Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Pick the brush (B) tool, colour black and hardness- 39%. Opacity and Flow between 21-28%, paint some shadows like this:
I found the black line along the center of the bottle very distracting. So picking the Clone Stamp Tool (S), create a new layer above the ‘bottle copy’ layer, in clipping mask and then clone the parts shown in the selection:
Make sure to select the “Current & Below” option when cloning.
Make another new layer above the clone tool one and name it lighting. We will now paint some lighting effects on the bottle.
Using a soft brush with opacity -38%, Flow – 41% and varying between these two colours #ebe2ae, # b2a278, paint along the edges of the bottle where light is falling on it.
Change the blend mode to Overlay — 100% Opacity.
Create a new layer again (set as clipping mask) and name it ‘lighting 2’. And then with a soft brush, colour #4e796f, paint inside the bottle. Brush opacity and flow should be around 35-40%.
Change the blend mode to Screen-69%.
Make another new layer in clipping mask and name it shadows. Using the same brush settings as you did for the previous layer, paint with the same colour #4e796f as shown in the selection:
Change the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the opacity to 63%.
Create a new layer again, name it ‘lighting 3’.
I wanted to make the lighting more intense on the bottle so taking a soft brush (opacity & flow 28-30%) and choosing the colour #f1b57a, paint over the part of the bottle indicated by the arrows shown in the image below:
Change the blend mode to Screen – 100%.
Now picking the colour #43756c, paint some slight shadows on the bottle. So create a new layer (in clipping mask) above the ‘lighting 3’ one with a soft brush of opacity about 16%, paint over the selected part of the bottle as shown below:
Then change its blend mode to Multiply – 100%.
Create a Curves adjustment layer to darken some part of the bottle. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase around the areas selected:
Create another Curves layer this one for brightening the bottle. Fill its layer mask with black and with a soft brush (foreground colour set to white), reveal back the effect of the Curves layer around the parts of the bottle indicated by the selection below: