Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Beautiful Spring Butterfly Scenery



In this tutorial I will show you the steps I have used for making the Butterfly in the spring image.
The main tool we will be using is the soft round brush. All the effect are made by changing the brush size and opacity ,also we will be using lots of layers.
A Graphic table is required to follow create this image.
Let's get started!


End result:
How to Make a Beautiful Spring Butterfly Scenery Final Image

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Step 1

Open new PSD file
Size: 1500X1640px
Resolution: 100
Color: white
Name: spring


Step 2

Before sketching we are going to create a group folder by clicking on the (create a new group) icon from the layers window.


Step 3

Double click on the groupe1 folder
and change the name to sketch.


Step 4

Now create a new layer in the sketch folder (Layer --> new - layer)
1 - Set the foreground color to # 0202ff
2-Click Brush tool(B), change Size to7px
Hardness 0%,
Opacity 89%,
Flow 92%.
( We will be using the same brush in all steps with different opacity and size).


Step 5

Start sketching the butterfly
drawing steps.
I -start drawing with a small circle for the .
2 –drawing the body .
3- create a new layer(layer-new-layer) for the wing then start with the upper part of the wing,( draw something like a heart shape).
4-sketch the lower part of the wing.
5- duplicate the wing layer (layer-duplicate layer..) .
6- select the duplicate layer then flip the layer with ( edit- transform- flip horizontal) then rotate(edit-transform-rotate) to make the 2nd wing.


Step 6

Sketching the rest of the image.
(Make a simple sketch for the brunch and flowers).


Step 7

Add details to then wing
Draw the details of the wing pattern .


Step 8

Now sketch is done, let’s move to next step

1-Create a new layer above the sketch folder .
2-click Paint bucket tool(G) fill the layer with white color.
3 -make the layer opacity 50%.
4-Change the layer name to white .
(to change the layer name double click on the layer then type the new name).


Step 9

The Butterfly
1-Create a new group folder for the butterfly ( name it butterfly) then make a new layerin it .
2- rename the new layer to black .
3-select Brush Tool (B) size 3px.
4-Zoom in twice (CtrL++) .
5- start drawing the butterfly with black color.

This may take some times, use the EraserTool(E) whenever you need to get nice clean lines.


Step 10

Again draw the first wing then duplicate(layer-duplicate layer..) and flip(edit-transform-flip horizontal , till you get something like the image.


Step 11

Coloring the Background
Fill the Background Layer with # 4b4773 use the Paint bucket tool(G).


Step 12

1-Create a new layer (layer – new- layer) .
2- Select the soft brush(B), size: 1300px , color #e6e4f5 .
3-Click once at the top left side.
4- Merge the layer with the background (layer-Merge down , Ctrl+E).


Step 13

Again create a new layer with the same size brush change color to #100f27.
Brush the bottom right side of the image , merge down the layer (Ctrl+E).


Step 14

1-Now From brush Presets -Brush tip shape choose the dry brush 66 Size: 300px.

2-With the Eyedropper tool(I) pick some color from the background.


Step 15

Add some strokes in a new layer to the same spot where you picked the color from
Change the opacity of the layer to 90% .


Step 16

merge this layer(layer-merge down .. Ctrl+E) with background,
Your background should be like the image below.


Step 17

Coloring the flowers
paint the flowers
-first create a new group folder between the betterfly group and the sketch group (name it pink )
- then create a new layer in this group (name the new layer outlines).

Draw the outlines of the flowers (make sure the brush opacity and flow is 100%).
- Create a new layer below the outlines layer, name it base ,paint the flowers on it ( color #954256).

Adding shades and lights
1-create new layer then create clipping mask (Ctrl+Alt+G) .
2- Now select a darker color then the base , paint the shades with a soft brush 5px size opacity 80%
(For blending the colors use a very low opacity brush 15% and paint between the darker and lighter areas)


Step 18

create a new layer ( name it center ) and paint the center of the flowers.


Step 19

Still inside the same group

1- Create a new layer name it (small flowers).
2- click Brush tool (B ),/strong>Change the brush size to 10px, opacity 98%, flow 98% , color: #d7acc0 .
And draw the small flowers, select darker color for shades .


Step 20

Select the Blur tool (R) .
Brush size: 150 px ,strength:100% and blur the small flowers.
(To create the glowing effect change the brush opacity to 20% size 15px and brush around the small flowers then blur).


Step 21

Adding more flowers
1 -Duplicate pink group and merge down all the layers in the new group (Pink copy) .
(rename the merged layer to more flowers ) .
2 –select the Move tool(V) and move the flowers to a new spot.


Step 22

Resize the layer (edit- transform -scale) and rotate ( edit – transform – rotate).


Step 23

Blur the new flowers with the Blur tool( R).


Step 24

Make more copies of the same layers then hide the sketch group folder( to hide the the folder click on the eye icon).


Step 25

Drawing the white flowers
1-Create a new groupwhite flowers).
2- In a new layer with a brush size:30px
Opacity:58%
Flow: 63%
Color: white # ffffff Paint the small flowers.


