Ninja Girl Part 2

This week’s tutorial is Part 2 of Our three part tutorial. In Part 1 we created the ninja girl. In Part 2 we will continue by creating her shield and background. Finally Part 3 we will create her weapon. Below is the final image with all three parts included:

We will begin with the shield. Using your Eliptical Marquee tool create and oval selection. About the size of mine. Make a new layer and Fill the selection with black. Rotate the shield about 20° – 30°

Set the layer fill to 0%. Then double click on the layer to bring up the layer blending Options. We are going to add a Gradient Overlay and a small Stroke. Select the Gradient overlay first. Set the starting color to #1bc0ff and the ending color to #38a1ff and set the Opacity to 20%. Then Select the Stroke option set the size to 2 pixels, the opacity to 30 – 35%, and the color to #487992.

Using the pen tool make a arching selection of half the shield. Make a new layer Fill the selection with #345160. The CTRL+Click the base shield layer to make a selection. Cut the selection to a new layer and delete the excess. Then CTRL+Click the base shield layer again and go to Filter > Blur Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 10 and hit OK. Set the layer Fill to 50%.

Make a new layer. Again using the pen tool make a selection within the shield that look like a rounded Check mark. Fill the selection with #133d54. Go to Filter > Blur Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 10 and hit OK. Set the layer Fill to 40%.

Next select all the layers that make the ninja girl, duplicate them and merge the copies. Then CTRL+Click the base shield layer again. Go to Filter > Distort > Pinch set the pinch to -60% and hit OK. With the Selection still selected cut the pinch to a new layer and set the fill to 10%. Delete the eccess layer.

Make a new layer. Again using the pen tool make a selection within the shield that look like a rounded Check mark. Fill the selection with #FFFFFF. Go to Filter > Blur Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 10 and hit OK. Set the layer Fill to 20%.

Now that we have the shield create let’s go ahead and make her background. Make a new layer and the bottom of the layers and fill it with white. Then add an Inner shadow at 75% Opacity, a distance of 0, and a size of 250. Next add a Coloor Overlay. Set the Color overlay to Color Burn, the opcaity to 50%, and the Color to #f2b85c. Finally add a Gradient Overlay. Set the start color to #3a3a3a and the end color to #0d0d0d, set the scale to 135% and hit OK.

Make a new layer and fill it with Black. Then using your Eliptical Marquee tool make a large oval in the center of the Document. Once you have the selection go to Select > Modify > Feather and feather the selection 10 – 20 pixels. Then hit the Delete Key and set the layer fill to 50%.

Now go to google and find a large image of parchment. Once you have it place it in our document. Set the layer fill to 70% and set the layer blend to Linear Light.

Then using your Eliptical Marquee tool make an oval under The ninja Girl’s feet. Make a new layer and fill the selection with black. Then go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and make the radius between 5 – 10 and hit OK. Set the layer to 60%.

Make a new Layer. Then using your Eliptical Marquee tool make a large cirlce in the center of the document. Fill the Selection with #8d1c1c. Now go to Deviant Art and download the bloodbrushes. Using the same color as before select some of the blood brushes and make the Red spot look lie it is bleeding. Set the layer to Linear Burn and you are done.

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