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I am the author of the lesson Nefra.

I really wanted to learn how to draw butterflies. For a long time I was looking for the easiest way to draw for my clumsy pens. In the end, it turned out like this:

The method is quite simple, but it requires perseverance and attention. It’s also nice to have several photos of butterflies in front of you to spy on some features of the structure and pattern of the wings.

Let's start by creating a new 500 * 500 pixel document.
Create a new layer on which the oval selection tool

(Elliptical Marquee Tool) draw a small oval. We click on the selection with the right mouse button and select the transformation of the selected area
Deformation (Transform selection - Warp). We turn the oval into a triangle, it is not as difficult as it seems.

When we like the result, press Enter and fill the selection with the selected color.


We look critically and transform and deform a little more. (We click on the selection with the right mouse button and select the Free Transformation - Warp). If necessary, go through the eraser a bit

(Eraser).

Now, this is more or less similar to the upper part of the wing of a butterfly. Now let's take a look at the bottom ... Create a new layer, under the layer with the upper part of the wing. The oval selection tool

(Elliptical Marquee Tool) draw ... an oval!

Fill the selection with the same color, apply the transformation and deformation, (Click on the selection with the right mouse button and select the free transformation - Deformation (Free Transform - Warp)) fitting parts of the wing to each other.

(Eraser) with 100% stiffness “bit” the lower part of the wing a bit, and again without fanaticism.

It's time to do our butterfly coloring. Magic wand tool


(Magic Wand) select the upper part of the wing, create a new layer above the layer with the upper part of the wing and fill the selection with black.

Unas there is still a selection - right-click on it and select Transform selection. Change the size of the selection

And we erase the black color inside it ...

Next, go through the black part with the eraser and build up the black color a bit on top ...

Now I’ll take a hard brush with a diameter of 3 pixels and, holding Shift, with short “stitches” I will draw veins on the wings.

The shorter the “stitches”, the more accurate the wings will look. The drawing of veins is taken from my head - I do not pretend to be absolutely realistic. We take the Burn Tool and go through the wing with color accents

Now, on a black background we put white arbitrary spots ...

We process the lower part of the wing in the same way ...

We merge the layers with the “spare parts” of the butterfly into a single whole, copy the layer, and reflect the copy horizontally (Free Transform-Flip Horizontal).

The simplest thing left is to draw a butterfly body. We will do this using the oval selection tool

(Elliptical Marquee Tool). Draw a small oval

Which is filled with black, here we draw a circle - the head of a butterfly.

For the antennae I used the standard Photoshop brush - grass

Slightly adjusted the size of the wings - reducing them

That’s all, actually ...

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Step1 Clear Background

And let's start by cleaning the background. There are several bright spots in the photo (see image below) that will interfere with us. We will remove them in this step.

Create a new layer above the background and name it, for example, "Background Fix." At the bottom of the layer palette is the "Create a new layer" icon.

Select stamp tool(Stamp tool (S)) and fill in the light areas of the image with darker ones (holding Alt and clicking the mouse button on the dark areas, copy them and in the same way, clicking the mouse button, paste them into the light areas) After these manipulations, your background should look like the image below.

Selecting the girl, activate the modeQuick mask (Quick mask mode (Q)) by clicking on the circle icon in the rectangle at the bottom of the toolbar. Everything around the girl turned red, invert the colors on the mask by pressing Ctrl + I to create a mask only for the girl. Now, choose softBrush (Brush) black and paint over the area of ​​the forest, excluding leaves on the ground. I know that camouflage is a rather boring and not very creative part of doing photo manipulations, but it is extremely important to create a realistic looking picture. So be as patient as possible.

Exit the mode Quick mask (Quick mask mode (Q)) by clicking again on its icon. You see that the secretion formed around the leaf cover, which is what we need. To continue working with this particular area, we need to save the resulting selection of leaves through the menu Selection - save selection (Select> Save Selection) We call it Leaves.

Leave the selection active.

