Ladybug, fly to heaven!

From this Photoshop lesson you will learn how to draw just such a lovely ladybug!

Step 1.
Create a new document size 300×300 pixels.
And the resolution is 144 ppi.
As a background, the author used a photo of a green leaf.

Step 2.
Create a new layer, rename tored circle. Create a circular selection using the tool. Elliptical Marquee (Elliptical selection), just remember to hold the keyShift.
Set to Foreground (foreground) red. Fill the selection with red (Alt + Del; Edit – Fill (edit – fill)).

Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:

Bevel /Emboss (Embossed):
Style – stamping, method – smooth, depth – 62%,
direction – up, size – 9 pixels., softening – 11 pixels.,
angle – 130, height – 30,
backlight mode – lightening – 76%,
shadow mode – multiplication – 75%

Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay):

The blend mode is normal, the opacity level is 100%, adjust the gradient from light red to dark red,
style – radial, angle – 90, size – 100.

Step 3.
Create a new elliptical selection and using “Subtract from the selected area” (C) get a crescent selection.

On a new layer (“light spot (light spot) ») fill the selection with a light red color (Edit – Fill).

Deselect (Ctrl + D), use Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur), radius = 4-8 pixels.

Step 4.
Create a new elliptical selection (Elliptical Marquee). Choose a tool Gradient, in the settings set linear (linear), colors from white to black.

Create a new layer rename to “gradient “, without removing the selection, perform a gradient fill. Blend mode (Overlay mode) set to Screen (clarification). Merge layers (except background)

Step five.
Using tools Pen and Convert point (Pen and Angle), draw an outline close to what is shown below.

ClickCtrl + Enter, to convert the contour to selection.

Cut the selected object Edit – Cut (edit – cut).
Deselect (Ctrl + D)

Step 6.
Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:

Drop Shadow (Shadow):
Mode – multiplication, opacity – 82%, angle – 130,
the offset is 2 pixels, the span is 0 pixels, the size is 9 pixels.

(the rest is unchanged).

Pattern overlay (Texture Overlay):
texture – Metal Landscape, the mode is normal, the opacity is 9%, the scale is 101%.

Step 7.
Create a new layer.black circle (black circles) “. On it, make some round selections using in mode “Merging the selected area” (the letter “B”, see step 3).

Edit – Fill , fill the selected areas with black. Deselect (Ctrl + D).

Select all circles with one elliptical selection using Elliptical Marquee. Further Filter – Distort – Spherize (Filter – distortion – spherization, setting + 100%).

Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:
Bevel / Emboss (Embossed):
style – internal bevel, method – smooth, depth – 100,
direction is up, size is 2 pixels, softening is 10 pixels,
angle – 130, height – 30 (the rest is unchanged).

Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay):
the mode is normal, the opacity is 100%, the gradient is linear, the colors of the gradient are from black to gray.

Step eight.

Create a new layer. body. Via Elliptical Marquee draw an oval selection, Edit – Fill Fill the selection with a gray-green color.

Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:

Drop Shadow (Shadow):
mode – normal, opacity – 56%, angle – 130,
displacement – 11 pixels., span – 30 pixels., size – 21 pixels.

Satin (Gloss):
mode – multiplication, opacity – 41, angle – 180,
offset – 11 pixels, size – 54 pixels.,
contour – Ring Double (double ring).

Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay):
mode – normal, opacity – 100, linear,
gradient colors from dark blue to light green,
angle (-90), scale – 100.

Stroke (Stroke):
size – 3 pixels., position – outside, mode – normal, opacity – 62%, fill type – color – gray.

Step 9.
Create a new layer “head (head)”.
Via Elliptical Marquee create a round selection, fill it with black. Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Settings for both red circle“. Repeat Step 4 with a highlight.

Step ten.
On the new layer “horns (horns)” with the help of a round hard brush, draw horns in a ladybird.

Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:

Shadow: mode – multiplication, opacity – 75, angle – 130,
the offset is 7 pixels, the span is 0, the size is 7 pixels.

Stamping: style – internal bevel, equipment – smooth, depth – 100, direction – up, size – 7, softening – 0.

Color overlay: black, the mode is normal, the opacity is 100.

Step 11.
On the new layer “eyes (eyes)” using Elliptical Marquee and radial gradient (black to brown), draw eyes.
Using a small white round hard brush, paint two highlights.

Also, using brushes from the standard set of Photoshop “Assorted brushes “, on the new layer you can draw the antennae.

Double-click the layer in the layers palette to bring up the settings. Layer Style (Layer style).

Set the following settings:

Drop Shadow (Shadow):
mode – multiplication, opacity – 75, angle – 130, offset – 5, size – 7.

Ladybird fly to heaven, there your kids eat candy …

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