Hi, I’m trying to learn Photoshop. I am fairly familiar with Illustrator but i am struggling to learn photoshop. I try to learn by ‘replicating’ styles I see online. I wanted to try this style and i thought it would be very straight forward, but to my disappointment it doesn’t feel right, no matter how i try it. I tried looking for some tutorials online but i couldn’t find anything, so i’m posting it here to see if some of you might know what i am doing wrong.
The style i’m trying to replicate
I started in Illustrator by placing a vertical line. I then copied it across several times until it filled the screen. I group those lines into one layer and duplicated the layer twice. I rotated one of the copies +60 degrees and one -60 degrees. I then Applied some brush strokes to the lines, to make them ‘feel’ hand drawn. Due to the different strokes, they also appear ‘bolder’ or ‘thicker’ than eachother which i like and the inspiration also has. I then mesh warped the groups (all at the same time to have the intersection angles between the lines stay consistent). which got me this:
Illustrator end result
I exported the three layers separately so i could pick and choose where to have all three and where to only have one or two with the brush tool in Photoshop.
In Photoshop i started with the artwork that i wanted to transform into this style:
OG Artwork. https://valorant.fandom.com/wiki/Omen
I gave it a quick background colour and then I put a slight texture over it using Overlay. I then put my three line texture layers from Illustrator over it and I put a gradient map over it. I used the brush to pick and choose the amount of lines i wanted, like explained before. I tried playing around with some other things too, but the best result i got was this:
Best result, not great…
I also tried the lines on a white background like seen in the reference image. That looked like this:
This one doesn’t look too bad, but it doesn’t really look like the reference. Does anyone know what i am doing wrong? If you have some quick tips, please tell me 🙂