Draw an egg in the shell

In this tutorial, we will create a realistic eggshell, yolk and protein from scratch using the basic techniques of Photoshop.

As a reference, I used the image: egg

Final result

STEP one

Create a new document with a resolution of 300 dpi (Ctrl + N), then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name this layer ‘background’.

STEP 2

Fill the background with a gray tint, I chose a shade of k: 40

STEP 3

Create a new layer. On a new layer, using the tool Ellipse (ellipse) in the toolbar Figures (shapes), draw an ellipse. Name this layer ‘eggshell’.

STEP four

Apply the transformation to the created shape, for this, press the keys (Ctrl + T) and apply the option Distortion(distort), as shown in the screenshot below.

STEP five

Press Ctrl + Enter and fill with any color.

STEP 6

Via Overlay options (Blending options), on the ‘eggshell’ layer, apply the option Gradient overlay (gradient overlay), the gradient colors are as follows: position (location) 0: # fbfae1, position (location) 50: # fd9f28 and position (location) 100: # f4d3a8

STEP 7

Next, I changed angle (angle) to 21. The remaining settings remain the default.

STEP eight

Using tool Pen (pen tool), draw a shape as shown in the screenshot below.

STEP 9

Create a new layer, name this layer ‘bottom of the egg’, fill this part with # f7ebbf. This layer should be located below the ‘eggshell’ layer.

STEP 10

Using tool Lasso(lasso tool), paint the edge of the скор eggshell ’.

STEP eleven

To layer ‘bottom of the egg’, create a new layer as a clipping mask. On this layer, we apply light and shadow to the ‘lower part of the egg’ layer. You can name this layer “light and shade” or whatever you like.

STEP 12

Before adding shading, we must add some thickness to the eggshell. It is very easy. Hold Ctrl + click on the ‘eggshell’ layer. Next, create a new layer, and then fill the selection with white or white with a yellowish tint.

STEP 13

Next, place this layer below the ‘eggshell’ layer, and then slide it slightly down and slightly to the right. See screenshot below. (When creating a selection, do not blend. Let the edges of the edges be sharp. We will fix this later).

STEP 14

In this step, we will add shading to the bottom of the egg. Go to the ‘shading’ layer and use a soft round brush (opacity (opacity) brush 10-20, pressure (flow) 60-70, brush color (b99e7c), apply shading in the specified area. Be careful not to rush in this step. 2 or 3 strokes will be enough.

STEP 15

So, we come to the exciting part of the lesson. Making egg yolk. Before we create a new layer, merge all the layers that belong to the egg shell layer. The following layers will be applied to the combined layer of eggshell ’as a clipping mask.

Create a new layer to create egg yolk. Rename this layer to “yolk’ ”, this layer will be used as a clipping mask for the egg shell. Next, draw a circle, and then fill it with any color. Before filling, you can apply feathering with a radius of ’15 -20 ’.

STEP 16

Next, apply the distortion to the shape and position it as shown in the screenshot below (make sure that this layer is used as a clipping mask to the egg-shell layer ’).

STEP 17

Next, on the ‘yolk’ layer, apply Gradient overlay (gradient overlay), apply the value corner (angle) 75. The gradient colors are as follows: position(Location) 0: # fc8b24, position(location) 20: ffaa03, position(location) 50: ffc411, position(location) 80: fece22, position(location) 100: fbb71c

STEP 18

Create a new layer, name this layer ‘light highlights’. Use this layer as a clipping mask for the ‘yolk’ layer, and then draw a few shapes, as shown in the screenshot below. I drew 3 mug.

STEP 19

Press Ctrl + Enter and fill with white. Reduce the layer opacity to 20-30.

STEP 20

Create a new layer, name it ‘egg white’ layer, put this layer between ‘egg shell’ and ‘yolk’ layer. Draw an ellipse and apply a transformation to it. (if you are using selection tools, after creating a selection, an oval area, right-click on the document and select the option Transform selected area (transform selection), as shown in the screenshot below.

STEP 21

Press the Enter key and apply a feathering radius of 10, then fill it with # fba63a and lower the opacity of the layer to 70.

STEP 22

Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the ‘yolk’ layer to load the selection. Apply a feathering radius of 20, and then fill it with the color shade # f09128.

STEP 23

Next, place this layer below the yolk layer and move it slightly down and to the left, as shown in the screenshot below and in the layers palette.

STEP 24

Create a new layer on top of all layers, in this step we will add some white light highlights, as shown in the screenshot below. Use a soft-edged brush with a hardness of about 70-80 and, if necessary, use a tool Finger (smudge tool), for a more perfect picture.

STEP 25

Choose a tool Eraser (eraser) with soft edges with an opacity of about 20 and process the specified area. Now the picture has become more realistic.

STEP 26

Next, create a new layer on top of the layer with the background, and then fill it with # 6d7074. This will be our shadow.

STEP 27

To the layer with the shadow, I applied the filter Gaussian blur (gaussian blur) with a blur radius of 80, and then reduced the opacity of the layer to 80. Next, I applied the distortion to the shadow using the transform tool.

STEP 28

Create a new layer on top of the скор eggshell ’layer, and then add a few white strokes and spots.

STEP 29

Using tool Finger(smudge tool), blur the strokes, as shown in the screenshot below. Then, lower the layer opacity to 70-80.

STEP 30

Using tool Blur(blur tool), soften the edges. (layer ‘lower shell’, and layer egg shell ’)

STEP 31

Also apply a tool Finger(smudge tool) to the edges of the layer ‘thickness’

STEP 32

Finally, change the background. As a background, apply a gradient blend mode, color gradient from gray to white.

Thank you for reading my lesson.

Final result

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