Learn step by step how to draw this lion mascot in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover the basics such as using the Pen and selection tools to create the outline, painting, and shading.


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Lion Mascot Photoshop Tutorial


Step 1

Create a new document. This one is 700×700 in size and 300 dpi resolution.

step1


Step 2

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “body”. Make the contour of the mascot using the pen tool.

step2a

Make the selection and fill it in with yellow (#ffe91c).

step2b

step2c


Step 3

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “tail tip”. Move it over the “body” layer. Using the lasso tool make a zone on the tail tip and fill it in with white (#ffffff).

step3a

step3b


Step 4

Now create the T-shirt. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “T-shirt”. Move it over the “tail tip” layer. Using the lasso tool, make a form like a T-shirt.

step4a

Make the selection and fill it in with white (#ffffff).

step4b


Step 5

Create the pants. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “pants”. Move it over the “T-shirt” layer. Using the lasso tool, create the paths form.

step5a

Fill the shape using the brush tool and set it to a green colour (#3fb734).

step5b


Step 6

Make the hair. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “hair”. Move it over the “pants” layer. Use the pen tool to make the shape of the hair.

step6a

Fill it with green (#3fb734).

step6b


Step 7

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eyes backgound” and move it over the “hair” layer. Make the shape of the eyes

step7a

Fill the shape with white (#ffffff) with the brush tool (b).

step7b


Step 8

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eye green zone” and move it over the “eyes background” layer. Make the shape of the colored part of the eye.

step8a

Fill it with green (#3fb734).

step8b


Step 9

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named ”eye black zone” and move it under the “eyes background” layer. Fill the center part of the eye with black (#000000).

step9


Step 10

Make a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eyes reflection” and move it over the “eyes green zone”. Using the brush tool (b) with hardness set to 100%, make two white (#ffffff) dots like in the picture.

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Step 11

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose” and move it move it over the “eyes reflection” layer. Make the selection for the nose by using lasso tool (P).

step11a

Use the brush tool (B) set to black (#f0db00) with opacity set to 20%.

step11b


Step 12

Load the selection you made in Step 11 and create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose shadow” and move it over the “nose” layer. Brush the left side with black (#000000) as shown below.

step12a

Set the opacity to 20% and the result should look like this:

step12b


Step 13

With the same selection, create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose reflection” and move it over the “nose shadow” layer. Brush the upper right side with white (#ffffff).

step13a

The result should look like this:

step13b


Step 14

Make a selection as shown below and create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “left eye shadow”. Move it over the “nose reflection” layer. Use the brush tool (B) to brush the upper side of the eye.

step14a

step14b

Use a black (#000000) brush.

step14c

Set the fill to around 40%

step14d


Step 15

Make a selection like shown in the picture and delete the area from the layer you just made in the previous step.

step15


Step 16

Do the same thing to the other eye. Make the selection on a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “right eye shadow”. Move it over the “left eye shadow” layer.

step16a

Brush the inside of the selection like in the previous steps with the same settings. Brush with black (#000000) and set the fill to 40%.

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