It is easy to make real pearl necklace. Donâ€™t you believe? Just try!
Ok – open up a new document something like something like 500×500 pixels, white background.
Create a new layer. Then use the Ellipse Tool to create the round shape. In nearest future it will be the pearl.
Apply Select > Load Selection, then create a new layer (Layer > New > Layer) and fill the selection with color of #cac8d5. Press Ctrl+D to remove the selection. Select Eraser Tool to do flare at the pearl.
Then use Dodge Tool to make flare more contrast in bottom.
Now, time to add a few bright flare to our pearl. Make selection with Elliptical Marquee Tool and fill it with white color.
Press Ctrl+D to deselect chosen area and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:
Now we have something like this:
Make the same things to add a new one flare.
Your pearl should now look something like the image shown below:
Merge all of your â€˜pearlâ€™ layers into the one layer. Now you need to draw something like the arm for pearl necklace. Temporary make â€˜pearlâ€™ layer invisible (click on the eye, which indicates layer visibility) in the Layers Palette. Go to the background layer, select some colors, for example colors of #ddefff, #ffffff (white) and drag a linear gradient.
Use the Pen Tool to create the shape of your arm. Select the color of #2e3388.
Press Ctrl+J to duplicate layer. Go back to the lower layer, and then click the Layer Thumbnail in the Layers Palette and chose Rasterize Layer. Change in color to #8b8ed1.
Using the Dodge Tool with moderate settings (Highlights, 35%) do a little bit of dodge-work on the arm surface.
Make the same things using the Burn Tool with moderate settings (Shadows, 30%). Now we have something like this:
After that apply the Outer Glow layer style to this layer.
Ok, weâ€™re done for that part. Now begin to create necklace. Go back to the â€˜pearlâ€™ layer and make it visible again (click on the eye, which indicates layer visibility). Then reduce it to two and a half times, press Ctrl+J a couple of times and move layer copies to get something like necklace as on picture below:
Ok, to finish off with the pearl necklace I think we should add some binding thread. Select the Pen Tool (you need to make sure that youâ€™re working with Paths instead of Shape Layers). Draw out your thread using paths:
Now make selection from path (Right click on shape form on the Canvas > Make Selection with radius of 0 pixels), create a new layer and go up to the main menu, select Edit > Stroke then select the black color and a stroke width of about 2 pixels.
Remove the select using Select > Deselect. Then use Eraser Tool to cut away some parts of the thread. Youâ€™d now have this:
We are done! Hope it was easy and funny for you.