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Now we need to set up our particle brush. Go to the brush settings and use settings as follow:
We are ready now. Pick a color like #9d5e25 and play around, but carefully. You can also dynamically change the brush size. In tip at the beginning of the tutorial I told you how to do it quickly.
We have all the small particles on a single layer. Now [Ctrl] + [Click] on a thumbnail for a selection of them. Choose some dark color, could be #704219. Create a new layer underneath our particles. Fill it with dark color and move a bit down. We will get simple 3d effect.
Use dodge tool to lighten some particles, so they will vary from eachother.
In this step we used dark color to achieve a 3d look, but we can do exactly the same with light color, just imagine how particle will be rotated in space. We did this before. Here is a fast workflow: New layer > selection > paint with light color > move selection > [Delete].
They look just fine, now create more of them by repeating this step. You don’t need any other knowledge.
The egg is almost complete. Now you can fix any errors and mistakes. I’ve forgotten about third dimension of the main eggshell.
And the final egg:
What I have to cover to finish the illustration is an egg white. We will work with Pen tool. Pick very light color (but not white) like #f7f5f3. We want our white flowing out from holes and cracks. The thing is, that we have to correctly shape it. I will do this in pretty noobish way, but that’s how I like to work. I am creating a lot of points (polygons) and then modifying each of them with Convert Point tool to get a smoothness.
As you can see, a lot of points that indicates a simple shape. Now with Convert point tool I am changing every single point.
To get something like this:
Our egg is falling down, so egg white should be directed to top.
Some fixes here and there:
We can now rasterize this layer, but this is not necessary for we will work on clipping layers.
So, create new layer, it is good practice to use clipping mask. Pick white color (yes, now use pure white) and create some highlights with brush tool.