Perform the settings from the screen below for Reds, Yellows, Neutralis and Whites.

Since the selection of leaves is activated, the color change affects only them. If you look at the mask of this adjustment layer, you will see that the effect was only on the white areas of the mask.

We proceed to the correction of saturation. Before creating the next adjustment layer, load the mask selection (Ctrl + click on the mask icon of the “Selective color correction” layer). Click on the black and white circle icon at the bottom of the layers panel and select a layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / saturation) Set the settings as in the screenshot below:

This is how the image should look.

As you remember, we need to soften only the bright green areas of the forest. To do this, activate the mask of the adjustment layer Hue / Saturationby clicking on it.

Take Fill Tool (G) and Fill the mask with black by clicking on the image. The image has taken its former form.

Choose a soft round Brush (Brush) of white color with an opacity of about 30% and spend on areas with moss and too green parts of the forest.

Since we need to change the hue only for the forest, and not for the whole image, we will do the following manipulations: fill the mask of this layer, as last time, with black. Take soft Brush (Brush tool (B)) white and draw it through the forest area, making a correction in this place visible. In the screenshot, I showed this area in red. I also grabbed the girl’s hair to add a little cold tone to them.

Here is what should happen after this step.

Step 7 Change the color of the sweater

Then, with active selection, click the icon of the adjustment layers (black and white circle) at the bottom of the layers panel and select the layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / saturation) We make the settings as in the screenshot below.

We look at what happened:

Fill the mask of this adjustment layer with black using Fill (Paint bucket tool), then select Brush (Brush) large white with an Opacity of about 40%. Paint over the edges of the image on the mask, activating the correction in the data
places, observing a smooth transition from saturated application of the brush to the soft. In the example below, these areas are marked in red.

As you have already seen, in the final image there is a source of bright light above the girl - a butterfly. In this and the next steps, we will begin to add and change the light in the photo to achieve the same effect.

In this step, we will create a glow on the face and hair of the girl. If you have a tablet, this step does not provide much trouble. Working with the mouse will require a little more patience and accuracy.

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) above all layers and name it “Girl’s Glow”. TakeTool brush (Brush) 1-2 px in size with an Opacity of 60-70%. Press Alt to activate Dropper (Eyedropper tool (I)) and take a sample of bright blue from the image. Now, we begin to draw along the contours of the hair and face of the girl, making these areas brighter from the incident light. The example shows a sketch option on a black background to make it more visual.

You probably noticed that I outlined the distinctive parts of the face: the edges of the lips, nasal septum, cheekbones, edges of the nostrils, forehead. I also added small bright points in the pupils of the girl. You should do as well.

1. Create the Stage Basis

Create a new document 1500 x 1436 px in Photoshop. Set the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Open the original image with the railway. Move this image to our working paper with the tool Moving (Move Tool (V). Convert the railroad layer to a smart object.

Press the keys (Ctrl + J) to duplicate this layer. Flip it horizontally, for this we go Editing - Transform - Flip Horizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal). The main goal here is to add rails located on the right to the left side of our scene. Using tool Free transformation (Free Transform Tool (Ctrl + T), rotate the image a little to the left so that the added rails look proportional to the rails on the right.

Click on the second icon at the bottom of the layers panel to add a layer mask to the duplicate of the railway layer. Select a soft round brush, the color of the brush is black to hide the right and middle parts of the scene, while maintaining the visibility of the rails, which are located only on the left. Translator's note: do not forget to switch to the layer mask for corrections.

Next, let's go Layer - New adjustment layer - Color Balance (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Balance) to add a warm atmosphere to our scene.

Add adjustment layer. The curves (Curves) to add more light to the area of ​​the railway, especially to the sides and background. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and use a soft black brush to hide the effect of the curves in the foreground, since this part of the scene is far from the light (we plan to create the main light source in the middle of the background).

Move the original image with the forest to our working document and using the mode Deformation (Warp) (Ctrl + T), slightly deform the upper part of the forest image in accordance with the perspective of the background. Convert the forest layer to a smart object.

