Before we begin, I suggest looking at what should happen at the end of the lesson.
Final result in large size
Step 1. Before we start painting the fence, we need to create a wood texture. To do this, create a new document size 800×800 pixels.
Next, set the background color to light brown (I usede9650) and foreground color to dark brown (#711f03). Now apply the filter Filters> Render> Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds). Thus, we get the basis of the pattern of wood.
Step 2. Next, apply the filter Filters> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter – Blur – Blur in motion) with the following settings: Angle (Angle) 90 and Distance (Radius) 250 pix.
Step 3 Apply filter Filters> Artistic> Dry Brush (Filter – Imitation – Dry brush). Set the filter settings as follows:
Brushsize (Brush size) 10, Brush Detail (Detailing) 5, Texture (Texture) 3.
Save the resulting pattern: Edit> Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern).
Step 4. Now we will draw the sky. Create a new document of 2000×1200 pixels. Set foreground color #2762c3 and background color #ffffff.
Create a new layer, rename it to “Sky”. Apply filter Filters> Render> Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds).
Step 5. Now we will make our sky more realistic. For this we go to Edit> Transform> Perspective (Editing – Transformation – Perspective). Move the upper corners of the sky until you get a view of the sky above your head, about 595% wide and the horizontal inclination is about 76.4 degrees. After that, move up the layer with the sky about a third of the bottom of the picture.
Step 6. To create a sunset, apply the following style to the sky layer:
GradientOverlay (Overlay gradient) from foreground to transparent. Foreground color light pink #ff64e4, gradient point transparent color dark pink # a5138b. Gradient blend mode Hard light (Hard light) Opacity 90%.
InnerGlow (Internal glow) in mode Multiply (Multiplication) opacity 50%, the size 250 pixels., Colour #ff00e4.
Step 7. To create the effect of the setting sun, do the following:
Create a layer on top of the sky layer, fill it with blue color. # 2762c3, change the blending mode to Screen (Lightening). Use filter on this layer Filters> Render> Lens Flare (Filter-Rendering-Blick) with settings: 105mm Prime (105 mm), Brightness (Brightness) 150%.
Step 8. Using a 300 pixel eraser. and opacity of 34%, erase unnecessary parts of the image on a layer with a highlight, focusing on the picture.
Step 9. Let’s start creating grass.
We will use two standard brushes. Fsh for drawing grass. Set foreground color to dark green154502 and the background color to light green2b7a01. We draw grass on a new layer. The result should be as in the example below.
Step 10.Now draw a fence. To do this, use the shape – a rectangle for base triangle for the top of the board. Brown color # 944606.
Step 11. Combine these two layers with figures in one. To do this, right-click on one of them, select the option Select Similar Layers (Select similar layers), both figure layers will be highlighted. Go to the menu Layers> Merge Layers (Layers – Merge layers).
After that, we duplicate this merged layer and place copies on the image so that we have a fence like the example below. After that we merge all the layers with the boards into one.
Step 12. Now we need to make our fence more realistic. Apply the following style to the fence layer:
Drop shadow (Shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 0 pixels., Size (Size) 5 pixels.
Inner shadow (Inner shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 0 pixels., Size (Size) 57 pixels.
Bevel and Emboss (Embossing and bevel): Depth (Depth) 1000% Angle (Angle) -6, Altitude (Height) 42.
Texture (Texture): select the previously created wood pattern, Depth (Depth) + 10%.
Satin (Gloss): Opacity 23%, Angle (Angle) 90, Distance (Offset) 9 pixels., Size (Size) 16 pix.
PatternOverlay (Pattern overlap): select the previously created wood pattern.
Step 13. Now we need to draw two boards along the fence. Draw two identical rectangles by color # 642e02.
Step 14. Next, copy the style of the fence layer and apply it to the layer with longitudinal boards, for this we press the right mouse button on the layer with the fence, there we select Copy Layer Style (Copy layer style), right-click on the board layer Paste Layer Style (Paste the layer style). Move the layer with the boards under the layer with the fence.
Step 15. Now we will draw hats from the nails with which the boards are nailed. We draw on the new layer two circles on the board by color # c77432.
Step 16. Place the nail heads, as shown in the example below. Merge layers with nails in one, if you painted them on several layers.
Step 17. We are planning to paint an old fence, so the nails will be rusty. Apply the following style to the nail layer:
DropShadow (Shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 2 pix., Size (Size) 5 pixels.
Inner shadow (Inner shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 0 pixels., Size (Size) 5 pixels.
Coloroverlay (Color overlay): mode Vivid light (Bright light) color # 6a4229.
PatternOverlay (Overlapping pattern).
Step 18. Since our fence is old, we need to add some dark spots on it. We draw them on new layer brush with opacity approx. eight%. In order to draw stains on the fence and not paint over the extra space, we will do the following: press CTRL and click the mouse on the fence layer, a selection will appear, then we will calmly draw our spots, they will be located only on the fence. As you finish painting the spots, remember to deselect with the CTRL + D keys.
Step 19. Now add noise to the stained layer:
Filter > Noise > AddaNoise (Filter – Noise – Add Noise) Amount (Amount) 2.5%, distribution Uniform (Uniform) Monochromatic (Monochrome).
