In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a mascot based on the Firefox logo, and mimic the fire effect using the pen tool and gradients.
- Faux glow
- Globe icon
- Star brushes
Editors Note: Non-English Pictures
Some images in this post show a non-english version of Photoshop. This should not affect your ability to complete this tutorial as all settings should look exactly the same.
Start with creating a document. Mine is 800×600 pixels. This is a nice workspace when creating icons.
Draw a base shape of a fish body using the pen tool. This can be any fish you would like.
Open the layer styles and apply a gradient with a yellow-orange-red-kind of color to make that fire-feeling and set the gradient-style to mirror. Now set the angle to 45º
This is how your fish-shape should look like so far(if you did the same fish-shape as I did).
Now we are going to make the eye of the fish.
Select the ellipse tool and draw a fully round circle. Hold down shift when applying the circle to make it perfectly round.
Open the layer styles and apply this styles
Make another shape above our round circle and add some outerglow.
Make a firey shape. This will add a nice fire-effect to our eye. Open the layer styles and apply some outer glow.
Now we are going to set our body on fire using pen tool (I know, funny choice of words).
Make a long pointed shape. Apply a layer mask () and use the gradient-tool() to fade it out.