Step 26

Take the Blur tool( R) brush
Size: 150px
Strength:100%
Then blur the new flowers.


Step 27

Make few more copies of the same layer
resize and flip .


Step 28

Still inside the white flowers group
1-Start painting the brunch and leaves the same way we painted the pink flowers .
(First draw the brunch with the color #60401b
100% opacity brush) .
2- Create a new clipping mask layer (paint the shades in the new layers).
For painting the leaves use color #r899e5f .
3-make new copy of the pink flowers change layer mode to screen.


Step 29

Coloring the butterfly wings
Open the butterfly group again makes a new layer under the lines layers
And start coloring the wings with # f26522 color.


Step 30

Adding light colors to the wings
With soft brush size :10px, opacity 60% , color #f2852d.


Step 31

1-Create a new layer(layer-new-layer).
2-Change the brush(B) size to 1px, opacity 45%, flow 35% color black #000000
(draws small lines to create the wing texture).


Step 32

With the same setting brush create the wood texture look on the brunch .


Step 33

Adding the final touches
Let’s go back to the butterfly group
1 – Select the lines layer (the layer with the black color butterfly).
2- Create a new layer (layer- new- layer) then create clipping mask (Ctrl+Alt +G).
3- With the soft brush(B) ,size: 3px, draw the small white spots on the wings.


Step 34

Draw white lines on the butterfly body then soften them with Smudge Tool( R).


Step 35

On the top of all layers in the butterfly group create a new layer(layer-new-layer) change layer mode to color
With the soft brush add some colors to the wings,( add different colors spots.


Step 36

Create a new layer name it Dots, fill it with black color #000000.


Step 37

-Turn the layer mode to color dodge .
-With the soft brush size 3px ,opacity 100% flow 100%, color white # ffffff ,add random spots to the layer.


Step 38

Change color to yellow #ffff00 , add more spots to the layer.


Step 39

1-Create a new layer(layer-new-layer) at the top of all layers, name it yellow .
2- with a Big soft brush (B) ,opacity 50%, colors# f7f733 cover all the layer with yellow color.


Step 40

Change the layer mode to color, opacity to 26%.


Step 41

Create a new layer ,change color to # f3c58a , and paint the layer with big size round brush(B).


Step 42

Change the layer mode to overlay, opacity 65%.


Step 43

This should be your final result .
Good Luck! .



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70 Comments:

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Guest says:

This is absolutely amazing!
I hope this gets the recognition it deserves =)

Thanks for sharing it with http://www.madtuts.com

Regards
Craig

(4 years and 165 days ago)
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Guest says:

it was nice tutorial for my bigginning . fantastic keep going

(4 years and 165 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is a great start for doing more custom design work built up from scratch rather than manipulating other already captured designs and photos!

(4 years and 164 days ago)
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Guest says:

thats amazing!

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(4 years and 164 days ago)
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

Sophia, thank you! This tutorial is wonderfully detailed and the end result is beautiful. Well deserving of recognition.

(4 years and 164 days ago)
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Guest says:

No páni,to je opravdu podrobný a pochopitelný návod.Ještě umět malovat jako ty..(já zvládnu maximálně domeček jedním tahem)
Návod je velice dobře zpracovaný.

(4 years and 163 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is awesome...i love how you draw. unfortunately im not good at sketching with adobe ps, and im quite a beginner, so its hard to make these stuffs.

(4 years and 163 days ago)
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Guest says:

very detailed tutorial..... thanks for sharing.

(4 years and 163 days ago)
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Guest says:

wata shit!! nice one bro its amazing good job

(4 years and 163 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow... very cute and fantastic tuts! i really like it! thanks

(4 years and 162 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow... very cute and fantastic tuts! i really like it! thanks

(4 years and 162 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very nice work...
Thanks for sharing this

(4 years and 161 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

excellent tut... congrats for the aproval

(4 years and 161 days ago)
avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

The end result is just so pretty, wow well done!

(4 years and 160 days ago)
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very very good one...

(4 years and 159 days ago)
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Guest says:

I really love this tutorial and of course you work

(4 years and 156 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial...
love this...





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(4 years and 153 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks a lot

(4 years and 145 days ago)
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Guest says:

It's... it's just.... wow, that's amazing. I really wish I had your drawing skills.

(4 years and 145 days ago)
avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Sophia, amazing detail tutorial and great drawing skills.

(4 years and 144 days ago)
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Guest says:

great tutorial!!

(4 years and 135 days ago)
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Guest says:

great .. thanx for sharing

(4 years and 132 days ago)
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Guest says:

I LOVE IT!!
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

thank for the tutorial!

(4 years and 131 days ago)
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Guest says:

lovely!!!!!! I just loved it....... Photoshop is excellent for creativity

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(4 years and 128 days ago)
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greymval says:

This could make an awesome post-card!

(4 years and 127 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow! You're amazing!! Rawr!

