Adobe Photoshop Very Simple Tutorial: Spider Web

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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.





  1. First, create a new layer in the Layer Palette.
  2. Make a selection with Rectangular Marquee and then fill it with sheer black.
  3. Apply to the selection Texture > Stained Glass. Set Cell Size to the maximum and Light Intensity to about 6.
  4. Next, apply to the selection Brush Strokes > Ink Outlines. Set Light Intensity to 0 or 1.
  5. Remove the unnecessary, outer area with Magic Wand Tool.
  6. Draw lines originating from the center with Brush Tool.
  7. Apply to the web Distort > Ripple for some distortion.
  8. Switch the blend mode to Linear Dodge.
  9. Finally, you probably want to use Burn Tool for some make-up.





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