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Go to the eraser tool and turn off shape dynamics. Then, setting the brush size to 3 pixels, erase two curving lines across the midsection of the pot. This may take some time, and a lot of redoing, but it is worth it in the end, because of the golden effect it gives.
Change the brush size to 1 pixel and erase swirling patterns within the two lines.
Merge the layer down onto the “pot” layer.
Make two new layers, one above the “plants” layer, and another below the “pot” layer. Name them “column 1” and “column 2”. We will be working with both layers at the same time to get the columns done.
Fill in the columns with color #FFF8E4 (opaque, hard edged brush).
Turn shape dynamics on again for the eraser tool, and shift + drag down to erase some of the white from the columns. Try to focus on erasing only one side of each of the little “flutes” running through the column.
Create a new layer titled “floor” above the background.
Color the tile area with color #B12C00, using a hard-edged opaque brush.
Add shadows around the tiles with color #611700 with a soft-edged brush set to 41% opacity.
On a new layer above the last (this will be merged down), add a highlight to the center of each of the tiles with color #F0681D (use a 105 pixel brush set to 18% opacity).
Use the burn tool set to midtones mode and 46% exposure to add shadows to the floor. Make sure that the darkest shadows are cast by the columns and the potted plant.
And you're done with the background! The third part shows how to draw and color a roman woman. Continue to Roman House Part III – Finishing.