Final Image

In this tutorial we will be creating the image below. It is a mimic of a FOX promo for the TV show House MD. So let’s get started.

Step 1

Create a New Document (Height: 330px, Width: 750px). Fill it in with a dark blue/green (I used #031a21).

Step 2

Create a new layer, and using a large soft white brush, color in a line. Set the layer to 75% opacity.

Step 3

Duplicate the Layer, and erase the edges so that the line is shorter than the first one on both sides.

Step 4

Create a new layer, and using a smaller soft white brush, color in a line. Set the layer blending mode to overlay.

Step 5

Create a new layer, and using a large soft blue colored (#47badb) brush, color in a line. Set the layer to 25% opacity.

Step 6

Create a new layer, and using a very large soft white brush, click once in the upper corner. Set the layer to 30% opacity.

Step 7

Duplicate that layer, and create a gaussian blur of 150px. Set the layer opacity down to 15%.

Step 8

Duplicate the layer once more, and set the blending mode to overlay.

Step 9

I used a font called House M.D. and you can find it on DeviantArt and download it for free. Then, type in whatever you want, and center it. Rasterize the layer when your ready, and then erase bits of the letters (use a very low opacity on your eraser, like 25%).

Step 10

Create a shadow for your text by creating a new layer, and drawing a black (using a soft brush) line below the text. Set the layer opacity to 50%.

Step 11

Set up your confetti brush: (the texture is a default texture called nebula)

The brush is set up to switch colors, so if you choose a red color for your brush (in the foreground), you’ll actually get red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, and everything else when you start to paint.

Step 12

Create a new layer, and paint some confetti in the air. Use a nice vibrant color like rose red to start off with, so that your confetti is full of nice bright saturated colors.

Step 13

Create a new layer, and draw some confetti (a lot more than in the air) on the ground area. To do this, just don’t paint around quite as much, and you can actually hold down shift to help you paint in a strait horizontal line if you wish. When your done, set a drop shadow for this layer (I used Multiply, Opacity: 50%, Size: 1px, Spread: 0, Distance: 1px).


Congrats on finishing! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tut, and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below, and I’ll be happy to help you out. Also, if you’ve found this tutorial to be interesting or helpful, or if you have any suggestions for improvement, please comment about it, and let me know so I know how I’m doin’. Thanks everyone!