Drawing Leaves Quickly in Photoshop

Julio!s, Illustrator, Animator & Graphic Designer

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7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:43
    • 2. Why Brushes

      5:06
    • 3. Designing Leaves

      4:17
    • 4. Creating a Tree

      2:44
    • 5. Filling the Branches

      2:49
    • 6. Getting Volume

      3:09
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      0:23

About This Class

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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 the leaves. 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.

Starting from scratch, we'll draw a complete tree, including the roots, the trunks, and the branches. So as not to make the appearance of the illustration flat, we'll use the mask mode, painting and adjusting the colors of it.

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

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