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Funny Cartoon Rainbow

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Tutorials Drawing 25409 Views July 22nd, 2010

Hello,In this tutorial I want to show you how simple it is to make a funny cartoon image! You only need a grass texture image and the rest we will draw: the rainbow, the sky and the clouds.

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Step 1 - Create the Rainbow

Create a new document with this size:400/400 pixels.

The rainbow contains as we know six colors. We will star by creatinga new document 400x400 pixels. There are many ways of drawing a rainbow, with the Pen Tool for example.

But i will use another tehnique, the easiest i guess: 1. with the Elipse Tool draw a circle with color red. You need to right click the layer and choose Blending Options; Stroke 1px and the color light orange. 2. duplicate this layer - go to Edit - Transform Path - Scale and do the following settings :for the width 85% and height 85%; now color this circle orange 3.duplicate this layer, scale againg with 85% and choose yellow color 4.do the same with the other layers. the colors for the rainbow are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. You will obtain something like this: funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Now select all six layers and scale them with width 120% and height 140%. Now duplicate the purple layer and scale it 80% both with and height and make it white. Select all the layers, right click and choose Merge layers.

With the Polygonal Lasso tool select and than delete the bottom part of the rainbow.

To give it some contrast choose Burn Tool and burn the lines of every color take the Dodge tool and give some light areas.

Right click on the layer and Choose Blending options and do the following settings.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Now play with opacity, i choose 85 % and this is the result so far:

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Step 2 - Create the background

The grass and the sky will represent our background.

Set the Foreground color # 3dc7ff and the Background Color white.

Create a new layer behind the Rainbow layer and than go to Filter - render -Clouds. Call this layer Sky Layer.

With the Pen Tool draw a grass area like in the photo below. This Grass Layer is placed between Rainbow Layer and Sky Layer.

The color for this shape is # 2f7b06.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Step 3 - Add Grass Texture

Copy this beautiful grass texture from Flickr. Place this texture above Grass Layer. Now press CTRL and click the thumbnail of Grass Layer. Return to the texture layer and press CREL+C and CTRL+V. Now you have grass texture with the desired shape. Call this layer Grass Texture Layer. Delete the grass photo from flickr. Change the opacity of the Blending Mode of Grass Texture Layer from 100% to 60%.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Step 4 - Upgrade the Rainbow - The Door

Now i will change the Rainbow Layer to make it funnier. For that I will draw a open door and some other stuff. Let's proceed!

Draw with Pen Tool a simple door shape. Call this layer layer Door Shape. Duplicate Door Shape layer, go to Edit - Transform Path - Flip Horizontal, than move this layer like in the picture below. Call this layer Door Layer. Than go to Edit - Transform - Distort .

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Step 5 - Upgrade the Rainbow - Details

It is now time to work with Rainbow Layer. Press CTRL and click the thumbnail of the Door Shape Layer than return to Rainbow Layer and press delete. Now hide Door Shape Layer.

Set the Foreground Color # b065c2. With the Brush Tool, size 19, opacity 100% draw the purple area from the middle of the rainbow - see image.

Now go to Blending Options of the Rainbow Layer and add check Stroke option, the color is # 201212.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Another detail is added with the Eraser Tool, brush size 7, opacity 100%. Delete little points like in the picture below.

Now with Burn Tool make the colors of the rainbow more intense. The exposure is 8%. Choose Midtones, Shadow and Highlights. Remember that Midtones and Shadow make the color more intense, darker but with the same tone of red for example. Instead Highlights darkens the area, the color tone is not preserved.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

Step 6 - Drop Shadow for the Rainbow

Press CTRL and click the Thumbnail of the Rainbow layer. You can see that the entire area of this layer was selected. Create a new layer, call it Rainbow Shadow Layer and than with Paint Bucket Tool color this area with black. Go to Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical. Move it down like in the image below and than go to Edit - Transform - Skew.

funny-cartoon-rainbow tutorial intermediary image

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4 comment(s) for "Funny Cartoon Rainbow"

John
John
7:00 AM Monday, November 30, 2009
It is cool dude!
thanks for sharing reply
Roger
Roger
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Nice idea!
I love cartoons ! reply
PSDDude
7:00 AM Wednesday, June 23, 2010
thanks! I love cartoons too! reply
John
1:37 AM Wednesday, September 18, 2013
This is one of my oldest tutorials but I see that it is still pretty popular. Here is a nice cartoon rainbow graphic with a quick tutorial (made by http://blog.naver.com/agamaman) reply

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