Step 14 In Photoshop, open texture layer.psd from the Download Zone. Select All, then Copy and Paste it into your design. Set the blending mode to Screen and the opacity to 23. Adjust until you’re satisfied.


Step 15 Select the Burn tool and paint over the edges to give it some shadow. In the Options bar, set the Range drop-down menu to Midtones and add some shade to corners. Think about basic shading when doing this.


Step 16 Finally, select the Dodge tool. Set the Range drop-down menu to Highlights and add highlights in the eyes, cheeks, and certain corners to make them pop out a bit more.


Mercedes Crespo

Who: Mercedes Crespo, better known as YemaYema, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Now 27, she has been drawing since she was 15, though she wasn’t sure of her artistic direction until a few years ago, when she discovered a book from the Berlin-based Pictoplasma Project. Since then, she has loved drawing even more and continues to develop her own style, hoping it evolves into something even more distinctive. T-shirts and other items bearing her artwork can be bought from her website.
Contact: yemayema.com
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 or higher, Adobe Illustrator CS4 or higher
Time to complete: 2-3 hours

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