A Work in Progress: Summer day



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Summer day
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Oval stroked with gradient, dodged & burned.

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Warped to shape.

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Stem made with oval selection filled & warped.

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Many, many, many, many (did I say many?) strokes of line tool.

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Lots of dodge & burn.

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First shroom copied, warped, color shift.

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Arc made by overlapping 2 circles & deleting the bigger one. This will be used as a template to create the grass layer;.

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Lots of grass blades made by duplicating the original, warping to make lots of shapes, and individually coloring all the grass blade layers.

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Making the colored spots on the mushrooms by selecting areas with lasso tool and using Selective Color and Hue/sat.

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Making the small mushroom. Simple oval fill which will be altered soon.

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Getting the shape right.

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Same process as before for the stem, lots of dodge & burn.

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Basic grass transformed in various ways: Scale, distort, warp, color variation... Now I've got my grass layer.

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Starting the ladybug image.

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Adding the head shape.

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More detail, color to be determined.

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Ladybug dodged & burned, many small tweaks.

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Now she's on the shroom, shadow added.

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Sky added, with just a tiny touch of render clouds at low opacity. I basically hate render clouds, but as an adjustment layer at very low opacity they add a bit of texture.

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Layer copied, adjustment layer Multiply @ 40&%.

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Final result

Creation of Summer day: Final Result

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Dubhy63 says:

Great detailed guide,deserves topmarks !

(5 years and 2369 days ago)