Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 2, 2011
Duration
2h 37m
Description

In this collection of lessons we will learn how an artist can get started painting digitally inside of Photoshop. We will begin by taking a quick tour around the user interface learning the location of important tools and panels. Next, we will learn how we can create and manage layers in Photoshop. From here we will dive into some of the most commonly used tools for digital painting, learning where they are and how they work. After spending some time learning how to select and store colors, we will jump right into setting up a composition with a sketch where we will discover the difference between resizing and resampling our artwork. Next we will take a glimpse into the painting process by first blocking in some color and then blending it together. Along the way, we will learn how to create custom brushes and patterns as well as how we can utilize these to paint textures. We will wrap things up by learning about layer masks and what we can be on the look out for to make our textures more believable. Software Required: Photoshop CS5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Welcome to this series of lessons focusing on getting started with digital painting in Photoshop, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe authorized training center. My name is Eddie, and I'll be teaching you the basic tools and techniques you'll need if you're just getting started painted inside of Photoshop. We'll begin by taking a quick tour around the user interface, learning the location of important tools and panels. Next we'll learn how we can create and manage layers inside of Photoshop. From here, we'll dive into some of the most commonly used tools for digital painting, learning where they are and how they work. After spending some time learning how to select and store colors, we'll dive right into setting up a composition with a sketch, where we'll discover the difference between resizing and resampling our artwork. Next we'll take a glimpse into the painting process by first blocking in some color and then blending it together. Along the way, we'll learn how to create custom brushes and patterns, as well as how we can utilize these to paint some texture. We'll wrap things up by learning about layer masks and what we can be on the lookout for to make our textures more believable. After finishing this course, you should have all the knowledge you need to take your traditional painting skills and begin using them to paint digitally inside of Photoshop. So, let's go ahead and get started with out next lesson.