Photoshop CS2 Splash Graphic

You will learn how to use gradient and blending mode to replicate the Photoshop CS2 splash image (the feather graphic).

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Required: Illustrator 9+

1. Create the Feather Paths

First create the paths of the feather with the Pen Tool.

create paths

2. Apply Gradient Color

Select the top 2 paths, fill it with Radial Gradient, pick similar colors as shown. Then repeat this step for the rest of the paths.

apply gradient




3. Apply Multiply

Select all the feather paths, go to Transparency pallate, select Multiply.

drop shadow


Now you can duplicate the feather and lower the Opacity (Transparency).