Create another layer above, change its blending mode to Multiply and use the Clipping Mask (Command / Ctrl-Alt-G). Take a more saturated blue sample below the butterfly (indicated by a red circle in Fig. 5), and then draw an area under its feet to simulate a shadow:
Open another butterfly image. As shown in Figure 1, cut out the butterfly and paste it above all layers. Then use a new layer (blend mode – “Multiply”, set it as “Clipping Mask”). Take a dark blue sample and draw the lower side of the wing to create a shade, as shown in Figure 2.
Using a new layer (Blend Mode – “Overlap”, set it as “Clipping Mask”), take a blue sample and paint the upper side of the wing to simulate the lighting, as shown in Figure 3.
As shown in Figure 4, while holding down the Command / Ctrl key, click on the thumbnail layer of the first butterfly to create a selection, and then, while holding Command / Ctrl-Shift, click on the thumbnail of the second butterfly. Continue reading
Press D to change the default layout of colors. Then, while holding down the Ctrl key, click on the thumbnail of the “shield outer” layer to select it. Go to Selection> Modification> Compress. For Compression, set the value to 15 pixels:
With the selection still active, create a new layer on top of the “shield outer” layer. To do this, click on the “Create a new layer” button at the bottom of the layers palette. Fill the selection with black (Alt + Backspace):
Deselect – Selection> Deselect (Ctrl + D). Rename the created layer to “shield base mid”:
Double-click on the “shield base mid” layer to open the Layer Styles window. Enter the values shown in the figure below for the “Internal Glow” style: Continue reading
First we draw a billboard. To determine the height of the billboard rack, we use a hand-drawn pixel man.
The height of the shield rack in four “little man” will be enough:
We will set the width of the rack approximately equal to the height of the man:
We complete the contour of the rack. In the lower part, we close it with a curve to give the rack a cylindrical appearance:
After that, we create the outlines of the billboard itself:
Fill the outline with color: Continue reading