Creating and Designing Jesus Fish Images From Scratch

As designers and photographers, we take pride in our work, we are good at what we do, and we become very close to what we produce, We take pride in working with clients who take pride in themselves, we create exclusive stock photography work and designs for our clients worldwide, and we try our best to make our image designs perfect, unique, and top quality, and this Jesus Fish in one sample of how we produce our photography and graphics designs.

The Ichthys is a Christian symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish. Fish are mentioned and given symbolic meaning several times in the Gospels, and the symbol was adopted by early Christians as a secret symbol. It is now known colloquially as the “Sign of the Fish” or the “Jesus fish”, This Christian symbol is believed to have been around for far longer than it has been used just in the Christian religion.

In this article we share our techniques on how we have created this image from scratch, starting with sketching and drawing the design in pencil and ending up with beautiful and stunning image design results, We’ve got the vision, and we want to bring it to life, so we turn our imagination into a finished design, all elements of the design have to be created and designed by us, and each step of the process of creating this one image take much effort, take a look and see why for yourself.

Step 1: Sketching a rough outline with pencil of the design on paper before we begin, this can help us bringing our vision to life. and It doesn’t need to be perfect.

Step 2: Digitizing the design, the image is scanned and will be used as a reference image base, we start digitizing it and turn it to a vector, to do this we can use any professional graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or CorelDraw, but for this specific project we will be using CorelDraw for creating and drawing the design, CorelDraw is far better than any illustrator software, We have used Corel for over 18 years, and we always recommend it.

Now it’s time to get close and personal with the drawing design, the image is drawn again from scratch and it’s turned now to be in high quality clean vector format, vectors are created through connecting points. It uses this mathematical relationship instead of pixels, making images easier to scale. This yields better image quality than its counterpart, raster images, and vectors are sharp and web friendlier.


Step 3: Once the design is now is turned to a Vector format, we want to turn it into a 3D model, the file is exported in SVG format and then imported it into any professional 3D software such as Cinema 4D, AutoDesk Maya, 3D Max, or Blender, and for this specific project we will be using Blender 3D computer graphics software, we import the file and then we convert the SVG vector image into a 3D mesh, and once the image turned to a mesh we start all the magic work with it, it will be designed to fit the shape that we want.

Step 4: After we finish extruding faces of the object and changing the mesh from a flat object to a 3D shape, we will start editing the material properties of the 3D model object, and for this image we have created our special seamless background created from fish symbols and crosses.

Step 5: Once the background is created and set, we start add the lighting and we work on the colors of the background, and for this 3D object we have chosen shiny gold color with special effect, and the background and surface colors is black with soft golden color, 3D models are important in digital production since they are utilized in animation, gaming, architecture, manufacturing, and product, and industrial design.

Step 6: When we are satisfied with how the 3D object looks and how the design turned out, we set our camera and we start the render process so we can be able get the final image that we need, and our final photos were absolutely stunning and even better than we could ever imagine.

3D Design Of Golden Jesus Fish / © Copyright by Sam Mugraby /

We create our photos with artistic direction and this is one thing we can undoubtable brag about, and we think it’s important for us to be able to share information about how we create our photos, and graphics designs and how much work we invest in each image we create and produce.

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