Glowing Woman Silhouette

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Glowing Woman Silhouette

In this not so difficult step-by-step tutorial I will show you how to create really sharp-looking glowing woman silhouette. Actually, in this way you can create glowing silhouette of any object.

First of all you’ll have to start by making a new document; in my case 500×500 pixels, 72 dpi. Drag a linear gradient with colors of #112b05 and #23590a as shown on a picture below.

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Apply Filter > Sketch > Water Paper with similar settings to these:

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Now we have something like this:

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Ok, now we need to find most suitable picture to duplicate silhouette. For this you might want to go to Google and search for a good-quality picture or use this one. Bring it to the middle of canvas as on a picture below:

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Set opacity to 7% up for this layer. Now before we can start making glow parts of silhouette, I would like to note you that you need to get out the Brush Tool before and set up with the following settings:

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Also set foreground color to #c0ff00. After that select the Pen Tool (you need to make sure that you’re working with Paths instead of Shape Layers). Draw out your line using paths:

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Then right-click and select Stroke Path.

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A little dialog box will appear as in the screenshot. Choose Brush and make sure there is a tick next to Simulate Pressure. This is important as it will give your curve tapered ends which will make it rock!

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The picture use to look as mine:

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Next right click again and select Delete Path. Make the same thing a couple of times:

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The finish picture should look similar to these:

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After that go to the layer with a picture and delete it. We don’t need it more. Then apply Drop Shadow and Outer Glow layer styles to each layer of silhouette parts.

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Now we have a picture like this:

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Ok, to finish off with silhouette I think we should add some bright element to it. Set foreground color to #ff3c00, then get out the Brush Tool before and set up with the following settings:

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Select the Pen Tool with the same presets again and draw out your line using paths:

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Then right-click and select Stroke Path. Choose Brush and make sure there is a tick next to Simulate Pressure again.

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After that select Horizontal Type Tool and click on your path, this will put your text on the path you’ve just made and write out something like ‘SUPER FIGURE’. I used Myraid Pro font (14 pt, Semibold Consended). Actually, this font is commercial. Feel free to try a different font, or you know, buy or ‘get’ a nice font from somewhere.

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Move the text I little bit down.

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Go back to the layer with orange line an apply Drop Shadow and Outer Glow layer styles to it:

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You should now have something like the above.

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Looks cool! Enjoy this tutorial! Good luck!

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3 Responses

  1. saidkom says:

    super

  2. big_o says:

    u give me an great idea thanx

  3. Ryan says:

    hey, did well up until i had to delete the picture, must have done something wrong because it taeks the paths with it.