Adobe Photoshop effects, drawing, text effects, designing - http://www.eyesontutorials.com
Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture
http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/68/1/Water-Angel-Nymph-Anime-Picture/Page1.html
By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 01/11/2007
 
Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture in Adobe Photoshop CS Water Nymph
The next task we'll see how is it possible to make the corrections on the scanned already contours and change their colors, see how to create different textures (textile's for example) applying different filters of the program, different pictures, create also a magic sphere and giving a shining effect to the surfaces.

Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture - Part 1
The next task we'll see how is it possible to make the corrections on the scanned already contours and change their colors, see how to create different textures (textile's for example) applying different filters of the program, different pictures, create also a magic sphere and giving a shining effect to the surfaces.

Open in a new window the scanned contours of the picture we want to process next: File ? Open (ctrl+o).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Copy the layer just to make the work possible by moving it on the new layer's icon in the Layers window. The first layer should be erased applying the other button in the same window. Decolorize the layer: Image ? Adjustments ? Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u) and correct the brightness and the contrast of the picture, making use of the next selection: Image ? Adjustments ? Curves (ctrl+m).
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Make the contours look a little thinner and get to the next window: Layer ? Layer Style ? Blending Options to select the following adjustments:
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Create now a new layer (use the icon on the Layers window) and place it under this layer, then combine both of them. Accentuate after that the white background in the Select ? Color Range window and click on it:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Erase now the marked zone, using the Delete button on the keyboard. Move off the markings: Select ? Deselect (ctrl+d). We have to create a new layer now under the layer with the contours, just not to lose the last layer. Paint it in a neutral color (I choose white color) applying the Paint Bucket Tool. Get back to the layer containing the contours and change their color in the Blending Options window also.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Paint the given picture with the basic colors now. I recommend you to place each color on a new layer to make easier after that placing the shadows and if that is possible to change the color easily then. Use the Brush Tool of Hard Round type to make this operation.
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

I like starting picturing with details, that is why represent at the beginning the magic sphere in the girl's hands. Use on a new layer above the circle's coloring Filter ? Render ? Clouds, making sure that you have chosen preliminary the black and white colors.
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Minimize the layer's size until it covers the sphere only, making use of the next command: Edit ? Free Transform (ctrl+t). Group this layer with that one containing the sphere's coloring: Layer ? Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g), but the layer shouldn't get outside its contours.
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Apply by turn now two filters. First - Filter ? Artistic ? Plastic Wrap, then Filter ? Stylize ? Glowing Edges.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in Adobe Photoshop cs

Represent a flare now on the sphere, selecting Filter ? Render ?Lens Flare.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs 


Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture - Part 2
Change the layer's type on Color Burn and change the color selecting Image ? Adjustments ? Hue/Saturation(ctrl+u).
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Insert the shadow after that, choosing Blending Options:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Combine this layer with the previous one: Layer ? Merge Down (ctrl+e). Copy the new layer after that several times and place the copies on the buttons' place, using Edit ? Free Transform (ctrl+t). Combine now all the layers containing the buttons on the clothes (ctrl+e) and make them look in contrast, using next selection: Image ? Adjustments ? Curves (ctrl+m).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Start working with the eyes now. Mark first the light and the shadow with the usual Brush Tool.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Then smudge all the lines (Smudge Tool) and decolorize a little the lowest part of the iris using the Dodge Tool.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Create now a new layer and group it with the layer containing the eye's coloring. Insert more volume on it, selecting the Gradient Tool.
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Select now the next type of the brush designed for flares:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Insert on the new layer, above the contours' layer several flares of different sizes. Combine now the layers with the eyes' coloring and change a little their colors (ctrl+u).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Copy this layer (ctrl+j), then apply to the copied layer next options: Filter ? Artistic ? Film Grain. Change now the Blending Mode of the copy-layer on Soft Light and merge down the layers containing the eyes (ctrl+e).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Apply on the layer with the hair's fillets the filter too (Filter - Render ? Clouds), correct the sizes (ctrl+t), group the layers (ctrl+g) and select the filters with the same adjustments we used for the sphere: Filter ? Artistic ? Plastic Wrap, then Filter ? Stylize ? Glowing Edges.
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs 


Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture - Part 3
Select the Dodge Tool now and give more luminescence to the brighter parts of the hair's fillets.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Above the layer with the dress should be inserted a texture with some ornaments. Open it in a new window (ctrl+o), mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool and make a copy of it: Edit ? Copy (ctrl+c). Get back now to our picture's window and insert it on the necessary layer: Edit ? Paste (ctrl+v).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Make the corrections on the size (ctrl+t), group the layers (ctrl+g) and decolorize the texture's layer (shift+ctrl+u). Change the layer's Blending Mode on Color Burn.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Apply the necessary filter to this layer: Filter ? Artistic ? Film Grain:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Then create a mask out of this layer: Layer ? Add Layer Mask ? Reveal All. Select now the black color and the Gradient Tool to erase the texture's visibility on the dress's bottom part.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Combine now the layers with the dress (ctrl+e) and select the Burn Tool to add the shadows.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Make a copy of this layer and apply the filter that is given: Filter ? Artistic ? Dry Brush.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Change the layer's type on Multiply, merge down all the layers and correct a little the brightness and the contrast, using this operation: Image ? Adjustments ? Levels (ctrl+l).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Insert now the shadows on her skin, selecting the following brush:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Set the Hardness on 0% and choose also a brush of big size to picture the blushes on a new layer too.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs 


Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture - Part 4
(I've decided to decolorize the skin with Hue/Saturation)
Choose a Brush Tool of Hard Round type to dark out the hair near the contours.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Select now a brush with smooth edges and mark out the place of the flares to be.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Using the Smudge Tool, represent the flares on the hair's locks, with zigzag motions.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Choose the Gradient Tool now and brushes with smooth edges to add more light on the hair and on the girl's figure. Do it on the layer with the flares situated above the contours.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Introduce on a new layer, above the layer with the background's painting, the water's texture:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Place it on the necessary angle and correct the size (ctrl+t). Select the Gradient Tool to decolorize the upper part of the texture:
 
drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Change its color selecting Image ? Adjustments ? Selective Color.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Using the Gradient Tool on the water, hide the unnecessary flares:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Apply on a new layer, above the rest of the layers the next filters: Clouds, Plastic Wrap and Glowing Edges, the same way we did with the sphere. Then create a mask out of this layer: Layer ? Add Layer Mask ? Hide all. Select a white gradient and make the layer visible this way:

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

Select the next command: Layer ? Remove Layer Mask ? Apply and give a nuance to this layer, using next combination: Image ? Adjustments ? Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs 


Water Angel Nymph Anime Picture - Part 5
Change the layer's type on Hard Light and you may insert the picture in a frame by selecting the Crop Tool and Rectangular Tool.

drawing Anime Water Nymph in adobe Photoshop cs

The work is finished!

+ View full size image

Made by Sigma