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Drawing a Cartoon Magician

Filed under: Drawing — Fiery Darts @ 9:11 pm

Drawing a Cartoon Magician
Start by creating a rounded rectangle using rounded rectangle shape tool.
Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select warp. Select squeeze form the custom warp preset on the top bar. Apply settings as shown.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply layer style with the settings shown.
Create an ellipse over the hat shape. Press Ctrl+Alt+G to create clipping mask. Apply a gradient overlay style.
Create a horizontal rounded rectangle for the flap of the hat. Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select warp. Select arc from the custom shape presets. Apply settings as shown.
Apply stoke layer style.
Create an ellipse for the face of the magician using elliptical shape tool.
Enable add to shape area from the top bar.
Create a couple of circles for the ear using elliptical shape tool.
Apply stroke layer style.
Create two concentric circles for the eye. Duplicate the eye and place it on the other side.
Create a rounded rectangle using rounded rectangle shape tool. Place it for the moustache.
Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select warp. Adjust nodes to get the shape as shown.
Create two ellipse for the mouth using elliptical shape tool.
Create nose and ear using brush tool.
Create one half of the magician’s coat using pen tool.
Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select flip horizontal.
Create long collar using pen tool. Fill with a different color.
Create rounded rectangle for his shirt and use pen tool to create his legs. Move the layer below all layers in layer order in layer palette.
Create neck bow and a thin belt and place appropriately.
Use pen tool to create boots.
Create an ellipse for the hand using elliptical shape tool.
Create a rounded rectangle for the finger using rounded rectangle shape tool.
Duplicate the finger 4 times and place as shown.
Similarly create hand on the other side.
Create a rectangle for the magician’s stick using rectangular shape tool.
Create a circle using elliptical shape tool. Place the circle on the top of the magician’s stick.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply layer style with the settings shown.
Select and merge all the layers. Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select distort. Adjust nodes to create perspective shadow.
Fill the background with a gradient.

7 Comments »

  1. this is a cool tutorial. thanks for sharing!

    Comment by moi — April 25, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  2. Don’t know if this tutorial will come in handy…
    But nice anyway :)

    Comment by Ekke — April 26, 2006 @ 2:39 am

  3. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us. I feel it was very helpful cause now i m learning to draw cartoon with photoshop…for assignment purpose… Thankz a lot

    Comment by phoebee — May 3, 2006 @ 2:34 am

  4. i new in using photoshop.
    I can’t get the warp section.
    Can i know what photoshop that u used?
    and different between photoshop cs2 & photoshop (normal)

    Comment by anne — May 21, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

  5. The warp selection is located in version CS2.

    Comment by Fiery Darts — May 22, 2006 @ 7:22 am

  6. Does the magic wand glow cast a shadow?, it’s magic!

    Comment by Pablo — June 2, 2006 @ 9:42 am

  7. very nice it is, thanks for tips

    Comment by sarder bakiruddin — December 6, 2006 @ 6:05 am

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