Decorating an origami paper bird in Adobe Photoshop – EP 28/33

Avatar Gareth David | January 7, 2018 725 Views 1 Like 5 On 2 Ratings

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In this tutorial we are going to decorate an origami paper bird and I'll be demonstrating the tools and techniques I used to make it.

later I will then place it into the main book cover composition as a smart object.





00:01:35 - Decorate paper bird

00:12:43 - Add Bird to main document as a smart object




V - Move tool

I - Eyedropper tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + D - Deselect Selection

cmd (Ctrl PC) + A - Select all

cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy

cmd (Ctrl PC) + W - Close document

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste

cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform

cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; - Show guides

cmd (Ctrl PC) + T - Free transform

cmd (Ctrl PC) + R - Show Rulers

cmd (Ctrl PC) + G - Group layers

cmd (Ctrl PC) + X - Cut

cmd (Ctrl PC) + S - Save document

cmd (Ctrl PC) + Z - Undo [one step]

cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + N - New layer


Press & hold spacebar + click & drag - Maneuver around document


Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple layers


Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click - Select multiple individual layers


Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + Shift + V - Paste in place



In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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