Over the next few weeks, Bert will be taking us through a series of tutorials showing how he created various details in his digital painting of a red truck. This week we’ll look at how to re-create one of the truck’s headlights.
Bert begins by showing us the final artwork and the intricate detail that was used. Starting with a new Photoshop document, he draws a series of vector paths to represent the pattern on the light. After applying a clever combination of blurs and levels, he finishes the effect by smudging a gradient in various directions to represent the reflection of light.