We draw a video camera in Photoshop – Part 1

In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to draw a video camera in Photoshop using layer and brush styles.

Final result

Step 1 – Sketch

I started with a simple sketch using vector tools to create basic shapes. I used bright color shades for each individual part of the camcorder.

Step 2

Create a new layer on the new layer using the tool Brush (Brush tool), roughly create light highlights and shadows.

Step 3: Camera Housing

Using the sketch as an example, draw the camcorder body with the tool Pen (pen tool). Use the color shade # 4e4d52.

Step 4

You can temporarily lower the opacity of the layer with the camcorder body so that you can see the outline of the sketch at the same time.

Step 5

Draw a small quadrilateral of dark color. Double click on the quad to apply layer styles. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) with a very large value Size (Size) to add noise.

Step 6

Draw the next part of the video camera. Use color shade # 40474d

Step 7

Next, create an outline on the already painted part of the video camera. Next, convert the contour to active selection. Without removing the selection, with a brush, create light highlights.

Step 8

Add more light and shadow to give the details a three-dimensional look. In the screenshot below, you can see that I create light and shade only in the upper part of the back wall of the video camera. This is because the lower part will be closed by an LCD monitor.

Step 9

Create a selection around the camera body. Next, create a new layer, and then use a white low opacity brush to paint over it, as shown in the screenshot below. Brush several times.

Step 10

Reduce the opacity of the layer.

Step 11

Using the same technique, draw the shadows on the camera body. You can also press Ctrl + H to temporarily hide the selection.

Step 12: Lens

Draw a semicircle shape, then apply the layer styles to this shape. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), gradient type from White to Black (White to Black).

Step 13

Create a new layer. Choose a low-opacity brush tool, set the brush color to a white shade and then move the brush right over the arc-shaped shape.

Step 14

Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the arc-shaped layer to load the selection.

Step 15

On top of all layers, create a new group. Move to this group a layer with an arched shape and a layer with a light glare. Next, add a layer mask to the group layer. Extra patches of light are hidden behind the image of the camera body.

Step 16

Create a new layer, then create a rectangular selection. Fill the created area with white. Let’s go Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Click Filter> Noise> Add Noise).

Step 17

Next, go Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur), Angle (Angle) 90 °.

Step 18

Press the Ctrl + T keys and rotate it 90 °.

Step 19

Press the Ctrl + T keys. In the upper toolbar of the Transformation toolbar, in the settings Deformation (Warp), select the option Archway (Arch).

Step 20

Once again, rotate the resulting arcuate shape, placing it on top of the lens part. You may need to experiment with the deformation to get a suitable bend.

Step 21

Use the eraser to create the lens part from both ends.

Step 22

Next, change the blending mode for the layer with the lens detail to Multiplication (Multiply), reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer.

Step 23

Draw an ellipse in front of the camera lens.

Step 24

On top of the ellipse layer, create a new layer, and then, while on a new layer, press Ctrl + Alt + G to convert the new layer to a clipping mask. Using a low opacity brush, draw light and shade.

Step 25

Create another ellipse over the previous ellipse.

Step 26

Create a new layer. Next, convert this new layer to a clipping mask. Also on this layer, create chiaroscuro.

Step 27

Create another ellipse and apply layer styles to this ellipse Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 28

Create a new layer. Convert this layer to a clipping mask. On the new layer, draw light and shade.

Step 29

Create another dark colored ellipse. Reapply Layer Styles Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 30

Create a selection around the topmost ellipse. Create a new layer, then fill this layer with the #efefef color shade. Move the active selection 1 px to the left, and then press the Delete key.

Step 31

Draw light highlights, and then draw a black stroke. On top create a new ellipse.

Step 32

Draw another arched white shape using the previous technique. Draw a small ellipse and add another arc-shaped shape.

Step 33

Draw a soft highlight with a brush and then create a gray ellipse on top. Next, apply a gentle effect to the ellipse. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 34

Create a new layer, and then using a soft brush, draw light and shade on the surface of the lens.

Step 35

Draw a small ellipse and a rectangle in the center of the lens. When creating a rectangle, use the mode Cross contour areas (Intersect mode). Next, apply the option layer styles. Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 36

Draw a polygon, fill it with the color shade # 222423.

Step 37

Create a selection around the left edge of the polygon. Paint the side edge in black, paint the bottom edge in light gray. Thus, we will create a 3-dimensional view or volume effect.

Step 38

Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the polygon layer. Next, create a new layer, without removing the active selection, draw light highlights inside the selected shape.

Step 39

Without removing the active selection, create a new layer. Fill this layer with black. Next, go Filter – Rendering – Blick (Filter> Render> Lens Flare).

Step 40

Change the blending mode for the layer with the light flare to Lightening (Screen) and then reduce the opacity of the layer.

Step 41

Create a selection around the outer front edge of the lens, and then draw the shadows.

Step 42

Create a selection around the center of the lens, fill the active selection with black. And once again, apply the Render-Glare filter.

Step 43

Apply Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur).

Step 44

Change the blending mode for the layer with the light blurred glare to Lightening (Screen)

Step 45: Top Bar

Draw the top panel with the pen tool. Apply layer styles Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 46

Create a new layer and over the surface of the panel, draw light and shade, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 47

Continue adding highlights to the top panel to create a three-dimensional effect. It will be easier for you if you create all light highlights on separate layers. Thus, you can easily enhance the light highlights by combining them.

Step 48: Buttons

Draw a shape with the Pen tool, as shown in the screenshot below. The color of the figure is white. Next, apply layer styles. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Step 49

Create a new layer, and then draw light highlights to create a three-dimensional view.

Step 50

Draw shadows at the bottom of the button.

Step 51

Using the same technique, draw another button.

Continued in the second part of the lesson.

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