Creating Foliage Brushes for Digital Illustration

In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can create foliage brushes in Photoshop for digitally painting and environment. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 52m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
1h 52m
Description

In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can create foliage brushes in Photoshop for digitally painting and environment. We'll begin by learning how we can create a custom leaf brush using an image for our example. From there we'll explore how we can draw our own foliage brushes and discuss how design makes an important role in the final execution of the brush. Along the way we'll focus on how we can adjust the settings for our brush presets in the brush panel. Finally, we'll use our foliage brushes to flesh out an entire illustration. While Photoshop does come stocked with some useful grass and leaf brushes, being able to create your own custom foliage brushes will provide you with a lot more creative control when painting an environment digitally. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating custom foliage brushes in Photoshop. My name is Kurt and I'll be your instructor as we explore some techniques and helpful tips in designing our own custom foliage brush presets. We'll begin by learning how we can create a custom leaf brush using an image for our example. From there we'll explore how we can draw our own foliage brushes, and discuss how design makes an important role in the final execution of the brush. Along the way, we'll focus on how we can adjust the settings for our brush presets in the Brush panel. Finally, we'll use our foliage brushes to flush out an entire illustration. While Photoshop does come stocked with some useful grass and leaf brushes, being able to create your own custom foliage brushes will provide you with a lot more creative control when painting an environment digitally. So with that, we'll go ahead and get started in our next lesson.