Added: 8 August, 2007
Group: Photoshop
Drawing a Lamp Tutorial done in Photoshop
Author: Note
page: 2

Create a bulb and putting it up together


Make a marquee selection that will look like a light bulb and realign/resize the selection by going to Select > Transform Selection.

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Fill with a yellow color (doesn’t matter what hue, we’re going to be changing all the colors).

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Create a new layer where the screenshot shows you to make it.

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Marquee selection like such…

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Fill with black (this color DOES matter, unlike the other colors.

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Deselect the selection (“Ctrl + D”) and then Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. I chose 3.5 px for the blur radius.

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Lower the opacity to 80% and then with the shadow layer still selected, Ctrl + Click the main lamp layer, then Shift + Ctrl + Click on the gray layer. Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection and then press “Del”.

Step 7. Select the lamp main layer and then Ctrl + Click it. Select the following colors (or something close to it).

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Gradient settings:

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With the selection still selected, Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

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Create a new layer above the lamp main layer and now with a white brush…

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Now create a new layer and then Ctrl + Click on the lamp main layer.

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Get the following gradient settings:

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Using the Free Transform Tool, make the reflection proportionally smaller by holding down “Shift”.

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Then, move it back to the center or wherever you see fit.

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Step 8. Time to fix up the light bulb. Select the light bulb layer and then Ctrl + Click it. Get something similar to these 2 colors:

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And the following gradient settings:

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GO to: Page 1 : Drawing a lamp
GO to: Page 2 : Create a bulb and putting it up together
GO to: Page 3 : Glowing and finishing touch


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