Our clients aren’t all humans. Occasionally, we get a design job from a space alien or even from an insect. For example, when I answered the door the other day, it was a spider. He showed me a photo and asked me to create a spider web so that he could impress his female counterpart. Anyway, I took a job with no reward because I was bored. So, as usual, I launched Adobe Photoshop on my iMac. And, in a matter of 6 minutes or so, I created a spider web for him.
The following tutorial shows steps to design a spider web, using Adobe Photoshop CS2. The photo image used in this tutorial comes from Webshots.
- First, create a new layer in the Layer Palette.
- Make a selection with Rectangular Marquee and then fill it with sheer black.
- Apply to the selection Texture > Stained Glass. Set Cell Size to the maximum and Light Intensity to about 6.
- Next, apply to the selection Brush Strokes > Ink Outlines. Set Light Intensity to 0 or 1.
- Remove the unnecessary, outer area with Magic Wand Tool.
- Draw lines originating from the center with Brush Tool.
- Apply to the web Distort > Ripple for some distortion.
- Switch the blend mode to Linear Dodge.
- Finally, you probably want to use Burn Tool for some make-up.
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