In this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn about creating crystals. Originally the crystals were created in a 3D program and imported to Photoshop where all kinds of coolness is added. In this tutorial I will show you an easy way to create these crystals in Photoshop
In this Photoshop Tutorial
we will learn about creating crystals. Originally the crystals were created
in a 3D program and imported to Photoshop where all kinds of coolness is added.
In this tutorial I will show you an easy way to create these crystals in Photoshop
Create a new document.Mine was 300X200 pixels. You would probably want
Create a new layer
With the Polygon lasso tool, draw your rough shape. Notice that in Photoshop
Fill with a dark color. Here I chose blue.
Now we want to add a gradient, use this method:
I entered 6 pixels. If you are using a larger image size, consider 10
Now we want to soften the selection.
Choose a lighter shade of the same color as the crystals and fill. I
Duplicate the layer and add a gaussian blur to the copy.
Move the blurred layer beneath the original layer.
Here I changed the background to black.
Notice the original layer and the blurred layers.
Here is where the crystals take on their 3D look:
Add a layer style to the shape. (Click the little “f” at the
Choose bevel and emboss.
Increase the depth and size until you are happy with the result.
Change the gloss contour , uncheck global light and change
To get the translucent crystal like opacity:
Still in the layer style box. go to Blending options
lower the fill opacity to 42.
In the layers pallette, change the blending mode to screen.
Duplicate the crystal layer.
Press Ctrl/Cmd+T for free transform.
Rotate the new layer, you will see it interact with the other crystal
Time to spruce up the background a bit. I added a linear gradient.
You could do anything you wanted really.
Here is an optional step:
Copy the layer style to the blurred layer. It adds an interesting feel.
If you want you can keep coping layers and rotating them. Experiment