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Robynee

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Hi - I am definitely a newbie for photoshop - self taught too. I am trying to recreate the shaded green part of this image as I need to blow this image up but do not have the original file. I have recreated all but the shaded/highlighted green part - because I don't know how! Advice?? Thank you in advance!














 

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gedstar

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Hi Robynee and Welcome to PSG

Are you familiar with the Pen Tool? it would be your best option, draw the shape using guides, right click and select make selection then fill the selection with green and lower the opacity to suit

Here a good tutorial
http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/selections/pen-tool-selections/

Here's some more that IamSam posted in another thread

Video Tutorials on the Pen Tool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FvnxmwHVpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJj6iNr6K0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vUqFSH1lc#t=17



Written Tutorials on the Pen Tool:

http://psd.fanextra.com/tutorials/be...er-30-minutes/

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/b...custom-shapes/

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials...guide--psd-718

http://helpx.adobe.com/en/photoshop/...pen-tools.html
 
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IamSam

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Hello Robynee and welcome to PSG.

I completely agree with gedstar in that the pen tool is an absolute essential tool to learn and would be the best tool for this job. However, with Photoshop there are many ways to accomplish effects.

Here's one way.

Once you have your product lined up......
Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.22.12 AM.png

You can create the 'magnified' effect with the Elliptical Marquee Tool and the Pen or Polygonal Lasso Tool.

On separate layers, using the Elliptical Marquee Tool create the two circles of the mag effect. Fill them with the color of choice.
Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.22.34 AM.png

Again on a separate layer, Use the Pen Tool or the Polygonal Lasso Tool to bridge the gap between the two ellipses.
Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.27.47 AM.png

Fill with the same color.......
Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.29.22 AM.png

Once you have all three layers to your liking, highlight them and make a duplicate of the three using Cmd/Cntrl + J
While the duplicates are still highlighted, Merge them by hitting Cmd/Cntrl + E
Turn off the original layers.

Now it's only a matter of lowering the 'mag effect' layers opacity and punching some holes over the original product and the magnified view.
Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.34.05 AM.png

Note: I made some assumptions about what your level of Ps experience and intentionally left out some steps. If you have have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
 

Robynee

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Thank you gedstar! I have some reading to do! I am not very familiar with the Pen Tool - was intimidated by it actually but the more I see - the more I realize once I can get a handle on its capabilities it will change my life!
 

Robynee

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Oh IamSam - this is great info as well! I will give it a try. Thank you for sharing - and the step by step process is great too!
 

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