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Create a Football Wallpaper in Photoshop
Tutorials Flyers and Templates 1031 July 2nd, 2018

Learn how to create a sport event poster in Photoshop using stock images and textures. For this tutorial I will choose my favorite sport event for this year, the World Cup 2018 Football Tournament held in Russia.

soccer football wallpaper in photoshop

Tutorial Assets

For this tutorial you will need these stock images, textures and other resources.

Add the Football Field

Add this Football Field Stock Image in a new PSD file.

football field stock image

Add a Levels adjustment layer.

levels adjusment in photoshop

Add the Galaxy Stock Image

In a new layer add this Galaxy Stock Image like shown in the preview.

galaxy stock image

Add a layer mask to the Galaxy layer. Use the Gradient Tool and add a linear gradient inside the layer mask to hide the lower part of the image. For the gradient use a simple black and white linear gradient.

hide using layer mask in photoshop

Add the Football Ball

Add the Soccer football ball in a new layer.

football ball stock image

Add these layer styles to the Football Ball layer.

drop shadow layer style outer glow layer style inner glow layer style

Add the Fire Ring Stock Image

Add this Fire Ring Stock Image in a new layer and set the blend mode to Screen.

fire ring stock image

Add the Fire PNG Image

Add this Fire Png Image in a new layer and set the blend mode to Screen.

fire png image

Glowing Neon Text Effect in Photoshop

Add three Text layer using the font League Spartan which is a free font type. Learn how to Install New Font in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners.

install font type in photoshop

Create a glowing neon text effect using this layer style: Drop Shadow(color #ff0000), Outer Glow (color #ff6000), Inner Glow (color #ff6c00) and Color Overlay (color #ffffd4).

drop shadow layer style outer glow layer style inner glow layer style color overlay layer style neon glow layer style

Create a Fire Text Effect in Photoshop

To make the text effect more interesting and cool, let's add some fire effects. Use one of these images Seamless Realistic Fire Flames or Seamless Fire Flames PNG and set the blend mode to Screen.

fire text effect in photoshop

Create a new layer and add this Fire Rain Texture Overlay with Screen blend mode. Add a Levels adjustment just for this layer. Add as many layer as you want.

Use the Eraser Tool with a soft round brush, to delete the edges and to create a smoth transition.

fire rain texture in photoshop

Add the flag of Russia, the host of the 2018 World Cup. Place the flag in the right top corner.

flag of russia

Add the Fire Rain Texture Overlay and place it over the other layers. Increase the size to 300% and add a soft blur.

raining with fire texture

Add images with your favorite players. I will add images with Messi and Ronaldo, two of my favorite football players. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo said goodbye to the World Cup 2018. They were both eliminated on the same night.

messi and ronaldo football poster

Add a Black and White adjustment layer.

black and white Photoshop adjustment layer

Use the Brush Tool and a soft round brush to paint inside the layer mask of the Black and White adjustment layer. Use color #000000 and different opacity levels to reveal the colored image below, like shown in the preview.

paint inside the layer mask in photoshop

For the final touches, it is a must to sharpen the image. Here are some easy and useful tutorials on how to Use the High Pass Filter to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Also add a Levels adjustment to add more contrast to the image.

levels adjustment in photoshop

So here is the final result for the World Cup 2018 Football Poster made in Photoshop. I am so happy that I managed to finish the tutorial before the end of the tournament.

The same techniques can be used to create a Sport Poster Template in Photoshop for American football, tennis, rugby, boxing, etc. I hope you like it!

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1 comment(s) for "Create a Football Wallpaper in Photoshop"

Nicole Bourgeois
Nicole Bourgeois
12:50 PM Monday, October 29, 2018
Thank you for this tutorial ! I was so happy with it to make a poster for our Red Devils, who will play today for the 3th place. I hope they will win from England. I tried to upload my result but there was an 500 server-error - Nicole

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