Add a layer mask to the forest layer and use a soft black brush to hide the image of the earth, preserving the visibility of trees on both sides of the forest, as well as in the background.

Next, let's go Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set Radius (Radius) blur on 8 px.

Add adjustment layer. Color balance (Color Balance) as a clipping mask to the forest layer. Change the values ​​for Midtones (Midtones):

Next, add an adjustment layer. The curves (Curves) as a clipping mask to darken the forest in the background. Go to the mask of this adjustment layer and use a soft black brush with low opacity (approximately 15-20%), paint the farthest outline of the scene in the center to hide the effect of the curves, as we plan to create a light source in this area (in the last part of this lesson). You can see the mask correction and the correction result in the image in the screenshots below.

Open the original image with soil (I selected image # 5). Move this image to our working paper, with the bottom in the foreground.

To the soil layer, add a layer mask and with a soft black brush, soften the hard edges to align the soil with the existing earth. Make sure the transitions are smooth and natural.

Add adjustment layer. The curves (Curves) on top of all other layers to dim the brightness. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, paint the farthest part of the background in the center, the background, and also the middle part, thus restoring the lighting effects.

2. Retouch Model

Open the source image of the model. Separate the model image from the background using your own method of selecting objects that you are used to working with. I used a tool Quick mask (Quick Mask Tool (Q) to select the model, and then I placed the selected image of the model on top of the middle part of the railway near the edge of the image of the underground soil.

To the layer with the model, add a layer mask and with the help of a black brush of medium hardness, remove the lower part of the hair. This will help us draw the curls of hair in the next steps.

Add adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) to reduce the yellowish tint on the model, especially on the dress. Translator's note: do not forget to convert this adjustment layer to a clipping mask to the model layer, as well as subsequent adjustment layers, including the gray-filled layer.

Add adjustment layer. Color balance (Color Balance) to add a slightly warm color to the model.

The model looks a little too bright, so add an adjustment layer The curves (Curves) to reduce brightness. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, paint over the outline of the model’s image to show light areas, as well as details on the dress, to show the texture.

Create a new layer, change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay), the opacity of the layer is 100%, and fill with 50% neutral gray (fill it with 50% gray):

Choose tool Clarifier / Dimmer (Dodge and Burn Tool (O) in the control panel of this tool, set Range (Range) on Midtones (Midtones) value Expositions (Exposure) approximately 15-20%to correct chiaroscuro on the model image. You can see my processing under mode Normal (Normal) and the result under the mode Overlap (Overlay) in the screenshot below:

To show the shadow of the model, create a new layer below the model layer. Hold down the key (Ctrl), click on the thumbnail of the model layer to load the active selection around the model image.

Fill the selection with a dark brown tint (# 15130f), and then flip the fill vertically. Reduce Opacity (opacity) of the shadow layer before 80% and using transformation (Ctrl + T), rotate the shadow according to the perspective of the model.

Add a filter to the shadow layer Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) with blur radius 2 pxto soften the shadow, and then using a layer mask, hide the blackout in the foreground on the ground, and also reduce the visibility of the shadow at hand on the railway.

3. Draw Hair

It's time to finish the hair, because I want to enhance the sense of magic of the whole scene. First, create a new layer on top of all layers, set the foreground color to a dark red color of medium tones (# 64321f, take a sample of the shade from the model’s hair). Set the brush size to 40-60 px, and then draw the base for the hair that you imagine (here I recommend using a tablet). I drew the foundation, observing the perspective of the earth, spreading my hair on the ground, including curls that go down the ground.

Choose a darker shade for the brush (# 1a0f0d) to add shading to the hair. Shading should repeat the shape and direction of the curls of hair, otherwise, the result will look too blurry.

Add even darker shading below the model using the color cast # 0c0605.

Choose a light shade for the brush (# 974e33) to add subtle locks to your hair.

