutorial

I prefer using Black & White over Hue/Saturation because it also provides a tones control, not just a desaturation.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 30

Create a new layer, CTRL+SHIFT+N and ALT+click between it and the adjustment layer beneath it. Set Blending mode to "Color Dodge".

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 31

Grab the Brush Tool, B, hit "3" to set the brush Opacity to 30%, set Hardness to 0%, ALT+click on the teal tech shape and paint over the body highlights, part of the hair and face.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 32

Change the brush Opacity to 70% and paint over a few highlights, but in smaller areas.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 33

In the Layers palette, F7, select the top-most layer and go to Select > All, CTRL+A, then hit CTRL+SHIFT+C to copy a merged version of the document and hit CTRL+V to paste it.

tron minimal ps tutorial
Step 34 – Last step

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Use the settings below or feel free to use your own. Don’t overdo it though, else the image will look too sharp.

tron minimal ps tutorial

Here’s the final view of what you’ll be getting assume you followed through the entire tutorial correctly.

tron minimal ps tutorial

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