How to Create Photo Pixel Effect
Basically in this tutorial you will be converting a regular skateboarding image into a great looking poster advertisement that people outside of the internet life like! The picture above is a result in what we will be making from the picture below.
Start off by grabbing a random image of the internet as long as it's not copyright or unless you have permission. If you can't find a good looking image, please just take the one above so you can atleast learn how to make this first.
Step 3:Now since you have the image, you'll want the quality to be a little higher than expected. Basically all you have to do is sharpen it.
Now it's time to add some texture to the image. Lets select the background layer (image) and go to Filter > Texture > Texturizer. Now the image look something like the one above.
After you have added some texture to the image, it's time to actually spice it up a bit! Grab the layer you just added the effect to and duplicate it. Now go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic and change the cell size to 14.
Go back to step 2 and grab the original image and paste it in there again. Now gently using the Magnetic Lasso tool select around the skater. Right click and hit Feather > 3 pixels. Now hit CTRL+C to copy it then CTRL+V to paste it.
Make sure you are on the cutout layer that you just copied / pasted and hit CTRL+U now. A Hue & Saturation window will pop up. Move the bottom one all the way to the right to turn it to white. Hit OK then go to Filter > Stylize > Wind. Change it to wind and from the right. Now set that layer to Overlay. Above it isn't set yet so it looks different. Now move it around the skater to the left and down a little bit to make it look like he's in motion.
Now add some of your own effects like a border and some custom text and your all finished! You can download the full complete PSD with the text & border by clicking the link below! Please experiment with this. Click here to download the PSD.