Angry Emoticon

Angry Emoticon

Learn about special effects while converting an ordinary orb into a fantasy art piece in this Adobe Photoshop tutorial.

Let’s create a new file, having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi which must be processed with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and the color #BBC2BB

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Next we shall select the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the next demonstrated element:

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Set the next parameters for the last made layer by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel. Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the last created layer, setting different parameters for the new copy – layer. Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Use now the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the basis for the rounded element’s body, so called emoticon. The layer’s color is #3464AE

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Use the same tool for representing the highlight on this figure, colored with #8AD5FF

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 50%
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Press Alt button and then make a mouse click between the highlight’s layers and the emoticon’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

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Make a copy of the highlight’s layer and choose after that the Free Transform option to place the copy the way demonstrated below:

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Press Alt button as we did earlier, making simultaneously a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Color Burn

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Select again the known instrument – the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the next highlight on the rounded element.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending mode-Soft Light
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Using the same instrument, try to draw the next highlight for our picture.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Selecting the same Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to represent one more highlight of white color.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 10%
Blending mode-Hard Mix

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Next we have to make the eye for the emoticon, applying the well – known Ellipse Tool (U).

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the last represented layer and choose Free Transform option to place the copied layer the same way shown below, changing also the parameter for the new layer.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Select again the Ellipse Tool (U) and continue drawing the emoticon’s eye. The layer is of white color this time.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Select the previous instrument to draw the next layer belonging to the eye. The layer has this color - #DCDCDC

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Applying the Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to draw the pupil of the eye of black color.

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Getting the final result is possible when combining those three layers of the left eye in a single group (press CTRL button for marking out the appropriate buttons and then hold on the left mouse’s button to take the marked layers on Create a new group option). Make a copy of this new made group and choose Free Transform option for situating the copy on our emoticon’s right side.

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Pass to represent the left nose’s nostril, applying the same Ellipse Tool (U).

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Applying the previous tool, try to create the next layer, belonging to the nostril.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Combine in a group all the layers composing the nostril (it’s necessary firstly to press Ctrl button for choosing the appropriate layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button to move down the marked layers on Create a new group solution). Make a copy of the new made group and choose Free Transform option to place the copy as it is indicated next image:

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It’s time to use the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the emoticon’s mouth. For the beginning we’ll draw the element’s basis and then press Alt button while using the same tool, to cut out the unnecessary elements. The layer’s color is black.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create a new layer and use on it a standard brush (Brush Tool (B)) with the color #626469 for drawing the teeth.

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the teeth’ layers and the mouth’s one (on the layers’ panel).

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Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we’ll try representing the emoticon’s hand. It’s necessary to create firstly the basis of the element we want to draw and then press Alt button when using simultaneously the same tool, to cut out the unnecessary elements of the hand. The layer is of the color #5E9CD7

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn it around and place it as the picture from below indicates it. We have to change also the parameters for the copy – layers.
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Next we shall draw the emoticon’s legs. In this case we’ll take the same Ellipse Tool (U), represent the primary layer and then press Alt button to cut out that part demonstrated below, applying simultaneously the mentioned above tool. Next using the Rectangle Tool (U) and keeping pressed Alt button, we’ll cut out one more part from the bottom, as it is indicated on the next image. The layer has this color - #5A93C8

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Make a copy of the leg’s layer and choose then Free Transform option to turn around the copy, placing it the same way shown below and changing the parameters for the copy – layer with those demonstrated next table: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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The emoticon is finished!

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