Here you will learn how to draw Jewel and use some tools to create gradients, glows, lighting and other effects.
First of all Fill in you canvas with black
-select pen tool
-add new layer
-select bezier (spline) tool
Next select some color (in my case i selected blue because my jewel is going to be blue color). Then make a curve like shown in the picture. I suggest to be very acurate and make it look like half a circle (because we are going to make a circle out of it). It took me about 6 to 10 times to make it, so don't get upset if it does not work after few times, you need to get use to the spline tool.
Now select the "selection tool"
Select half of the circle.
Go to Edit and Copy
Next click Edit again and Paste
Notice that new layer appered, do not change anything to it.
Go to Effects and select Flip Horizontal.
That's what you should have as a result. It is not yet linked together, and we are going to change it now!
Select Move tool
And move the half to the other that it creates a circle.
Next go to Layers and Merge Down (only once).
You should have only 2 layers now, be sure to work on layer 2 and not 1.
Select Bucket tool and fill in your circle with color that you used at first time for circle outline.
Start drawing carefully over black space that you see on the circle.
You should end up with solid look like this. Be very careful not to go over the border og the circle otherwise it will not going to look like circle anymore.
Select Layer 1 now by clicking on it once. Select bucket tool and change the color of the canvas to grey (medium grey, not too light and not tooo dark).
Select Layer 2 by clicking on it once. Then tick "Lock Alpha" box.
Select Airbrush and set brush settings like shown in this diagram.
Select some beautifull lighter color. I selected light bluish green. Draw it in like in my picture (more at the bottom and none at the top)
Now find some darker color that you like and draw at the top and a bit at the sides (don't be scared to draw outside the ball, you won't be able to because alpha is locked) Experiment with it a bit and see if you can make it same as in the picture shown here.
Now select black and go around adding a bit more at the bottom (all with airbrush tool).
now add another layer "layer no 3" and untick the "alpha box"
Now add solid white (brush settings Opacity 100%) with a pencil tool with a bit smaller brush (make it round or a bit more oval).
Next select soft eraser and adjust brush settings like shown in the picture.
Now erase the bottom part of the white circle.
select pen tool and then spline tool. Adjust brush settings.
Add new layer "Layer 4" and draw some curvy shape like in the picture or as you want.
Now select soft eraser again and erase one side from the shape leaving only one side sharp and crisp.
Here i did the process again twice, note that for each shape you need to add new layer. After i went back to layer 1 and changed my background color again.
while you are on the first layer add one more layer. Select Pen tool Spline tool and adjust brush settings.
Make some curve anywhere you want to.
Select normal free hand again, soft eraser and adjust brush settings.
Erase one side of the curve.
Repeat stage again to make some beautiful layered background.
Note: for each curvy stripe you need to add new layer otherwise you will erase other things.
Add your signature!
P.S. IF YOU USE THIS TUTORIAL TO CREATE A DRAWING PLEASE CREDIT THE ARTIST IN YOUR DRAWING DESCRIPTION.