Paint a Portrait in Photoshop: Blank Canvas to Finished Illustration

Gabrielle Brickey, Portrait Artist - ArtworkbyGabrielle.com

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10 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

      1:22
    • Materials

      0:32
    • Photoshop Interface and Tools

      7:14
    • Tablet Properties

      2:12
    • Finding and Editing a Reference

      6:22
    • Values

      7:52
    • Drawing & Details

      8:59
    • Edges

      4:48
    • Finishing Touches

      5:31
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:40

About This Class

Learn how to create a beautiful portrait in Photoshop! From set up to finished drawing, Gabrielle will walk you through the steps of making a realistic portrait. Using Photoshop CC and a pen tablet, learn how to create a work of art!

From finding references, to creating thumbnail designs, Gabrielle will show you how to plan your composition. Then from that solid foundation, Gabrielle will demonstrate how to paint with values, draw detailed anatomy, and how to soften and harden your edges.

After that, learn about blending modes, how to add finishing touches like skin texture, and how to save your files for display on the internet.

Check out Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits first for more in depth lessons on how to draw the portrait anatomy and planes of the face, then join in and try your hand at painting a digital portrait in this instructive class!

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Fantastic course! Very helpful to see Gabrielle's process and methods. Also particularly useful for me as a complete newbie to the digital medium to see that it's not necessary to have a breadth of knowledge/experience with all the various brushes PS has to offer in order to create a beautiful piece. Thank you Gabrielle!
A really good course! Gabrielle does not hold back anything. I love it!
She is an amazing teacher! Her techniques​ will help you become a better portrait artist.
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