Open new PSD file
Before sketching we are going to create a group folder by clicking on the (create a new group) icon from the layers window.
Double click on the groupe1 folder
and change the name to sketch.
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
( We will be using the same brush in all steps with different opacity and size).
Start sketching the butterfly
I -start drawing with a small circle for the .
2 â€“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.
Sketching the rest of the image.
(Make a simple sketch for the brunch and flowers).
Add details to then wing
Draw the details of the wing pattern .
Now sketch is done, letâ€™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).
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.
Again draw the first wing then duplicate(layer-duplicate layer..) and flip(edit-transform-flip horizontal , till you get something like the image.
Coloring the Background
Fill the Background Layer with # 4b4773 use the Paint bucket tool(G).
1-Create a new layer (layer â€“ 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).
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).
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.
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% .
merge this layer(layer-merge down .. Ctrl+E) with background,
Your background should be like the image below.
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)
create a new layer ( name it center ) and paint the center of the flowers.
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 .
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).
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 â€“select the Move tool(V) and move the flowers to a new spot.
Resize the layer (edit- transform -scale) and rotate ( edit â€“ transform â€“ rotate).
Blur the new flowers with the Blur tool( R).
Make more copies of the same layers then hide the sketch group folder( to hide the the folder click on the eye icon).
Drawing the white flowers
1-Create a new groupwhite flowers).
2- In a new layer with a brush size:30px
Color: white # ffffff Paint the small flowers.
Take the Blur tool( R) brush
Then blur the new flowers.
Make few more copies of the same layer
resize and flip .
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.
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.
Adding light colors to the wings
With soft brush size :10px, opacity 60% , color #f2852d.
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).
With the same setting brush create the wood texture look on the brunch .
Adding the final touches
Letâ€™s go back to the butterfly group
1 â€“ 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.
Draw white lines on the butterfly body then soften them with Smudge Tool( R).
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.
Create a new layer name it Dots, fill it with black color #000000.
-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.
Change color to yellow #ffff00 , add more spots to the layer.
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.
Change the layer mode to color, opacity to 26%.
Create a new layer ,change color to # f3c58a , and paint the layer with big size round brush(B).
Change the layer mode to overlay, opacity 65%.
This should be your final result .
Good Luck! .