Preview of Final Results


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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.

Step 1

Make a new layer above layer “coral 3”.

step 1


Step 2

Use color #23001A to make a football shape (using a 70 pixel opaque brush).

step 2


Step 3

Make a connected crescent moon shape attached to the back of the football shape.

step 3


Step 4

Outline the fish in color #150600 using a 15 pixel brush.

step 4


Step 5

Use the burn tool (shadow mode, 15% exposure, 133 pixel brush) to add shadows to the figure, mostly along the bottom.

step 5


Step 6

Set the burn tool to midtones mode (exposure 64%) and add a shadow area to the top of the fish and along its tail.

step 6


Step 7

Use the dodge tool (118 pixel soft edged brush, 20% exposure, midtones mode) to highlight the fish’s body.

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