How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch Using Photoshop

How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch Using Photoshop
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Step 27 - Creating small wrinkles.

To create small wrinkle turn shape layer on, create a shape and press Ctrl + click to get its selection. Select a soft brush of size 200 px & color #0198bd and start creating shadows in small wrinkles.
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Step 28

Repeat the step-27 and create some more small wrinkles, group wrinkle layers and add layer mask to mask unwanted areas to make wrinkles more prominent.
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Step 29 - Adding lights.

Now we will add some lights to the character to give it more natural look. Select pen tool and create a shape for main bigger wrinkle, change its color to #ceecf1 and apply gaussian blur of radius 15 px.
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Step 30

Create another shape of color #ceecf1 and add gaussian blur of radius 25 pixels. Next, create a new thinner shape with same color and apply gaussian blur of radius 18 pixels.
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Step 31

Repeat step 29 & 30 to add more lighting to character. Add lights on other wrinkles too, add lighting according to the position of light source.
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Step 32 - Adding lights to head.

To add light on head, select the pen tool and create a shape of color #ceecf1 then apply a gaussian blur of radius 40 pixels. Next, create another thinner shape around eyes with same color and apply gaussian blur of radius 25 pixels. If everything done properly, then it will look like this.
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Step 33

Create another shape layer on head of color #ceecf1 and apply a gaussian blur of radius 46 pixels. The result will look like this.
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Step 34

Repeat steps 29 & 30 to create lights on the body of character to give character realistic look.
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Step 35 - Creating hand.

Create a hand shape with pen tool, don't forget to turn shape layer on. Change its color to #00a4cb, select a soft brush of size 200 px and add shadows to the hand.
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Step 36

Now we will enhance the hand by adding details in it. Starting from index finger, create a divider in index finger with color #006384 and apply gaussian blur of radius 3.5 pixels.
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Step 37

Repeat step 36 and create more divisions in both fingers. To add lights on finger, create an ellipse of color #cfebf1 and apply gaussian blur of radius 7.5 pixels.
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Step 38

Create more lights on finger by repeating step 37 then add lights in the hand wherever needed. Select soft brushes with some opacity to add lights on larger part like elbow.
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Step 39

Now create thumb by pen tool, change its color to #029fc4 then select a soft brush of color #017798 to add shadows in it. Repeat step 37 to add some lights on thumb.
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Step 40

Next, we will create nail of thumb for this, create a nail shape and apply gradient layer style with colors #42a51e & #3dd567. Now add stroke layer style and add a stroke of color #008bab and size 2 pixels.
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Step 41

The nail look great, now add an outer glow adjustment layer with these settings. Create a new selection, fill it with color #d3fdcd and apply a gaussian blur of radius 4 pixels to add lights on nail. If everything done correctly, then nail would look like this.
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Step 42

Create small finger by repeating step 39 - 41, add lights and shadows wherever needed. Group all hand layers and name it "right hand" then duplicate the group and align it at left side of character. Rename this group to "left hand".

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8 comments on “How to Create a Cute Gooey Blob from Scratch Using Photoshop”

  1. I didn't get to try this yet, but read through the whole tutorial. I can't wait to try it. I think it's outstanding and clever use of many basic tools. I got lots of good ideas from it.

  2. It is not SS-light-beams.color but it is SS-light-beams.abr that is an photoshop brush file to be import in photoshop to use. If you are using CS5 then you can just double click on brush and it will be loaded in your photoshop.

  3. I am sorry if you found some problem while following the tutorial and understanding. I would keep in mind to create more detailed tutorials. Thanks for your feedback.

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