Draw A Realistic Classic Pen Using Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn how to draw realistic classic pen using only Photoshop technique, without any stock image. Mainly following steps in this tutorial you will learn how to simple colored shapes add 3d look using Burn tool and adding highlights. You also can use this image as icon for your projects. This can be your begging guide to learn more deeply Adobe Photoshop drawing techniques.
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Final Image Preview
Step 1 – Creating a new file
Start by making a new image (File->New) with these dimensions:
- Width : 500 pixels
- Height : 600 pixels
- Resolution : 72 pixels/inch
- Background Contents : White
Step 2 – Create Background
Select a dark gray color. I used #2b2b2b.
Step 3 – Create Shape
Fill the background with the dark gray color selected at the previous step, then using Pen Tool (P) make a path like in the picture below:
Fill the path (Right click on it -> fill path) created above using #0e100f).
Again, use Pen Tool (P) to make a new path.
Fill it with a gold color, I used #c99f63.
Add a little reflection like I did in the picture below, using #fccb91.
Step 4 – Add Reflections
Pick up Burn Tool (O) and add some shadows at the top of our pen.
Make a new layer(Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer->New->Layer). Rename the layer to “Black reflection”. You can rename a layer by pressing right click on it, then selecting “Layer properties” option and in the “Name” box you can enter what name you prefer. From the Tools menu select Pen Tool (P key) and make a path like in the picture below.
Fill the path with a black color.
Step 5 – Add Highlights
Now, make a selection like in the next picture using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L)
Use Burn Tool (O) and add a small shadow in the indicated place.
Then pick up Dodge Tool (O) and add some highlights in the indicated places to obtain a “gold” effect.
Using Pen Tool (P) create a path like in the picture below.
Add a 2 pixels white stroke (Right click on the path-> stroke path) like I did in the next picture .
Duplicate the stroke created above and make it black, then move it a little to the right.
Using Eraser Tool (E) erase the strokes to give a plus of realism.
Using a selection tool make next selection.
Use Dodge Tool (O) and add some highlights in the selection.
In the indicated place add a 1px black stroke.
With Pen Tool (P) create a path like I did in the next image.
Right click on the path -> stroke path and add a 1 px stroke using #edc080 color.
Decrease the opacity or erase using Eraser Tool (E) to look more real.
In the indicated place add a 2pixels stroke using a gold color.
Make next selection using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).
Pick up Dodge Tool (O) and make next settings:
- Master Diameter: 35 pixels
- Range: Shadows
- Exposure: 48% (10B)
Using Dodge Tool (O) with the settings presented above add some highlights on our pen like I did in the next picture.
Step 6 – Create Middle Part
Using a gold color make a shape like in the picture below
Add some highlights using Dodge Tool (O) like I did in the next image
Then using Burn/Dodge Tool(O) add some shadows/highlights in the indicated places
Pick up Pen Tool (P) and make next path over the gold part we`ve created at the previous step
Add a 1 px white stroke (with the simulate pressure option ON)
Repeat the same steps for the bottom part
Step 7 – Create Bottom Part
Now make a shape like I did in the next image using Pen Tool and a gold #c1995c color
With Rectangular Marquee Tool make next selection over the shape we just created
Now, we going to create the gold look so in the indicated places add some shadows or highlights using Burn/Dodge Tool (O)
Again, make a path like in the picture below
And add a 1-2 px white stroke (with the simulate pressure on) to obtain a best gold look
Follow the steps indicated in the picture below
Use Pen Tool and make next path at the bottom of our pen
You can use a gold color too for this part, but I used a gray one so I filled the path with #91908b
Use Dodge/Burn Tool (O) and add like the other steps some highlights and shadows
Make next path using Pen Tool (P) to add more reflections
Fill it with the white color
Again make a path
And fill it with white color for a new reflection
Final Result: An Elegant Vehicles Web Template
Download Psd file