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Adobe Photoshop: Squeaky Clean Edges in Your Drawings

Jörn Heidrath, Illustrator & Digital Artist

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10 Videos (17m)
    • Intro

    • Why Keeping Your Edges Clean is Important

    • Blocking in Colors with the Lasso Tool

    • Blocking in Colors with the Path Tool

    • Lock Transparent Pixels

    • Clipping Masks

    • Creating Selections from Layer Transparencies

    • Saving & Loading Selections

    • Working with Layer Masks

    • Conclusion & Class Project

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About This Class


When creating simple and fun illustrations in Photoshop, it is important to keep a clean and concise look to your forms so you can work loosely and freely without worrying about whether it will impact your drawing’s neat look!

In this class, you will learn different tools to block in colors with sharp, clean edges and a variety of methods you can use in order to make your pixels stay where they belong.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Blocking in colors with the lasso (yes, the lasso) tool
  • Using vector masks to block in more challenging forms
  • Working with layer masks
  • Manipulating and combining selections in order to make all kinds of new selections
  • Saving and loading selections for later use
  • Using clipping masks all of the time
  • What to do when you made a mistake

After you completed this class, your project will be to make your own little monster using the techniques you’ve learned to make it squeaky clean!

Attention: Previous knowledge with Adobe Photoshop is required, especially when it comes to working with layers, but don’t worry, we’ll keep it beginner-friendly at all times!

35 of 36 students recommendSee All

This video is amazing. I've been cleaning edges the long way for years.
Mr Heidrath's class bears repeat viewing, not because it speeds by drily and was hard-to -understand, but because it was fast and goes down like candy! Lots of good solid info to implement and with more value than I expected. Cute monster, too.
Simple instructions, Fast, Direct to the point, Good Tips
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Jörn Heidrath

Illustrator & Digital Artist

Hi Skillshare people, my name is Joern, and I work as a freelance illustrator and artist!
I mostly draw fantasy and horror art and I noticed that my life has been vastly enriched by creating what I love, and I want to help you follow your passion too.

If you know my art, you probably know me for me work as a resident artist for the award-winning NoSleep podcast.

I live in Cologne, Germany, have a funny accent and love coffe, board games and heavy metal music.

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