Making Murals: How to project your art onto a wall using Photoshop

Ever wanted to try your hand at a mural? With a little imagination the whole world can become your blank canvas. Using Photoshop you can simply apply your art onto the surface of your choice and bring your creative vision to life! Creative guru Erin Summer has been kind enough to share her secrets in this great video that you can try yourself at home.

For all the steps in this tutorial you can watch the video below and play along with using the source files Erin has provided Download the source files

Step 1 - Start with a photo of a wall or surface you’d like to layer your design over. The brighter white the better

Draw a pattern or illustration with pen or pencil on paper. Take a photo of your drawing and load it into Photoshop

Step 2 - Think about the colours you’d like to use in your design. If you like you can use another artwork or a colour palette saved to your computer for reference.

Use the eyedropper tool to select the colours you want to use and fill the area using the paint bucket tool.

Step 3 - Use the magic wand tool to select the white area around your design and hit delete. Voila! You have now isolated your artwork ready for placement

Step 4 - Drag and drop your design onto the photo of your wall or surface and arrange it any way you like

Step 5 - Apply your blending mode through the layers panel.

Step 6 - Use the eraser tool to remove your design from any areas you don’t want it to be visible such as windows.

You did it! You can arrange your artwork any way you like, go big or create a repeating pattern like the image below.

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Did you enjoy this tutorial? We would love to see your creations. Please share your finished results with us on Instagram tagging @erinsummer_ @creativelysquared and #cs_colourmyworld