Render a High Detail Leica M8 Camera with Photoshop

Render a High Detail Leica M8 Camera with Photoshop
Learn how to recreate this stunning image of a limited edition white Leica M8. This is a very lengthy Photoshop tutorial that will show you every step of the process. A PSD with 186 layers is included at the end of the tutorial.

Preview of Final Results


White Leica M8

Render a High Detail Leica M8 Camera Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1

Create a new image document by using the File menu and selecting “New...” (Ctrl + N). Set a custom preset, width at 800px and the height at 600px, resolution: 300px/inch .
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Step 2

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create the shape of the camera (step2a). Select from the right click pen tool (P) options the “Fill path… ” option. Fill the path with grey color (#e4e4e4) (step2b).
step 2a[7]
step 2b[7]

Step 3

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a path shape. From the right click options select “Make selection…”. Set the Feather Radius on 0.3px (step3a). Brush (B) the selections with (#d4d4d4). Use the brush settings like in the picture: master diameter 50px, hardness 100%, opacity and flow 100%, mode: normal (step 3b). Set the Layer Style on Gradient Overlay like this: blend mode: normal, opacity: 65%, gradient on reverse, linear style, an angle of 145°, scale 100% (step 3c).
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step 3b[7]
step 3c[7]

Step 4

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a path shape. From the right click options select “Make selection…”. Set the Feather Radius on 0.3px (step4a). Brush (B) the selections with (#d4d4d4). Use the brush settings like in the picture: master diameter 50px, hardness 100%, opacity and flow 100%, mode: normal (step 4b). Set the Layer Style on Gradient Overlay like this: blend mode: normal, opacity: 100%, linear style, an angle of -24°, scale 121% (step 4c).
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step 4b[7]
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Step 5

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a path shape. From the right click options select “Make selection…”. Set the Feather Radius on 0.3px (step5a). Brush (B) the selections with white (#ffffff). Use the brush settings like in the picture: master diameter 50px, hardness 100%, opacity and flow 100%, mode: normal (step 5b).
step 5a[7]
step 5b[7]

Step 6

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a new path. Set the brush tool (B) on 2px and white color (#ffffff). Stroke the path by using right click options of pen tool (P). Set the stroke on brush with simulate pressure off (step 6a). Make a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and from the right click options select “Make selection…”. Set the Feather Radius on 0.3px (step6b). Brush (B) the selections with (#343327). Use the brush settings like in the picture: master diameter 50px, hardness 100%, opacity and flow 100%, mode: normal (step 6c).
step 6a[7]
step 6b[7]
step 6c[7]

Step 7

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a new path (step 7a). Select from the right click pen tool (P) options the “Fill path… ” option. Fill the path with black color (#000000) (step7b).
step 7a[7]
step 7b[7]

Step 8

Create a new layer (Ctrl +Shift + N). Using pen tool (P) create a path shape. From the right click options select “Make selection…”. Set the Feather Radius on 0.3px (step8a). Brush (B) the selections with (#ffffff). Use the brush settings like in the picture: master diameter 50px, hardness 100%, opacity and flow 100%, mode: normal (step 8b). Set the Layer Style on Gradient Overlay like this: blend mode: normal, opacity: 88%, linear style, an angle of 146°, scale 100% (step 8c).

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