Select two light yellow shades (# cc6f4b and # efcc8d) to add highlights to the hair in the forehead.

Create a new layer, change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay), layer opacity 100%, as well as fill with 50% neutral gray (fill it with 50% gray). Using tool Clarifier / Dimmer (Dodge and Burn Tool (O), add volume and smoothness to the hair to make it look more realistic and natural. I also added shadows and highlights to the small sticking branch and grass on the left next to the model.

4. Add Butterfly

Open the original butterfly image. Select one butterfly that fits the model’s location by placing it above the model’s face.

Double-click on the butterfly layer to apply the layer style. External glow (Outer Glow). Set the glow color to a red tint (# f14321).

Add adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue Saturation). Change the values ​​for All (Master) and Blue (Cyans) tones. This will help reduce saturation, as well as hide the blue areas on the wings of a butterfly. Translator's note: do not forget to convert adjustment layers to clipping masks to the butterfly layer.

Add another adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) to slightly change the color of the butterfly.

Add adjustment layer. The curves (Curves) to make the butterfly look much brighter.

5. Create Lighting Effects and Add Magic Lights

Create a new layer and with a soft brush, brush color # f38585, add a soft spot on top of the butterfly image. Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay), the opacity of the layer is 100%.

Create a new layer, change the brush color to # f3cf85. Press keys F5To change the brush settings:

С помощью настроенной кисти, добавьте светящиеся огоньки вокруг бабочки, головы модели, волос, а также на заднем плане. К бабочке добавьте мелкие искры, а более крупные огоньки к остальной сцене. Используйте клавиши ‘[‘ и ‘]’, чтобы менять размер кисти во время работы.

Выделите все слои с волшебными огоньками, а затем нажмите клавиши (Ctrl+G), чтобы сгруппировать их в одну группу. Поменяйте режим наложения для слоя с группой на Осветление основы (Color Dodge), непрозрачность слоя 100%.

To the layer with the group, add a layer mask and with a soft black brush, reduce the visibility of the effect of magic lights in separate parts of the background, as well as on both sides of our scene. The shading effect will help enhance the depth of field of the scene.

6. We carry out the Final Color Correction

Add adjustment layer. Color (Color Fill) on top of all other layers, set the fill color to # 370303. Change the blending mode for this adjustment layer to An exception (Exclusion), layer opacity 100%. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and use a soft black brush with low opacity (about 10%) to hide the dark red fill in the shadow area below the model image.

Add adjustment layer. Color balance (Color Balance). Change the values ​​for Midtones (Midtones) and Sveta (Highlights):

Add adjustment layer. Photo Filter (Photo Filter). Set the following color for photo filter # ec8a00:

Add adjustment layer. The curves (Curves) to darken the scene more. Next, go to the mask of this adjustment layer and using a soft black brush, paint over the area in the center of the scene, which is highlighted in the screenshot below.

Create a new layer and with a soft brush, brush color # 200e04, paint over the farthest plan, as well as on both sides of our scene. Change the blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge (Linear Dodge), layer opacity 100%. You can use a layer mask to reduce or remove the effect on unwanted areas.

Create a new layer. Using the same brush, paint over the front of the model to add a slight light reflection effect to it. Change the blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge (Linear Dodge), layer opacity 100%.

Change the color of the brush to # ecd09b, and then add light to the farthest plan in the center of our scene. Change the blending mode for this layer Overlap (Overlay), the opacity of the layer is 100%.

Create a new layer and with a brush, brush color # f9edd5, add a glow in the middle of the composition. Change the blending mode for this layer Soft light (Soft Light), layer opacity 100%.

We draw a butterfly in Photoshop

1.Create a new document (file-new) with a size of 500x500 RGB color model and transparent background.

2. Fill it with black using the fill tool in the toolbar.

3. Create a new layer using the "create a new layer" button at the bottom of the LAYERS panel.

4. Now we create a contour for the butterfly - by selecting the "arbitrary shape" tool on the toolbar and finding the shape of the butterfly there. Select the "Contours" mode for the path in the toolbar. Stretch the shape of the butterfly on a transparent layer.

