How to draw an underwater scenery (very easy)


Hi, my name is Cassan! Ready to go for a
dive? Today we’re going to look at an underwater scenery, and by pure
coincidence, I have prepared this completely random and totally original
scenery! So let’s try and make this look like it’s underwater. And if you haven’t
yet, please remember to subscribe to my channel! I will be making more videos
like this. Let’s go! The very first thing I want to do is, I want to add our blue
background. So I’m gonna go over here, on the layers
menu, and I’m gonna create a new layer. And this layer I’m gonna drag down
underneath our scenery. Let’s call this “BG” for background. To begin our blue
background, we’re gonna need our gradient tool. And
you find it over here, on the bucket tool, by holding down the mouse button and
selecting “gradient tool”. I have already prepared all of the colors that we’re
going to use today. They are all lined up down here in the bottom. But it’s also
important to say that you don’t need to use these exact colors, so you only need
to treat these as guidelines. Though I will make sure to post them in the
description to this video, so you can easily find them. Ok, let’s select the
first color for our gradient, and then we swap colors over here, and select the
second color for our gradient. So far so good! Let’s do our background. Zoom out,
and from down here, you drag a line to choose the direction of your gradient.
Perfect! Now I want to draw some kind of underwater waves to indicate that we are
underwater, so we go over here, on our layers menu. We choose a new layer and
this layer is supposed to be behind the scenery. Let’s call this layer “waves”, and
now I’m gonna use the lasso tool to draw with. But first of all, let’s just pick up
the third color from down here in the bottom. There we go! And then we go up
here and we choose the “lasso tool”, and we’re gonna draw with this. And what you
want to do, is that, from the edge of the screen, we’re gonna draw some wavy lines.
And remember, they’re gonna go behind the scenery. They kind of resemble some kind
of clouds, or smoke, or something like that. Then we go up here and we choose
our bucket tool. We need that back, and then you fill out your selection with
the chosen color. You see, and I’m just gonna remove this edge. it’s not that
nice. There we go. Then we’re gonna do this a few more times. Let’s start from
over here. Wavy lines, exactly like on the other side, and then you fill it out with
your chosen color, like this. Great! Let’s do it again. I want to make one up here – a
bit more flat line. I’ll just draw it like this. Now that we’ve
drawn something underneath our scenery, I also want to put something on top of our
scenery, so we’re going to do a new layer. We’re gonna move it to the top. Let’s
call it “waves” again, and we continue exactly like we did before, drawing a few
waves. I’m gonna start over here on the right. Just like this! And down here as well. So essentially we are putting waves in
front and behind our scenery and we’re doing it like this to get a nice feeling
of depth in our scene. And I’m just gonna finish up the last one here – perfect! Now
I want to make them a bit more transparent to make them blend in with
the scene. So let’s go over here to our waves layer, and we’re gonna turn down
the opacity. And we’re gonna turn it down to around thirty-something. And I feel
it’s gonna make them appear a bit more wavy, and also we do the same on the
waves behind our scenery. Let’s turn it down. Yeah, something like this. Perfect! Now let’s create some bubbles and we make a
new layer. We make sure it’s on top here. We call it bubbles like that, and to make
these bubbles, we are going to use our brush tool, and if you’re drawing on a
tablet, you need to turn off the “pressure sensitivity” for your pen. And you do that
up here on the top. Just make sure this button is unpressed.
Then we’re gonna choose the size for our brush and the thing about this is, that
now that you’ve turned off pressure sensitivity, you will always draw with
your exact chosen size of the brush. You go down here, to the bottom. You choose
the next color and then you start putting in bubbles on your scenery. So
wherever you feel like it would fit, you just add a few clusters of bubbles. Here
and there, and I think we should also go in and we should turn down the brush
size a little bit, so we can also add some smaller bubbles all around. So you
just start filling these in as well, and try and keep all of the bubbles
collected close to each other. I always feel like this gives the best effect. And
the thing is, you could also start adding fishes and various sea creatures. I’m
not gonna do that. That’s for you to play with. It’s very easy to make it look like
it’s underwater as soon as you start drawing fishes. So I’m just simply
showing you more methods to play with, to create this underwater feeling – and
speaking of underwater feeling, let’s create some sunbeams going down through
the surface of the water. Let’s go over here. Let’s create a new layer. We put it
on top of our bubbles here. Let’s call it sunrays, and then we’re gonna do some
white lines. I’m just gonna choose pure white up here. There we go.
And then we’re gonna need some really thick lines. Yeah, that’s more like it.
Something like this. Okay, and make sure your pressure sensitivity is still
turned off. Okay, I’m just gonna zoom out a bit, so we get a better overview. Yeah,
okay. If you’re in Photoshop, it’s easy to do straight lines you just tap with your
pen, where you want the line to start. You hold down shift, and you tap where you
want the line to end. That’s how you do straight lines. So we’re gonna leave them
like this. I’m just gonna add a few more thinner lines, just to add a bit of
difference in between all the sunrays. So we’re gonna go down like this. Then we’re
gonna do exactly the same. Had a few of these here and there in between. I’m
gonna add a few even thinner lines. Just put them all over the place.
Yeah, just like this. Okay, now what we want to do, is that we want to cut off
the edges of these, and we’re gonna use the lasso tool. And we’re gonna make sure
that we have a very soft “feather” up here. I will put mine at around 140-something,
and then you’re gonna select the ends of these lines. I’m gonna do it like this.
Just a broad selection. Yeah, like that. And then you hit “delete”, so you’ve
removed those edges. We’re just gonna make sure we have everything – there’s one
part missing here, and another part missing over here. Okay, like this, so now
you have your sunrays. Just gonna turn down the opacity a little bit on this
layer. So they kind of shine through the water. Okay, now we have one very last
thing to do, before we’re done! So we’re gonna go over here, and I want to do a
new layer. I want to do a nice blue overlay layer. So you choose the very
last color we have down here, and we have our bucket tool selected and you’re just
gonna tap right here. So now everything’s blue you go over on
your blue layer. You choose “color” and you turn down the opacity a little bit, so it
only gives an indication of blue on all of the other colors. And that’s it! We’re
done! Now, I hope you could use this video! If for nothing else, then at least a bit
of inspiration, and if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, now is the
perfect chance to do so! And also, please don’t forget to throw me a comment down below.
I’m really open to suggestions, if you have any good ideas! See ya!

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