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My goal is not too teach any new mind blowing techniques here, but to explore my process for making a piece of art owing to a rough thought or loose concept. The process is very commence, and involves a bit of trial and miscalculation, but what makes it a lot of fun is the experimentation caught up.
Below is a peek at what we’ll be making in this tutorial.
Let’s start! Initially off, I influence on a subject matter, theme, or all-function thought. With thinking about it a small, I’ve chose I aspire this piece to contain elephants and a very stark black and what affect palette. Why elephants and why black and colorless you might question? There’s no fastidious reason other than elephants have a very fascinating look, and I kindness B&W art. There are no policy to this process so you may have a completely different theme in mind for your piece.
Step 1- I aspire to start with a kind social class texture. Maybe some ancient document. I reckon a blemished document would compliment the piece and give it a small age. With some incisive I found a kind texture with the intention of isn’t too overwhelming in the Subtle Grunge Texture Vol 1 pack here at WeGraphics.
I bent a new document in Photoshop 1800×2400 pixels at 300dpi, and applied the texture to the social class layer.
Step 2- It’s now time to search for the foremost elements of my design, which I’ve by now release-minded should be elephants. I found some fantastic elephant photos at stock.xchng. I’ve downloaded the following, elephant 1, elephant 2, and elephant 3. I start by cutting out elephant 1 from the social class. My selection process can be quick since I preparation for the by and large piece to be a rough painting. The edges don’t have to be perfectly sterile. I used the Quick Selection Tool (w), with a small sterile up, to obtain the following selection.
I went yet to be and cut out the other two elephants using the constant process. I preparation to protect them on stand by, and use the initially elephant as my foremost focal point for the piece.
Step 3- I add elephant number 1 and size him to fit in the center of the canvas.
I at that time convert the elephant to B&W by selecting Image | Adjust | Desaturate. I’d like to have a small extra draw a distinction so I adjust the levels (Image | Adjust | Levels) to the following: 82, 1.00, 182. I went yet to be and desaturated the social class, as water supply, to match.
Step 4- Now I’d like to go yet to be and start regard some painted elements. This is were the beauty of Photoshop brushes come into play. Instead of making these elements by hand, I preparation to find the right brush sets and add paint with the click of a mouse. With some incisive I influence to go with print elements to add the texture I’m with for the piece. I downloaded the Print Vol 1 set and started by regard a few painted social class elements.
I also aspire my elephant to appear painted as water supply to blend with the social class a small extra. I chose the Dry Brush filter to realize this (Filter | Artistic | Dry Brush) using the following settings:
Brush Size: 6
Brush Point: 10
Step 5- Now it’s time to bring in our other elephants. I used the constant techniques from step 3 to convert the elephants to black and colorless and blend them to the scene. For the elephant in the top missing I set the layer blending mode to Multiply. I wanted with the intention of one to stand out a reduced amount of from the social class. At this point I went yet to be and applied a few extra social class print elements, and a bit of affect burn to the center of the canvas.
Here’s how supply is beginning to affect up
Step 6- At this point point I’m starting to feel confident about the look. Importance what I saw in my head is successfully taking affect. I’d like to add a few extra painted elements to the piece, but I aspire the paint to have extra of a splattered effect so with the intention of it appears the artwork was bent in a fit of creative fury (yeah…with the intention of sounds cool, huh?). In order to accomplish this, I’ve downloaded two extra brush sets. This time I’m using a set called Ink Squirts and a set called Covered Print Splatters.
There is no rhyme or reason to which brushes I choose from all set, and there is no mode for where I place them on the canvas or the layer order. It’s austerely a matter of what looks right to your eye. Your most liable to choose different brushes and place them where you feel is best for your piece. So additional than this point our bring about will probably differ completely.
Step 7- I like the way the paint is appearance together but I feel like a bit of draw a distinction is needed. In order to get with the intention of draw a distinction I’m vacant to apply extra splatters, but this time using colorless instead of black. Pull brushes from all set and start apply them on layers between the existing layers containing black brushes so with the intention of the effect is stacked. Basically you are trying to make it look like colorless and black paint were used at the constant time to paint the piece.
Step 8- Okay, I really like how this is rotary out. But by and large I feel like it’s a small too gray. There’s just not enough draw a distinction, in my opinion. I set out to make a black and colorless piece but now with the intention of I’m this far into it, I reckon it needs a touch of affect to aid add the draw a distinction with the intention of I’m looking for. I’m vacant to add a gradient fill layer above all other layers in the stack. You do this by clicking the tiny icon with the half black circle at the bottom of the layers palette, at that time choose Gradient from the popup menu.
For my Gradient I chose an angle of 125 degrees and three colors in order from top missing to bottom right: #085c71, #8f5502, #18767c Again, no set rule here, so choose the colors with the intention of bring about best for your piece.
Step 9- Part of this “movable” process of supply is deciding when to quit. When is the piece really made? Water supply… With the intention of’s a tough inquiry to answer. It’s made when ever you feel like you’ve achieved the thought you saw in the beginning, or it’s made when you’ve chose your lucky with the outcome. In in cooperation instances it’s completely up to you.
For this piece… It’s not quite made, in my opinion. I don’t like the texture in the social class. I soothe reckon it looks a small too muddy. To fix this, I’m vacant to add a new layer above all others in the stack. I’m vacant to fill with the intention of layer with colorless, and at that time apply a Gradient Overlay Layer Style. For the settings I’m vacant to use:
Blend Mode: Overlay
Two affect gradient – Missing: #565454 Right: #ffffff
Conclusion- I hope you learned a small bit about my “movable” process and how I make bring about from a simple thought to a finished piece using a free flood bring about mode. I hope with the intention of this tutorial inspires some new thoughts and some creative inspiration. The foremost lesson I’d like you to take dead, is with the intention of there is no right or incorrect when it comes to this category of design. Conduct experiment to your heart’s question and have fun!