This time you are going to learn creating a wrist watch in photoshop. Gradients are going to play key role in this project. To get desired result, we use combination of few simple effects. I tried my best to keep it simple and affective. So, lets get started.
Draw a circle
Give stroke with width value 50px (edit>>stroke)
Copy the same circle, increase its brightness (using Ctrl + M) and place it below the original circle.
Again copy the circle and place it above the original circle and make selection of it (ctrl + click on the layer)
Go to Filter>>Liquify and using turbulence tool deform the circle in the following way.
Increase the brightness using curves (Ctrl + M)
Go to filter >> blur >> radial blur.
Increase the brightness , it should look like this.
In new layer, using circle selection fill it with orange color.
Change the blending mode of the layer to “color”. Now, you get reflective gold color circular frame.
Draw a circle and fill it with radial gradient.
Using dodge tool, brighten one side of the radial gradient.
Go to filter >> Noise >> Add Noise
Go to Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur. Change the value to achieve the following result.
To give some reflection affect to the circular frame, lets add some white color in new layer like this…..
Decrease its opacity to 25 to get the following result.(you can done this in layers palette )
Similarly, lets add reflection to the radial circle.
Adding Roman Letters:
Adding Roman letters is easy but to place them in perfect position is important and need some technique. So, for this at first select the circle with transform(Ctrl + T).
Now, add vertical and horizontal Guides to match the center point of the transform.
Type Roman Letter XII and place it at top. It should align with vertical guide.
Duplicate the “XII” and select transform(Ctrl + T). Move the reference point to the cross section of the guides.
Now, change the angle to 300 (we are going to place these Roman letter at 300 distance each)
Change the time to one (Roman Letter “I”)
Now duplicate the Roman letter “I” and repeat the same process to achieve this. (Remember to move reference point to the center and angle to 300 every time )
Draw a rectangle with gradient like this….
Go to Filter >> Liquify, select Bloat Tool with brush size to fit the rectangle and press to spherify in the following way.
Now add date and reflection (you know, how to do it.)
Hour, Minute and Second :- Hands
Draw a rectangle and fill it with yellow color like this.
Select half of the rectangle and burn it randomly to achieve the following affect.
Keep the selection, select skew transform and skew it like this…..
Similarly, skew the other part of the rectangle.
With the above drawing, we can create Hour and Minute hands.
To create second hand, select perspective transform
Transform it in the following way.
Now, add a radial gradient circle to the hand and place it in the position in following way.
Draw a linear gradient rectangle as shown in the figure.
Using perspective transform, modify the rectangle like this….
Copy the same image twice and place them below the original. Before doing it, change brightness of them. It should look like this.
Copy and paste the same image to complete the case.
Draw a linear gradient rectangle like this….
Using reflected gradient , draw following rectangle.
Combine these two gradients in the following way….
Draw one more reflected gradient and add it to the above image like this….
Attach above image in the following order
Similarly create gold color gradient chain and place them in the following way.
Using Perspective transform, deform like this.
Place this bracelet on both sides of the watch to get the final image.