gold glitter castle

Gold Glitter Castle Poster

I am a big Walt Disney World fan and with the 50th anniversary in 2021, I thought it would be fun to create a poster.

Disclaimer: I do not work for Disney nor is this meant to be used for any sales or advertising.  This is meant to be fun and good practice for me. 

To begin I had found an old (I mean old) coloring book I had purchased from I think 1995 (guessing) trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. In it was the picture of a castle that I scanned into Photoshop.

disney coloring page

I had to remove the foliage and recreate the bottom of the castle as it was now missing and there were only flags on one side of the walkway leading up to the castle, so I recreated them as well. This brought some symmetry to the castle.

disney coloring page

Once I was happy with the look of the castle, I created the outline and changed the color from gray to black. 

Next was making the color mask. In the menu under Select > Color Range, I was able to select only the highlights (the white color).  Then I could make this into a mask layer, leaving the black outline on a separate layer.  Adding a new layer in between the highlight layer and background layer confirmed this.

layer masks for the castle

Now was time to make it glitter with gold. I replaced the green color with a large gold glitter swatch I had created from a picture of gold glitter.  The castle is ready.

gold glitter swatch
gold glitter layer mask

Now it was time to build my poster. Selecting a new project and choosing a poster size in Illustrator and choose a black background to start.  I imported the now gold castle to the project; however, it is a white castle and I need it to be black. Using a similar process as above I selected the highlights color and changed it to black. Giving this nice-looking castle

walt disney world poster

I repeated the masking layer process for the typography for Walt Disney World and 50th Anniversary

Leaving me with this amazing poster.  Let me know what you think?  

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