Create a Deer Abstraction with Photoshop
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a deer abstraction with Photoshop. You’ll’ learn how to combine abstract elements, work with textures and create lighting effect.
The Final Image
Cut out the deer and choose the head part to place in our main canvas:
I used an adjustment layer with Clipping Mask to desaturate the deer. Go to Layer > Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation:
Open the render image. Use the Move Tool to drag it onto the deer:
I used Hue/Saturation to change the render color:
Open up Illustrator. Create a new document with the following settings:
Choose the Spiral Tool from the main menu and paint a spiral on the white canvas:
Go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel:
We have this result:
Save it as EPS file for the future use.
Come back to Photoshop. Browse this EPS file and rasterize it with the settings below:( feel free to choose the size you want):
We now have this wireframe on a transparent layer. Drag it above the deer head, between his horns and transform it a little using the Cmd/Ctrl+T key. Place this layer under the deer one:
Open the abstract shapes image. Choose the left one and place it in the center of the wireframe:
I used Curves to brighten this shape: