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Draw a Realistic Steam Iron in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a realistic Steam Iron from scratch. You’ll learn how to create realistic shadows & highlights on plastic and metal.


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final


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Draw a realistic Steam Iron in Photoshop


Step 1 – Create a new image file

Open Photoshop and create a new image (Ctrl+N or File > New) with the settings shown below.

  • Width : 600 pixels
  • Height : 600 pixels
  • Resolution : 72 pixels/inch
  • Background Contents : White

1


Step 2 – Steam Iron top part

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “top part”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a selection like in the picture below ( first make a path then press right click on it -> make selection)

2a

Fill the selection created at the step 2A(right click on the selection->Fill) with a lighten gray , I used #e8e6eb

2b


Step 3 – Adding Shadows

From the Tools Menu select Pen Tool (P) and use it to make a path like in the picture below (3A)

3a

Press right click on the path and choose “Make selection” option , here increase the Feather Radius to ~ 2 pixels (3B)

3b

From the Tools Menu select Burn Tool (O) with the next settings :

  • Master Diameter : 65 pixels
  • Range : Shadows
  • Exposure : 50% (3C)

3c

Use Burn Tool (O) in the selection created at the step 3B (3D)

3d


Step 4 – Highlights & More Shadows

Add more shadows using Burn Tool (O) (4A)

4a

Now , make next settings for Dodge Tool (O) :

  • Master Diameter : 74 pixels
  • Range : Shadows
  • Exposure : 47% (4B)

4b

Add some highlights using Dodge Tool in the indicated places (4C)

4c


Step 5

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “spray”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then using Lasso Tool (L) make next selection (5A)

5a

Fill the selection (right click -> Fill) created at the step 5A with a grey color , I used #d0ced3 (5B)

5b


Step 6 – Highlights & Shadows

Make next selection using a selection tool (6A)

6a

Add some shadows/highlights using Burn/Dodge Tool (O) in the indicated places , then make another selection using Lasso Tool (L) (6B)

6b

Repeat the step 6A into the selection from the step 6B (6C)

6c


Step 7

Make next selection using Lasso Tool (L) (7A)

7a

Fill the selection created at the step 7A with a lighten gray , I used #ebebed (7B)

7b


Step 8 – Strokes

Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer or you can press the indicated button in the picture below ). Rename the layer to “strokes”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it , then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer then , with Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the next picture (8A)

8a

Select a darken gray , I selected #6e6d68 (8B)

8b

Press right click on it and choose Stroke Path option , add a 2px grey stroke like in the picture below (8C)

8c

Erase a little bit using Eraser Tool (E) like in the next picture (8D)

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