How to Draw a Koi Fish in Photoshop

How to Draw a Koi Fish in Photoshop

How to Draw a Koi Fish in Photoshop
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Change this layer to 'Screen'

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Step 13 Outline

Before we make the outline. Merge all of the petal layers together including the 'Petal highlight and shadows' (don't include the 'Flower Highlights 1 & 2). Create a New layer and name it 'Outline'. Next create a selection from the layers you just merged.

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Step 14 Stroke

Next go to Edit>Stroke and apply these settings

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Step 15

Move the outline a couple of pixels to the right. Change this layer to Overlay with an Opacity of 77%

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Step 16

For an added element I grabbed my Paint brush tool and used a soft px brush #e6d9b0 and painted in some more highlights. For this layer I changed it to luminosity.

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Step 17 Part 2 - Second Flower

Now we are done with the first flower now it's time to start the second one. Create a new document (same size canvas). Apply the same gardient for the background as previous stated with the first flower. This is what we will be making.

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Step 18

Create a New group by cliking the folder icon above you layers and name this group 'Purple Flower'. Inside of this new group create a new layer and name it 'Petals' Grab paint brush tool and select the flower brush that you downloaded prior to starting the tutorial. #af37a5

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Step 19 Burn and Dodge Tool

Grab your burn and dodge tool (soft brush) and fill in the areas like I did in the image below. Continue this around the entire flower.

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Step 20

Make a selection from your 'Petals' layer and contract it. Select>Modify>Contract by 19px. Make a new layer and grab a soft brush from your paint brush tool and fill in the areas like I did below. #FFFFFF

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Change this layer to Soft Light.

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Step 21

Create a New layer and on this layer make a Selection from your 'Petals' layer and contract it again by 34 px.

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Step 22

Again grab your paint brush tool and paint in the areas like the image below color #e9d44b

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Change this layer to Screen

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Step 23

Create a new layer and place a circle in the middle of the flower using a soft round brush (71px, #e9d54b)

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Step 24

Create a New layer and with a soft round brush add white to the tips, erase the areas that go beyond the petals.

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Change this layer to Overlay.

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Repeat this step with a soft brush #FFFFFF but change this layer to Soft Light.

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