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Create a Vector Style Magazine Cover in Photoshop

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Now the eye is created on one side, we need to duplicate it and place it on the other side. To do this select all the eye layers choose Layer > Duplicate layers. This will duplicate the eye and now press Ctrl+T then right click on the bounding box choose Flip Horizontal option from the context menu.

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We forward to the nose. Draw a circle with the Ellipse tool like below. Set color #9d2429.

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Draw a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool on the circle. Set the same color as above. Press Ctrl+T and rotate it about 45 degrees to match the below image. Press Enter key to confirm it.

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Add some highlights with Ellipse Tool.

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Now create the smile using a simple technique that I am going to show you. Draw a circle like below.

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Now click on the Vector mask thumbnail of the circle you just drew. Grab the Ellipse Tool select Subtract from shape area option or Press the “Alt” key and draw a circle like below. Note that you are actually drawing inside the vector mask. See the result.

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Add a little blush to the sun.

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Draw flames using the Pen Tool. Create them below the sun’s base layer.

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Our Sun character is finished. I wanted to give it an extra treatment. Add strokes with the Pen tool. Pick a dark brown color or #2c1617. Draw a shape around the sun below all other layers.

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Draw strokes to the flames on top of flames layers.

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Now draw some highlights with Pen Tool.

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Step 4 : Creating the Little Robo

Turn off the “Sun” group. So we can work on a plain background. We can turn it on later. Create the Little Robo character that we have in the sketch. Create a new group and rename it to “Little Robo”. Create everything related to this character in this group. Take the Ellipse tool, set the color to #65a4d0 and draw similar shape.

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Remove the middle anchor points with Delete Anchor Point Tool. Select the top anchor point with Direct Selection Tool.

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Pick the Convert Point Tool, hold Shift key and click on the anchor point and extend the handle like in the below image.

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We need to add hands and feet to the character. Click on the Vector mask thumbnail of the shape you just drew, grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw in the vector mask.

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Create eyes with shape layers same as we did earlier. Create one eye first, rotate it a bit, duplicate and flip it horizontally to make a pair.

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Create smile using the same technique we used before.

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Draw the nose.

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Draw the Shoes.

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Draw this shape around the character under all other layers in the stack.

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Draw antenna with Pen Tool.

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Now draw some highlights. Draw an oval with color #c8e5f2.

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Pick the Rectangle Tool. Draw inside the vector mask holding the “Shift” key.

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Pick the Ellipse Tool, Press “Alt” key and draw like in the below image.

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Add one more highlight with Pen Tool.

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Step 5 : Drawing the Girl Character

We use the same methods to create this character. Create a new group. Rename it to “Girl”. Draw the following shape.

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Duplicate the above layer by pressing Ctrl+J. Resize it a bit and change the color to #d6dd55.

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Create eyes.

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Create the smile like we created earlier. Draw an oval and select Subtract from shape area option on the Options bar. Draw inside the Vector mask to subtract.

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Draw nose with Ellipse Tool.

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Draw the remaining details following the image below.

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