We draw a New Year’s portrait in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a New Year portrait in Photoshop.

The photo of the girl, which was used as a sample, was taken on dreamstime.com.

In this lesson we will draw eyes, a nose, lips, clothes, and also the details relating to New Year’s subject! In this tutorial, we use only the brush as well as the tools. Finger (Smudge), Brush (Brush), Line (Line) Dimmer / Clarifier (Burn and Dodge tools).

Happy New Year!

Final result

Step 1

First, select the original photo. In this tutorial, I use a photo of a girl that I downloaded on dreamstime.com.

Create a new document with the following dimensions 1200 x 1800 px, set the resolution to 150 ppi (px / inch).

Step 2

Create a new layer. Using a standard round brush (brush size 15 px, brush opacity 100%), circle the main features, brush color # 3C1B06.

Step 3

Create six layers: skin, eyes, nose, lips, hair, etc.

Step 4

Go to the ‘Leather’ layer.

Next, we will draw the basic scheme.

The scheme will consist of three sections: Light highlights (highlight (yellow), Mid tones (middle (Green), and the shadows (shadow (Red).

Step 5

Paint over the areas according to the color scheme (brush size 100 px, brush opacity 100%).

Shadows (Shadow): Brush color # E7A172

Mid tones (Middle): Brush color # FCC498

Light highlights (Highlight): Brush Color # FFD6B1

Step 6

Do the same with the arms and shoulders of the girl.

Step 7

Make a smooth transition with the tool. Finger (Smudge tool (brush size 100 px, pressure (strength) brush 50%, brush soft).

Step 8

Create a new layer. On a new layer, apply the brush on both cheeks, brush color # F09461.

Step 9

Repeat the alignment with the tool. Finger (Smudge tool), creating a smooth transition. Merge layers.

Step 10

In this step, correct any details related to the skin of the girl. I redid my left hand a little.

Step 11

Dim the shadows(shadows) with the tool Dimmer (Burn tool (brush size 65 px, exposure(exposure) 12%, range(Range) medium tones(Midtones).

Step 12

Next, go to the ‘Eyes’ layer.

Paint over the whites of the eyes with the color shade # E0E0E4.

Step 13

Brighten the center of the whites of the eyes with a tool Clarifier (Dodge tool (brush size 100 px, pressure(strength) 90% range(Range) medium tones(Midtones).

Step 14

Add volume to the whites of the eyes, darkening the outer corners of the eyes with a tool Dimmer (Burn tool (brush size 35 px, pressure (strength) 40% range (Range) mid tones (Midtones).

Step 15

Add some color to the outer corners of the eyes, brush color # CA9E93 (brush opacity 20%), then, combine using the tool Finger (Smudge tool).

Step 16

Paint the tear ducts at the very corners of the eyes, brush color # A84D43.

Step 17

Add contour to lower eyelid, brush color # FECBA1. Using the same color, add a light flare to the tear ducts. Next, perform the alignment with the tool Finger (Smudge tool).

Step 18

Add eye stroke, brush color # 4C2D21. Also hold the combination.

Step 19

Paint the eyelids and the corners of the eyelids using the same color. Hold the combination.

Step 20

Add light highlights in the center of the upper eyelids, as well as on the inner corners of the eyes, brush color # E0B9AA. Hold the combination.

Step 21

Add more light glare around the eyes, brush color # F4D8C4.

Step 22

Next, paint the eyeballs, brush color # 330B02.

Step 23

Draw small circles in the middle of the pupils, brush color # 631A00.

Step 24

Add light to your pupils with a tool Clarifier (Dodge tool), and also strengthen the shadows with the tool. Dimmer (Burn tool), use the previous tool settings.

Step 25

Add a little glare to the pupils with the tool Clarifier (Dodge tool), (range (Range) mid tones (Midtones), pressure (strength) 40%).

Step 26

Add some color to the lightest areas of the pupils, brush color # B17927. swipe with a tool Finger (Smudge tool).

Step 27

Paint your pupils in black (# 000000).