5. Select the brush tool, and set the following parameters for it (the brush window) - a solid brush of 9 pixels in size with an interval of 175 percent. Now set the color to white.

6.On the contours panel (next to the layers panel), click the "stroke the outline with a brush" button.

7.Now add the “Crumble Metal” style from the STYLES panel, if it is not, add all the styles from the STYLE LIBRARY.

8.Create a new layer (using the "create a new layer" button at the bottom of the LAYERS panel), between the butterfly and the background and the big brush, put a big dot in the color you like.

9.create a new layer, call it butterfly 2
10. Go to the CONTOUR panel and click on the "create a new contour" button, call CONTOUR1.

11. Make sure that the butterfly2 layer is active for us. Now, selecting the “arbitrary shape” tool on the toolbar and finding the shape of a butterfly there, we stretch the outline of the butterfly, making it smaller than the existing butterfly.

12. Go to the CONTOUR panel, make the CONTOUR1 active. Select the brush tool and set the following parameters for it - a solid brush of 9 pixels in size with an interval of 175 percent. Now set the color to white as the main one. On the path panel, click the button "stroke the path with a brush." Add the "Shinny Biue Metal" style from the STYLES panel.

13.create a new layer, call it a butterfly 3.
14. Go to the CONTOUR panel and click on the "create a new contour" button, call CONTOUR2.
15. Make sure that the butterfly3 layer is active for us. Now, selecting the “arbitrary shape” tool on the toolbar and finding the shape of the butterfly there, we stretch the butterfly outline making it smaller than CONTOUR1.

16. Go to the CONTOUR panel, make the CONTOUR2 active. Select the brush tool, and set the following parameters for it - a solid brush of 9 pixels in size with an interval of 175 percent. Now set the color to white as the main one. On the path panel, click the button "brush stroke". Add the "Crumble Metal" style from the STYLES panel.

You can add several points with a brush (on the butterfly layer), wherever you want. The style is automatically applied to them, the same as the outline. Well, the diamond butterfly is ready.


If you encounter problems during the lesson, download the video lesson on this page Figure Butterfly. Let's draw a beautiful butterfly in Photoshop

Step 10 Change the light on the girl’s clothes and trees

Now, to emphasize the shadows and highlights of the image, use the tool Brush (Brush) For the shadow areas, use a black brush, and for glare - white. Set the brush size to 1-3 px with an Opacity of 5%. The example below shows a gray layer with a Normal blending mode so that you can focus on it in your work.

As you can see, the clothes and trees next to the butterfly are lighter, and on the opposite side they are darker, since they are farther from the light source. Add a shadow under the sitting girl on a gray layer and create dark shadows on her eyelids. This is how your should look
image after all manipulations:

Step 11 Create a glow coming from a flying butterfly

Now let's add warmer tones. This is very easy to do with the adjustment layer "Photo filter» (Layer-New Adjustment Layer- Photo Filter) Set the settings as in the picture below:

Step 14 Add a Blue Tint for Lighting

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) on top of all the layers and call it “Blue Tone for Light”. Take Tool brush (B), approximately 40 px in size, and an Opacity of 15%. Choose a light blue color and draw on the places of illumination. In order to make it clearer, I gave an example on a black background below:

As you can see, the lights are also becoming more visible, and thus the contrast is higher. All because of such a simple step.

Step 15 Blue Color

As a result, we got such a too saturated picture. This does not suit us, so we soften the color a little with the help of the adjustment layer Hue Saturation (Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Hue / Saturation) Reduce the Saturation value to -20.

Here is the result of working with adjustment layers:

To eliminate this drawback, create a new adjustment layer. Levels (Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Levels) on top of all layers with such values ​​as in the image:

Choose a tool Pouring (Paint bucket tool (G)) and fill the Levels correction mask with black, having previously activated it. Now soft With a brush (Brush tool (B)) 250 px in size with an opacity of 25% we draw over the illuminated areas.

