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Feather Drawing
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 11/7/2006
 
Drawing Feather Bed in Adobe Photoshop CS Feather Drawing
In this tutorial we'll study how to picture a feather,
its shadow and how to change its color.

Drawing Feather - Part 1
In this tutorial we'll study how to picture a feather, its shadow and how to change its color.

After opening Adobe Photoshop program, create a new file: File ? New (ctrl+n)

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

For your comfort when picturing, paint the background with Paint Bucket Tool.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Then create a new layer with the appropriate button on Layers window and start to represent the feather. Choose the Brush Tool, but change some of its adjustments.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Represent now the feather's stick.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Choose the basic feather's color now and represent its entire shape.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Make the lower part of the feather look lighter; choosing the blue color and brush's Hardness on 0%.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Picture now the basic shadows.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Represent also separate feather's fibres. Choose for this a brush of small size.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Do the same way with the color, it must be a little lighter than the basic one?

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

?And the blue ? light color.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Add several features of white color.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs 

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Drawing Feather - Part 2
Make the feather look smoother, using Smudge Tool and brush's Hardness on 0%. The Strength must be on 80%.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Smooth it out more, using a big size of Smudge Tool with the brush's strength on 40%.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Apply the next instruments: Burn Tool and Dodge Tool for adding shadows and the light.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Make use of another instrument (Eraser Tool) to correct the feather's edges.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Choose again the Brush Tool to picture definitive feather fibres and make the feather look more naturally.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

The feather's shadow is possible to represent on the background's layer.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Blur it out, applying Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

Apply the next command Image ? Adjustments ? Curves (ctrl+m), to change the feather's color.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

And also the layer's color on the appropriate one: Image ? Adjustments ? Selective Color.

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs

That's it!

Drawing Feather Bed in adobe photoshop cs 

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