Photoshop Madness : Make Your Own Angry Bird Fan Art With Photoshop

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness

Photoshop tutorials Love the Angry Birds? Well, this super addicting game even has its own movie very soon! To celebrate the wacky world of this game, let’s create some adorable fan art using Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use photo textures to make your characters look realistic. Let’s get started!

Setup the Document

Step 1

Create a New Document in Photoshop at 600×600 pixels with 300 dpi. Gather some references of your favorite angry birds and pick one as the star. Here I’ll be sketching the main red bird. Use a Hard Round Brush to create a quick sketch of the outline of the bird on a layer separate from the background.

angry bird Photoshop Tutorial

Then fill in the face step by step. Use simple shapes to draw the eyes, brows, and beak. You can easily make things symmetrical by drawing one feature first, then duplicating and flipping it for the other side.

Step 2

Fill the background layer with black. Use a Soft Round Brush to paint one spot of white in the center of the background.

Here is how you should organize your layers at first. It helps if you name each layer according to what it’s dedicated to, for instance, using the names “background” or “sketch” for their respective layers.

angry bird Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3

Now let’s add some color. Use a Hard Round Brush to paint flat colors for the base of the painting on a New Layer underneath the sketch. To help the sketch blend into the base, simply set the sketch to Soft Light. (above, right)

Below you can see the difference this change makes to help take away the harshness of the original black line.

angry bird Photoshop Tutorial

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