Creating A Stain Glass Window Part 2

This week we continue with part 2 of our stained glass tutorial. We will be creating our coloring and base details. Then next week we will add our main subject and secondary subjects in part 3. So let’s begin.

We are going to create all the color layers under the black framing layers from last time. First select the empty space along the outer ring using the magic wand tool set to 100 on the ring layers. Make a new layer. Fill the selection with #9e2d2d.

Now make selections of ring 2, 4, and six. Make a new layer and fill the selection with #a93e19.

Next make a select of the third ring. Make a new layer and fill the selection with #a33838.

This is where the tutorial get a bit tricky. Set your foreground color to #4e0005 and your background to #c1898d. Make a selection of the fifth ring and fill the selection with your foreground color. Then got to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds and Hit OK. Hit CTRL+F to repeat this step. Repeat the difference cloud until you have a nice diversified range of colors. Now Go to Filter > Texture > Stained Glass. Set your cell size to 45, your border to 4, and your light intensity to 3 and hit OK.

Make a selection of the large inner circle. Make a new layer. Fill the selection with #9e2d2d.

Now make a selecton of all the layers you currently have by Shift+CTRL+Click on each layer. Make a new layer under all the current layers and fill the selection with black that should get rid of any and all misc. white spaces.

Now take your pen tool and make two angled leaf patterns over the third ring. Only create one set between two segment lines. Then go to your paths pallette and make a selection. Make a new layer and fill the selection with #691e1e. Next a 5 pixel inner stroke to the pattern in #4a1b1b color. Now duplicate this layer and holding the Shift key drag it down to the bottom so it mirrors the top pattern. Next rotate the new pattern copy to fit in the segment opposite to the first. Next highlight both layers and hit CTRL+E. Then duplicate the layer and rotate it 16.3°. Continue to follow these steps until you have fill the segments.

Make a new layer. Now make selection of all the small inner circles and fill them with #cf9ca0.

Now using the Kingdom Heart Logo make a selection of the heart in the logo using the pen tool. You can do this one of two ways either open the image from the link in a new document or adding it to the current. It really doesn’t matter. Once you have the pattern scale it down to fit in the center of an inner circle. CTRL+Click the path to make a selection. Make a new layer and fill the selection with #9c5d5f. Now duplicate this layer and holding the Shift key drag it down to the bottom so it mirrors the version in the top inner circle only flip it vertically. Next highlight both layers and hit CTRL+E. Then duplicate the layer and rotate it 16.3°. Continue to follow these steps until you have fill the section.

This last part is very easy on all the outer glass piece add a color overlay in the color #a33838. And you are done with part 2. Next week is the final part of the stain glass.

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