(4 years and 123 days ago)
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Guest says:

Tutorial added to the web tuts

(4 years and 119 days ago)
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Guest says:

beautifull

(4 years and 114 days ago)
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Guest says:

i love it I;m good like that artist exept a little different.So you should check mine out on circle cross ranch cir. Aubrac on the right the second house. love Malaya{mu-lai-ya}

(4 years and 110 days ago)
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Guest says:

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(4 years and 110 days ago)
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(4 years and 110 days ago)
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Guest says:

i love it I;m good like that artist exept a little different.So you should check mine out on circle cross ranch cir. Aubrac on the right the second house. love Malaya{mu-lai-ya}

(4 years and 110 days ago)
avatar priyakamble

great tut.

(4 years and 109 days ago)
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Guest says:

"r899e5f" is not a valid color. You can't use 'r' in color #s

(4 years and 90 days ago)
avatar sophia
sophia says:

=p its a typing error , seems i pressed the(r) by mistake ^_^

(4 years and 80 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb

(4 years and 73 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wonderful! Thanks a lot

(4 years and 69 days ago)
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Guest says:

wooooooooooowww.....
its amazing
but I think its too difficult for me.....
and I will try it
thx

(4 years and 59 days ago)
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Guest says:

Labour job.....Nice.....i'm used 2 playin vt few layers so i don't think i can sit 4 dis nice tut o urs...also i don't av a painting tablet ryt now...i guess its noway a mouse job???...if it is dn i'l b shockd..haha...i'm poor vt mouse sketching..

(4 years and 58 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial, I already know how it can be made even easier in Illustrator.

(4 years and 58 days ago)
avatar sophia
sophia says:

if you can draw it on a paper , then you can do it with a mouse it will just take a longer time then the tablet .

(4 years and 58 days ago)
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Guest says:

Really cool picture! I would do anything to be able to write as good as you did here, I'll start train for it now, and I went inspired because of you. Thank you!

(4 years and 54 days ago)
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Guest says:

Très beau...

(4 years and 53 days ago)
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Guest says:

Wow very much charming tutorial and i want to try it myself.
Thanks for your post.
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(4 years and 36 days ago)
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Well explained Tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

(4 years and 35 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very nice one.

(4 years and 30 days ago)
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Guest says:

superb

(4 years and 10 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderfull
i like it

(4 years and 3 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Wow,Great tutorial hope u post some tutorials on making 3d like objects

(3 years and 346 days ago)
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[banned] says:

really, it is very great masterpices

(3 years and 330 days ago)
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[banned] says:

that's really cool but there's one problem sketching otherwise fantastic good nice beautiful and no words to say

(3 years and 320 days ago)
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olseado says:

Great Tut! Tahnk you

(3 years and 318 days ago)
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priya [banned] says:

Great its really....................... very amazing

(3 years and 292 days ago)
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Juliana says:

Beautiful

(3 years and 275 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Hello,
I'm from Vietnam
I like your tutorial very much, especial this one
Can I ask for the PSD file?
I need to make a poster for my friend's school's festival and this picture is the perfect fit for what I aimed to have in the poster
I'm bad at designing and I don't have much time to create a new poster
could you share your psd file?
I will be extremely thankful if you do so
I just make a poster to help my friend, not for selling or doing anything to gain profit.
So please let me know if you agree to share it as soon as possible
Thank you so much.
Best wishes
Bee

p.s: I will leave my email address here
apsbee@gmail.com

(3 years and 235 days ago)
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swan10 says:

I'm learning from tutorials for a 2/3 months. I have to admit this very tutorial has motivated me for real art rather than manipulation so much and inspired me to create my own drawing. It taught me so much. I made a poor imitation with mouse thou it says a graphic table is its requirement. Cordial thanks to its author for such a detailed tutorial.

(3 years and 208 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing love it!

(3 years and 205 days ago)
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[banned] says:

amazing butterfly i like it ******************************************

(3 years and 43 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thanks alot, really helped me with my project work. btw, THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME DESIGN I'VE SEEN DESIGNED ON PHOTOSHOP!

(3 years and 15 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Very well explained tutorial. Every step is clearly described with picture. Thanks.

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(2 years and 307 days ago)
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I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
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I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
no avatar

I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
no avatar

I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
no avatar

I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
no avatar

I have NO drawing talents, HOWEVER< loved reading your tutorial, it was easy to understand with an outstanding outcome.

thanks for taking the time to create it.

Hopefully i will be able to apply some of your demonstrated skills with what skills i have.

(2 years and 295 days ago)
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Guest says:

its amazing.It is beautiful.
Do you know that i took for my school project.
fantaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaastic

(2 years and 179 days ago)
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[banned] says:

fantastic

i love it very much
I want like this drawing skills
good bye

(2 years and 179 days ago)
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Guest says:

I will be pttinug this dazzling insight to good use in no time.

(1 year and 297 days ago)
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Guest says:

Amazing

(1 year and 203 days ago)


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