Draw in a rough idea of the screwdriver blade and tip.
- [Instructor] Now that we've created our silhouette, let's go ahead and start building the tip and blade. So the first thing I want to do is make sure you're on your move option. If you're not in move you can go ahead and hit the letter V so you can see the black arrow. Then from here, I want to make sure you have the ability to move it, okay? So let's just move it around a little bit. When you're done, just hit control + z so it's back in its position. From here, you want to go into the free transform mode. So the hot key is control + t.
You want to hover over to the top left corner, and you want to left click and move it first so you have control of it. Then you're going to hold down shift and then the alt button. So this gives you the ability to move it in proportion, as well as keep it in center. You want to make sure you have that symmetrical line in the middle, so I'm going to move it down to about here. That should be a good way to start it. Just make sure it matches our document. And when you're done, just hit enter to get out of free transform.
And then the next thing you want to do is grab your silhouette. Hold the shift key and drag to the right. That's perfect. Now that we've repositioned the silhouette of the handle to the right side, we can now start creating the blades. The next step is to go down to the create new layer button. I'm going to go and select our selection tool right here on the left. And we're going to start somewhere along this side of the canvas.
I'm going to click anywhere on this box, and we'll drag it to the right. And what you want to make sure is that there's a purple line giving you the indication that it is centered with the handle. So when you have a rectangle image that looks like this, we can now go ahead and fill it in with a black color. So hit alt + delete, then let's go ahead and deselect our selection by hitting control + d. I'm going to switch back to free transform, so that's control + t.
And from here, I will select the top left corner. And again, I will move it. Hold the shift key and then the alt button at the same time so we can free transform it until it becomes skinny. So you want to get it to about this size. And again, don't worry about the blade's proportion because that's something you can always adjust later. It's more of just a visual image, okay? So we'll hit the enter button to apply, and then I'll go back to the move function.
So the letter v. Grab the handle and slide it to the left, and that should be perfect. Now that we have the blade, let's go ahead and focus on developing the tip. So again, I'm going to down to the button down here and create a new layer. We're going to go to the lasso polygonal tool here on the left. Going to start somewhere along one of these points on the grid. Make sure it's following the mid-line of the tip and handle.
So go ahead click right here, and we're going to pull up to one box up and follow along the grid position I have. You can make your own design if you feel like it. And I'm going to pull down to right about here. We'll end it right there at the mid-line and back across to where it began. Now that it's selected, we can go ahead and fill it in with a black color. So hit alt + delete, and we'll go ahead and hit control + d to deselect.
And what I want to do is get this tip to be symmetrically mirrored to the bottom here. So the first I will do is hit the letter v to get out of the drawing tool. I'm going to hold alt, so you can see the white arrow behind the selection tool. I'm going to click on that silhouette and just pull it down, and hold the shift key so it's going down perfectly straight. Alright, then when you're done, you're going to see that there's a new copy on your layers palette. We're going to now flip this upside down.
So hit control + t for free transform. We're going to right click. And now we can just go to flip vertical. So now it's flipping the other way. Then from here, we'll just go ahead and hit enter to apply. And now we can simply just slide it back up so it looks like a completed silhouette. Then from here, we want to make sure we combine these two layers, so I'll hit on this layer here, hold the shift key to shift select the second one, and you can combine the layer by hitting control + e.
That merges these two layers. And now to finally complete this silhouette, we can scale down the tip. So again, hit control + t. We're going to hold shift again and alt so we can proportionally scale it down. You can zoom in by hitting control + plus. And hold the space bar so you can slide it this way. And again, you can play around with this. I feel like this tip is a little too short, so I can just grab the scale here and just left click and drag to the left.
We'll hit enter. To recenter the canvas on your screen, just hit control + 0. And control + minus to zoom back out. And there we have it. So this concludes the silhouette creation of this video.
- Building and cutting out a silhouette in Photoshop
- Drawing curves to match art in Rhino
- Refining model details
- Filling in color
- Finalizing the presentation