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Create a sea illustration

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I would like now to create a sea illustration of some kind. Maybe we will do an underwater landscape.



So in this one, we will practice a lot of filter effects that are available in Photoshop. We will use the effects to build object of the illustration giving them even texture.



So let’s go.



Create a sea illustration

I’m using a custom brush for this. Here you can see the settings. This brush is one of the brushes I’ve downloaded on Deviantart.com.



I’ve just clicked several times to form a background color and image.



Create a sea illustration

I’m just changing the color and dimension of the brush here.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

There we have it. You know when you are building a silhouette in the beginning of the image the edges count a lot. You can rotate the brush in brush’s options.



Create a sea illustration

Create a copy of the layer and gibe a lot of blur to it.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

If you having a real problem downloading the brushes you can start from here just painting this silhouette using soft air brush. I’ve also changed the color a little.



Create a sea illustration

Now I will use Shear filter in Filters > Distort > Shear.



I really like how it looks now but let’s take it a little bit further.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

AS you can see I got rid of our layer copy. I usually use the copy to check out the effect.



And now I like to speak about how you can use the filters to transform the shapes and give certain effects to them.



I’ve tested all of the filters but I’ve chosen the best in my opinion – Ink Outlines filter



Create a sea illustration

Moreover
I’ve filled my gradient with black to transparency gradient
and overlaid the whole layer with pattern in layer styles.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

Now make a layer under the firs one and just overlay in with basic black to white gradient.



Create a sea illustration

Use plastic Wrap filter on the gradient layer.



Create a sea illustration

Now the next step; select the color range tool and make a selection similar to that.



Create a sea illustration

Further the selection by 15 pixels and copy it to a separate layer.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

Apply some layer styles to our newly created layer.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

I thought that we will do this one without grabbing a pen but think different).



Create a new layer and chose a basic 1 or 2 px brush.

Now,
the task here is to create small surface lights. Surface lights are the
top light gamma spots that stay on the very edge of the object.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

I’ll finally do some color correction and text.

I will use only layer style on my text – Outer Glow, Mode: screen, Color: white.



Create a sea illustration



Create a sea illustration

And we are done here. Enjoy.



Create a sea illustration

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