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
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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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I learned a lot of neat tricks from this class that I'll definitely be using in my paintings going forward! Gabrielle is always inspiring to watch, with clear explanations and easy to follow steps. Thanks for sharing your approach and beautiful work!
Your tutorials are SO useful for me, Thank you Gabrielle, You're an awesome human.
Oh goodness! Thank you so much for creating this class. I've been wanting to get into digital portraits for a while now and this is so helpful <3

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Portrait Artist - ArtworkbyGabrielle.com

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