step-006a

We are going to start on the edges of the face.making short quick strokes taking as a reference the direction of the fur and the color.

step-006b

Try changing the to lower sizes of the brush to get more detail.Remember to have patience while doing this step.The more hair you paint,will make the blending look better.

step-006c

If you are using the pen tool in this step,I suggest you stroke different parts of the hair, then duplicate the layers and change their positions slightly to create clusters of hair you can easily move around,copy and paste around the face to speed up the process.

step-006d


Step 7

Once you have the edges of the tigers face filled with hair,we are going to start painting the face.First we are going to fill the face and defining it with the colors we sampled and then we are going to add details and accentuating them with another set of contrasting hues. Create a new layer,sample the bright green color and start stroking small indications of fur where the blue color is.

step-007

Now select the blue and paint to fill the parts that need more detailing.

step-007a

You can create new layers for every color or sector of the face you paint to keep things in order.Slowly fill the face with short paint strokes but be sure not to over do it! (We are trying to give it more detail without taking away the main composition of the tigers face).

step-007b

Pay attention on the direction of the fur,that will help you guide the way you should do the strokes.


Step 8

Now we need a selection of brighter color to paint the accents and detailing on the face.

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Create a new layer.Starting with the bright green color,paint over the the darker shade of green to accentuate it.

step-008a

I want the main focus of the face to be the eyes,so I will especially add more detailing here.

step-008b

Keep painting more detailing on the face changing the hue of the colors:

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step-008d

Use white to give the accents on the highlights of the image and accentuate the features of the tiger like the eyes and the nose.

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Increase the size of the brush by a couple of pixels and paint the whiskers.

step-008f

To give the finishing touches,I used a light blue shade and using different brush sizes, I scribbled some details along the face.

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24 responses to “How to Create a Psychedelic Tiger Illustration in Photoshop”

  1. JRitchie Avatar
    JRitchie

    Half the files are not available anymore and one you have to purchase. If the tutorial is out of date, then remove it. Frustrating!

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      Sorry for the broken links JRitchie! As you probably know, free resources typically become unavailable over time. You’re welcome to let us know in the comments if you would like us to update them.

      We try to make everything free, from the tutorial to the resources. Regarding the brushes, it’s actually free. You’ll need to create an account but the download is free.

      I know it’s frustrating that free resources are a hassle to deal with, and that’s the tradeoff with free vs paid resources. I’m sure you will be grateful for the free content so many people have put out there for you.

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    online gaming

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  3. MIKIAS Avatar
    MIKIAS

    DAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!

  4. da bomb Avatar
    da bomb

    yo this is gr8 I learn lots new stuff I’ve already mastered photo shop and English skills

  5.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    wow its coollllllllllll ***** more stare

  6. Bejaflop Avatar
    Bejaflop

    yeah i bet

  7. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    Wow, these are really creative! They remind me of those Chip Fosse drawings from Overhauling’. Great work!

  8. Dominic Avatar
    Dominic

    Es ist sehr schwierig, solche Linien ohne Zeichentablett nur mit der Maus zu malen,
    das Tutorial ist total klasse und auch für mich als Noch-Anfänger super, nachzubauen.

    Danke vielmals !!!

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    Anonymous

    Wow, it is wonderful tips.

  10. Sandal Shukla Avatar
    Sandal Shukla

    Sir, Please specify the setting for the shape dynamics as brush set darker in the middle and fade in the first and last corner, please also specify setting for shape dynamic of brush tool at the time of creating dripping effect.

    Thanks

  11. datta3 Avatar
    datta3

    very nice article

  12. Ariana Avatar
    Ariana

    I used this tutorial for a class assignment.
    came out great!!
    I had a hard time with the dripping effect, but played around with some brushes till I got something realistic!

    Thanks so much!

  13. MARIA Avatar
    MARIA

    THIS IS THE HARDEST THING IN THE WORLD PLEASE BE MORE HELPFUL. THE PHOTO IS PRETTY

  14. niranth Avatar
    niranth

    WOA! This is the stuff client are willing to pay for! Awesome and inspiring! One of the best tutorials out there on this site! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Akeem Avatar
    Akeem

    im not getting the the melting effect with brush, what brush did you choose?

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    Anonymous

    The psd is only 72dpi…

  17. Flex420 Avatar
    Flex420

    this ISH is difficult

  18. Nora Avatar
    Nora

    very very well written tutorial! it’s not confusing at all… basic photoshop knowledge is required though.
    learnt new techniques..thank you for taking the time to make this !

  19. Paige Avatar
    Paige

    how do i get the grunge loooook!!!!!!!

  20. marissa Avatar
    marissa

    Be more specific this is confusing.

    1. Everr Avatar
      Everr

      i agree

  21. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    Wooaahhhh this is rad! thanks for the instruction!

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      its been 11 years since you commented this, think back. did you waste themj

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