March 2007

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3D Grape Cluster

3D Grape Cluster. 20 min project

In this pretty simple tutorial I will show you how to create dimensional grape cluster in no time.

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1. As always we start from absolutely artless shape. In this particular case I used Rounded Rectangle Tool of a Radius=66. Then I duplicated it to a New Layer.
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2. This step is most important in a terms of creation a single grape. That’s why I made three different snapshots to show you Layer Style settings. First I applied Inner Glow gradient.
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3. To make realistically looking spotlight I checked Texture under Bevel and Emboss and used Photoshop default texture, called "Bubbles". I moved Scale and Depth sliders back and force ’till I found perfect spot I needed.
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4. Gradient Overlay gave me a chance to set a gradient color to my grape. I saved created Style and gave my baby name "Grapie"
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5. I made a Custom Brush from a shape I created in step 1. Then New Layer and applied "Grapie" Style to it.
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6. All I got to do it was to paint, using my Custom Brush. After 8-10 dabs I created a New Layer under and merged stylized Layer with empty Layer, which gave me Layer, uneffected by any style. I repeated this sequence 10 times, keeping all created eleven Layers visible in order artistically manage position of all little greenish ellipses. I added limb, water drops and a drop shadow to complete this, as I said earlier very simple lesson.
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Written by okgrafix on March 29th, 2007 with no comments.
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3D Spider Web

3D Spider Web. 1 hour project

Recently I saw beatiful images of spiders by german photographer(unfortunately I wasn’t smart enough to remember his name). You even can see an expression on spider’s face(lol). Those photographs inspired me so much, so I postponed my other activities and decided make my own spider’s web…

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1. I started this project drawing dumpiest ever rectangular shape and applied Twirl Filter
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2. See the result? I corrected it a bit. It happened too thin. So, I duplicated Layer two times, what gave me necessary line wdth and deleted weird curl in the center.
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3. Well… Mr. Spider of course is a great architect, but even though he can not create such a perfect design. I gotta be destructive and distort my wonderful Twirlie. That’s why I took that amazing distortion tool like Wave Filter and applied it on concentric twirl. I believe, you can see setting I used for my task through the twirl.
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4. In the following step I wasn’t creative(confess, I couldn’t figure any Photoshop tool which can give me lines to be connected to particular points of twirl… maybe you know it) and using Pen Tool, simply drew lines from center to perephery of twirl.
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5. And now fun time! Let’s draw full body portrait of Mr. Spider – the landlord of that web.
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6. For spiders legs I used custom made Brush(Hardness=70, Jitter size=60 and some spacing between dabs), which gave me freedom to draw spider-like legs. Oh, Jeez! Only now I understood how stupid I was doing that unprofessional step. Well… it’s too late. But for the future sake I will share the easy way do same thing. Anyway, it’s better later, than never. All you have to do it is draw lines, that follow direction of spider’s leg with Pen Tool and stroke path with properly set Brush.
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7. To make legs dimensional I set legs Layer Style to the shown settinng. For Pattern Overlay I used one of the Photoshop default pattern.
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8. For Mr. Spider suit pattern I drew very approximate design and applied Glass filter on it
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9. I finished portrait of His Insectness, adding some hair on its legs, some highlights and reflects over spider’s body.
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10. Foliage of the trees was done with customized Brush. Some water drops were added to make my picture look more realistic. To be perfectly honest, I am not very happy with final results… Though, you are my judges now…
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Written by okgrafix on March 27th, 2007 with 3 comments.
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Sketching Lion Head

Written by okgrafix on March 24th, 2007 with 1 comment.
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3D Paint

3D Paint. 45 min project

Maybe someone of us still remember that children’s song about "sky of a color of orange, sea of a color of orange, about green of a color of orange and certainly camel of the same color". I was in the same mood and singing that foolish song I painted my own world in a color of orange…All I needed just paint bucket and brush(all supplies made by Photoshop3d, of course).

