Cool penguin

Hello, dear lover of Photoshop!

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will draw a cool penguin from scratch.

Create a new document, and using pen tool draw the shape as shown:

Double-click on this layer to go to the panel. Layer style. Here we apply the following settings:

Here is what we got:

Create a new layer using elliptical marquee tool draw two selections as in the image below, and fill their black color.

In the panel Layer style choose a style gradient overlay with the following settings:

We get these forms:

Make a selection as shown in the image below:

Create a new layer. , and fill the selection with a gradient
(Colour white to transparent) top down.
Next, duplicate this layer (Layer – Duplicate Layer)
Then go to the main menu.
edit> transform> flip horizontal, and place the second selection as shown:

Using elliptical marquee tool make the selection as shown below:

Create a new layer again. , and fill the selection with a gradient (Colour white to transparent), but now from the bottom up. For the parameter blending mode, located in the upper left corner of the panel Layers, select valuesoft light“, and reduce the layer opacity to 55%.

Then we repeat the same operations on the future penguin’s head, but now the meaning is “soft light“change to”normal“.

Create a new layer. , and make another selection on the penguin’s head, more than the first, with settings like the first, but the value is “normal“change to”soft light“. You should have something like this:

Create a new layer and make a selection as shown:

Fill up highlight white and apply style gradient overlay with the following settings:

Here is what we got:

Now do the legs. Via pen tool draw the shape as shown. Duplicate this layer and transfer the second shape to the place of the second leg:

Right-click on each of these layers, and select the command Rasterize Layer. Further Ctrl + E, to drain them.
We apply the following styles to them:

That’s half the penguin ready:

Next, in the new layer on each leg, make a selection and fill it with a gradient (the color is the same). Reduce the transparency of the layer to 60%.

In the new layer we make the selection as shown:

Fill the selection with white, go to filter> blur> guassian blur (radius 3-4 pixels), duplicate this layer and transfer it to the second leg, as we did with highlight on hands:

Further using pen tool draw a nose in the form of a slice of pizza, as shown:

We apply the following styles to it:

Here is the nose ready:

Now using elliptical marquee tool, We draw in the new layer two selections as in the picture, and fill them with white color.

We apply the following styles to them:

We are almost finished, we just have to draw the pupils.
Create a new layer, and draw in it two black ovalchik:

Make two selections in the pupils, and fill them with a gradient.

That’s it, our cool penguin is ready:

Here’s a look at the work of Photoshop-masters Anna Andreeva:

The work of Photoshop-masters Nataly Rachkovskiy:

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