Drawing a teacup – Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn how to design a cup of tea like the one below.

Final result of the teacup tutorial

Create a new file. Create a new layer by pressing shift+ctrl+n together. Select the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw a circle. Keep the selection active. Select #A3C4FA as foreground color and white as background. Click on Gradient Tool or press ‘G’. Select Foreground to Background gradient, and select Linear gradient to fill the selection from bottom to top.

step 1

Keep the selection active. Now right click on its layer name, select Blending options>stroke. Set stroke width to 2 pixels and select #20518F color for the stroke.

step 2

Now press Ctrl+D to deselect the layer. Press ctrl+j to duplicate this layer. Move this layer 3-5 pixels upwards. Right click on this layer and select blending options. Give these values to this shape.

step 3
step 4

You should have an image like the one below.

step 5

Control click on the top layer’s name. Press shift and down arrow key together for three times to move selection downwards.

step 6

Press shift+ctrl+alt together and click on its layer name in layer palate. You should have selection like the one below.

step 7

Press shift+ctrl+n to create a new layer. Select #987D60 color and press alt + backspace to fill the color into the selection. Add little inner shadow in it with dark brown color.

step 8

About Dimitris

My name is Dimitris and I am from Greece. I created this blog as a learning tool for Photoshop both for other but for me as well. I am definitely no Photoshop Guru or a professional graphic designer, I am just an amateur trying to learn as much as I can about Photoshop.

3 Responses to Drawing a teacup – Photoshop Tutorial

  1. 3dManiac June 25, 2006 at 3:37 pm #

    wow, awesome.
    thx for this tutorial :)

  2. Digital Traveler July 10, 2006 at 11:50 pm #

    Really nicely written steps.
    I’ve got the art end…http://digitalartphotographyfordummies.blogspot.com/

  3. WOW July 16, 2006 at 11:57 am #

    WOW i like this tutorial very much :)