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1. I started from paint bucket drawing. Well… Should I give an advice to old auntie Judy how to milk a cow? Should I explain to Photoshop Pros in order to create a cylinder they have to draw a rectangle and 2 ellipses(one for bottom part of bucket and another for top opening)? BTW: topmost ellipse will serve me as a bucket lid.
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2. After that I applied Layer Style to bucket. It is just Gradient Overlay as you see on a corresponding picture.
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3. Actually that simple top ellipse I mentioned in Step #1 was happened in a great use designing paint bucket lid. I loaded ellipse to selection on empty layer and stroked selection. This stroke will be a rim of a lid and a rim of a bottom part of a bucket

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4. Now time to spill some paint! In this case I use rearely taken Photoshop native plugin, called Fibers(know what? I will let you find it yourself. I bet it will take 5 to 7 minutes to find, though it is under Filters menu… LOL)
 
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5. In the following step I Copy/Paste hair-like image to Alpha Chanel, blurred it with Gaussian Blur…
 
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6. and applied Treshold. And a small amount of Gaussian Blur to soften edges. Wow! "EyeCandy" people going to assasinate me – no more life for theirs Drip Filter…
 
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7. Paint suppose to be dimensional and be a color of orange. Of course, my dear friends, Layer Style is a great choice to do so.
 
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8. Guess, what filter I used making paint brush? Well? Of course, I made brush hair with that forgotten Fiber Filter(please call it Mr. Fiber from now).

And now I am about to paint my world in a color of Orange. Avante!

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Written by okgrafix on March 23rd, 2007 with no comments.
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3D Paper Boat

3D Paper Boat. 15 min project

As poet said: he has spectacles on his nose and Autumn in his heart. It’s about me tonight. I am in a blue mood. I remembered my childhood and a time when I sent my first paper boat to a overseas trip…

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1. First of all I have drawn a quick sketch of a paper boat and used it as a guide for my future 3d boat
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2. On a New transparent Layer, using Pen Tool I quickly(how smart I was creating sketch!) outlined my drawing. I saved created Path with "Side R"(meaning right side) name.

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3. I loaded "Side R" Path and filled selection with warm grey color
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4. Then I duplicated "Side R" Path, renaming it to "Side L". Why I did it? Because left and right sides of a boat are identical, except theirs top part. So, I just moved down and corrected position of two anchor points of the path to shape left side of my boat. I loaded "Side L" Path and filled it with a bit lighter grey, then I did for "Side R" on a New Layer.
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5. In the following step I created a "Deck-House" Path, loaded and filled in another shade of grey on its own Layer to differ it from left and right sides of the boat. Dodge and Burn Tools – that’re right tools to make 3d impression!
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6. On a top of each of a left, right and deck-house Layers I placed a New Layer with image of vintage nespaper(guilty, I found old "New York Times" photo somewhere on Internet, using Google image search engine). I moved and rotated each newspaper image unevenly.

As, probably, you alredy figured out, all I needed it was create Layer Mask for each of my nespaper Layers, where I set "Newspaper" Layers to Multiply.

Bon Voyage my little Paper Boat!

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Written by okgrafix on March 21st, 2007 with no comments.
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3D Tomato

3D Tomato. 15 min project

Well… Dunno about you – tomato is my favorite vegetable. How tasteful pick it right from its bush, wipe it with your shirt sleve andTthis part is not for germs fighters) and put it in your mouth… Oh, sorry, let’s get back to a tution. This tutorial is quite simple and also intended for beginners.

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1. As all rounded ojects tomato image should be started from creating a circle. To make shape more natural we have to distorted it a bit. Edit -> Transform -> Warp and Filter -> Liquify will help us to do so. Usage of transformation tools will make object silhouette not so sharp, which is good for realistic purposes…

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2. Photoshop has great 3d tool. It is Layer Style: Bevel/Emboss. Use its high values anytime you need to create dimensional effect on the object.

To round our "signore Pomidore" we need make reflection on the opposite side to light direction. Highlights made in two different Opacity Layers – one for blurred version and another for bright. To create highlight use small to medium size Brushes.

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3. I used Custom Shape Tool to make tomato crown, checked "Star" and Indent Sides by 70% in the Geometry/Polygon Options. Distorted it a bit with that famous Liquify Filter and using Burn Tool added natural light-shadow impression. What else? Oh, yeah! Drop shadow. When light, which coming from the your window is "warm", add some kind of a "cold" tint(not just a medium grey) to a shadow to make it more realistic.
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Written by okgrafix on March 18th, 2007 with 1 comment.
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3D Fried Eggs

3D Fried Eggs. 20 min project

This time I will teach you the easiest way to "cook" 3d eggs. My recipe is quite simple! Count it as a promo of my Photoshop3D restaurant.

