Botanical Scenes in Photoshop: Incorporating Watercolor Into Digital Design | Silvia Ospina | Skillshare

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Silvia Ospina

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23 Lessons (2h 5m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:10
    • 2. Class Project

      2:32
    • 3. Materials

      2:54
    • 4. Gathering Inspiration

      2:30
    • 5. Pencil Sketch

      3:42
    • 6. Color Palette

      3:58
    • 7. Mixing Colors

      4:45
    • 8. Transparencies and Gradients

      6:13
    • 9. Layering Watercolor

      4:36
    • 10. Textures and Final Touches

      9:06
    • 11. Digitizing Your Assets

      1:40
    • 12. Shortcuts, Shortcuts!

      1:56
    • 13. Isolating Your Assets

      10:48
    • 14. Assets Into Separate Layers

      4:06
    • 15. Transforming Tools

      9:27
    • 16. From Leaves to Foliage

      9:23
    • 17. From Petals to Flowers

      14:52
    • 18. Combining Flowers and Foliage

      9:53
    • 19. Let's Talk About Fonts

      2:56
    • 20. Minimal Composition

      6:36
    • 21. Complex Composition

      4:40
    • 22. Exporting

      3:57
    • 23. Final Thoughts

      2:10
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About This Class

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Unleash your creativity and create a breathtaking botanical scene in Photoshop from hand painted watercolor elements. 

In this class, I will start by teaching you the basics of watercolor whilst painting simple botanical elements such as petals and leaves. Throughout the process, you'll be able to turn these into a whole Botanical Library using Adobe Photoshop! I will teach you all the shortcuts I most frequently use and you will discover how these painted assets can be quickly transformed into a myriad of different digital designs.

By the end of this class, you'll be able to create designs which meet the standards of the world's leading brands in a quick and easy way. It can take years to discover these methods and you'll learn them all in this class. Whether you want to advance your career or simply create something for pleasure, the skill of combining hand drawn elements with Adobe Photoshop will open up a whole new world of possibility for you. 

This class will be valuable for both total beginners and hobby artists to professionals working in the visual field. No experience is required but being familiar with Photoshop will make the class easier to follow.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Where to search for inspiration when working on botanical artwork
  • Basic watercolor techniques to grow your confidence 
  • Watercolor layering techniques 
  • How to bring your botanical elements to life by adding final textures and touches
  • The importance of choosing a color palette and how it can infer a certain style in our final design 
  • How to digitize, clean and separate your elements using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic transforming tools to turn our petals into flowers and leaves into foliage
  • How to create a botanical library with our elements to use across different designs
  • Different type of fonts and where to find them
  • How to incorporate text into your designs to create a minimal or complex look
  • How to create a design with a professional look
  • How to add a personal message to be able to turn your botanical composition into a greeting card or poster to give to someone you love!!! 

In this course, you will gain all the technical and creative skills you need to create beautiful, modern and complex botanical designs. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

You will require a laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed, watercolor paints, brushes and a watercolor paper of your choosing. 

LET’S GET STARTED!

I hope you can join me in this creative journey — see you in class!