Today, I attended a great Photoshop class at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London with the fabulous Manu Hecht. It's only the first day of three and I already learnt some cool Photoshop tips and tricks and I thought I will share it with you all!
Photoshop Tutorial: Creating different colour ways for one design
Objective: Learning how to create simple shapes, linking them, grouping them and making different colour ways.
Start with creating a new file
1200 pxl * 1200 pxl
Then go to the grid from the edit >preference menu
Create a shape
Go to polygon.
Choose 8 sides.
Choose star from under the settings
To draw a star from the centre in perfect proportion
start drawing from centre
then hold Alt and shift
I created three stars. All from the centre, but slightly smaller
Make three different layers with different coloured backgrounds.
New layer, edit > fill > choose whatever background colour you want
Group three shapes (making the one star)
Select the three shapes, drag them to the folder icon and that will create a group
The star above is just a quick example, but the technique could be applied on any design
To create two more stars with different colours you would need to copy the previous star (or whatever design you have) drag the star folder to the new layer icon and that will do a copy
Note: Lock each folder when you are moving to the next and turn it off so colours don’t clash make sure the stars are linked as well so they moved together. Select them and click the link icon.
Start a design and this will include multiple layers. In my case, the design was three stars as one.
Finish the design, select layers, move them into a group and name the group
Copy the group then change the colour ways to create a number of options
Make sure to lock the previous groups and hide (make invisible by turning the eye off) to make work clearer and to avoid clashes