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How to Create a Sports Banner Template

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sports banner template in Photoshop. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create the effect, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

What You Will Learn in This Sports Banner Tutorial

  • How to create a banner design for a sports day
  • How to add text information and a call to action for sports templates
  • How to add a photo with a Photoshop action applied
  • How to add a border to a sports banner

What You'll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:

1. How to Start Creating a Sports Banner

First, create a new file. To create a new file, go to File > New and set the Width to 970 px and Height to 250 px as shown below:

creating new sports banner templates file

2. How to Create the Discount Field

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the discount field. Choose the Rectangle Tool, click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle, and set the Width to 300 px and Height to 250 px.

creating rectangle

Step 2

Press Control-A on your keyboard to make a selection of the whole canvas. Then, choose the Move Tool (V), and click on the Align Vertical Center and Align Left Edges to align this layer both vertically and horizontally. After that, press Control-T to open up the transform options, Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, choose Distort, and transform the layer as shown below:

transforming layer

Step 3

Name this layer Photo Background. Then, go to File > Place Embedded, select the photo from the first stock photo link, and click Place. Then, set the Width and Height of the photo to 30%, position it as shown below, and name this layer Photo_1.

placing stock image

Step 4

Now press Control-Alt-G on your keyboard to create a clipping mask. Then, select the Photo Background layer and Alt-click and drag this layer to the top of the layers in the Layers panel to create a copy of this layer in this position. After that, Double-click on this new layer thumbnail and choose the color #ff0000 as shown below:

changing solid color

Step 5

Change the Opacity of this layer to 90% and name it Shading.

changing opacity

Step 6

Now choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Montserrat, font style to Medium, font size to 35 px, alignment to Center, and color to #ffffff. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text "50% off", and position this layer with the coordinates X: 130.00 px and Y: 97.73 px.

creating text layer

Step 7

Select the Shading layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Montserrat, font style to Light, font size to 15 px, alignment to Center, and color to #ffffff. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option and set the Tracking to 100. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text "Sitewide", and position this layer with the coordinates X: 130.75 px and Y: 129.58 px.

creating text layer

Step 8

Now choose the Rectangle Tool, click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle, and set the Width to 25 px and Height to 1 px.

creating rectangle

Step 9

Control-click on the Sitewide layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer, and choose Align Vertical Center to align this layer vertically. Then, Control-click on the 50% Off layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer and choose Align Left Edges to align this layer horizontally.

aligning layer

Step 10

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail and choose the color #ffffff as shown below. Name this layer HL_1.

changing solid color

Step 11

Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer, and drag this new layer just below the HL_1 layer in the Layers panel. Then, Control-click on the 50% Off layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer and choose Align Right Edges to align this layer horizontally. Name this layer HL_2.

duplicating layer

Step 12

Now select the HL_1 layer and Control-click on the HL_2 layer to select both layers at the same time. Then, go to Layer > New > Group from Layers to create a new group from selected layers and name it Horizontal Lines.

creating new group from layers

Step 13

Select the Shading layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Montserrat, font style to Bold, font size to 10 px, alignment to Center, and color to #404040. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option and set the Tracking to 250. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 131.25 px and Y: 163.08 px.

creating text layer

Step 14

Now select the 50% Off layer and Shift-click on the Photo Background layer to select all layers between. Then, go to Layer > New > Group from Layers to create a new group from the selected layers, and name it Discount.

creating new group from layers

3. How to Add Text Information and a Call to Action for Sports Templates

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add text information and a call to action. Select the Background layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), set the font to Montserrat, font style to Black Italic, font size to 25 px, alignment to Left, and color to #404040. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option and set the Tracking to 100. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 553.77 px and Y: 63.75 px.

creating text layer

Step 2

Select the Background layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Montserrat, font style to Medium Italic, font size to 15 px, alignment to Left, and color to #404040. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option and set the Tracking to 0. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 547.40 px and Y: 170.24 px.

creating text layer

Step 3

Select the Background layer, choose the Rectangle Tool, click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle, and set the Width to 136 px and Height to 41 px.

