Fundamentals of Digital Drawing in Photoshop

In this series of tutorials, we will talk about a variety of different methods of drawing and also how we can use a digital format to enhance these methods.
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(49)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 10, 2015
Duration
1h 50m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(49)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 10, 2015
Duration
1h 50m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will talk about a variety of different methods of drawing and also how we can use a digital format to enhance these methods. We will start by getting familiar with the basic lines we can create in Photoshop. We'll then get into some principle techniques for the beginning stages of a creation, like gesture drawing and scribble drawing that allow us to get our ideas down on paper without getting too caught up in minute details. Next, we'll work on some methods of line work, like contour lines, that will help us define the shapes of our drawing. We'll also learn how to use hatching to give our drawing tonal value. Finally, we'll take a look at how we can combine our techniques to produce a composition. This course goes over many techniques that you can use in digital drawing and traditional drawing, and by the end of this course you will have a better understanding of how to create your own digital drawing from beginning to end.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about a variety of different methods of drawing, and also how we can take advantage of using a digital format to enhance these methods. We'll start by getting familiar with the basic lines we can create in Photoshop. We'll then get into some principle techniques for the beginning stages of our creation, like gesture drawing and scribble drawing, that allow us to get our ideas down on paper without getting too caught up in the minute details. Next, we'll work on some methods of line work, like contour lines, that will help us define the shapes of our drawing. We'll also learn how to use hatching to give our drawing tonal value. And finally, we'll take a look at how we can combine our techniques to produce a composition. This course goes over many techniques that you can use in digital drawing and traditional drawing. And by the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to create your own digital drawing from beginning to end. So let's go ahead and get started by talking about the basic types of lines.