Friday, June 3, 2011

Bottle Bottle Making

Woot! Finally got this project finished. It was a lot more time consuming than expected. What you see is maybe 8hr work today? But I like the final result a lot so I have no complants.

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.


  1. Wow! I like it a LOT! I'll have to try my hand at something like this soon. Thanks too for the input last night by the way. I think I've started to stumble across some of what you were talking about but I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the tip....& GREAT JOB!!

  2. Great job Alex! Renderings like this always go better when you have good photographic reference of existing products that have the qualities that you are looking for. Much easier to copy an affect in Photoshop than to make it up from scratch. Don't be shy about making an image that is a mix of collage images and new Photoshop gradients and such.