Realistic film in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a realistic film.

Final image:

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl + N), turn on the grid View> Show> Grid (View – Show – Grid), and also turn on Snap to Grid View> Snap To> Grid (View – Snap – To the grid).

First, you need to create a grid every 2 pixels. To do this, enter the menu Edit> Preferences> Guides, Grid Slices (Editing – Settings – Guides, Grid, Fragments and Counter) and in the section Grid (Grid) set the value 2 in paragraph Line every (Gridline Every) and the value 1 in the section Internal division on (Subdivision). Also, set the color of the grid to # a7a7a7 and click OK.

Step 2

For foreground color choose #ebebeb and tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) draw a rectangle of 130×208 pixels.

Step 3

Select the rectangle created in the previous step and concentrate on its top. Tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) in mode Add to selected area (Add) and draw a shape of 130×16 pixels. In the same way, draw the bottom. Name this layer with the figure “body”.

Step 4

For this step you need to set the grid every 5 pixels. Focus on the top of the shape you created in the previous step. For foreground color select # 6d7174 and tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) draw a vector shape of 140×20 pixels.

Make sure that the drawn shape remains active and switch to the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). Press the button Add to selection (Add) on the property bar at the top of the screen and draw a shape measuring 140×10 pixels.

Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), click Add to contour area (Subtract) and create a vector shape of 140×20 pixels.

Step 5

For foreground color select # 232326 and tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) draw a shape of 140×20 pixels. Place the figure as shown in the first image. Select layers with a compressed circle and the shape you just drew and put them in the background (Shift + Control + [).

Step 6

In the Layers palette, select the two vector shapes created in the previous two steps and duplicate them. Highlight these duplicates and flip them vertically. Editing – Transform – Flip Vertically (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical), then lower them down 220 pixels.

Step 7

For foreground color set # 9494949 and tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) draw a vector shape of 60×20 pixels. Place the shape as shown in the first image. Select this shape and place it in the background (Shift + Control + [).

Now select the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) and in mode To add (Add) on the property bar, add a 60×20 pixel shape, as shown in the second image.

Step 8

Select the shape you created in the fourth step and duplicate it (Ctrl + J). Make the duplicate layer active, reduce the parameter Fill (Fill) to 0% and add a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow).

Step 9

Now you need to remove the part of the shape that you created in the previous step. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the thumbnail of the shape you created in step seven. A selection appears around the shape. With the active selection, go to the layer with the shape that you created in the previous step and add a layer mask. Double click on the mask on the shape and select the item Hide layer mask effects (Layer Mask Hidden Effects).

Step 10

To the shape created in step seven, add some layer styles. When you get to layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), save the gradient settings by clicking the button New (New).

Step 11

Apply some layer styles to the shape created in step four. For layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) use the linear gradient that you saved in the previous step:

Step 12

For the gray shape created in the sixth step, you also need to apply layer styles. Again for layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) Use the saved linear gradient from the tenth step.

Step 13

Duplicate the “body” layer (Ctrl + J) and replace the duplicate color from light gray to light blue (# 73c5ff). Staying on this layer, select the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). In the Intersect mode, draw a shape measuring 70×230 pixels (draw in outline mode). Reduce the Fill parameter to 0% and apply the Gradient Overlay layer style:

Step 14

This step will require a grid every 2 pixels. For foreground color choose # 73c5ff and tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) draw a vector shape of 130×16 pixels and place it as shown in the first image.

Make sure the new shape is active and select the tool. Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). Press the button To add (Add) in the toolbar at the top of the screen and add a 130×4 pixel shape, as shown in the second image.

Return to the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) and click Subtract (Subtract) on the tool properties panel and add a 130×16 pixel vector shape, as shown in the third image:

Step 15

Select the vector shape you created in the previous step and with the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) in subtraction mode (Subtract) draw a shape of 70×20 pixels, as shown in the first image. Now press the button To add (Add) and draw a shape of 20×10 pixels.

