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Transform your Image into a Cartoon Art
Under Drawing Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
Christmas is coming. You can create a wonderful cartoon art as a gift to your friends. The idea is to draft out your image with reference to your picture and paint it part by part. Your chosen picture shall be not complicate and easy for painting.
In this Photoshop tutorial, it will show you how to create a highway sign and post using custom shapes, selections, layer styles and a little creative gradient work. For my final image a few more signs using the same steps are added as the ones in the thumbnail.
How to turn a normal star into something special. Perhaps you can just add on some effects such as scratches for it. This tutorial will teach you to start with a composition from scratch first in Illustrator where we will play with shapes and the Blend Tool. After that in Photoshop we will add the light effects and the pattern overlay.
In this tutorial, it will show you the basics of using your Layers palette, as well as talk you through how to use some tools in your Tools palette, such as the Polygonal Lasso and the Elliptical Marquee. It will also show you how to cell-shade (colour using hard-edged shading techniques) your character while adding in a detailed background to situate your fantasy character in its own unique environment.
It is time consuming and not easy to draw a natural scene by traditional painting method. However, you can do that much nicer and quicker by Photoshop. As long as you keep practising, you will find lots of Photoshop drawings to be done by similar skills or methods.
This specific piece was created for a set of three different shots involving a massive dragon flying over the land causing destruction in its wake. It was made six full illustrations for about ten seconds of screen time! Each shot had a before and after state as the dragon passed through the image.
Making a hawk is like painting any other portraits, you need to work out a draft first. To start your painting, you should have a full picture of your product e.g. choosing suitable colors for background to match with your object. Then you can start using different sizes of brushes to carry out the painting.