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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 2, 2012
Duration
1h 33m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 2, 2012
Duration
1h 33m
Description

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.

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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