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How to Create a Breathtakingly Artistic Winter Horse Illustration in Photoshop

Step 4

In this step I will add more roots. It is really hard to repeat all painting steps, so I will show how I do this in the following example.

Open IMG_5598 Folder: Resources/IMG_5598

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Add layer mask.

Click on the “Add layer mask” icon on the bottom of your Layers palette.

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Use soft brush, opacity 50% and paint with black # 000000 on your layer mask.

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Use this brush, opacity 100%, and paint with black # 000000 on the layer mask.

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Use the same brush, but this time paint with white #ffffff on the layer mask.

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Use this brush, opacity 100%, and paint with white # ffffff on the layer mask.

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Use this brush, opacity 100%, and paint with black # 000000 on the layer mask.

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Use this brush, opacity 100%, and paint with white # ffffff on the layer mask.

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Now when you know how to create this, I will start add roots to the image.

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Right click on the layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Now we are ready to add some Shadow/Highlights (Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights).

Settings:

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Right click on the layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Now we are ready to add some Shadow/Highlights (Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights).

Settings:

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Right click on the layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Now we are ready to add some Shadow/Highlights (Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights).

Settings:

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Layer structure.

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Between roots layers add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N).

Use soft brush and paint with white # ffffff, it will give us some lights. Brush opacity 30-50%

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Screen with selection of the light layer.

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Add another light layer between roots layers. (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N).

Use soft brush and paint with white # ffffff. Brush opacity 30-50%

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Screen with selection of the light layer.

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Above Horse folder add another light layer. (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N).

Use soft brush and paint with white # ffffff. Brush opacity 30-50%

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Change layer opacity to 20%

Screen with selection of the light layer.

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Layers structure at this stage.

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The whole image at this stage.

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Step 5

In this step I will paint Horse hairs. For this I will use Smudge tool.

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Use this brush. Brush size 70px.

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Brush settings.

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Before you start painting turn off roots layers, we need only horse visible.

One more thing, we need to apply image, to do this add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N) then go to Image/Apply image. Don’t change anything, just click OK.

Now we are ready to paint.

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Paint in the arrows direction.

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Quick steps.

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Use Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) make the selection, then press Ctrl+J and cut out the head.

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Click on the “Add layer mask” icon on the bottom of your Layers palette.

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Select the Brush tool (B) then paint with black # 000000 on your layer mask.

Mask view.

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When you finish, change layer blending mode to Darken

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Step 6

Add dirty background.

Above Gradient Map layer add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N). Layer opacity 10%. Layer name splash.

Now use custom brushes and make the background dirty J

This layer set to opacity 100%.

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Next, we’re going to add a Levels adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels).

Here are the settings:

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Next, we’re going to add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness / Contrast).

Here are the settings:

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Step 7

In this step we will create the lines. For this I will use Root picture. Folder Resources/Root.psd

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