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1. As always I started with black circle to make an eggs white. Funny… I distorted it with Warp Tool first…
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2. and then with Liquify Filter. Look like a pizza pie, isn’t it? Gotta keep this idea for the future "3D Pizza" project.
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3. On a top of all I applied Filter -> Distort -> Glass, to make irregular edges.
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4. Now it is turn to make it white. Apply Layer Style with Drop Shadow / Emboss(texture) / Color Overlay. Customize Brush behavior to make highlights, burnt spots and speckles on white face.
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5. Let’s drop some yolks on white! Create ellips, distorted it a bit with notorious Warp Tool. Apply Layer Style. Add some highlight spot.
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6. And the final thing – make it bubbled. Using Custom Brush preset create circle of a small circles. And now "bubbling magic". I created new Layer Style for it. Voila!
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Bon Appetite!
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Written by okgrafix on March 17th, 2007 with 1 comment.
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3D Coca-Cola Can

3D Coca-Cola Can. 30 min project

It always great to have some cold can of Coca-Cola at a hot summer day, isn’t it?

 
1. Create this shape. Not hard, eh?
 
2. Apply Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur. Quite amount
 
3. After applying Adjust -> Threshold it looked like this. Create Path based on this shape. Correct it, if needed. Duplicate shape, flip and connect left and right sides to assemble the bottle shape.
 
4. Apply Layer Styles okg-01.asl to bottle and bottle “mouth piece”, as well as vine shape(download the styles from HERE ). After Copy Merge apply Layer Style to bottle another time(just switch sides and make it more blured)
 
5. Use images for opacity map and lable(or create it from scratch, as I did), create cork shape.

Written by okgrafix on March 17th, 2007 with no comments.
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3D Shadow

3D Shadow. 20 min project

Each and every thing cast its shadow. I don’t mean vampires. "What is so special?", you’ll ask. Nothing, nothing special, if we are talking about one-two legged objects. What, if we have 4-legged chair set in a perspective, huh? I’ll tell ya – recently I opened my Americas and found simple way to do so!

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1. Remember initial chair image should be on transparent Layer!

First of all, I duplicated my chair to a new Shadow Layer, keeping original Chair as a Guide Layer. Then I dissected all chair elements from Shadow Layer: front legs, legs with back, sit and rim to its own layer, making selection and using Layer Via Cut(Ctrl+Shift+J) action. They are apart on the corresponding picture only for showing purposes.

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2. In the next step I distorted each of the chair element(front legs, legs with back, sit and rim), accordingly to chair perspective, using Transform Tool, what else?
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3. Finished my project, combining all parts together in one Layer. Filled drop shadow in blask, added some Gaussian Blur and Gradient to drop shadow’s Layer Mask, making effect of the perspective blur…

Now you’re welcome to get your sit, please!

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Written by okgrafix on March 16th, 2007 with 1 comment.
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3D Envelope

3D Envelope. 15 min project

Oh, those importent documents! I feel diziness when I got ’em in my mailbox… Anyway, here’s simpliest way to create crumpled yellow envelope. I usually hate give detailed information, such as an exact parameters. After all, we are artists and gotta be creative and enthusiastic to find new, our own ways to depict this or that particular object or texture. Since this tutorial intended for beginners, I will try to be perfectly exact.

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1. Open New Document. Make sure your Fore/Background is set to Black&White, if not, hit "D" on your keyboard. Go to Filters. Render -> Clouds. Then Stylize -> Emboss Angle=135°, Height=8, Amount=141. Then… Hue/Saturation and check Colorize box. Insert following settings: Hue=38, Saturation=43, Lightness=0.
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2. To finish this project is a metter of time… Create left, right, bottom and top flaps, willingly on separate Layers and apply drop shadows of a smallest value( I used Layer Styles, Blend Mode=Multiply, Opacity=65°, Angle=120°, Distance=5px, Spread=0, Size=10px, rest values leaves as is) to each of them. Make other elements, those red circles(heck, dunno how to call ’em) and thread, holes, text, etc. Put some documents inside to make it look even more realistic. Gocha?
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Written by okgrafix on March 10th, 2007 with no comments.
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