Atlantic DEEPrees – Illustration of some king of sea base

In this tutorial we will make and illustration of some king of sea base. Learn how you can reach some effects in Photoshop.




Start by creating a document with 300 DPI resolution.



illustration of some king of sea base

Then create a new layer to paint on.


illustration of some king of sea base

I will fill my layer with rock pattern that can be found in Photoshop.



illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

Make several copies of the pattern layer.



illustration of some king of sea base

I will make some manipulations to my to pattern layer so it wont look so solid and straight lined.




Warp the layer ( ctrl+t and then warp icon)



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

To create more painted like look use Palette knife filter to warped pattern layer.


illustration of some king of sea base

Here we have it.


illustration of some king of sea base


Now create a new layer on the top of all other and fill it with black to white gradient with blending mode is set to color burn. It will give us basic vale and lighting guide.



illustration of some king of sea base

Create another layer (layer3)



illustration of some king of sea base

Make a selection on the left part of the image; overlay it with the same black to white gradient only with blending mode set to overlay. Also warp the layer and rotate it a little bit.




I really wanted to stick this one to some value change or something else, but I will leave this layer, this light for now.


illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

We will use it in a couple of stages.




We will continue our work on the background.



Make a selection on the background.


illustration of some king of sea base

Copy it to separate layer.



illustration of some king of sea base

Make it a little bit smaller.



illustration of some king of sea base

Make 4 or 5 copies of this very layer. And also transform each of them to create different sizes.



Merge these similar layers in one.



illustration of some king of sea base

Here you can see the area with and without these details.



illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

Now at first I wanted these little layers to serve as the details for
the background but then I’ve made some experimentations and the result
was way better that if they stood there on the background.




I will also make some color corrections only for my details layer.



illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

So we have these objects on 1 single layer, you remember? If not, do it.




Go to filters > Distort > Twirl.



illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

Here we have the result. I see here a very powerful architectural element.



illustration of some king of sea base

Make several copies of this layer. Transform them to be 1 a little bit smaller than the other.


illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

Let’s stop on 3 elements.

I really thing the picture will better if we flip it.



illustration of some king of sea base




illustration of some king of sea base

Now remember that layer in the very beginning. Now we will use it. Switch it on.



illustration of some king of sea base

We have a very cool light ray here but it needs a little bit of blur.



illustration of some king of sea base

I’ve also made a copy of this layer and cooled the colors a little bit using layers styles.



illustration of some king of sea base

From this to this.



illustration of some king of sea base

Now I want to separate the upper part of background from the lower part. For this I’m going o use quick mask.



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

I’ve
copied the upper part to a separate layer. You could see this in the
layer box that the upper part stays on the separate layer.



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

I’ve also overlayer the top of the image with cool gray background with layer mode is set to color burn.



illustration of some king of sea base

Transform
this cool gray gradient layer a little bit. But this is not very
necessary to do. That effect It has could be hardly seeing, but
anyway…..



illustration of some king of sea base

I’ve now made a selection, a small one and put it to color burn filling it with gray.



Now
I’ve made about 70 copies of this layer. Well it can be done easier
that it sounds. Just hold ctrl while dragging the layer.



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

This way we made some value to our background.



illustration of some king of sea base

Now you can select all these little black layers. And merge them together.



illustration of some king of sea base

Now to the architecture; Use outer Glow to each of the ARCS, select cyan color.



illustration of some king of sea base

Layer styles can’t do all of it. So create a new layer choose a soft brush and paint some of the reflection and other details.



illustration of some king of sea base

We will make some bubbles by setting the basic rough round brush to scattering.



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

Also a little bit soft green, crop the image a little bit and we are done with making a sea base.



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base



illustration of some king of sea base

Hope you’ve learned how some elements can be done ever without a tablet.



illustration of some king of sea base

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