Go to the small rectangle and select the tool. Arrow (Direct Selection Tool). Select the lower right corner and drag it left 10 pixels. The shape should look like the third image:

Step 16

Select the shape created in the last two steps and duplicate it (Ctrl + J). Select this duplicate and flip it vertically. Editing – Transform – Flip Vertically (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical). Move the shape 240 pixels down, as shown in the second image.

Step 17

Apply layer styles to the top shape:

Step 18

Right-click on the figure edited in the previous step and select Copy layer styles (Copy Layer Style). Go to the blue shape layer, right click on it and select the item Paste layer styles (Paste Layer Style). Open the blue shape window and invert the corner for the styles. Shadow (Drop Shadow) and Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Step 19

Now set the grid every 5 pixels. Duplicate the “body” layer (Ctrl + J) and change its light gray color to light blue (# 73c5ff). With this active layer select the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). On the property bar, enable the button Intersection (Intersect) and draw a shape measuring 5×230 pixels. This shape should be in the foreground (Ctrl + Shift +]).

Add some layer styles to this shape:

Step 20

Duplicate the “body” layer (Ctrl + J) and reduce the parameter Fill (Fill) to 0%. Add layer styles:

Step 21

Duplicate the vector shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + J), open the layer style window for this duplicate and edit the layer style settings Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Step 22

Duplicate the shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + J) and edit the style for this layer. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

Step 23

Again duplicate the shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + J) and edit the layer style. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Step 24

Duplicate the shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + J) and edit the layer style Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Step 25

Duplicate the shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + J) and edit the layer style Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Step 26

For foreground color, select # 73c5ff and activate the tool. Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool). Set the rounding radius to 5 pixels and create a shape measuring 115×210 pixels. Place the shape as shown in the first image.

Change the rounding radius to 3 pixels and in mode Subtraction (Subtract) create a 10x10px shape as shown in the second image. Also, create a fourth rectangle with rounded corners, as shown in the third image. At the bottom of the blue shape, create five small rectangles with rounded corners.

Step 27

Activate the shape created in the previous step and select the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). In mode subtraction (Subtract) create a 5×210 pixel shape, as shown in the first image, and apply a layer style to it Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 28

For foreground color choose white and use tool Rounded Rectangle with a radius of 5 pixels, create a shape measuring 105×150 pixels. Switch to the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) mode Subtraction (Subtract) and create a 5×150 pixel shape, as shown in the second image. Reduce the Fill setting for this new shape to 0% and apply layer styles:

Step 29

Select the two shapes created in the last three steps. Right click on these layers and select Convert to smart object (Conver to Smart Object). Apply to the created smart object Deformation (Edit – Transform – Warp) (Edit> Transform> Warp).

From the mode dropdown menu Deformation select the type Fish (Fish), enter -3 and press Enter. To this smart object, apply the layer styles that you see in the screenshot:

Step 30

Duplicate the smart object (Ctrl + J), right-click on the duplicate and select the item Clear layer styles (Clear Layer Style). Reduce the Fill setting to 0% and apply layer styles:

Step 31

Load the “body” layer selection, go to the layer with the smart object and add layer mask. Open the Overlay Settings window and check the box next to Layer Mask to hide the effects:

Step 32

For foreground color set black and tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) draw a shape measuring 150×25 pixels. Put this shape in the background (Shift + Control + [), convert to a smart object and reduce the opacity to 25%.

Apply filter Gaussian blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 10 pixels.

Step 33

Set the grid every 1 pixel and select black for the foreground color. Tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) create a shape measuring 144×20 pixels. Put this shape in the background (Shift + Control + [) and lower the opacity to 20%.

Step 34

Turn off the grid (View – Show – Grid) (View> Show> Grid) and apply a layer style to the “body” layer Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 35

Duplicate the “body” layer (Ctrl + J), remove layer styles from it, reduce the parameter Fill (Fill) to 0% and apply a layer style. Color overlay (Color Overlay).

Final image:

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