I have been asked by a lot of people to post easy and simple illustrating tips, In this post I chose to illustrate an object because its easier to start with, get to know how to look at things in a new way , i will use (light and dark shading) technique.
- Photoshop Elements 8 .
-wacom pen and touch bamboo tablet.
First you will choose a photo or an object that you have, i recommend photos because its easier to deal with when you might be interrupted or would like to take a break.
i mean a photo will look the same even after a year break! lol
that is the photo i will be using
after choosing a photo , look at it and keep looking until you can see it when u close your eyes, i know that sounds crazy but its a thing i do!
know the shape, and outline it .. then fill it with the main color you want to use, i will be using electric blue .. you can change it to any color you want!!
After filling the outlined shape, go back to the original photo , see where are the areas that has the light shades .. and remember ! the shoes has curves so your lines should slide on the curves to give the real effect. using the brush tool on photoshop draw the lighter shades on a new layer on top of the filled shape in (figure1)
Now we are done with the light shades as you can see it in -figure2-,
add a new layer and draw your dark shades using a darker blue just like i did in -figure3-
The illustration now has depth all it needs is a little detailing, feel free to be creative with it! .. i will limit myself so i wont confuse you .. just a few touches and we are done
the heal of the shoes and the soul has to be done in new separate layers starting with the dark details like in -figure4-
And in another layer add the light details of the show soul like this,
and thats it!!
we have a complete , easy and simple illustration of a shoe
hope you like it!!