Abstract Summer Illustration

Abstract Summer Illustration
Learn to create an illustration picturing the summer.

Create a new file, having 1280×1024px and 72 dpi. Next we have to select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and paint it in the next shown color – A53B01.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Take now the Pen Tool (P) and represent five rays of triangle shape, colored in EB7F01.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Applying the same instrument used earlier, its possible to represent five wavy stripes.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Blending Options-Color Overlay (the same parameter)

Abstract Summer Illustration

Applying a different instrument now: Ellipse Tool (U) and pressing the Shift button, we have draw a kind of cloud of white color.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Blending Options-Drop Shadow

Abstract Summer Illustration

Draw the same way several more clouds of different colors, but only the marked ones (V) have the same parameter demonstrated above:

Abstract Summer Illustration
Abstract Summer Illustration

Choose the Custom Shape Tool (U) and select the next shown cliché - that one demonstrated in the next table.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Applying the indicated parameter, draw a star, like that one from below:
Blending Options-Color Overlay

Abstract Summer Illustration
Abstract Summer Illustration
Abstract Summer Illustration

Make sixty-four copies of the new made layer and select the Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes and their angle of placement. Everything should look the way it is shown on the picture below:

Abstract Summer Illustration

Applying the same instrument, choose the next element, encircled with red color.

Abstract Summer Illustration

Applying the appropriate parameters, draw a butterfly of white color, looking like that one from next image.
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Abstract Summer Illustration

Blending Options-Stroke

Abstract Summer Illustration
Abstract Summer Illustration

Turn the butterfly over, selecting the usual option for this manipulation – Free Transform

Abstract Summer Illustration

Make twenty – seven copies of the butterfly’s layer, the way we did with the star’s layer. Apply next the Free Transform option to change the size of each copy, for them to look exactly the same way it is indicated below.

Abstract Summer Illustration

The final result!

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