Learn How to Paint in Photoshop

Brandon Whelan, Artist & Designer

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14 Lessons (1h 57m)
    • 1. Welcome

      2:38
    • 2. Tablets

      3:20
    • 3. Setting Up a Photoshop Document

      13:25
    • 4. Photoshop Tools

      14:55
    • 5. Blending

      10:55
    • 6. Rulers and Guides

      4:51
    • 7. Effects / Adjustments

      14:59
    • 8. Flip Your Canvas

      3:16
    • 9. Perspective Grid Tip

      3:08
    • 10. Adding Color to Black & White Painting

      5:14
    • 11. Thumbnails - Concept Development and Practicing

      13:42
    • 12. Export Painting for Print and Web

      4:42
    • 13. My Painting Process

      17:58
    • 14. Assignment

      4:23
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Project Description

Okay artist, it’s time to show me what you got with these 3 projects. Feel free to do 1, 2, or all 3 of them. Obviously, I encourage you to do all of them :)

Take 2 colors (preferably a warm and a cool) and blend them together just like we did in the “Blending” video. Use any brush and any method for blending to get the best seamless blend as possible.

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Do a master study like we did in our “Thumbnails - Concept Development and Practicing” video. Doing a thumbnail study is a great way to learn how the masters created their art and can improve your own art skills.

Pick a painting you love and you think you can learn a lot from. For me learning how to paint realistic lighting really helps my art, regardless of the style. So I recommend doing realism as I find it the most rewarding study. You can do figures, still life, landscapes, etc.
Try to avoid abstract art. You might not learn much from trying to duplicate a Jackson Pollock. ;)

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Create your own art piece. Show me what it is you love to create and why you took this class. Canvas size is your choice. 500px+

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