Preview of Final Results
Seascape Painting Part II: Creating the Fish and Finishing the Picture Photoshop Tutorial
- Program: Photoshop 7
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes
*This tutorial was meant to be completed using a pen tablet. If you are using a mouse, the brush sizes will be irrelevant. However, a good estimate for brush sizes when using a mouse is about 1/3 the size of the brush I am using.
Make a new layer above layer “coral 3”.
Use color #23001A to make a football shape (using a 70 pixel opaque brush).
Make a connected crescent moon shape attached to the back of the football shape.
Outline the fish in color #150600 using a 15 pixel brush.
Use the burn tool (shadow mode, 15% exposure, 133 pixel brush) to add shadows to the figure, mostly along the bottom.
Set the burn tool to midtones mode (exposure 64%) and add a shadow area to the top of the fish and along its tail.
Use the dodge tool (118 pixel soft edged brush, 20% exposure, midtones mode) to highlight the fish’s body.