Man Of Steel Movie Poster Tutorial

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It’s time for PTC’s second movie poster tutorial! (The first was the Bourne Legacy Movie Poster Tutorial)

In this tutorial we’ll recreate the cool looking Superman Man of Steel teaser movie poster using some cool professional techniques.

You’ll also learn how to create the Superman logo, the “S”, using the pen tool, and use textures to make it more realistic.

The Man Of Steel Movie Poster Tutorial is probably one of my longest tutorials but I it’s also one of my best,  I think it’s going to be very interesting and a lot of fun for you, I hope you enjoy it!

Leave you comments and questions below, or send me a Tweet!

In This Tutorial You Will Learn How To:

02:03 – Add guides using percentages.
02:34 – “Place” images into your composition.
04:13 – Use channels to make a selection.
05:18 – Create a vignette using the clouds filter.
07:10 – Create a highlight using the “blend if” options.
09:50 – Use the pen tool to create the Superman logo.
14:30 – Add layer styles to add a bevel & emboss, and textures.
17:18 – Duplicate layer styles using alt (command) + drag.
20:38 – Add textures to the image.
22:50 – Make the logo look 3D.
24:34 – Add gradient overlays to add color & highlights.
30:50 – Paint with black and white to create highlights and shadows.
35:55 – Create a shadow for the entire logo.
38:20 – Create the Man of Steel text.
40:55 – Use a lens flare to create text highlights.

Final Image:

Man Of Steel Movie Poster Tutorial

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  1. Ali says

    great tutorial. thanx
    but i have one question please.
    can you do the same tutorial with an “A” letter?

    that’ll be very nice

  2. says

    ok im not a photoshop guru ….but this guy knows his stuff….he goes really fast so i had to keep pausing…and also used my own back ground and created the heart logo using circles…may be i should have gotten a pic online or something..also i just duplicated the j to get that effect..but ..I really could nt keep up with all of the layer mask stuff. I think hes a really good teacher .

  3. says


    I have watched your video and made it by myself too you r awsom. i am a newe person just trying to be a professional and you videos are helping me alots.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aqib Ali

  4. Verticies says

    I was able to download the file once but unable to extract or open it. I can’t download it again. Evertime I try the download button does not appear.

      • Verticies says

        Thanks Got it. Works.
        I think because I don’t belong to facebook, google+ or tweet is the reason I can not get a download button to appear. In the future instead of bothering someone who has a plate full already with all the help you are providing I will find similar photos and textures on my own to follow along with.

        Great tutorials by the way and thanks again :)

  5. says

    Hi there. Great tutorial.
    But I have one difficulty. At 26.24 you create a new material adjustment layer and change its blending mode to multiply/ But When I do the same thing it multiplies with the gradiented extrusion but not the background group so no background comes through at all. When you put its opacity down to 40% afterwards its still very grey and you can hardly see the background.
    Do you have any idea what could be wrong?

    • says

      Scotty, I really can’t tell what’s wrong by your description. Sounds like it could be a layer order problem, or another layer has a blending mode that should not be there. Feel free so send me you file and I could look at it. (Although it might take me some time to reply back)

  6. Adarsh says

    Hey, Excellent work!!!!
    But can you provide me with the background pictures you worked with????
    I just cant find them…

  7. Jay says

    I’ve tweeted but download link doesn’t appear & my newsletter signup gets rejected. Could you add me and send link to the tutorial files? Thanks for the AWESOME tutorial!!!!

  8. Cris says

    I’m trying to do this, however when I do the logo (Select a ney layer+ make the logo, etc.) I cannot do the extra shapes on the logo and afterwards i cannot duplicate them on the background. I do not have the option in the duplicate to. Can you help me with a tip, please?

  9. harsha says

    where is the .psd file of logo? you said it is included here. i want it to get the shapes better. can provide me one?

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