We draw the iron in Photoshop – Part II

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to draw a realistic iron from scratch. You will also learn how to create realistic shadows and highlights on plastic and metal surfaces.

Final result

The first part of the lesson can be found here.

Step 21 – Additional shadows
Create the following selection with Lasso (Lasso Tool (L), as in the following screenshot below (21A).

Add shadows with Dimmer (Burn Tool (O) with the settings you set in step 20B (21B).

Step 22 – Stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Stroke 11”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) Create a contour, as I did (22A).

Apply a small gray stroke, tick the box Simulate pressure (Simulate pressure) (22B).

Step 23 – Light stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Light highlights 2”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (23A)

Apply a 2 px white stroke (right-click the outline and select contour stroke (stroke path) (23B).

Step 24 – Large Light Glare
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Light highlights 3”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (24A)

Fill the contour that was created earlier with white color (right-click on the contour and select Fill contour (Fill path) (24B).

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) of the “Light Glare 3” layer up to 80% to give more realism (24C).

Add more highlights to the buttons. Create another new layer, name this layer “Light Glare 4” (24D).

Step 25 – The green part of the iron
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “green part”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a large outline, as in the screenshot below (25A).

Fill the contour you previously created (right-click on the contour and select Fill contour (Fill path) in green, I used # 9f9d30 (25B).

Step 26 – Light highlights on the green part
On the “green part” layer, create the following selection with the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P). (Create a contour, then right-click on the contour and select the option To form selected region(Make selection) (26A).

Using tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O)) Apply light highlights to the selection you previously created (26B).

Add a shadow / light on the left side of our “green part” layer (26C).

Step 27 – Yellow Stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Yellow Stroke 1”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (27A).

Apply a 2 px yellow stroke, as in the screenshot below (27B).

Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser Tool (E) and slightly modify the stroke you created earlier to give a more realistic look (27C).

Step 28 – Light highlights using a stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Yellow Stroke 2”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create, as in the screenshot below (28A).

Once again, apply a 2 px yellow stroke (this time in the window Simulate pressure (Simulate pressure) put a tick (28B).

And reduce Opacity (Opacity) strokes up to 60% for more realism (28C).

Add more yellow strokes, exactly the same as in steps 28B and 28C (28D).

Step 29. Remove part of the “green part” layer (create a hole) with the tool Eraser (Eraser Tool (E), as I did in the following screenshot (29A).

Create the following selection with the tool Lasso (Lasso Tool (L) (29B).

Add light and shade with the tool Clarifier / Dimmer (Burn Tool / Dodge Tool (O) (29C).

Step thirty – Additional effects
Using the same technique of creating light and shade, as in the previous step, create the same as in the screenshot below. (30A)

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or in the lower toolbar, click the button to create a new layer) and apply Lasso (Lasso Tool (L) and create a selection, as in the following screenshot below (30B).

Fill the selection you created earlier with light gray, I used # dad7e0 (30C).

Step 31 – Lightening
To the created layer that you created in step 30 A, add brightening or light highlights with the tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) (31A).

Create a selection with the tool Lasso (Lasso Tool (L key) or another selection tool (31B).

Choose a tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) with the following settings:
Brush size (Master Diameter): 90 px
Range (Range): Sveta(Highlights)
Exposition(Exposure): 12% (31C)

Add light highlights with Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) with the above settings to the selection that you created in step 31B (31D).

Step 32 Next, create another selection, as I did in the screenshot below. (32A).

In the tool menu, select the tool Dimmer (Burn Tool (O) with the following settings:
The size brushes(Master Diameter): 90 px
Range(Range): Sveta(Highlights)
Exposition(Exposure): 12% (32dB

Add shadows with the tool Dimmer (Burn Tool (O) with the above settings for the selection you created in step 32A (32C).

Step 33 – Stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Stroke 13”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (33A).

Apply a 3 px dark gray stroke (right-click on the path and select Outline the contour (Stroke path), as in the screenshot below (33B).

Using tool Eraser (Eraser Tool (E) remove some edge edges (33C).

Step 34 – overlap stroke
Duplicate the layer that was created in step 33A (right click and select Duplicate layer (duplicate layer) or press Ctrl + J, fill it with white color and shift this layer down a bit (34A).