Step 20. Now draw the grass in front of the fence. To make the grass look voluminous, we will draw it on three layers and different sizes.
Create the first layer – “Short grass“(Short grass), paint grass on it with brush size 112 pix and 134 pix
Second layer – “Medium Grass“(Middle grass) – use grass brushes 160 pix and 180 pix
The third layer is “Tall grass“(Long grass) – use grass brushes 230 pix and 250 pix
When drawing grass, we focus on examples in the lesson.
Step 21 To make the grass more realistic, add a shadow to the layer Medium Grass (Middle grass):
DropShadow (Shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Opacity (Opacity) 50%, Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 0 pixels., Size (Size) 5 pixels.
Step 22 Perhaps, after drawing the grass, you will have white spots on the picture, they need to be removed. Create a new layer and paint the white gaps between the grass color # 2b1502.
Then move this layer below all layers with grass. It should turn out like an example.
Step 23 Next we need to draw the light that penetrates the fence.
In this step, you need to duplicate the fence layer (CTRL + J) and change its color to black. To begin with, turn off the previous effects – right click on the layer and select the option Clear layer style. Next, apply the following style to the duplicated layer with a fence:
ColorOverlay (Color overlay): mode Normal (Normal), color # 000000.
Step 24 In the previous step, we created a shadow that our fence would cast. For further work, we will need two layers with a shadow, so we duplicate this layer (CTRL + J) and click on the eye to hide the duplicate.
Now transform the active layer with a shadow. To do this, go to the menu Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical (Editing – Transformation – Flip Vertically).
Step 25. Move the shadow of the fence down and stretch it so that it lies on the ground: Edit> Transform> Perspective (Editing – Transformation – Perspective). Remember where we placed the source of light at the beginning of the lesson — it depends on where the shadow will lie straight and where it goes to the side.
Step 26. In this step, we will slightly correct the shadow of the fence. For this, apply the following filter: Filters> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) radius 3.5px. Turn down the opacity layer to thirty%.
Activate a copy of the shadow layer from the fence, also reduce the opacity of the layer to 30%. Apply and this filter layer Filters> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) radius 3.5px.
Step 27. Note that in some places the shadows may overlap. In this case, you need to erase the extra areas with an eraser (or with a black brush over the layer mask). You can also erase part of the shadow on the fence, but this is not necessary.
Note of translator: If the shadow on the fence turns out to be too dark, then you can reduce the opacity of this shadow layer to 15-20%.
Step 28. In this step, we will draw the rays of light penetrating the fence.
We draw each ray on a separate layer, use the tool Pen tool (Pen). Having drawn the outline of the beam, you need to fill the outline – right click with the mouse and select Fill path (Contour fill). Right-click again and select Delete Path (Delete contour).
We draw rays on separate layers in order to subsequently apply motion blur to each of them with individual settings.
To get the most successful contours of the rays, follow the contours of the shadows that lie on the grass.
Step 29. Now you need to blur each ray separately.
Apply filter Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter – Blur – Blur in motion) radius 100 pixels., Angle settings are selected for each layer individually in accordance with the direction of the beam on this layer.
Apply layer style:
Blendmode (Opacity) 50%, FillOpacity (Fill) 0%.
Outer glow (External glow) – Soft light (Soft light), white color #ffffff, Spread (Swipe) 1%, Size (Size) 35 pix.
Inner glow (Inner Glow) – Soft light (Soft light), white color #ffffffOpacity (Opacity) 100%, Size (Size) 250 pixels.
Copy the layer style and apply it to all layers with rays.
Step 31 Now it is necessary to correct the rays of light.
In some places they look too bright, wipe them with an eraser. It is also necessary to remove excess light on the fence boards. It should turn out as if the light falls through the holes in the fence.
Step 32 In this part of the lesson we will draw a vine and flowers. We use a pen to draw a vine. First, let’s choose a hard brush of 5 pixels., The foreground color is green.
Draw the outline of the vine, after it is created, right click with the mouse and select Stroke path (Run a stroke). In the window that appears, select Brush (Brush) and tick on Simulate pressure (Simulate pressure).
Step 33 Eat the extra parts of the vine. It should turn out as if it grows along the hedge as an example from the author.
Apply the following style to the vine layer:
InnerShadow (Inner shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Opacity (Opacity) 100%, Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 5 pixels., Size (Size) 5 px., Color # 0e4e01.
Coloroverlay (Color overlay): mode Normal (Normal), Opacity (Opacity) 100%, color #215b01.
Step 34 Add leaves using standard shapes. We transform and turn the leaves at their discretion. Arrange them on the vine until the result does not suit us. Copy the style of the layer with the vine on the layer with leaves.
Step 35 It’s time to add flowers. We use flowers from a set of standard shapes, white color.
Apply the following style to the layer with flowers:
InnerShadow (Inner shadow): mode Multiply (Multiplication), Opacity (Opacity) 75%, Angle (Angle) -6, Distance (Offset) 3 px., Size (Size) 5 px., Color # c40001.
In the middle of the flower on the new layer with a small hard brush we put a yellow dot, color # fece24.
Everything, our lesson is over.