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Drawing From a Reference Photo
Under Drawing Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
First step is to create an “onion skin” by adding a white layer above the bottom reference photo layer and setting its layer opacity down a bit so that the image can be seen through the white layer. After doing a bit of work on the flame and wick layers.
There are many ways to create trees. Painting trees is useful as trees are common objects. You can decide your trees in your own style e.g. quantity of branches, leaves or size of trunk. You can design your trees in a quick way to save your process time with reference to this tutorial.
Retro style creation is getting more and more popular. Since this is widely applied on web backgrounds or posters. In order to achieve better quality of design, this tutorial has been using two different software. The pattern / shape have been initiated by Illustrator then finalized it by Photoshop.
In this tutorial, it will let you learn more skills to create a cartoon character as well as add the shadow and light effects in within. If you get used to design the cartoon characters, you will not find any difficult for the first bit of this. Then, you can jump to the last chapter to have further learning .
Drawing a movie actor is not an easy job. It requires complicate techniques and frequent practising through trial and error. To improve your techniques, it is better to have a reference to different designer’s artworks.