Set the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer up to 80% (34B).

Next, go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter-> Blur-> Gaussian Blur) and set the value to:
Radius (Radius): 1 px (34C)

After creating an additional stroke, the result should be as in the screenshot below (34D).

Step 35 – Highlight
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Light Glare 4”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (35A)

Right-click on the contour, put a tick in the box Simulate pressure (Simulate Pressure) (35B).

Apply 4 px white stroke and reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer up to 75% (35C).

Step 36 – Rounded green button
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Button 2”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a selection like in the screenshot below (36A)

Next, fill the selection that you created in step 36A with dark green, I used # 6a6b29 (36B).

Using tool Lasso (Lasso Tool (L) select the top part of our “button 2” layer (36C).

Apply Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) to add light highlights to the selection we created in step 36C (36D).

Step 37 – Stroke
In the previous steps, you learned how to create a beautiful stroke; below the “button 2” layer, create several strokes using the same technique (37A).

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Next with the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a selection like in the screenshot below (37B).

Apply a 2 px dark gray stroke (right-click on the path and select Outline the contour (Stroke path) (37C).

Remove part with Eraser (Eraser Tool (E) for more realism (37D).

Duplicate the layer you created in the previous step (select the layer and press Ctrl + J), fill it with white, move it a little higher and change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay) and Decrease (Opacity) layer up to 24% for more realism (37E).

Step 38 – Bottom part
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Bottom”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a selection like in the screenshot below (38A)

Fill the outline you created earlier with gray light, I used # c6c5c3 (38B).

Add shadows with the tool Dimmer (Burn Tool (O) at the bottom (38C).

Step 39 – Light Glare on the bottom
Create the following selection with Lasso (Lasso Tool (L) (39A).

Using tool Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O), add light highlights to the selection you created in step 39A, as in the screenshot below (39B).

Step 40 – Shadows on the bottom
On the “Bottom” layer, create a contour, as in the screenshot (40A).

Right-click on the contour and select the option. To form a selected area (Make selection), increase Feather Radius (Feather Radius) to 2 px and click Ok (40B).

Add shadows with Dimmer (Burn Tool (O) to the selection you created in step 40B, as in the screenshot below (40C).

Next, right-click on the selection and select the option Invert selected area (Select inverse) (40D).

Step 41 Add more highlights to the left of the “bottom” layer using the tool. Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O).

Step 42 – Stroke
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N or via the menu, go Layer – New – Layer (Layer-> New-> Layer) or you can click the button to create a new layer in the bottom toolbar). Name the new layer “Stroke 16”. You can also rename a layer by right-clicking on the layer and selecting the option Layer settings (Layer properties), in the appeared window in the line Name (Name) you can type in any name of your choice, then use the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) create a contour, as in the screenshot below (42A)

Right-click on the contour and select Outline the contour (Stroke path), apply a 1 px dark gray stroke and slightly remove the eraser to give more realism (42B)

Step 43 – Metal part
Above the layer Background (Background), create another layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “Metal part” and use the tool Lasso (Lasso Tool (L) create a selection, as in the screenshot below (43A).

Fill the selection with dark gray, I used # 6d6a63 (43B).

Step 44 – Metallic effect with Clarifier (Dodge tool)
On the “metal part” layer, create the following contour with the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P) (44A).

Convert the contour to a selection (right-click on the contour and select To form a selected area (Make selection), as in the screenshot below (44B).

Apply the following settings to the instrument. Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O):
The size brushes(Master Diameter): 43 px
Range(Range): Sveta(highlights)
Exposition(Exposure): 24% (44C)

Apply Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) with the above settings to give a metallic effect to our layer “metal part” (44D).

Step 45. Next, create another contour with the tool. Pen (Pen Tool (P), as in the screenshot below (45A).

Convert the outline with a selection, add light highlights with Clarifier (Dodge Tool (O) to create a metallic effect and you should have it as in the screenshot below (45B).

Step 46 – Text
Type whatever you want (I used the Myriad Pro font) (46A)

Position the text on our iron using the tool Free Transformation (Free Transform) (46B).

Change the blending mode for this layer to Darkening basics (Color Burn (46C).
And the lesson is over!

Final result

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