Draw Realistic Motorbike Helmet with Photoshop and Illustrator

Photoshop is a powerful software. It gives you full control on manipulating pixels. It’s younger brother, Illustrator, has same quality in handling vector. In this tutorial, we are going to use both software to draw a realistic motorbike helmet from scratch.

This tutorial is written exclusively for PSD Vault by Indonesian Graphic Designer Mohammad Jeprie.

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This is the helmet that we are going to draw.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

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Step 1: Reference and Manual Drawing

First, we need lots of references to understand the helmet’s shape, proportion, and its reflection. Google Image is a good place to start. You can also search for images from helmet seller in eBay. Take your pencil and paper and then start drawing the helmet shape. Scan the result. We are going to use it as reference inside Illustrator.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 2: Drawing Helmet in Vector

We are going to use the scanned image as reference for drawing in Adobe Illustrator. Make new file in Illustrator (Ctrl + N) and then drag the image. From the Layers Panel, click the lock icon to prevent it from accidentally moved. Add new layer on top of the image.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 3

Using Pen Tool, start by drawing basic shape of the helmet. You can see that I’m not so strict with the line from the drawing. I add a bit of modification into the shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 4

We are going to draw the helmet’s rubber on its lower part. To do this, we draw the area, extends outside the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 5

Select the basic helmet shape, duplicate it by clicking Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + F. Select both shape, which are the duplicated helmet shape and the shape we drew earlier, and then select Intersect in The Pathfinder Panels.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here is the result we have. We are going to use this same technique to draw other shapes.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 6

These following shapes are made using the same techniques used earlier.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 7

Draw following shape on its mouth area.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 8

We need to add gap by adding another slightly bigger shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 9

Add following to be used as a ventilation hole.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 10

Next, draw its visor.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 11

We are going to draw the end part of the visor. Start by drawing a circle and a rectangle on its center. Select the rectangle shape, right click and then select Transform > Rotate. Set its rotation angle to 30° and then click Copy button.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here’s the duplicated shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 12

While the shape is still selected, hit Ctrl + D a few times to repeat the transformation process until we have the rectangles in full circle.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 13

Select all the rectangles and the circle behind them. From The Pathfinder Panels, click Unite icon to combine all into one shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 14

We want the shape to be less edgy. Choose Effect > Stylize > Round Corners. Set its Radius to 5 pt and then click OK.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 15

Combine the shape to turn it into part of the visor.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 16

We are going to draw bolt that attach the visor to the helmet. Draw some circles on the same origin point.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 17

Add plus sign made from two rectangles. Put them behind the small circles.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 18

Add smaller bolt by duplicating the previous shape and then transform it size.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 19

Draw nose cover behind the cover.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 20

Use Pen Tool to draw inner padding. I use a bunch of them because I’m planning on breaking them down into several separated shapes.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

This is the result when all the shapes is filled with white and stacked in the right place.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 21

Let’s add ventilation system on top of the helmet. Start by drawing the following shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 22

Draw its other side to make it appears three-dimentional.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 23

Manually, draw some holes on the shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 24

Duplicate the basic shape and then place it behind the helmet’s basic shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

I think this is looking good. We’ll add the detail later in Photoshop.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 25: Exporting to Photoshop

Select all the shapes and then hit Ctrl + C to copy them.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 26

Open up Photoshop. Make new file. Paste the helmet vector by clicking Ctrl + V. You will have option for pasting metode. If you want to keep as is, just as a vector line in Illustrator, you can choose Smart Object. But, here we want to use the helmet shape as vector paths and shape. Select your shape layer and then click OK

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here’s what we have now. All the vectors are presented as vector paths in a layer shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 27: Preparing the Layer Shapes

Double click the layer shape and change its color to something vibrant and striking. This will help us to differentiate each part of the helmet easily.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 29

Use >strong>Move Tool, the one with black arrow, Select basic shape of the helmet. Move them into new layer by clicking Ctrl + Shift + J. Change its color to new one.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 30

Do the same with the other part of the helmet. Each should have different colors. In the image below, the visor’s Opacity is reduced wo we can see the shapes behind it.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 31

Hide all the shape except for the helmet’s basic shape. The first step to turn a flat shape into three dimentional shape is adding simple light using Layer Style. Double click the layer shape and then add Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, and Gradient Overlay using following setting.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here’s the result. Not yet realistic but this is a good start.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 32

Make new layer above the helmet basic shape and set it into a clipping mask. From now on, everything you put inside this layer will goes inside the helmet. Activate Tool Brush with low Opacity and set foreground color to white. Dab once to add reflection on the helmet surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 33

Add another relection using same technique used above. This time use bigger Opacity for The Tool Brush.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 34

Add another reflection.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 35

Add new layer and set it to Clipping Mask too. Select half lower part of the helmet and then add subtle lighting.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 36

Using same technique but this time paint with black, add shadow onto the surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 37

Add layer shape for the helmet’s rubber band at the bottom. We have imported the path earlier from illustrator. You just need to select it and move it to new separated layer shape. Set its color to almost black.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 38

Double click the layer shape to reveal Layer Style dialog box. Add Inner Glow and Gradient Overlay to add shadow into the rubber band.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

