This tutorial demonstrates techniques to create Travel Flyer Template Design in Photoshop. This is a fairly straightforward tutorial usingÂ Photoshop’s drawing tools and composition techniques. The techniques shown here could be applied to create any other flyer template design as well, like holiday trip, local attraction, etc.
What you’ll be creating
Hereby we are going to create Travel flayer template design in Photoshop. We will start off by preparing the main image, create the multi-layered curvy shape using the shape tools, warp command and add a couple of layer styles to give it a sleek and shiny looks. I have used Photoshop version CS6 to create this work, but any version from CS3 onwards will be fine as well.
Travel Flayer design template – Front side view:
Travel Flayer design template – Back side view:
- Sun Island – by h3nry
- Water Sport – by goodmorph
- Monkey – by Rita
- Shrine Temple – by denzani
- Wayang Puppet – by Rita
- Beach icon Brush – by photoshopfreebrushes
Within Photoshop, press Ctrl+N to create a new document. Set the width: 2480 pixels and height: 600 pixels, while the resolution is set to 300 pixels/Inch respectively.
Go to File > Place menu. Locate and select sun island image, then click the Place button to insert it as a Smart Object. Adjust the size and position of the sun island image. Hit Enter to apply the transformation.
Repeat the previous step to insert water sport image as smart object. Place it on top of sun island layer.
Add layer mask to water sport layer. Within water sport layer mask, draw a black to white linear Gradient diagonally using the Gradient tool.
Draw a blue (RGB: #0099c5) rectangle shape using the Rectangle tool. Set the height around 860 pixels.
Go to Edit > Transform Path > Warp menu to use the warp command. Drag the warp needles to bend the rectangle’s topside as shown in the image example below.
Add layer style Gradient Overlay. Inside the gradient overlay dialog:
- Choose Blend Mode: overlay
- Gradient color is black to white
- Select style: Linear
- Set the Angle: 0
We use this method so if you change current shape’s color into anything else, the gradient effect should still there, regardless what color you choose.
Draw another white rectangle shape on top the blue rectangle shape. Recall the transform warp command to bend the white rectangle’s left side.
Add layer mask into current shape’s layer. Draw white to black linear gradient using gradient tool, drag diagonally from bottom left to the top right corner of the white rectangle. If done right, you should get some nice “glossy” effect as shown in image below.
Draw a blue filled (#005c98) ellipse shape with the Ellipse tool. Use the transform command Ctrl+T to adjust the blue ellipse’s size and position as shown in the image below.
With the blue ellipse selected, press Ctrl+C to copy it to clipboard. Press Ctrl+V to paste the blue ellipse we copied earlier. Duplicate blue ellipse shape, upscale until it gets a bit larger then the previous ellipse. Alter the path option to Subtract Front Shape. This way, the first ellipse shape will be cut by the second one, leaving a ‘curvy shape’ as a result.
Still on the shape layers, go to the path option and then click the Merge Shape Components button. Those ‘curvy shape’ should be merged by now.
Duplicate the ‘curvy shape’ layer, flip it vertically using the Edit > Transform path > Flip Vertical. Use the Move tool to drag it all-the-way to the left and then change the blend mode to multiply.
Add layer mask to ‘curvy shape’ layer, use the linear Gradient tool to hide half-right side of the shape.
Repeat step 13 – 14 to get another curvy shape layer for the canvas bottom. Use Free Transform command to upscale its size.
Select all layers, except the background, water sport and sun island layer. Hit Ctrl+G to group selected layers. Double click the newly created layer group, so now you can rename it to “blue shape”. This step is optional, but i usually group my layers to maintain orders and simplify things.
On the top of ‘blue shape’ folder, draw a pale brown (#efe0c9) rectangle using the Rectangle shape tool.
Use the Edit > Transform Path > Warp menu again to curve the rectangle’s topside. See image below for your reference. Hit Enter to apply warp command.
Add another dark brown (#b19e90) rectangle to the bottom, around 425 pixels height. Use the warp command again to curve the topside of the rectangle.
Add white rectangle shape for the left side of the canvas. Recall the warp command to curve the top and right side of the rectangle.
Still in the white rectangle layer, change the blend mode to soft light. Press Alt+Ctrl+G to apply clipping mask layer.
Draw a black rectangle shape on the top right of the canvas, set the width to 952 pixels and height to 460 pixels.
Drag the black rectangle’s left bottom point using Convert Point tool to convert the sharp angle into round. Drag the same point to the top-right position with the Direct Selection tool.
Change the black rectangle’s blend mode to Soft light. This will change its appearance into semi-transparent black color.
Add a new layer. Activate the Brush tool and pick the soft round brush. Adjust brush size around 1300 pixels, set the brush color to white and set the brush opacity to 30%. Click 2-3 times on the same spot within the blue curvy shape area. This will generate a soft white highlight as the result.
Select five layers you just created and then group them all. Rename the group to “front shape”. Don’t forget to Save the document by clicking File > Save menu.