Tendrils Tutorial for Photoshop


Create a new document 512 x 512 pixels. Fill background with black. Drag a vertical guide to the centre on the screen.Create a new document 512 x 512 pixels.

Fill background with black

Drag a vertical guide to the centre on the screen.


In the centre of the canvas draw a line 30 pixels wide from top to bottom.Make a new layer.
Set the ink colour to Grey
R: 128
G: 128
B: 128

In the centre of the canvas draw a line 30 pixels wide from top to bottom.


Apply bevel and embos to the layer.Apply bevel and embos to the layer.
Use these values:

Apply bevel and embos to the layer.


Create a new layer. Link with Layer 1 and in the Layer menu - Merge Layers.Create a new layer. Link with Layer 1 and in the Layer menu - Merge Layers.

This sets the effects on layer 1

Create a new layer. Link with Layer 1 and in the Layer menu - Merge Layers.


In the centre of the canvas draw a line 5 pixels wide from top to bottom.Make a new layer.
Set the ink colour to White

In the centre of the canvas draw a line 5 pixels wide from top to bottom.


Apply filter: Blur / Gaussian Blur... Radius: 3.0Apply filter:
Blur / Gaussian Blur...
Radius: 3.0

Then nudge the layer 5 pixels to the left.

Merge Layers 1 and 2


Hit Ctrl-t to transform the shape.Hit Ctrl-t to transform the shape.
Right click on the shape and select Perspective.


Drag in one of the top corners to the middle and when you have a cone hit Enter.This is how your image should look. Drag in one of the top corners to the middle and when you have a cone hit Enter.This is how your image should look.


Apply filter: Distort / Wave...Apply filter:
Distort / Wave...
Enter the following values:

Number of Generators: 5

Wavelength:
Min: 30
Max: 100

Amplitude:
1
150

Scale:
Horiz: 10%
Vert: 1%

Hit Randomize until you get a pleasing shape then OK


Make tendrils of differing heights and widths. Rotate a little, place and colour as required.Make tendrils of differing heights and widths.

Rotate a little, place and colour as required.


Done!


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