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One-Brush Digital Painting: Paint Your Pet in Photoshop

Ria Sharon, Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

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7 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

      0:42
    • Picking Your Reference Image

      1:09
    • Loading Your Brush

      1:19
    • Mixing Your Colors

      2:57
    • Prepping Your Sketch

      3:43
    • Painting

      10:12
    • Wrapping Up

      1:50

About This Class

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Learn digital painting with my simple technique of painting pet portraits in photoshop—using JUST ONE BRUSH! You can make sweet portraits of your pet like these from a reference picture and a quick hand-drawn sketch. In the process, you'll learn how to paint anything with Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop is a truly powerful piece of software, with so many tools and filters that a beginning user can easily be overwhelmed: burn tool, dodge tool, smudge tool... what to use?! I’m all about keeping it simple, one brush and the erase tool is all you need! My approach is based on how I make art traditionally (like with paint, not pixels). I’ve found a way to closely replicate my analog way of painting in Photoshop, which allows me to stay true to my personal style. In this class, I’ll share my approach, step-by-step.

All you need to create your pet portrait (or any digital painting project): Adobe Photoshop, a tablet, and a scanner (if you start with a hand-drawn sketch).

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37 of 37 students recommendSee All

Very quick but thorough class for digital painting, and fun too!
Very informative.
Really great technique!

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Ria Sharon

Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

There is no path to mastery that does not involve doing something over and over -- that's been my experience as an artist and illustrator!

So I encourage my students to take small consistent steps by creating bite-sized classes that make art a simple, easy, daily practice -- one that is joyful and fun!

Come visit me on riasharon.com or follow me on Instagram.

Current Project: Animal Guidance

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