creating rectangle

Step 4

Now press Control-T on your keyboard to open up the transform options. Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, choose Skew, and set Horizontal Skew to -10° as shown below. Position this layer with the coordinates X: 413.50 px and Y: 176.50 px.

transforming layer

Step 5

Double-click on this layer thumbnail and choose the color #404040 as shown below. Name this layer Background.

changing solid color

Step 6

Now choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Montserrat, font style to Bold Italic, font size to 15 px, alignment to Center, and color to #ffffff. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option and set the Tracking to 100. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 410.75 px and Y: 177.62 px.

creating text layer

Step 7

Select the Background shape layer and Control-click on the Check Out layer to select both layers at the same time. Then, go to Layer > New > Group from Layers to create a new group from the selected layers, and name it Button.

creating new group from layers

4. How to Add a Photo With a Photoshop Action Applied

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add a photo with a Photoshop action applied. Go to File > Open, select the photo from the second stock photo link, and click Open. Then, remove the ball from the photo using the Eraser Tool (E), press Control-Shift-N on your keyboard to create a new layer, and name it brush. While the brush layer is selected, brush over the subject with a color. You can also make a selection of the subject and fill the selection with a color instead.

brushing over subject

Step 2

Now select the Abstract Photoshop Action and click on the Play button. After the action has finished, customize the effect as you like. You can check out the video tutorial (link included in the action help file) for a demonstration of how to use the action and also how to customize the results to get the most out of the effect.

applying abstract photoshop action

Step 3

Go to File > Save > Save As and save the design as a JPG file. Then, return to the banner file, select the Background layer, go to File > Place Embedded, select the photo that you just saved, and click Place. Set the Width and Height of the photo to 95%, position it as shown below, and name this layer Photo_2.

placing stock image

Step 4

Now go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All to add a layer mask that reveals the whole layer. Then, choose the Brush Tool (B), pick a soft brush, and set the foreground color to #000000. After that, while the layer mask is selected, brush as shown below. Feel free to change the Opacity of the brush.

adding layer mask

5. How to Add a Ball to the Design

In this section, we're going to add a ball to the design. Go to File > Open, select the photo from the second stock photo link, and click Open. Then, isolate the ball from the photo. You can follow How to Create an Isolated Object: Photoshop in 60 Seconds to see how to create an isolated object. After that, Right-click on the ball layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Using the Move Tool (V), click and drag the ball layer to the banner file, and drag this layer to the top of the layers in the Layers panel. Then, press Control-T to open up the transform options, set the Width and Height of the layer to 13.84%, position it as shown below, and name this layer Ball.

placing stock image

6. How to Add a Border to the Sports Banner

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add a border. Choose the Rectangle Tool, click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle, and set the Width to 970 px and Height to 250 px.

creating rectangle

Step 2

Now set the Fill to No Color, Stroke Solid Color to #ffffff, and Stroke Width to 2 px. Then, press Control-A on your keyboard to make a selection of the whole canvas, and choose Align Vertical Center and Align Horizontal Center to align this layer both vertically and horizontally. Name this layer Border.

adjusting shape

You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! You've learned how to create sports banner templates for Photoshop. In this way, you can create any sports graphics templates, including sports team banner templates, sports banner background templates, sports day banner templates, senior sports banners templates, and Photoshop team photo templates.

final result

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If you want something different to stand out from the crowd, this item could be the perfect choice! There are 21 different size banners included that you can use for websites, social media pages, blogs, and mobile apps to attract more clicks for invitations, party supplies, gift tags, web sites, labels, and so much more!

Sports Tournament Web Ad Banners (PSD, JPG)

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Do you need banners to advertise your sport tournament? This retro banner template collection is a great way to refer more people to your website and sport tournaments. There are 22 layered PSD files included, and you can customize everything from the branding to the text and prices before launching it online!

Sport Banner (AI, PSD, SKETCH)

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This sports banner pack includes banners for just about everyone, from bloggers to brands, shops, travel agencies, magazines, and creative businesses. To edit the template, you simply drop in your content and save it!

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