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Odyssey digital life organic tutorial

Welcome in making the Odyssey Tutorial. I guess this tutorial is a digital still life one too. Digital still life series – organic curves in combination with high tech industrial design using digital media.


So let’s make a design.


First create a document.


Odyssey Tutorial


Fill it with gradient then. Here are the gradient settings.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Create a new layer. On this layer we will use a very interesting technique that came from illustrator. First draw some curves using Pen Tool.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Choose a brush. I’ve chosen brush # 1047 in my list.


Odyssey Tutorial


Choose the settings.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial


..and the color:


Odyssey Tutorial


Choose Patch Selection Tool and select the path. Stroke it.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Result:


Odyssey Tutorial


We have now a pattern which we can use like our basic design element or theme, call it as you like.


Create a copy of our pattern; make it way bigger that the original, maybe warp it a little bit.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Position it at the top of the image and change the layer settings. Mode: From normal – to – hard mix; Opacity: From 100% – to – about 30-40%.


Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Create a copy of the initial pattern and change its color to lighter even than the background. It will create something like glow effect.


Odyssey Tutorial


Merge the layers when you think you are done with elements order.


Odyssey Tutorial


Transform the element.


Odyssey Tutorial


This is when the story came actually. It really looks like dirigible. I will also Pinch my background a little bit.


Odyssey Tutorial


Adding some elements to the design of this thing (airship). I’m using the basic design element only,just transforming it.


Odyssey Tutorial


Create a copy of it.


Odyssey Tutorial


…And some more.


Odyssey Tutorial


This line is a perspective line – an invisible line that goes through the horizon line. That is where our ships will go.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Lower
the opacity using masks or just plain eraser tool to lower the opacity
of those who are further away from the viewer’s eye.


Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial


Add some element for the better view: for example add blacker pattern to the bottom of the picture.


Odyssey Tutorial


Transform. And the result of transformation was really amazing- just what I wanted.


Odyssey Tutorial


Add a mask to erase the area right in the center. Use gradient on the mask to do this.


Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial




Odyssey Tutorial


Now let’s create some lighting. First create a new layer.


Odyssey Tutorial


Choose a gradient with the color that is way brighter that the background to transparency. Gradient shape is round.


Odyssey Tutorial


You can see one in the top left corner and one in the left corner.


Odyssey Tutorial


Warp the one that is in the center.


Odyssey Tutorial


Apply an outer glow, making the layer and the picture even shinier.


Odyssey Tutorial


Next mini step: the text. I’ve chosen the Greek styled font to better express the feeling on the picture.


Odyssey Tutorial


Create some copies of the text and lower the opacity of those who are on the background.


Odyssey Tutorial


Odyssey Tutorial


Blur some of them to create a feeling of depth.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


Change the color of one of the letters for design means.


Odyssey Tutorial



Odyssey Tutorial


And this is it in making a digital life organic tutorial.


Odyssey Tutorial

Thanks for reading: better to try than to read and see you next time.

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