Drawing a seascape – Part 2

In this lesson you will learn:
1) Create a landscape.
2) Draw fish.
3) Create additional touches to achieve greater realism.

Here’s what we get on the basis of 2 lessons:

P.s: In this lesson, the author creates lines using a tablet. In this case, the line width may depend on pressure.
If you work with a mouse, creating lines of any width, set the brush size to about 1/3 of the size that I will use.

Part 2. Making fish

In the last part of the lesson we stopped here:

We continue.

Step 1. Create a new layer above the “coral 4” layer. Layer name “fish 1”

Step 2. Use the tool Brush (Brush) (B) to create a stain, like an example. Options:
Color classification: # 23001A
Size: 70 px
Hardness: 100%
Opacity: 70%

Step 3. Finish the crescent tail

Step 4. Add a stroke to the fish using a brush with color # 150600 and size 15 px.

Step 5. Add shadows on the belly of the fish tool Burn tool (Blackout):
Exposure (Press) = 15%
Range = Shadow
Size (Size) = 133 px
Hardness: 0%

Step 6. With the same tool, change the settings and add shadows along the top brush to the tail:
Exposure (Press) = 64%
Range (Range) = Midtones (Mid Tones)

Step 7. To highlight the body of the fish, use the tool Dodge tool (Lightening):
Exposure (Press) = 20%
Range (Range) = Midtones (Mid Tones)
Size (size) = 118 px
Hardness: 0%

Step 8. Make color correction Image -> Adjustments -> Levels (Image – Correction – Levels) (Ctrl + L):
Input Levels (Input Levels): 0, 1.78, 118

Step 9. Above the layer “fish 1” create a new layer and name it “scales”

Step 10. Go to the fill settings Edit-> Fill (Edit – Fill) (Shift + F5) and select 50% Gray (50% gray)

Step 11. Create another layer above the “scales” layer. You can not change his name, as soon we will merge it with another layer.

Step 12. Using the tool Brush (Brush) (B) Create 3 shapes that look like an inverted letter C. Color # 150600

Step 13. Copy and paste the layer until you get something similar, like in the image (you can copy the contents of the layer by dragging it and holding Alt):

Step 14. Merge all the copied layers into one, selecting them and pressing Ctrl + E. The layer must be located above the “scales” layer.

Step 15. Copy and paste the layer again to get 2 long rows as in the example:

Step 16. Merge all the copied layers together with the “scales” layer into one:

Step 17. Change BlendingMode (Pixel blend mode) layer on SoftLight (Soft light)

Step 18. Move the “scales” layer so as to cover the whole figure of the fish:

Step 19. Hide everything that goes beyond the fish by clicking the left button between the scales and fish 1 layer while holding down the Alt key.

Step 20. Under the “fish 1” layer, create a new layer called “fins”

Step 21 Brush with color # EB00D8; draw a fin

Step 22 Add shadows on the belly of the fish tool Burn tool (Blackout):
Exposure (Press) = 34%
Range (Range) = Highlights (Light Tones)

Step 23 Brighten the top fin tool Dodge Tool (Lightening):
Exposure (Press) = 10%
Range (Range) = Highlights (Light Tones)

Step 24 Make the fin in some places slightly transparent using the tool EraserTool( Eraser) (E) with the following parameters:
Opacity = 12%
Size (Size) = 73 px
Hardness: 0%

Step 25. Use the same technique to create 2 small fins at the bottom of the fish:

Step 26. Brush around the fins with color # 3A0035

Step 27. Use a brush with the same color, only Opacity (Opacity) change to 35%. Add vertical lines to the fins:

Step 28. Above the layer “fish 1” create a new layer, which name is “fish eye”

Step 29. Create an eye. Take the brush:
Opacity = 200%
Size (size) = 62 px
Hardness: 100%
Color classification: # 000000

Step 30. Now make the brush size equal to 15 px, and color # FFFFFF and circle the eye with a counter:

Step 31 Erase the upper half of the eye using EraserTool (Eraser) (E) with the following parameters:
Opacity = 100%
Hardness: 100%

Step 32 Use the tool Elliptical marquee (Oval selection) to highlight the area around the eye. Including the area that we erased.

Step 33 Make the “fish 1” layer active.
Use the tool Burn tool (Blackout) to add dark shadows for ever. Tool Dodge tool (Lightening) add light tones in the middle of the century:
Burn Tool:
Exposure (Press) = 34%
Range (Range) = Highlights (Light Tones)
Size = 42 px
Dodge Tool:
Exposure (Press) = 24%
Range = Shadow
Size = 69 px

Step 34 Remove selection from the eye by pressing Ctrl + D.
Above the “scales” layer, create a layer called “fin”.

Step 35 Create a fin with a brush with color # 610089. The shape of the fin will resemble the shape of an elongated triangle.

Step 36 Use Burn tool (Blackout) and Dodge tool (Lightening) to add shadows and highlights on the fin.

Step 37. With the brush with color # 2B003D circle the 3 outer sides of the fin. And also create 3 small horizontal lines on the fin.

Step 38 Using the same brush, make the translucent horizontal lines on the fin. Opacity (Opacity) = 55%.

Step 39. Go back to the “scales” and instrument EraserTool (Eraser) (E) wipe off the scales from the tail of the fish.

Step 40. Go to the “fish 1” layer. Using the same technique as for other fins, finish the fish tail.

Step 41 The final step in creating a fish is to add flare to the eyes with the tool. Dodge tool( Lightening) in the Shadow range (Dark Tones)

Step 42 If you want, use the same technique to create other fish. Change colors and shape.
I made a goldfish. I propagated it and arranged it in various places. They very well tie the whole image together.

Step 43 Create a new “bubble” layer.

Step 44. Brush create a white circle.

Step 45. Then a soft round eraser EraserTool (Eraser) (E) with the parameter Opacity (Opacity) = 33% erase part of the bubble at the edges and in the center.

Step 46 The last step is copying and pasting bubbles all over the image. By changing the size and rotation, you can make them look like each other. At the end, merge all layers with bubbles into one “bubble” layer.

Final image:

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