Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect
We will learn to create interesting effect with butterflies.

 
Open a new file that would have 1280×960 px and 72 dpi and try to represent in two stages on the picture to be next the sky and the land.
The first stage includes creating the sky. Select the Rectangle Tool (U) and try to represent this element:

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Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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The second stage includes representing the land. Applying the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), mark out the zone situated under the sky and select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to color this zone in 4A7A24.

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Apply on the land’s layer: Filter>Noise>Add Noise

Butterfly Effect
Butterfly Effect

Select the next parameter also for this layer:
Blending Options-Bevel and Emboss

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Butterfly Effect

Mark out on a new layer the land’s zone with Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and apply on it the Gradient Tool (G) to represent a gradient on diagonal direction (set on the layers Blending Mode - Hard Light).
The parameters for this layer:

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A total view:

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Create a new layer of 4×4 px and 72 dpi and select the Pencil Tool (B) to represent a kind of ready to use texture colored with 184E92.

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Save it!

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Apply on a new layer Edit>Fill where we may find there the earlier saved cliché.

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Fill 70% on the layers.

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Choose the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a stripe of white color.

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Applying the Ellipse Tool (U) and pressing in the same time the Shift button, we may represent the cloud’s shadow.

Butterfly Effect
Butterfly Effect

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Drop Shadow

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Blending Options-Stroke

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Make a copy of the new made layer and select again the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint the layer in DCDEDB.

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Butterfly Effect

Make another copy of the same layer and select the Free Transform option to make it smaller a little and paint it in white color the same way we did earlier.

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Butterfly Effect

Applying the same method of representing the cloud, it’s possible to draw the same way two more clouds (the color’s parameters and the shadows’ ones are the same).

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Choose the Pen Tool (P) to draw six rays of triangle shape, having white color.

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Combine them in a group and set on the layers the Opacity of 5% for this group.

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Using the Rectangle Tool (U), represent the frame along our picture’s edges.

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Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Stroke

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Create a new layer and choose a brush of different size and try to represent a train made of butterflies of white color.
The brush’s parameter (click on the right mouse’s button on the picture)

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Blending Options-Outer Glow

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Butterfly Effect

The picture is finished!

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