Friday, June 3, 2011
Bottle Bottle Making
Not so much of the time was spent to get the image together but more of the tweeking of the various layers to make it look exactly the way I liked. The first steps, as recommended by prof Babcock, were taken in illustrator to get the bottle shape right and nice and flowing, then it was over to photoshop! Trying to preserve a constant shading across different layers, shapes was a pain. The main bottle shading was much easier than expected to be honest, just various shapes filled with white and red, then blurred to oblivion, simple, but it gave the bottle the shading that I was looking for. To give the strong lighting effects I did a lot of gradient overlays though the different shapes, which nailing down the right shapes was more difficult than expected. I most definitely went to the store and got some cheap wine (legally! for the first time) for reference, which also helped quite a bit.