For practice, I recreated a sad twitter bird from scratch in Photoshop CS6 following a tut on psd.tutsplus.com.

Areas in which I improved

  • designing with simple shapes
  • extensive use of layer effects, including unique uses of beveling and shadows
  • blending layers
  • advanced lighting techniques (inferior areas, inferior reflection, spherical volume)

Check out my photoshop source on Github, or view the original tut on psd.tutsplus.net