Photoshop for Looney Tunes

by Fred Showker

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Now the fun begins.

10) Select Background: Tap 'W' to select the Wand Tool, and click in the background, outside of the orange ring

11) Choose: Select > Modify Selection > Expand
continue with the next step set the number of pixels to move the selection inward, approximately half the distance of your analyzed color shading for SHADOW

Select the background

12) Generate NEW LAYER, name this layer "Shadow"

13) FILL that layer with the 'Shadow' color (a dark red),
continue with the next step then drop selection (cmd/cntrl D)

14) BLUR: Choose: Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur
continue with the next step move the slider to drive the shadow color deeper into the circle. When satisfied, say "Okay"

Gaussian Blur shades the circle from highlight and shadow areas

Now, we'll generate the "HIGHLIGHT" blur. It's the same process as the "Shadow" layer

15) Select the layer: "First Circle"
continue with the next step tap 'W' to select the Wand tool
continue with the next step cmd/cntrl - CLICK in the CENTER of the circle

16) Click on the 'Shadow' layer, and generate then another layer, name this new layer "Highlight"

17) Select Inner Circle - Choose: Select > Modify Selection > Expand
continue with the next step set the number of pixels to move the selection inward, approximately half the distance of your analyzed color shading for HIGHLIGHT

Select inner circle for the highlight shading

18) Colorize: With the selection still active (racing ants)
continue with the next step select the 'Highlight' color (Yellow) palette
continue with the next step FILL the selection (option/alt Delete)
continue with the next step Drop selection (cmd/cntrl D)

19) Blur: Choose: Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur
continue with the next step move the slider to drive the highlight color deeper into the circle. When satisfied, say "Okay"

Blur the highlight color using the Gaussian Blur filter

You're finished shading the first 'ring' or circle -- next we'll clean up and turn you loose ...

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Unless noted otherwise, this page and content was authored by Fred Showker, Editor and Publisher of DTG Magazine and 60-Seconds.com. You can hook up with Fred at +FredShowker, on Google+ or most social medias @Showker



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