[FREE] Photoshop: Emulate Traditional Media in Your Linework

Jörn Heidrath, Illustrator & Digital Artist

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9 Videos (26m)
    • Intro

      2:40
    • Preparing Your Sketch

      2:45
    • Drawing From the Shoulder

      4:33
    • Shoot for the Moon

      2:04
    • Keeping Texture

      3:13
    • Ghosting

      1:51
    • Linework with the Path Tool

      4:00
    • Finishing your Linework

      3:31
    • Outro

      1:02

About This Class

What You'll Learn

One of Photoshop's most amazing features for creating digital drawings is the possibility to influence how your brush tool works.
This becomes particularly exciting when you use Photoshop to emulate traditional drawing media, like for example pencil, watercolor, ink or brush pen.

In this free and short class, I want to show you how you can use your standard brush tool to give your linework a more textured and nuanced look and how to make people swear that your lines were actually drawn on paper.

What You'll Need

Not that much, actually. If you want to replicate the work I do in this class exactly, you will need the "Megapack" from Kyle T. Webster. Kyle makes the most amazing brushes for emulating traditional media in Photoshop, and I highly recommend getting this pack. At the time of this writing, the Megapack costs $15.

If you don't want to spend that money on brushes right now, I can totally get that, in which case, a quick Google search will ensure that you start this class with traditional brushes that totally suit your style.

Resources

In the class project, you will find the "Layer Mask & Fill" Photoshop action I use in the class, as well as the sketch of the penguin I use as an example.

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Great and nice learning the linework
Great and fun class!!
Easy and cool!

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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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