Trace a Cell in Photoshop ~
• It can be Difficult to portray the minute details of the cell with accuracy while at the same time, making it look artistically appealing.
• Shape Dynamics may be the answer. It is an important part of Photoshop and is good to know.
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Step #1: Open a Blank Document in Adobe PhotoShop ~
Open PhotoShop & create a new canvas. Hit Cmd+N or go to: File > New …
Make your canvas 800px wide by 600 px tall
It's a good idea to choose Transparent in the Background Contents too.
Step #2: Find an Image ~
Go online and find an image you want to copy on the internet.
Right-Click, copy or save it somewhere you can find it.
Or - if it wont copy - hit Print Screen on the keyboard.
Step #3: Paste it in PhotoShop ~
Paste your screen print into the new canvas.
Go to: Edit > Paste or hit Ctrl+V
Adjust image to fit the canvas. Select the Move Tool
Step #4: Change the Size ~
Now, you may be asking, "How can I make it Bigger or Smaller?"
First you must Zoom Out.
Select the Zoom Tool
Click Zoom Out on the menu bar
Click the image to Zoom Out
Step #5: Transform the Size ~
Step #6: Folders and Layers ~
Lock the Background layer
Make a New Folder by clicking on
Rename the folder.
Then, make a New Layer.
Name the Layer whatever it is you're going to draw …
Step #7: Pen Tool ~
Get the Pen Tool
Select Paths on the Menu Bar.
To make curves using the Pen Tool you must Click-and-Pull.
When you get back to the beginning, you see the Closed Shape icon.
Remember to close the shape by hovering over the starting point and click.
Step #8: Make Selection ~
Right-Click somewhere in the shape & hit Make Selection
Hit New Selection and then OK
Now the selection has marching ants.
Step #7: Select your Colors ~
Double-Click on the Color square in Photoshop
Select your color.
Now do the other side.
Step #8: Fill Your Selection with a Radial Gradient~
Select the Gradient Tool which is behind the Paint Bucket
Select Linear Gradient on the menu bar.
Select your gradient in the Gradient Picker
Drag the Gradient Tool across the selection
Step #9: Bevel and Emboss ~
o to: Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options
Add Bevel and Emboss and Drop Shadow plus any others you want …
Adjust the setting to your liking …
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
Save your work as a .psd file [ your_name.psd]
Attach it & continue working …