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Creating a cartoon rainbow

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Hello girls and boys! Today i want to make a cartoon rainbow... i really hope you will like it! You can actually integrate this rainbow in your future vector design.

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How to Create a Cartoon Rainbow in Photoshop

Usually when the sun is shining and it is raining at the same time, you can see a rainbow. The rainbow is a huge arch of colours in the sky. The number of rainbow colors is seven. These seven colors are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Create a new PSD file, size 1750x230 px. Create a new layer called Rainbow and fill it with color white.

Add a Gradient Overlay to the Rainbow layer.

We have to add the seven rainbow colors in equal parts like shown in the preview. The colors are violet(#ea3bec), indigo(#8737ff), blue(#008aff), green(#48ff00), yellow(#fff600), orange(#ff9600) and red(#ff3c00).

Right click on the Rainbow layer and choose Conver to Smart Object.

We will create a new PSD document called "Cartoon Rainbow". Create the Background Sky layer and fill it with color #22d8e8 .

Duplicate the Rainbow layer in this new PSD file.

Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and choose Arch with Bend 50.

Press Control-T to Scale the object to Horizontal scale: 23% and Vertical Scale: 35%.

Add a Stroke layer style to the Rainbow layer.

If you want to make the cartoon rainbow background look more cute you can add these cartoon cloud shapes to your image. Add the cloud shapes in a new layer using the Custom Shape Tool.

Use color white for the clouds and add this layer style: Inner Shadow color #37b8d8 and Outer Glow color #03656e.

You can add other shapes like star shapes for example or hear shapes to make it look like a cartoon.

cartoon rainbow in Photoshop

This tutorial is a remake of an older tutorial that had this rainbow image as final result.

rainbow cartoon

You can download the high quality rainbow background for free here.

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5 comment(s) for "Creating a cartoon rainbow"

attlantida
attlantida
7:00 AM Sunday, November 29, 2009
Very nice! reply
antonyo
antonyo
7:00 AM Sunday, November 29, 2009
Great work! Thank you for sharing reply
danutza
7:00 AM Monday, February 15, 2010
This is great work !??? Maybe this is ... reply
johnika
5:30 AM Saturday, December 08, 2012
I like this rainbow very much reply
walter
12:26 PM Thursday, May 04, 2017
Nice tutorial, thanks for share reply

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