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Angry Emoticon

Learn about special effects while converting an ordinary orb into a fantasy art piece in this Adobe Photoshop tutorial.

Let’s create a new file, having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi which must be processed with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and the color #BBC2BB

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Next we shall select the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the next demonstrated element:

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters for the last made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel. Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3 

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last created layer, setting different parameters for the new copy – layer. Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay


Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3 

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

Use now the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the basis for the rounded element’s body, so called emoticon. The layer’s color is #3464AE

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3 

Create Angry Emoticon in Photoshop CS3

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