In this tutorial, you will learn to create robotic butterfly using multiple images. In this process, we simply copy multiple parts of nuts, bolt, pipes, wires etc., and position them in a particular way and using curves increase or decrease the brightness as per requirement to achieve the desired result.
To create robotic butterfly, we use the following image as reference.
Keep this image layer at the bottom and lock it.
Copy the selected area of the image to create the back of the fly.
Using lasso polygonal tool (L), copy the following area of the image into new layer.
Now select free transform (ctrl + T), right click to select “perspective ” to reshape the bottom.
Position it in the following way.
Make selection of the head using pen tool.
Using the above selection copy the following metal.
Duplicate the above selection and flip it.
Using curves (Ctrl + M), decreased its brightness a little bit.
Working with wings:
Select new layer and set the following blending options(double click the layer).
Using brush tool (B), draw lines with gray color (#E3E2E1)
Duplicate the above lines to other side.
Duplicate the following image to merge together.
Make wing selection using pen tool(P).
Using above selection, copy the metal which we just created.
Using dodge tool, highlight the following area.
Duplicate the above wing and flip it to the other side.
Using elleptical marquee tool (M) draw oval selection in new layer and fill it with radial gradient with following color.
Select antennas using pen tool (P) , fill it with gray color and setthe following blending options.
Mask visible parts of the butterfly .
Make outline selection of the butterfly using pen tool(P).
In new layer, fill the selection with black color and blur it (filter>>blur>>gaussian blur) to create drop shadow.
At last add radial brackground to get final result like this….
I hope you find this tutorial useful.