Step 28

When completing the pupils, add glare to the pupils, brush color #FFFFFF (brush size 12 px, brush opacity 30%).

Step 29

Next, paint the eyelashes, brush color # 210B03 (brush size 10 px, brush opacity 60%). Eyelashes should taper at the ends, so the ends of the eyelashes that are attached to the base of the eyelid should be thicker and thinner at the ends.

Step 30

The last step we take on the ‘Eyes’ layer is eyebrows.

Draw the shape of the eyebrows using the same color (brush size 35 px, brush opacity 50%).

Step 31

Using the same brush color (this time brush size is 5px), draw individual hairs.

Create a new layer. Paint over the brush, the color of the # B77A5E brush, on top of the eyebrows. Hold the combination.

Step 32

Next, go to the ‘Nose’ layer. Paint the nose, the color of the brush # B5734B, creating the tip of the nose, as well as adding shadows to the left side of the girl’s nose.

Step 33

Next, go to the ‘Lips’ layer. Paint the lips, paint the upper lip, brush color # BA685F, and then paint the lower lip, brush color # D16E63.

Step 34

Add shadows to the outer corners of the lips, and also between the lips, brush color # 813F38. Hold the combination.

Step 35

Paint the middle part of the lower lip, brush color # ED9C93, and then paint the middle part of the upper lip brush color # D16D62.

Add light highlights with a tool Clarifier (Dodge tool), set the range Sveta (highlights) for this tool.

Step 36

Next, go to the ‘Hair’ layer. Paint the hair, brush color # 230906.

Step 37

Create individual hair locks with the tool Clarifier (Dodge tool),, set the range Mid tones (midtones) for this tool.

Step 38

In conclusion, paint individual hair locks, brush color # 853D25 and # 230906 (brush size 5 px, brush opacity 40%).

Step 39

Go to the topmost layer ‘Etc.’, draw feathers that fall on the girl’s forehead from the fur cap, brush color is white (#FFFFFF).

Step 40

Add villi to the fur hat, add small villi to the already painted feathers, brush color is white (brush size is 5 px).

Step 41

Create a new layer below the ‘Etc.’ layer, draw the top of the cap and dress using the same technique you used in Step 5-7.

Shadows(Shadow) brush color: # DB1F14

Mid tones (Middle) brush color: # E52C21

Light highlights (Highlight) brush color: # EC362C

Add shadows to the neck and arms where the fabric touches the skin of the girl with the tool. Dimmer (Burn tool), set the range Sveta (highlights) for this tool.

Step 42

Next, go back to the ‘Etc’ layer, draw feathers, brush color is white.

Step 43

Add light shadows to the white area of ​​the girl’s hat, the color of the brush # F5EBE9 (shadow) and # FBF4F2.

Step 44

Swipe with a tool Finger (Smudge tool).

Step 45

Using a white brush, draw a pattern of feathers on the white part of the cap.

Step 46

Paint over the left side of the gift box, brush color # E2DAD8, and then the top of the box, brush color # F5F5F5. Using tool Line (Line tool), draw straight lines on the edges of the box (size 20 px).

Step 47

Using tool Line (Line tool), draw lines on the left side of the box.
The color of the lines is # D7D1CD.

Step 48

Using tool Clarifier (Dodge tool), add brightening to the sides of the box.

Step 49

Create a new layer on top of the ‘Etc.’ layer. Draw long golden threads in the form of ‘ribbons ’, brush color # AA773B (brush opacity 50%).

Step 50

Next, add light and shade to the wrapping tape, brush color. # AE0808 the shadows (shadows), # E20404 mid tones (middle), # FE512D light highlights (highlights).

Step 51

Do the same for the girl’s nails.

Brush color # AE0808 the shadows(shadows), # E20404 medium tones(middle), # FE512D light glare(highlights).

Step 52

Brighten the highlights with a tool Clarifier (Dodge tool), set the range to Sveta (highlights) for this tool.

We have completed the lesson! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy New Year!

Final result

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