Japanese coin

Would you like to create a real Japanese coin? Great, now I’ll show you how to do it!

First of all, we need to create a new document. In this tutorial, I used the size 500 × 500 px, filled with white.

Well, let’s start the creation with the Ellipse Tool. Draw a black circle.

Navigate Layer – Layer Style – Blending options (Layer – Layer Styles – Blending Options)

Then apply the style Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay) and Stroke (Stroke) as below:

With the active layer with a circle go to Select> Load Selection (Select> Load Selection). Create a new layer and fill the selection with black.

Apply Filter> Noise> Add Noise (Filter> Noise> Add Noise) with these settings:

Change layer mode to Color dodge (Lightening the basics). We’ll get:

With the active selection go to the menu Select> Modify> Contract (Select> Modify> Compress), select approximately 15 pixels, then create a new layer, select (Gradient Tool), set the colors for the gradient: #ddc887 and605432.

Click on the top of the coin, hold down the Shift key and drag the linear gradient down.

After that apply Filter> Texture> Texturizer (Filter> Texture> Texturizer) with settings as shown here:

Now you should get this:

Then apply these layer styles:

Inner shadow:

Internal luminescence:

Merge all layers with a coin into one (Shift + Ctrl + E). Our next step is to make a hole in the coin.
You are taking (Rectangular Selection tool) and make a selection like in the image below. On a new layer, fill it with white. Press Ctrl + D to remove the selection, apply the following layer style:

After that go to the menu Layer> Layer Style> Create Layer (Layer> Layer Style> Form Layer) to get the layer separate from the layer under development.

Now select our layer with Select> Load Selection (Select> Load Selection), then go to the coin layer and delete the selected surface on it. Press Ctrl + D to remove the selection and delete the layer with the white rectangle. We don’t need it anymore. Go back to the gradient layer and apply the following layer styles:


Internal luminescence:

Now we need to add some shadow to the inside of the hole in the coin. Select the Rectangular Selection tool to get the selection like in the image below and fill the selection with the Black to Transparent gradient.

Deselect with Select> Deselect (Select> Unselect).

Now it’s time to add symbols to the coin. We can use Japanese brushes for this.

Create a new layer and draw a few hieroglyphs on it.

For a metallic effect, use the following layer styles. Then merge all the layers of the coin into one.



Color overlay:

Grab the Dodge Tool (Brightener Tool) with Highlights / Light options, thirty%.

Lighten the middle of the coin.

Now add a shadow from the coin as if it is on the edge. Create a new layer and make a selection using the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Oval selection).

Fill this selection with black.

Press Ctrl + D to deselect and apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with similar settings:

Now your image looks like mine.

Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the layer, then Ctrl + F 5 times to repeat the filter action.

Then go back to the previous layer and use the free transform. Edit> Free Transform (Edit> Free Transform) to achieve the result, as shown below.

Here we come to the end of our lesson!
You can continue to make out the coin according to your taste and desire.

Looks great, doesn’t it?

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