A Make Believe Reality: Digital Drawing on Photography with Photoshop | Mimi Chao | Skillshare

A Make Believe Reality: Digital Drawing on Photography with Photoshop

Mimi Chao, story + illustration | mimochai.com

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6 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Hello! (Intro/Trailer)

      1:16
    • 2. What You'll Make and Learn

      1:03
    • 3. Step 1: Selecting a Photo

      2:58
    • 4. Step 2: Edit Your Photo

      3:56
    • 5. Step 3: Sketch Your Scene

      10:55
    • 6. Step 4: Edit Your Drawing

      16:45
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Project Description

A Make Believe Reality

It's easy to create your own drawing on photography. Here are the steps and project milestones (also see the bottom for a handy quick refence doc for the PS hotkeys!): 

(1) Choose one of your photographs, ideally a favorite that gets you excited or brings back great memories. Nature, travel, and kids photography work well.

If you're having trouble finding one you like, I've uploaded a few of my own photographs on my Google Drive (click to view) that you are welcome to use.

Milestone: Please share your photograph with me :) Or if you are having a hard time selecting, upload a few to get feedback.

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(2) Optional: Edit your photograph. I like using simple iOS photo editing apps to get quick and beautiful results. This is a great way to set the mood of your drawing.

Milestone: Share your before and after with me. I love seeing the change from the original, it can totally change the atmosphere.

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(3) Brainstorm ideas of what kind of scene you can create within the image that enhances what is already there. 

Milestone: Upload sketch ideas. If you'd like, I can provide feedback on what is working and what other ideas could do well. 

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(4) Draw your characters on a separate layer in any photo-editing app that has layers. I'll be using and demonstrating with Photoshop, but you can also use Sketchbook Pro on iPad, etc. If desired, enhance your drawing with Photoshop's powerful editing tools.

Last Milestone: Share your final project with me in the project gallery! It's very rewarding for me to see what you create :)

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I hope you enjoy the class and see how easy and fun it is to create these images. Here is also a handy shortcut hotkey quick reference doc I put together just for you. I hope it's helpful!

PS Shortcut/Hotkey Quick Ref Doc (Smaller File Size)

PS Shortcut/Hotkey Quick Ref Doc (Print Quality) *note you will need to download the file, but the link above you can just view in browser.

Thanks! -Mimi

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