How to Draw an Adidas Sneaker from Scratch in Photoshop

How to Draw an Adidas Sneaker from Scratch in Photoshop
Learn how to draw this Adidas sneaker in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to create the shape with the Pen tool and use different techniques for coloring and shading.

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How to Draw an Adidas Sneaker from Scratch Photoshop Tutorial


Step 1

First thing first: create a new image (File > New) with these dimensions.
  • Width: 900 pixels
  • Height: 500 pixels
  • Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
step1

Step 2

Use the Pen Tool (P key) to make a path as what you see in the picture below. Then right click on it and choose “Make Selection”.
step2a
Use the Brush Tool (B Key) with the settings below, and fill the selection we just created with a dark gray color such as #181c1b.
step2b

Step 3

Use the Pen Tool (P key) to create a path. Right click on the path, and select “Make Selection”.
step3a
Fill the selection with a gray color #3d4444.
step3b

Step 4

In a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N), make a path as in the picture below with the Pen Tool (P key). Right click on it and select “Stroke Path”.
step4a
Use these Brush Tool settings for the stroke:
  • Master Diameter: 3 px
  • Hardness: 0 %
step4b
Set the blending mode for the layer on “Soft Light” and decrease the “Fill” option to approx. 40%.
step4c

Step 5

Again use the Pen Tool (P key) to create a path, then right click on it and choose “Make selection”.
step5a
Fill the selection utilizing the Brush Tool (B key) in a dark gray color #181c1b.
step5b

Step 6

Create paths with the Pen Tool (P key), then right click and select the “stroke path”.
step6a
Use a 2px #2f3030 for the stroke.
step6b

Step 7

Make a selection with a 5px Feather.
step7a
In a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N), fill the selection with a dark gray color #181c1b,
step7b
then decrease “Fill” to 70%.
step7c

Step 8

Make the next selection with the Lasso Tool (L key) with a 0.5 px Feather.
step8a
Use the Brush Tool (B key) with a huge Diameter such as 150px, and add some highlights in white in the designated places.
step8b

Step 9

Use the Pen Tool (P key) to make a path, then right click on it and choose “Make selection”.
step9a
Fill the selection with color #1b1e1d with the Brush Tool (B key).
step9b
Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and enter 1.1 % for Amount.
step9c

Step 10

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N). Make some paths with the Pen Tool. Then right click and select “Stroke Path”.
step10a
Add a 2px gray #2f3030 stroke on the side.
step10b
Now right click on the layer we just created > Blending Options > Drop Shadow, and enter these settings:
  • Blend Mode: Overlay
  • Opacity: 40%
  • Angle: 2*
  • Distance: 1px
  • Spread: 0 %
  • Size: 1px
step10c

Step 11

Use the Pen Tool (P Key) to make a path, then right click on it and choose “Make selection”.
step11a
Use the brush tool with a 150 px diameter and add some highlights in a white color in the selection.
step11b

Step 12

Use the Pen Tool (P) to make a path in a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N). Make a selection.
step12A[4]
Fill the selection with a gray color such as #464b51.
step12B[4]
Right click on the layer > Blending Options > Bevel & Emboss:
  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Chisel Soft
  • Depth: 150%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 25 px
  • Soften: 10 px
  • Angle: 2°
  • Altitude: 32°
    step12C[4]


Step 13

Use the Pen Tool (P) to make the next path in a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N). Right click on it and choose “Make Selection”.

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