Painting Composition

A nice lesson is about searching the composition from basic PS effects and filters.

Start. Create new document. 1024×768 px.

painting composition

Use gradients on it.

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painting composition

We did it 2 times + 2 different layers.

painting composition

Now make a copy of one of the layers, making it 3 layers.

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painting composition

Use Wave filter on the top layer.

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painting composition

And set the mode to the layer.

painting composition

Now I want to use some layer styles (on the top layer).

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painting composition

I’ve created a new layer and used another gradient on it.

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painting composition



painting composition

Note the Mode is set to Color Burn. See the result (with wave filter).

painting composition 
I want to create a new INVERT layer that can be found on the bottom of the layer box.

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painting composition

Set the mode to linear light.

painting composition

I like the color now. Now it is time to paint a little bit (I’ve never thought it will be a painted illustration). So create a new layer and begin.

painting composition

I’ve used this brush.

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Result:

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Set some details.

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I’ve used the same wave filter on the copy of the painting layer.

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painting composition

On this stage the idea still was to create an Abstract Illustration. I’ve done some details and lights.

painting composition

And this was the first step to create an environment. Another layer:

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painting composition

Yes )).

painting composition

Use little Brush Flow value to make the lighting.

painting composition



painting composition



painting composition

For little objects I’ve used this kind of brush.

painting composition

A little color correction using gradient layer:

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And final result – Sci-fi Cityscape Scatch.

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