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Primitive Art Man Cartoon
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 11/23/2006
 
Primitive Art Man Drawing in Adobe Photoshop CS Primitive Art Man Cartoon
This lesson we'll learn how to draw primitive man from scanned or pictured contours of a drawing.

Primitive Art Man - Part 1
Open the scanned or pictured contours of a drawing: File ? Open (ctrl+o). It's not necessary for the contours to be regular and correct ones.

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Apply now the Pen Tool on a new layer to picture the correct contours. Choose form the next table the appropriate adjustments for the instrument.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

The new layer is possible to represent with the next command: Layer ? New - Layer

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Erase the layer, containing the scanned contours, using the fast button on the Layers window.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Create a new layer and move it lower than the layer with the new drawn contours, by clicking on it and moving on the necessary position. Paint it in white, choosing Paint Bucket Tool

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Choose next the Brush Tool and paint our ancient man with the basic colors on the layer that is placed lower than the contours' layer. His clothes must be pictured on a different layer than that of the skin, eyes or hair.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Determine out now the light's direction.

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Set the brush this way.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Pass to representing the shadows, but first give volume to the eyes.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Then mark out the shadows on his skin.

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Mark out the same way the enlighten parts of the skin.

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Introduce the shadows on his hair, eyebrows or moustache.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs 

Primitive Art Man - Part 2
Choose now the Smudge Tool and represent smoother the colors' transition on his hair.

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Change a little the Smudge Tool's adjustments.

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Smooth out more the hair and represent smoother also the light's and shadows' transition on his skin and in his eyes.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Get another instrument now (Brush Tool) having 1 px and picture out the hair's texture in one color firstly.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Then apply a darker color, representing the lines sometimes irregular to create an effect of shaggy hair.

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Choose finally the Burn Tool for finishing working with the hair.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Apply the same instrument to mark out the darkest places on the skin. You may not be afraid that the skin would seem to be dirty, because we need exactly this effect.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Open now a new layer above the clothes' layer and group out both of the layers applying Layer ? Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Choose the Gradient Tool to paint the layer above the clothes' one.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Pass to the background's layer, using Paint Bucket Tool and paint it with the appropriate color.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Choose firstly the Brush Tool and set a big size brush. Creating a new layer, mark the place on which the man is situated.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Copy now this layer: Layer ? Duplicate Layer and place the copy lower. Apply to it Filter ? Blur - Gaussian Blur.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs 

Primitive Art Man - Part 3
Increase the copies' sizes with Edit ? Free Transform (ctrl+t).

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Merge down all layers next step: Layer ? Merge visible (shift+ctrl+e) and represent a new layer. Insert on it the textile's texture to create the effect of having represented the picture on the canvas.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Increase the brightness and the layer's contrast (Curves).

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Change the layer's type on Linear Burn and minimize the layer's Opacity till 54%.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Apply to this layer a color filter (Image ? Adjustments ? Photo Filter)

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs

Using Crop Tool and Rectangular Tool, it's possible to insert the picture into a frame.

primitive art man in adobe photoshop cs 

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Finished!

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