This the second part of a three-part Roman House tutorial. Roman House Painting Part I – The Drawing describes how to draw the scene and this part shows how to finish the background. Roman House Part III – Finishing how to add a woman to the scene.
Preview of Final Results
Roman House Part II – The Drawing Photoshop Tutorial
- Program: Photoshop 7
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes
This is the second part of a three part drawing series. Roman House Painting Part I – The Drawing shows now to create the initial outline sketch.
Create a new layer below the sketch titled “wall”.
Block in the wall and ceiling with color #FFD2A2 and an opaque hard-edged brush.
Make another layer above the “wall” layer.
Block in the roof with color #BE2D00.
Make another layer above that layer, it will be merged down later.
On this layer, add shadows to the right side of each of the columns with a soft edged brush set to 57% opacity (color #701B00).
Darken the shadows even more with a 41% opaque brush.
Using the same brush, highlight the tiles with color #E14616.
Fill in the arches under the tiles with color #701B00 with an opaque hard-edged brush.
With color #4B1200 fill in the line under the arches.
Merge the layer down onto the “roof” layer.
Using the same brush, add a slanting shadow beneath the roof on the wall layer (color #F2AA78).
Darken the shadow with color #C57338 (48%, soft-edged brush).
Add a shadow to the ceiling with the brush set to 20% opacity.
Erase the part of the wall that overlaps the back pillar.
Add a highlight to the left side of the wall (color #FFD6B8, 500 pixel brush, 20%) , and in-between the two pillars.
Create a new layer beneath the wall and title it “sky”.
Block in the sky area above the roof with color #CADEFF (opaque brush).
Use a soft-edged brush to lighten the sky with color #F1F6FF (41% opacity, 260 pixel brush).
Create a new layer above the sky and name it “trees”.
Block in the trees with color #5A9900 using an opaque hard-edged brush.
Bock in shadows around the leaves with color #386000 using a soft edged brush set to 55% opacity.
Highlight the leaves with color #96E426 with a 13% opaque brush.
Now, make a new layer beneath the “vine” layer.
Fill in the vine with color #386000.
Add shadows to the vine with color #294300, using a soft-edged opaque brush.
Using the same brush, add a highlight to the middle of the vine with color #6DBA00.
On “trees” layer, block in the ground area with color #B17235.
Add shadows to the ground (especially under the roof and under the bush) with color #632500 (30% opacity).
Make a new layer and name it “texture”.
Go to edit ? fill ? 50% fill
Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Set to 5% and the filter settings to gaussian and monochromatic.
Erase the gray that overlaps things other than the ground.
Change the blending mode to overlay.
Now make another layer above the “roof” layer.
Fill in the palm leaves with color #423B00, and the stem with color #7F6C04.
Using a 15% opacity hard edged brush with color #756C04. To create the effect of individual leaves, draw leaves branching out from the stems.
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