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Tribal Art

Step 1

Create a new document:

Width: 350 Pixels
Height: 100 Pixels
Background: White

Take your pen tool

Now here comes the hardest part of the tutorial, you make or break the tutorial here. Make something similar to what I've shown below in the animation below.

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I'll explain it in words too if some of you haven't figured out how to do it yet.

  • With the pen tool click once on an area on the canvas.
  • Then move over roughly like what it shows in the animation.
  • Get this part, click AND DRAG the pen tool so it creates a sort of "hump", then release your click.
  • Move over some more and a little above then click and drag it so it creates an "upsidedown hump"(You shouldn't have to do much as the first hump will automatically curve the upsidedown hump).

Step 2

Take the brush tool

For the brush size you can make it smaller or bigger but I find that 3px seems to work the best.

Then go to the Paths palette.

Step 3

Reset your colors then create a new layer. Right click on the "Work Path" and select Stroke Path:

Tool: Brush
Simulate Pressure: Checked

Then press OK

Right click again on the path and click on delete.

Step 4

Here comes the most "Artistic" part so to say in this tutorial. So you have a transparent layer with the curvey line. This step is up to your creativity.

But most of you will start off by duplicating this layer with the curvey line. For the sake of this tutorial I'll explain how I created mine, but your not limited by these steps.

Step 5

So now with this duplicated layer we're going to flip it horizontally. If you haven't touched it previously your image should look roughly like this.

image 2

Step 6

Now create a new layer set by linking the 2 layers that have the curvey lines on them. Now duplicate this layer set

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Step 7

Now flip the newly duplicated layer set vertically.

Final Product

Voila! There you have it folks! There are just so many differnet ways to do this that you can come up with something different everytime and by changing just the slightest of things you can change the whole look of the image. Below are examples of a few final products.

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- In this example I moved the duplicated layer set up like a couple of inches.

image 5

- In this example I moved the duplicated layer set up like a couple of MORE inches.

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- This is getting a little ridiculous but YES, I moved it up even MORE to create this one, like I said changing the slightest of things can change the whole apperance of the image.

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- Finally, this time I moved it down more from its original position.

Tribal Art

- Wow, look at this, in this one on the first step I created a boomerang shape instead of that curvey line and instead of putting the thing in a layer set I just duplicated the transparent layer with the boomerang shape then rotated it 90° about 4-5 times.

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