Sci-Fi Fantasy Art

Sci-Fi Fantasy Art
Sci-Fi Fantasy Art
Sci-Fi Fantasy Art Learn in this tutorial how to design awesome sci-fi fantasy art.

Create a new file (File>New), having 1024×819 px and 72 dpi

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Next we’ll use the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the primary layer of the abstraction we want to create.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Take now the Rectangle Tool (U) to picture the next layer of the abstraction.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Using the same Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to represent one more layer of our composition.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Apply the already used Rectangle Tool (U) to represent one more layer reserved for our composition.

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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 Rectangle Tool (U), we’ll try to represent a thin stripe, colored in #292929

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Next we’ll represent another stripe, containing several orifices. Firstly apply the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a thin stripe, colored in #303030 and then press on Alt button to cut out in the same time an opening, using the same instrument. Choose after this operation the Direct Selection Tool (A) and press on Alt button to make a copy of the opening by simply transferring it.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to place the copy the way it is shown on the picture below.

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Select now again the Ellipse Tool (U) and try to represent the next layer, reserved for the abstraction, having the color #868485.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

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Now we have to select two instruments for representing two more layers for the composition. Use firstly the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a common layer and then press on Alt button, but apply the same tool to cut out a horizontal stripe. Keeping pressed the Alt button, select the Ellipse Tool (U) to cut out an orifice.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Take the Ellipse Tool (U) for creating the next layer designed for the composition, this time having the color #C8C8C8.

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Press on the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the grey circle’s layer and the previous one for the upper layer to lay over the lowest one.

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Apply next the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a thin stripe, changing its shape by using the Convert Point Tool.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the recently made layer and choose again the Free Transform option to turn the copy over and place it the way it is represented on the next picture. Its color should be #C6C6C6

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Make a copy of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to turn around the copy and place it on the same position it is demonstrated below. The shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

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Make a copy of the last made layer and turn it over, selecting previously the Free Transform option, placing the copy the way you may see below.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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We’ll choose this time the Ellipse Tool (U) for representing next layer reserved for our composition.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Next we’ll select two tools to represent the next layer. For the beginning use the Ellipse Tool (U) to picture a circle and then press on the Alt button, using simultaneously the Rectangle Tool (U) to cut out a small stripe.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to enlarge a little the layer and change its parameter:

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The layer’s parameters: Opacity 20%

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Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), we have to represent a circle. Then we’ll select the Direct Selection Tool (A) and press in the same time on the Shift button to mark out the inside tops. Next we’ll choose the Free Transform option to change the circle’s diameter. After that all we have to do is to press on the Alt button, select the Rectangle Tool (U) and to cut out small stripes.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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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 made layer and choose the Free Transform option to turn over the copy. Make as click on Add a Mask option, choose the Gradient Tool (G) to dark out the copy from its left side to the right one.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0% on the layers.

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Choose now the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a small flare of white color. Its shape should be corrected with the usual instrument applied in these cases – Convert Point Tool.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 20% on the layers.

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Select the same instrument to represent another layer reserved for the abstraction.

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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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Blending Options>Stroke

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Make two copies of the last made layer and choose again the Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes. The first copy has this color - #72251F

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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The second copy:

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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>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Press Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the layers of the recently made layer and the previous one for them to lay over one above the other.

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

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Next step includes choosing the Ellipse Tool (U) and representing the other layer that will be a part of the final abstraction. The layer’s color this time should be #7B120F

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to move a little the copy on the upper part.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Hold on the Alt button and make a mouse’s click between the layers for them to lay over one above the other.

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Applying the Ellipse Tool (U) try to picture a flare next:

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller and place it the same way you may see below:

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Next step includes representing a kind of effect that will be applied only for certain layers. We have to place the layer, containing the effect upper on the layers’ palette till we’ll reach the layer demonstrated below (hide for a while the unnecessary layers).

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Create a new layer and paint it, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G) with the color shown next - #666666

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We have also to apply on this layer the next presented option - Filter>Noise>Add Noise

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Next we’ll select for this layer another option - Image>Adjustments>Desaturate.

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Apply also this option for the same layer - Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

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Next applied option is this one - Filter>Render>Lighting Effects

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We need to choose the Free Transform option to move the lateral tops on the left side and on the right one until the lateral interferences will disappear.

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Fill 30% on the layers.
Blending mode-Soft Light

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Show again the earlier hidden layers, but don’t forget that they are situated on the layers’ palette, upper than the recently made layer containing the effect.

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Select the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw a vertical stripe. Press on Ctrl+Alt combination of buttons to make fourteen copies of the stripe. We’ll select also the Free Transform option to change the placement and the inclining level of each copy separately.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make three copies of the last made layer and apply the Free Transform option to turn over the copies and to place them the way you may see on the next picture. The unnecessary stripes should be deleted by marking them out firstly with Ctrl+Alt combination of buttons and then Delete option.

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Using the Ellipse Tool (U), draw the screw’s head.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make seven copies of the last made layer and choose the usual Free Transform selection to place the copies as it is indicated next step.

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Next we’ll try to represent the ditch on the screw’s head, choosing the Rectangle Tool (U).

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Color Overlay

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Make seven copies of the last made layer, reserved for the screw’s ditch and apply the Free Transform option to turn the copies over if necessary and place them the way it is demonstrated next picture.

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The abstraction is finished!

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