You can see that there is a thin shadow on upper part of the rubber.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 39

Add new layer and set it to Clipping Mask. Dab using The Brush Tool to add subtle lighting onto the surface. Make sure to tone down its Opacity to get subtle result.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 40

Add new layer and then manually paint white using The Brush Tool to add stronger highlight on upper part of the rubber.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 41

I notice that the surface still seems too flat. So, I decided to add another small highlight onto the surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 42

Add shape in front of the mouth piece. Use same color as the helmet, red. Add black line to keep it separated from the main helmet shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 43

Add new layer and then add highlight on the surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 44

Add another layer and then manually paint sharp highlight using The Brush Tool with white foreground color.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 45: Nose Cover

Add nose cover with color grey. Add another layer and then paint white for highlight using The Brush Tool. Make sure to use big Brush Size with 0% Hardness to get big and soft highlight.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 46: Internal Padding

Add layer shape for the internal padding. Put the layer underneath the helemet’s basic shape layer. Use dark color, such as #262626. Don’t use black because we are going to add pattern to it.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 47

Double click the layer and then activate Inner Glow and Pattern Overlay.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

For the pattern, use free pixel pattern from my site.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 48

Add another inner padding. Place it behind the previous shape and make it darker. Apply same layer style and pattern to it.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 49

Add new layer and then paint highlight on top of the shape to differentiate between those two paddings.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 50

Add another padding for its opposite side. Make it much darker.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 51

And another one. This one should be the darkest since it is further than the other padding.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 52: Ventilation

We are going to add ventilation on top of the helmet. Add the shape. I’m just going to use same color as the overall helmet. We can simply change its color later if we want to.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 53

Apply Inner Shadow and Gradient Overlay.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 54

We need to turn it into a three-dimentional shape by adding its opposite side. Make new selection and add highlight inside the selection.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 55

Paint stronger highlight on the new side of the ventilation.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 56

If needed, you can add subtle highlight or shadow to add realistic lighting into the shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 57

Add new layer and place it underneath the ventilation shape. Using Brush Tool, paint ventilation’s shadow on the helmet surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 58

Add a rectangular hole attached on top of the ventilation shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 59

Apply Bevel & Emboss and Gradient Overlay.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 60

Add another shape, this time a bit bigger. Set Fill to 0%.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 61

Apply Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, and Gradient Overlay to the shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 62

Next, draw some rectangles inside the shape. You need to think about the perpective of the surface to make sure that the shapes are attached to its base. For its color, you should use same color as its surface but a lot darker.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 63

On second thought, I want to have different color on the ventilation shape. To do this, no need to change the color of each element or worse, redraw all. We could just add adjustment layer. Make new selection based on the top ventilation shape and then click Add Adjustment Layer icon from The Layers Panel and then select Hue/Saturation. To make new selection that cover exactly the ventilation shape, you have to Ctrl + Click its layer shape thumbnail in The Layers Panel. In The Properties Panel, drag the Hue slider to change its base color.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 64

Add top ventilation on the opposite side. This shape should be behind the helmet base shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 65

Add another layer set as Clipping Mask. Paint shadow on lower part of the shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 65

As with the previous top ventilation, we need to add Adjustment Layer Hue/Saturation to change its color.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here’s what we have so far. The helmet has top ventilation on both side.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 66: Visor

We are going to start drawing the visor. In my opinion, this is where realism comes alive. The difference with and without visor is very significant. We start by drawing rest area for the visor. You can see it below.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 67

We also need to draw rubber on the helmet inner edge which will be covered by the visor. You can draw this using Brush Tool. For now, it’s just basically a gray line following the inner edge of the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 68

We need to add highlight and shadow to turn it into a three-dimentional shape. For starter, it’s simple, add Bevel & Emboss.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 67

Bevel & Emboss is not enough. We need to add highlight manually. Use The Brush Tool to paint some white pixel inside the rubber.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

For realistic result, try to do this a few using different Brush Size and Opacity. Below you can see the result in bigger magnification.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 68

Ctrl + Click path we made earlier in Step 15 to make new selection based on its shape. Add new layer and then click Edit > Stroke. Set Width to 5 px using color similar to the base of the visor. Click OK button.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 69

Double click the layer and then add Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, Gradient Overlay, and Drop Shadow to turn it into a three-dimentional shape. Use these following settings.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 70

We’re going to add a bolt that connect the visor to the helmet. Start with a gray circle. Double click the layer and then add following Layer Styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

This is the result we have from the layer styles combination.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 71

Add new layer on top and then paint highlight on the top right using small white Brush Tool.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 72

Draw another circle and add Layer Styles too.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 73

Add another circle shape, smaller this time. Give it Layer Styles too.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 74

And another circle shape, smaller. Add identical Layer Styles as the previous circle shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Here’s what we have. Pretty neat, isn’t it? We just need to cut plus sign into it.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 75

Add plus sign made from two rectangles shapes. Add these Layer Styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 76

Finally, add a small circle shape with these Layer Styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 77

Duplicate the bolt and transform it to smaller size (Ctrl + T).

