Using Texture to Enhance Digital Paintings in Photoshop
In this tutorial, we will learn several different techniques for adding texture to our digital paintings in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
What you'll learn
In this tutorial, we will learn several different techniques for adding texture to our digital paintings in Photoshop. Texture and surface detail is one area that is often overlooked by digital painters. By strategically implementing texture in your digital paintings, you can not only raise the quality of the image but also the level of realism. With this course we'll get started by diving into Photoshop's brushes. We'll learn how we can create and configure our own custom brushes to paint texture. From here, we'll learn how to create our own patterns and several of the areas where these patterns can be utilized. Next, we'll look at some ways that we can bring images into our paintings, layering them over areas to create texture with the help of blend modes. Finally, we'll learn a few methods of making our two dimensional textures appear to wrap around the three-dimensional forms of our painting. After completing this course, you'll be well-equipped to begin experimenting with texture in your own digital paintings. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
Table of contents
- Using Brushes to Create Texture 13m
- Configuring Brush Dynamics 15m
- Creating and Saving Custom Patterns 9m
- Using Our Custom Patterns 15m
- Using Photos and Texture Scans 9m
- Creating Texture with Filters 9m
- Manipulating 2D Textures to Appear 3D 11m
- Using Displacement to Blend a 2D Texture into a 3D Digital Painting 10m