I just made another tutorial for you guys. It’s another tutorial for beginners. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Panda Hot Air Balloon on a Rainbow Scene in Photoshop. We will use more on Ellipse Tool and Custom Shape Tool again and again. This tutorial will be like a cartoony Illustration result. I hope you like it. Here’s how it look like when its finish.
If your ready lets start:)
Open new Document (1024×768). Name it “Head1“.Choose Ellipse Tool (U) and make a bit of ellipse shape. Then go to Blending Option. Right click on the Head1 Layer then choose Blending Option. Click on Stroke and adjust the size into 6px.
Working on the Ears of the panda hot air balloon, Create new layer below the Head1 layer. name it “PandaEar“.Use Ellipse Shape (U) again. Hold Shift to create a perfect circle. After creating a circle duplicate it so you have two same size of ears. Move the duplicate layer using Move Tool (V).
Now for the Black Spot on the Panda’s Eye. Create new layer. name it to “Black“. Use #000000 color Ellipse Tool (U) again. do an ellipse shape then rotate it a little to the right. Go to Edit>Transform>Rotate.
Duplicate the “Black” layer and Flip the duplicate layer to Horizontal. Go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal. Move the duplicate to the right using Move Tool (V). It will look like this.
For the eye create another layer. name it “Eye“. Use #ffffff color. Choose Ellipse Tool (U). Again Hold Shift to create a perfect circle. Duplicate the Eye and move the duplicate to the right eye.
Same procedure in this part. Use #000000 color. Create a perfect circle again using Ellipse Tool (U). Duplicate the layer and move to the right.
For the little reflection on the panda’s eye, use the same process again. Use #ffffff color
Working on the nose, We will use Ellipse Tool (U) again. Use #000000 color. Start making ellipse shape for the nose.
For the mouth, create a new layer, name the layer to “Mouth“.Use Rectangular Tool (U). Use #000000 color. Make a thin line. Add and anchor point on the middle of the line then adjust it using Direct Selection Tool (A). Duplicate it and move copy layer to the right.
Create a new layer below the “Head1” layer. Choose Rectangular Tool (U). and create a rectangular shape. Once its done, Right Click on the current layer and choose Blending Options. Select the Stoke and adjust the size to 5px
Create another layer. Use same process above.
Working on the rope of our panda hot air balloon, Create a new layer below “Head1” layer. Choose Rectangle Tool (U). Create a vertical line and rotate it a little
Now to add a cute panda on our hot air balloon, here’s a simple technique but effective. Create a new document. 500×600 will do. On our working document select the layers start from Hair1 layer to Mouth layer by selecting on Hair1 layer first then Hold Shift then click on Mouth layer. Once the Layers are selected, Move it to the new document using Move Tool (V). On the new document, right click on the selected layers and select Merge Layers. Now resize the panda’s head. Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Hold Shift while adjusting. then Flip it Horizontal. After flipping it to horizontal move it again to our working document. Now now we have a panda riding on our panda hot air balloon.
Lets make the hands of the panda, Create a new layer and choose Ellipse Tool (U) make an ellipse shape for the hand. It will look like this.
Now We are done on our panda. Lets start working on the rainbow.
Create a new layer name it to “Red“. Use #f60123 color. Choose Custom Shape Tool (U). and Use Circle Thin Frame.
Now it will look like this
We will do a repeat process in here until we finish making our rainbow. Duplicate the Red Layer. name the duplicate layer to “Orange“. Use #ff780a color. Now Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Use 92.0% on width and height.
Duplicate the Orange Layer. name the duplicate layer to “Yellow“. Use #fff001 color. Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Use 92.0% on width and height.
Duplicate the Yellow Layer. name the duplicate layer to “Green“. Use #48a61a color. Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Use 92.0% on width and height.
Duplicate the Green Layer. name the duplicate layer to “Blue“. Use #0162a9 color. Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Use 92.0% on width and height.
For the last time,Duplicate the Blue Layer. name the duplicate layer to “Indigo“. Use #890193 color. Go to Edit>Transform>Scale. Use 92.0% on width and height.
Select the Red,Orange,Yellow,Green,Blue and Indigo Layer. Right Click on the selected layers and choose Merge Layers. We will do something about it later that’s why we need to merge them.Now that we are done with our panda hot air balloon and rainbow lets work on the background.
On the background Layer.Use #59cfad and #08bac3 and fill it using Gradient Tool (G).Set the gradient style to Radial Gradient.
Create a New Layer.Choose Custom Shape Tool (U). Use Registration Target 2. Make sure to Hold Shift while applying the shape. See below for the guide
Adjust the setting of the layer to Soft Light. Now it will look like this
Working on the clouds, Choose Ellipse Tool (U). Start create a perfect circles together so it will form as a cloud.
Now that our rainbow is in the right position, Choose Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) to erase the lower part of the rainbow. After selecting press DELETE on your keyboard.
Now it will look like this
I make more rainbow and clouds on this part. you can make it using same process on how we make the rainbow and clouds or just simply duplicate the Rainbows and cloud then resize/rotate it:)
Lastly, put our Panda Hot air Balloon. OMG were DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial:)