In this tutorial, you will learn how to create Butterfly Wings in Photoshop.
Step 1. And so, we create a new document with a black background. Immediately create a new layer (Create a new layer). Then using Pen tool (Pen), create a “leaf shape” as shown in the figure below.
Step 2. Right-click on the layer, select Make Selection.Feather Radius must be 0 and must be ticked opposite Anti-aliased (smoothed). We do not remove the selection yet.
Step 3. Next, select Select> Feather. In this example, we expose Feather Radius by 5. You can set your own radius or leave the radius chosen by me.
Then, right-click on the layer, select “Rasterize level”. Delete the selection and get the following image (click “delete” (delete)).
Step 4. Now create a copy of this “leaf shape” and rotate them to get a “fan.” You can resize and flip each part, which I did here.
Step 5. In order to make it easier for you to understand this stage of work, I hid other layers. Create a copy of one “leaf figure” and select Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur). Depending on the angle of the leaf you choose, select the blur angle in motion with an accuracy of +/- 10 degrees and a distance of up to 50 so that the selected angle of blurring stretches outward to the borders of the main leaf. Look at the figure below to see what I mean.
Step 6. Now we do the same with each “leaf figure”. I selected at least 2 different blur angles for each shape. One should be a little lighter than the other. Once you do this, merge everything (Merge), except for the black background.
Step 7. While holding CTRL, select all the layers and merge them all together. Create a new layer again and select Gradient tool (Gradient tool). You can use one of the standard colors or choose your own set of shades. Draw a gradient in any direction.
Make a copy of the Color layer and change blend modes both layers on Vivid Light or Overlay. Anyone you like.
We finished the job with one wing. Now we take the second.
Step 8. Just make a copy Total layer (including color layers) and select Edit> Transform> Distort (Edit> Transform> Distort). Twist the copy so that you like the second wing.
Step 9. And here are my butterfly wings! Do not pay attention to the blur on the right side. They will disappear as soon as the body itself is added or some bright flashes.
If you find any uneven boundaries of the wings, use Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) to smooth the edges.