Step 1: outlining
You need to have a general idea of your design.Photos and use the Pen tool (P) delineate the contours.The fill color to none, stroke color to black, 1pt thickness.This will serve as guide you through the rest of the design.Grouping (Ctrl + G) and lock your lines this group in the Layers panel.
Tip: put a picture as the background to create the basic shape of your design is a good idea (for example, animal or object).
Using the Rectangle tool (M) drawn on the drawing board a big rectangle as the background (color free).
Step 2: find the polygon in the image
Because origami is the art of paper folding, we also want to focus on the profile created in the previous step corner.Videos that the pen tool connection line angle, gives a feeling of folded (see below).
Folding wanted to create texture, you can also look at this set of resources!
In the present embodiment, starting from the head of the swan, drawing a line connecting each corner.Some lines will pass through each other, or not to continue, so it looks more realistic.
Continue to draw lines in the body to be drawn into a line.Do not let your lines are too realistic.As long as you outline some of the broken line to express the feathers can be reminiscent of wings.Also note that the size of each portion.Do not let each part is too small to make your work seem like a folding rather than a mass of crumpled paper balls.Paper folding is not too much to retain good shape clear.
Tip: To create the shape, you need to think about the real origami.The edge of the paper should be considered where there should be little piece of paper.
When you are on your "dogleg" satisfied, grouping them and locked in the Layers panel.
Step 3: Coloring
Using the Pen tool depict each of your "folded" part of your design.In this example, we used to distinguish between gray background and foreground shapes of different shapes.
Continue drawing, when you complete all sections, you can enter the next step (see figure below).
Step 4: Create a gradient
This part is the most important, it gives us realistic paintings appear to have.Using a linear gradient of the shape created in step 3.Remember the location of those edges (painted in step 2).In step 3 fill in the gray of different shapes can also provide you with this origami how high the distribution of reference light and shadow.
Gradient Tool (G) defines a gradient angle.
Tip: increase the realism by defining the light source, and shadow shapes may add additional weight and depth to provide your sense of swan (or other object).
This step using white and gray because it looks more like paper (and those of non-paper swan is largely white).Here are a few gray design used in the main (although any light and shade effects are great): # efefef, # d0d0d0, #bfbfbf.Students to want to learn the color preferably provided Webso second variant of the first color experts may argue safety +.
Gradient angle depends on the position of the fold.In the present embodiment, the (hypothetical) light source is located upper left corner.Holding the side located lighter color, darker color in the crease in, those "background shapes" in (through defined at step 3, toward the right (see pictures).
Alternatively, you can use a different gray shades such as yellow and green.As long as you have a relatively light color and a relatively deep color, technique is the same.
Step 5: casting different details
This step is optional, but the results would be great.Sometimes we need to add additional shadow in the shape of the design, so that more realistic illustration.If you want, you can use the pen tool to create a new shape, and black linear gradient from 100% to 0% opacity.According to coincide with the need to reduce the overall opacity shape, be careful not to let the gradient and shape of the edge, otherwise looks like a stack of paper and a layer.
The final step: add your style
Anyone can create origami-style illustrations.That''s why you need to make yourself different, plus the background or use a different color or animal, as long as make your work so special, how can.