Drawing a teacup – Photoshop Tutorial

Duplicate the tea layer and move it 5-8 pixel upward. Now go to filter>gussian blur. Set the radius around 5-8 pixels.

step 9

With the help of brush tool draw a white color line in the second layer.

step 10

Create another layer and select the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw a circle. Press shift while drawing circle in order to draw a perfect circle.

step 11

Select #EAFCFC as the foreground and #ADD4D9 as the background color. Select Gradient Fill. Select Linear Fill to fill the selection from left to right. Delete the upper portion of the circle. You should have image like the one below.

step 12

Control click this layer. Press shift+ctrl+n to create a new layer and fill the new layer with # 717F77.

step 13

Click on eraser tool and select 200 pixel feathered brush.

step 14

Erase the most of the left portion and slightly the right portion with the brush.

step 15

Now, we will design handle of the cup. For that Select Polygonal Lasso tool or brush tool to draw a shape like shown in the screenshot below. Dont forget to create a new layer. Erase the lower and upper portion of the shape. Fill it with # 8FB0B6 color.

step 16

Control click on this layer at the layer palette. Create a new layer and fill the selection with white

step 17

User the eraser tool to erase part of the layer until you get the effect as shown in the screenshot below. Also add a little drop shadow in it.

step 18

Place this handle as I placed it on the cup.

step 19

Now add some vapors above the tea layer. For this select light gray color as foreground and draw some vapor like shapes (you can also apply a gaussion blur). Our tea is ready to serve :)

Final result of the teacup tutorial

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 :)