In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to draw a video camera in Photoshop using layer and brush styles.
First part of the lesson read here.
Step 52: Bottom of the lens
Draw a black part under the lens.
Draw shadows under the created part.
Paint the highlights with a low opacity brush.
Draw a few points. Apply distortion to the created points so that they look realistic on the surface.
Apply layer styles to points. Inner shadow(Inner Shadow).
Draw a side part, then, on this part, apply Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay). See the screenshot below as an example.
Step 58: LCD Monitor
Let’s draw the LCD monitor mount. Draw a rounded rectangle. Move the pivot points on the left side closer to each other. Create a new layer on top of the attachment layer, convert this layer to a clipping mask. On the new layer, draw light highlights inside the mount loop.
Create another layer to enhance the highlight.
Draw the next part, it will be the cap of the mount.
Create a new layer, and then draw light and shade within the contour of the lid attachment.
Very neatly draw a highlight on the edge of the lid with a small soft brush.
Draw the next part, and then apply a gentle gradient effect to this part using layer styles. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay). On top of the created part, draw a light flare.
Draw a rounded rectangle over the previous part. Draw chiaroscuro along the edges of the created figure.
Draw the next rounded rectangle, modify the corners of the rectangle, as shown in the screenshot below. Apply layer styles Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the created polygon to load the active selection.
Draw the same shape, but slightly smaller rectangle of dark color. Apply layer styles Inner Glow (Inner Glow) and Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Create a new layer. Draw a soft black line at the top. Reduce the opacity of the layer.
Draw a small rectangle with rounded corners. As usual, apply layer styles. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Draw a smaller rectangle with rounded corners. Apply layer styles Inner Shadow (Inner Shadow).
Move this image to our working document, placing it on top of the monitor, and then press the Ctrl + Alt + G keys to convert the layer with the picture of nature into a clipping mask. Thus, the picture will be inside the created monitor.
Step 72: LCD Monitor Buttons
Draw a circle. Next, apply layer styles.
Draw a smaller circle in the center of the previous circle. Apply layer styles.
Draw a smaller circle, the color of the circle should be slightly lighter. Reduce the opacity of the layer.
Draw a red circle. Apply layer styles.
Create a new layer and a new layer, draw light and shade on the button.
Draw more buttons on the LCD monitor.
Draw an oval on the right side of the monitor. Apply layer styles Stroke (Stroke) and Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Draw a shadow.
Draw small circles on the camera body. Use chiaroscuro to create buttons. See the screenshot below as an example.
Draw a small circle, and then with a brush, add light highlights on top of this circle.
Draw a white outline around the button.
Apply to the white contour Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) to soften the outline.
Reduce the opacity of the layer with a white outline. Treat the contour slightly with an eraser. Use a low opacity eraser.
Move the layers with the button in a separate group. Holding the Alt + key while left-clicking the image of the button, drag the button to a new location, so you will create a duplicate of the button.
Draw a small black rectangle with rounded corners, and then apply distortion to it.
Create a duplicate of the rectangle you created in the previous step. Move the duplicate 1 px to the right. Draw light highlights at the top of the duplicate. Duplicate the rectangle again. Move a few pixels to the right, then paint over the duplicate in light gray.
Create a new layer. Draw light and shade on the surface of the button. Do not forget to draw the shadows from the button on the camera body.
Draw a black rectangle on the top panel of the camera body, and then apply a soft effect to it. Gradient Overlays (Gradient Overlay). Draw another rectangle for the side section. See the screenshot below as an example.
Draw the next part. Apply layer styles to this part. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Step 91: Memory Card Slot
Create the next shape at the top of the camcorder. Next, on top of the layer with the created shape, create a new layer, and then convert this layer into a blending mask, and on this layer, draw a highlight.
Create the next shape. As in the previous step, draw light and shade.
Next, we will draw a shield for the memory card slot. Draw the next shape. Using a soft brush, lightly create light highlights on the edges.
Next, draw the same part only smaller and lighter. Create a highlight on the surface of this part.
Create a new layer. Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the part you just created to load the selection. Next, go Edit – Run Stroke (Edit> Stroke), the color of the stroke is white.
Apply a small amount to the stroke. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) to soften the stroke. Next, lightly process the stroke with an eraser and lower the opacity of the layer with the stroke.
Draw the next detail in front of the memory card slot. As usual, add chiaroscuro.
Draw a strip on top of the memory card slot. Next, draw chiaroscuro.
Step 99: Strap Mount
Next, we will draw a strap mount. Draw a clip and then apply layer styles to it. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay).
Create a selection around the outer surface of the mounting edge. Create a new layer and then paint it with a light gray tint.
Create a new layer. Strengthen the highlight on the mounting edge. To do this, use a small brush.
Draw the inside of the mount. Next, create a new layer and create a light and shade on the new layer.
Next, draw a strap threaded through the mount of the camcorder. Draw a shape as shown in the screenshot below. To this strap detail, apply the option Overlapping pattern (Pattern Overlay). We can use the default pattern, which is included in the standard set of Photoshop. And also, we will apply Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay) to create a more natural-looking strap.
Hold Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the strap layer to load the selection. Create an adjustment layer Black– white(Black White). Thus, the color of the strap will have black and white shades.
Step 105: Text
Let’s add the model name to the surface of the camcorder. Type text. Next, press Ctrl + T and select the option Incline (Skew).
Add a new text and apply the option Creating warped text (Warp text). This option is located in the top settings panel.
Rotate the text until it fits into the surface of the camcorder.
Add more text.
To make it more realistic, add some shadow to the text below the lens. To do this, create a new layer on top of the text layer, then convert this layer into a blending mask. Using a soft brush, create shadows on top of the text.