Photoshop Spiral | Photoshop Tutorial : How To Create Quick Spirals

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Photoshop Tutorial : How To Create Quick Spirals


How to create spirals in? Photoshop something like this. This spiral is a vector design. It’s a vector shape. Now what you can do you just go over to create a new document first, but really easy where craziness Spiral is using guides so view and new guide layout now set the rows and columns to 16 and 16 or 20 and 20 click. OK, now you’ve got lots of guides. Just go to the pen tool over in the tool bar, go to the center, click on that intersection at the center and just go around and around, just click in on the intersections of the guides and you can repeat that number of times, creating it all kinds of spiral arms now. I’m crazy an equidistant ones there, but you can go for any kind of spiral. That’s it now what I’m going to do now? I’m going to turn it into a curve design, but first before I do that. I’m just going to show you snap. Make certain your snap is on snap to, and you can also go to the stroke at the top and set the color to black green blue. Whatever also you can change the stroke width, so you can actually see it. You can also go to view and clear the guides go to the direct selection tool and you can select it and you can see all the points, so there’s all the points now for that spiral, but when it curved, so don’t go to the first point, don’t want to touch the first point, just go to the second point double, click on it, and that converts it converts it into a curve, a rounded point and you compete that with all of the points, so click all the way around now. I’ll just repeat that all there. Another point. Now you don’t want to do the last one. Don’t want to last point, be double-click so I’m just gonna go there there. Now don’t wanna do that one. Because what happens, it joins between the first and the last. I want that so press escape. Now you got your design and again. You can change the stroke so you can see a bit better. Stroke, width or weight. Now you can then save that to your library, so just go to window and libraries. If you want to save it for future use, but you also can. You can go to layer and smart objects and convert smart object, so it’s converted to smart object, window menu and libraries. So you can just save it. I like to save myself to the libraries. This just makes it easier for future. Use once you’ve done that what you can do. You can make it slightly more colorful than just a a black spiral, so you can go to layer layer style and bevel boss, so you can give it a bit more depth, so you just change the depth size soften, change the gloss all. There’s a whole range of settings So happy that spiral now. I’m gonna change the color as well and also gonna write a shout-out to him. Drop shadow. So I just go set the drop shadow. Change the distance, change that to flat. They have the quality and change the size. And you can see that lovely drop shadow behind also. I’m going to add some color. I’m gonna use a gradient, so I’m going to go for grazing over light. Got a gray, you know, made up multiple stops, but what I’m gonna do, I’m going to use one of the default gradients. Just run through those once. You’re happy with that click. OK, just move that across, click, OK? Now you got your spiral. Now what you can do, you can say that to a smart object as well so layer smart objects convert to smart object so whole thing, the spiral and the style or one smart object you can resize that, rotate it. You can also apply transformations as well as adjustments and filters. I’m just gonna go to edit and transform, maybe use warp so instead of just a very, very basic spiral, What you can do, you can distort it. Just Chiang. Use the arms to just drag the design out and create all kinds of wonderful spiral shapes. So once you’re happy with that, click. OK, again you can then say, that’s your library as well, but you can also apply filters, so you can just go to maybe filter and liquify or oil paint or blurs now. I’m using liquify using the liquify tools, you can just drag and distort the spiral in numerous numerous ways click. OK, and then you’ve got your design. Now now, you can also go to image and adjustments and maybe vibrance hue saturation. And you use colorize. Change the color of your design. Change lightness click. OK, now, window and layers, so you can see the layers panel there and you can see the shape. You can also see the hue and saturation. Now you can double click on that little icon there and go into the design, so you can actually go back to the original spiral. The original spiral is still there. What you do, you can select all the points using direct section tool and change the color. You can also change the stroke width. You make it thinner or thicker also. Maybe add stroke options. There’s option there like dots so little dots there go to more options and you can change the gap, so maybe instead of to set it to one, so you can see all the dots say click. OK, now what you want to do now is save that, so just close it and save. And then when you go back, you can see again. Click on that and save that. So now what happens that’s spiral you’ve got Before. Instead of a continuous line, this has made up of dots and you can remove the hue and saturation and liquify at any point. Go back to the original design. Now again, what you can do, you can say that to your library. So if you you’re happy without spiral, you want to save it for future? Use, that’s a great way. Just put it into library now. I’m just going to use delete that, and I’m gonna go back to the new guide. Layout click. OK, I’m using 16 by 16 again again. Go to the pen tool. Click in the center. You don’t have to create a very, very basic spiral. You can create more complex. Burroughs just click on different points. Go further up now. You could have maybe more guidelines, maybe 20 or 30 guidelines just to make it even easier to create really unusual spirals that can still nicely consistent. They’re not so all over the place. Now you could create a spiral. That’s all over the place up to you. Of course, once you’re happy with that press escape. Change the color again. Change the black or green or blue? Change your stroke width and again view and clear the guides go to the pen tool Now. This point, you can’t see the points. I mean, you up there there. Obviously you can double click out. You can do that, but I like to see the point, so I’m just gonna go direct section tool, so you can now see the points go back to the curvature tool and double-click on that second one double, click again double, click, go around the whole spiral unless you want a square spiral, of course up to you and just repeat, don’t click double Click on the last one. She’s done that to join. And once you’ve done that what you can do then. I’m just going to resize that slightly so direct selection tools. You can see all the points you can also then go to layer and smart objects and convert to smart object resize. It can actually see the spiral, but inside the document now you can double Click on that at any point. Go against a direct selection tool. See all the points you can also change the now if you do that, what you need to do is resize that spiral. Because now it’s slightly outside of the range of the smart object, so just resize that, so make it bit smaller, its effective design. It can be big, it can be small, but you just need it within that confines click. Save now, you can see the spiral design there and again what you can do, you can do exactly the same. As before, don’t have to do that course. Go to layer layer style and drop shadow bevel and emboss satin color overlay up to you click. OK, and again what you can do. You can save that to your libraries. You can also go to layer and Smart. Objects convert to smart object, so the whole thing, spiral and styles or one smart object and you can buy, blurs something. Go for a blur gallery tilt shift, so you can create some slight blur, and instead of having a nice sort of uniform very sharp spiral. You’ve got some slight blurring at the edges click. OK, you can also go for transformations. Maybe perspective. Warp go for the layer option versa, just crater grid using the layout’s. Move that around once you’re happy with that, go to the warp it a little top, and that’s the second stage and then just warp the design. So so you can sort distort it again. Now you guys say you can use liquify. You can out use of the transformations as well, but this is another way perspective. Walk, click. OK, now not happy with JustGi’ve undo so what you can do then go to filter and liquify and they’re going use some of the liquify tools. You can just drag that way drag that way. Distort it in numerous ways, click. OK, now any point that can be removed, so liquify can just get rid of it. You can also get rid of the blur gallery and you can repeat that numerous times add maybe other effects as well. Hope you found this of interest. Please subscribe, please add. Some comments always appreciated. Thank you much!