Step 17 Add a Butterfly

Change the blending mode of the layer with the butterfly to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 19 Add Broken Glass to the Butterfly

We open the image of broken glass from the resources of the lesson and insert it into our work by dragging move tool (Move tool) or by copying (Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V). Place the glass above all layers and call the layer “Glass”. Change the blending mode of this layer to Screen to better blend it with the main background. Now take Lasso instrument (L) and select one of the pieces of glass. Drag it onto the butterfly with Displacements (Move tool), then remove the selection (Ctrl + D). Repeat the same process many times until you fill the entire body of the butterfly. It may seem like a boring exercise, but believe me, it will take no more than ten minutes. Here's what you should get:

Let's do it with the help of the adjustment layer "Levels» (Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Levels) with the settings below:

Leave the correction only on the butterfly. To do this, fill the Levels correction mask with black (Edit-Fill), having previously activated it. Then, choose soft Brush (Brush tool (B)) white with an opacity of 100% and draw it only on a butterfly.

Step 21 Add More Bokeh

There are still some empty spaces that need to be filled with texture. In the example below, I marked them in red.

Paste the bokeh texture over all the layers again and resize it (Ctrl + T), reducing the sparkles. We place them in empty areas of the image.

Now, select a light blue color and use a smaller brush to draw on the bangs of the model.
Red color shows the place of application of the brush.

Step 23 Sharpen

Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlap (Overlay) and get the final result:

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Andrei
22:03:2015
I read a lesson, now I'll try. It was necessary to come to visit you early, bookmarked a long time ago, and only went today.


Alexander
27:06:2013
I do not see simple examples here. This is not for beginners.


Ksyu
20:05:2011
but I don’t do a stroke on the contour.

Check in which mode you made the butterfly outline. You need to set the Contours mode on the arbitrary shape toolbar (there are three buttons for changing the contour modes).
Panty
20:05:2011


Elvina
17:04:2011
How to create a new layer between the butterfly and the background and the big brush, how to put a big dot? please, help.

To create a layer between the background and the butterfly, you need to click on the background layer (make the background layer active) and click on the "Create a new layer" button at the bottom of the Layers palette (as a clean leaf), so you will have a new layer. From this field, select the Brush tool, select a large brush with soft edges and put a dot in the middle of the layer you just created (just click in the middle). So we created a new layer between the background and the butterfly and with a big brush we put an end to it.
Panty
18:04:2011


Elvina2
17:04:2011
Where is the style library located?


Elvina
17:04:2011
Hey. I cannot do it with an interval in Brushes, I don’t have such an option as Interval. What should I do? Help.


Polik
29:04:2010
Hello! I can not. When I select a brush and point it at the drawing, a window pops up warning me that the brush cannot work straight, I don’t understand what that means. And window brushes. I don’t have 175 & # 37 settings there, even a bizka can only select a brush type and that's all (((((

If working with a brush directly is not possible, then most likely you have created a path in the layer-shape mode, but you need to create it in the contour mode


If there is nothing on the Brushes tab (Window-Brushes) other than selecting the Brushes type, then perhaps the advanced tab options are not enabled. Press the button circled in the figure in red and in the menu that appears, select the item Advanced view. You should have additional tabs.


Panty
29:04:2010


Masha
15:12:2009
wah))) thank you very much for the lesson! o4en needed)))


BUT
18:11:2009
Sorry, I TRUST

I'm glad you got a butterfly. Now for the windows. Open the image and if it occupies your entire workspace and there are no edges for which you can pull and reduce it, then press Ctrl + 0 (zero) or the View-Show full screen command. Your image will have edges, i.e. there will be a frame around it, move the cursor to the lower right edge of this frame and reduce the size of the frame to the desired size, do the same with the other images that we open. Now it’s easier to move from one image to another.
Panty
18:11:2009

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