Drawing Bushes Quickly in Photoshop | Julio Carvalho | Skillshare

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Drawing Bushes Quickly in Photoshop

teacher avatar Julio Carvalho, Illustrator & Portrait artist

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Kinds of Vegetation

    • 3. Perspective

    • 4. Covering the Ground

    • 5. Atmosphere

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


When it comes to some patterns, illustrators, in general, face the tough task of drawing repetitively. They draw flowers, vegetation, stars, leaves, hair, raindrops and even manufactured things like bricks. In this class, we will just focus on ground vegetation. We'll see how to increase the productivity and the uniformity of the patterns using the Photoshop tool 'Brushes'. The students will have the opportunity to create their own shapes of the brushes they'll use, designing them directly on a Wacom tablet or, if they don't have it, on a sketchbook and scanning them. In order to be more confident, I recommend you to watch my class Drawing Leaves Quickly in Photoshop before watching this class. But, feel free to start wherever you want.

Starting from scratch, we'll draw a complete natural field, covered by vegetation, grass, or flowers. So as not to make the appearance of the illustration flat, we'll use the concepts of perspective and atmosphere to create the depth of field illusion.

List of tools to be used in this class:

  • A PC or Mac computer;
  • A Wacom Tablet (Intuos, Cintiq, etc) or a sketchbook and a pencil;
  • Adobe Photoshop;
  • Internet connection for references;
  • Creativity!

See my portfolio here: https://www.behance.net/juliocarvalho

Music: bensound.com

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Julio Carvalho

Illustrator & Portrait artist



My name is Julio Carvalho. I’m a Brazilian illustrator, animator and graphic designer. I’ve been professionally illustrating and designing books, magazines, posters, products and logos since the 90s.

In 2004, I started drawing digitally, and Photoshop became my main productivity tool. In 2019, I started trying to draw using the Lasso Tool in Photoshop. Since I loved the results I got using this technique, I decided to create a class Drawing with the lasso in Photoshop, where you can learn how I achieved this modern portrait illustration style.


In my newest class Painting an expressive B&W portrait in Ph... See full profile

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1. Introduction: huh? My name is Julia. I've been saying illustrating and any many things since the 90 jobs in this kosher class will continue talking about brushes for the shop. However, we will focus on the grounds we'll learn how to fill out vast areas with grass. How to make the results seems accurate when it comes to perspective and atmosphere. So you won't have to be a highly skilled for the shops Children to take this class. Relax, let's learn together. 2. Kinds of Vegetation: Hello. Let's talk about vegetation. First of all, let's take a look at these examples their heads around before. As you can see, there are a lot of options we can choose to draw. Now I'm going to create new brushes. I'm gonna use the tool naso and creating a new layer for each one. Let's create a new one here. Now, would you like to make some distortions in these warm? So I'm gonna use the future liquefied as the If I win the resultant I'll pick up the 1st 2 in the top left corner called Ford Work to and increase Significantly recites it's can see it's what easy click, OK, and voila! Let's create the brushes. I'm gonna use the palate breast snatchings actually ever had talked about this Maliti in my first class, So I invite you to watch it in order to create a Bush. I'll clone my brushes and putting them wherever we want. So that's it 3. Perspective: prospective purse. All used this photo as an example so that we can see the very basic principles off perspective here. You can see the horizon line in these two points there in calling V P one and P P two. They are the vanishing points. I've chosen the position for them based on the elements in the picture. Each line that's coming from these two points in their intersection will help us to make our dry seems real. You can download this greed by clicking on Resource is or you can make yours no are reduced your pastie over everything in order to start drawing on a new layer. I'm going to start drawing some grass here at the bottom of the picture to represent what's nearer. Let's copy that and places wherever we consider correct, using the lines as a reference just like this. Duplicating the layers will be actually very, very useful when it comes to cloning. In this case, - I'm gonna all the shit a little, adding some new elements. - So you see, here's our grounds 4. Covering the Ground: covering the ground. First of all, let's make it two d ground using the bridges we had already created in the first last son remembering the principles of using the palate Resurgence No. All select the future, liquefied. Actually, I'm gonna use it to distort my grounds. Has the liquefied with the result, Pence. I'll pick up the 1st 2 in the top left corner called forward work, too, and increase significantly the breast size. As you can see, it's pretty fast. Make my ground look like an irregular field. Let's click. OK, now we're gonna make the same thing we made in less than two. However, we're going to use the breast. Is we created in that someone? So if you still have doubts on how to use the palate birth settees, I invite you to watch my first class Darling leaves quickly in for the shop there. I cover these a little deeper. I'll call the grass using the palate layers. We just the size and send it back again and again. No, I'm going to create a green background for my fields. I'll use the last 22 draw my lands. Let's because a caller from the grass and fill it up. Oh, merch. All digress Lee, or spend by using the future liquefy, I'll make the grass. Match the backgrounds. Remember to preserve the original layers by copying the group. As you can see, something went wrong with my video memory. I think just a preview problem. - My goal is to exaggerate the distortion off the terrain, making it look a little bit cartoonish. Now, using the layers we preserved, let's get more that off feuds using core adjustments. 5. Atmosphere: atmosphere here. I'm gonna show you a landscape and try to explain a little about atmosphere. The atmosphere is composed by gases and the most distant it is. The particles are more condense it And this change our perception off the objects. So the more distant the objects are the last corner they have. Do you remember this tree? If not, take a look at my class. Drawing leaves quickly for the shop. What I'm gonna do now East separates the land in some layers so that we can create the illusion off distance. We're gonna cop the ground layer and change the tango this size and put it backwards. - The way I chose to change your pastor Beach earlier was just changing it directly in the pallets layers. Remember, the more distance it is the last past you will set changing the trees. A passage e is a good you since it's also backwards. Something else we can do. It's create some details. Whatever we want, The less thing we'll do is creating some fault. First, let's get some cooler for the sky. By increasing its opacity less dark in the sky a little bit, we can use their graduate to to do it. I'm gonna create an irregular shape with the lasso tool, Fill it up with white, change the opacity in the palate layers and using their future Gulshan blur. Make my father layer. I'm going to copy insurance for Midge. Adjusting the angle on the rapacity sometimes. Aren't you life? You happy with the results? What if this season in my drawing is more to winter than the spring? We can also change it, for example. So that's it. See you the next class. 6. Final Thoughts: Now that you know what I feel like. A ground completely with grants for the shop. I invite you to share a project with us. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you.