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Learn How To Create A Pair Of Robotic Eyes

What We’ll Be Creating

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Getting Started

Start off with a new document (Ctrl + N) with a canvas size of 600 x 530 pixels. Fill (G) your background with your desired color, I’ve filled mine with a nice blue gradient to compliment the shininess of the robotic eyes.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Creating The Left Eye

Now this is where it gets interesting because were going to create the whole eye from a bunch of layer styles. Create a new layer and label it “eye”, then select the “Ellipse Tool” (U) with the following settings.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Drag out an ellipse onto your canvas, make sure you use the color white #ffffff for your ellipse.

Quick Tip:

Holding down the shift key on keyboard whilst dragging will ensure the ellipse is 100% round.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Once you’ve dragged out your ellipse add the following layer styles.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial

You should have something like this.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Creating The Iris

Create a new layer and label it “Iris”, select the “Ellipse Tool” (U) a draw a black #000000 ellipse in the center of the eye.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Now add the following layer styles to your “Iris Layer”.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial

You should have something like this.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Creating The Pupil

Create a new layer and label it “Pupil”, then select the “Ellipse Tool” (U) and make a small ellipse inside of the iris.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Once you’ve added the pupil ellipse add the following layer styles.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial
Robotic Eyes Tutorial

The colors on the gradient overlay and the outer glow can be changed to what ever color you wish, I’ve gone for a nice blue gradient and outer glow to compliment the background. You should have something like this.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Making The Eyes Glossy

Create a new layer labelled “Shine #1” then select the “Pen Tool” (P), change the path type to paths then draw a path like the image below.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Right click inside the path and go to “Fill Path”, make sure your have the color white #ffffff set as your foreground.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Were now going to load a selection around our eye and remove the excess shine from our shine layer. Go ahead and load a selection around your eye.

Quick Tip:

To load a selection around an element click the little thumbnail inside of your desired layer whilst holding down the CTRL key on the keyboard.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Once you’ve loaded the selection around the eye select the “Shine #1” layer then go to “Select > Inverse”. Once the selection has been inversed hit the delete key. You should have something like this.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

With the “Shine #1” layer still selected set the layers opacity to 3%.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Finally finish off this step by duplicating the “Shine #1” layer and flipping it to the other side.

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Creating The Right Eye

To make the right eye simply duplicate all your layers and move them over using the “Move Tool” (V).

Robotic Eyes Tutorial

Conclusion

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Robotic Eyes Tutorial