8,211 views

Today in this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to Digitally Paint a cute squirrel using Photoshop. I have used a reference for the squirrel. It's always better to use a reference when you start painting something. So lets start working!

By nishagandhi, on November 29, 2010, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Today in this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to Digitally Paint a cute squirrel using Photoshop. I have used a reference for the squirrel. It's always better to use a reference when you start painting something. So lets start working!

  • Resources needed:
  • Stock Image LINK

 

Final Result Preview

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Select the Pen Tool (P) and make sure that the shape layers is selected. Select the color daaa88 and draw the head of the squirrel. You can place the squirrel image on a new layer and draw/trace on another layer for exact drawing.

 
 
 
 
 

Step 2:

 

After drawing the squirrel base, go to Filter > noise > add noise. Apply the settings as shown..

 
 

Step 3:

 

Now select "stipple" brush and choose strength as 58% and start smudging.

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Now select the Burn Tool. Choose Midtones, Exposure-8%. Start shading. Follow the reference image for the shading.

 
 

Step 5:

 

Now with the Burn Tool selected, choose highlights and start shading the squirrel.