Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Today we are going to create an illustration without any basic idea. It definitely is a technical illustration that takes you over certain abilities that my newly installed Photoshop CS2 has.



So let’s get started.



I will now create a document and a couple of layers.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

I will fill my first layer with black to white gradient. I usually do this because it helps my to define basic light source.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

So here we have it.


Further on I will create a new layer between the gradient and background. This layer will be filled with pattern.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Here are my pattern settings. The pattern looks like the cage and this gives me a certain idea of the illustration.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Here we have it.



Changing the Mode of the gradient to Soft Light layer will give us a better look.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Soft light.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

What I’m going to do is I’m going to transform the pattern layer using this kind of transformation tool that looks like meshing. You won’t find this feature is Photoshop.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Now create another layer.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Make this kind of gradient (half transparent), and fill the left and the right parts of the image.


We make it to pop the part that is in the center of the image.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Well, it definitely looks popped out.



Now go to the filter gallery that works very fast in this version of Photoshop,



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

And chose this filter.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Looks ok.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Now I had this feeling that this scene is happening underwater. I will use several layer styles on my pattern layer.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

I will color the image in light blue and overlay with most standard Photoshop pattern.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

And here we have it light blue.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Now make a new layer and paint a little bit. I will paint some sunrays coming through the cage.

For painting these rays I will use soft brushes.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

This
picture gave me an idea that you don’t ever have to lock your ideas. If
you have something in your mind, just try to realize it.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Ripple the text a little bit.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

And we are done here. More over as a final step I’ve overlaid all this with Blue to transparency gradient from top.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Well. Something like that.



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

Enjoy!



Lighting effects in Photoshop CS2

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