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 78

We will also gonna need a grid that holds the visor’s movement.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 79

Add following Layer Styles to make it appears realistic.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 80

Now, it’s time to draw the visor. For its color, set it to light gray.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 81

Set the visor layer’s Fill to 10% and apply Gradient Overlay from light gray to white.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 82

Add new layer on top of the visor and then add two light reflection. One on the visor and the other, which is bigger, on the helmet surface. Both reflection should be exclusive, only on helmet surface or only on the visor, this will make add impression that both surface has different characteristic.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 83

We also want to make sure that the visor is seen as three-dimentional object, not just a thin cover. We could achieve this by painting a line on top of the visor for its thickness.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 84

Paint shadow and highlight right next to the visor.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 85

Add another layer and then paint white on the visor using soft big Brush Tool.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 86

Add another highlight on the visor, this time stronger. Start by creating a poligonal selection using The Poligon Lasso Tool and then fill it with white. Soften the highlight by reducing its Opacity

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 87

Don’t forget to add reflection on the helmet surface too.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 88

On the helmet surface, on its inner edge, paint the visor’s shadow.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 89: Adding Arts

The basic helmet shape is already done. We want to add art onto it. We could this by adding shape into Clipping Mask layer on the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 90

Keep adding necessary art onto the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

We could also combine it with Layer Style. Such as adding Inner Glow to add soft line along the art’s edge.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 91

All the art that was added to the helmet might reducing the contrast on the helmet surface and make it appears flat. Let’s add highlight on lower part of the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 92

Add light reflection on top of the art.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 93

Add new layer and put it above the helmet basic shape as a Clipping Mask. Fill some part with white.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 94

Paint some areas with black using soft big brush.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 95

Click Filter > Pixelate > Color Halftone.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 96

Click OK to apply the filter. Transition areas between white and black pixel are affected by the filter.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

If you’re not sattisfied with the result, you can always start again by repainting again or changing The Color Halftone settings. Set its layer Blend Mode to Multiply. This way, white pixels are hidden and only dark pixels were seen.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

After some trials and errors, I came up with this result.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 97

I also add a metal pattern alongside the art.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 98: Adding Logo

In Adobe Illustrator, I drew this logo made from combination of text and rounded rectangle shapes. Convert the text by right clicking it and then select Type > Create Outlines. Copy the logo and then return to Photoshop.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 99

In Photoshop, paste the logo as a new Shape Layer. Make sure you place the logo as a Clipping Mask to the basic helmet shape.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 100

Let transform it so it fits with the surface’s curvature. Hit Ctrl + T then right click and select Warp.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 101

Pull the handles until we have the logo distorted.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 102: Front Ventilation

Add this hole near the mouth area for air ventilation. For its color, use dominan color in this region. In this case, blue.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 103

Add slight Drop Shadow with white color to add highlight onto its edge.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 104

Add a shape and place it above the hole. Set it inside the hole by converting it into a Clipping Mask (Ctrl + Alt + G).

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 105

Add Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, and Pattern Overlay to turn this flat shape into three-dimentional shape. For the pattern, use dotted pixel pattern.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 106

Add new layer and then paint shadow on top of the shape to make it appears inside the ventilation hole.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 107

Add new layer and then manually highlight inside the ventilation hole. Use The Brush Tool to do this.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 108: Adding Light Reflections

So far, you can saya that our work is done. We’ve done drawing the helmet, but I want to push it further by adding reflection on it. For easier work, we want to make sure everything we paint is going to be inside the helmet. To do this, we use masking. Add new group layer and then Ctrl + Click the helmet basic shape to make new selection based on its shape. Next, you want to add layer mask to the group layer by clicking Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of The Layers Panel.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 109

Add new layer and then add light reflection on the helmet’s edge..

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 110

This is how you paint the highlight. Start with painting white using big soft Brush Tool with low Opacity. Paint white again using smaller Brush Tool and higher Opacity. Finally, paint white line using Brush Tool with small size brush, 1 px or 2 px, and 100% Opacity.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 111

Add lots of these highlight on the helmet surface.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 112

Don’t forget to add shadow too if needed. Here, shadow is added on rear side of the helmet by painting black on that region.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 113

Add more highlights to edges of the helmet.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

You can also add highlight on the top ventilation.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 114: Modifying Helmet Color

It would be nice if we could change the helmet’s color without having having to dig out each layer and changing its color individually. Yeah, let’s do it. Make new selection based on the helmet basic shape. Click Add Adjustment Layer icon in the bottom of The Layers Panel and select Hue/Saturation.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 115

You can simply drag the sliders to modify its color.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet
Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Step 116: Background

White background is kinda boring. So, we can just add new layer underneath the helmet and then fill it with radial gradient from gray to black. Reduce its Opacity to keep the gradient subtle as in a studio photo shoot.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

Final Result

And finally, this is the result we have. You can see that we gradually start from flat shape, paint highlight and shadow, and then add subtle glow and reflection on surface. The process took a lot of time, of course. Other than the technique itself, I wish you can learn to be patient and keep on moving forward to add realism into your drawing. I hope you enjoy this long tutorial and thank you for reading.

Tutorial Photoshop Drawing a Helmet

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