Photoshop Beginner: Draw & Paint Using the Power of Layers Tutorial | Benjamin Halsall | Skillshare

Photoshop Beginner: Draw & Paint Using the Power of Layers Tutorial

Benjamin Halsall, Final Cut Pro X & Adobe Courses

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7 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Introduction to the Paintbrush Tools, Options & Panels

    • 3. Draw A Cube - Get Started with Line & Shade

    • 4. Top 5 Painting Shortcuts

    • 5. Using Layers for Painting & Drawing

    • 6. Selections for Duplication & Pattern Creation

    • 7. Setup a Photo as a Background to Trace


About This Class

In this class we look at Photoshop's excellent drawing & painting tools. Working on the fundamentals we consider how line, texture, opacity & layers can be used to create beautiful shaded drawings.

You will also learn how to use images as a reference as well as important shortcuts that will enable you to get into a great flow as you sketch and draw out your ideas.

So whether you want to move into illustration, architectural drawing, animation or would like to use Photoshop as a painting tool this class will get you started in easy to follow steps.

Below is a full list of all my Skillshare classes. I hope you get the chance to check some of them out.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Beginner: Draw & Paint Using the Power of Layers Tutorial

Learn Photoshop & Make a Meme: Introducing the Interface, Layers, Cutouts & Shapes

Photoshop: Cool Tapered Brush Effect using Stroked Paths to Create Patterns Beginner Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop Beginner: Node Graphic Pattern with Shapes, Groups & Color Adjustments Tutorial

Photoshop: Create a Groovy Twirling Animated GIF

Photoshop: Vectors & Shapes for Beginners - In Depth

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Hologram for your iPhone, Smartphone or Tablet

Photoshop Beginner: Learn the Pen Tool with this Abstract Shape Graphic Design Tutorial

Photoshop Beginner: Moving, Rotating, Duplicating, Pattern Making & Layer Management

Photoshop: Cutting Out Objects, Gradients & Layer Effects

Photoshop: Double Exposure Effect using Layers, Masks & Color Adjustment Layers

Photoshop Beginner: Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers (aka change one color of an image)

Photoshop & Instagram: Text Color Animation & Upload to Instagram

Illustrator & Photoshop: Create a Looping Wave Animation

Illustrator & Photoshop: Retro Shape Design Using Shape, Alignment, Adjustment Layers & Noise

Photoshop: Create an Image Grid with Color Effects

Create A Hand-Stitched Flipbook Using Adobe Photoshop

Create Awesome Photo Compositions from Video Footage

Photoshop: Circular Colour Pattern using Repeat & Blend Modes

Photoshop: Grunge Text with Custom Brushes

Photoshop to InDesign: Creating Image Masks for Text Wraps

Photoshop: Create Awesome Polygonal Patterns Using Shape Layers, Brushes, Gradients and Masks

Slice Up Multiple Images into an Awesome Portrait in Photoshop

Digital Studio 3: Color Correction, Retouching & Compositing in Photoshop for Beginners

Digital Studio 6: Photoshop Essentials Q&A

Digital Studio 8: Collage, Cropping, Color & Type in Photoshop

Digital Studio 9: "Banksy Yourself" - Create a Silhouetted Portrait in Photoshop

Digital Studio 10: Photoshop Type Design Tips

Adobe InDesign

InDesign: Create a Custom Newsletter Layout

InDesign: Create Custom Image Frames with Shapes, Type & The Pathfinder in this Graphic Design Class

InDesign: Placing Images, Scaling Images, Controlling Resolution & Rotating Images

InDesign: Create a Trifold Flyer

InDesign: Save Time by Using Nested Paragraph Styles - Gallery Labels

InDesign: Tips for Customising Perfect Lists

InDesign: Create Text Columns with Titles and Quotes that Span Them

InDesign: Create Quote Styles that are Inset with a Solid Colour Background

InDesign: Table Styles & Scripts

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator for Halloween - Carving a Pumpkin

Illustrator & Photoshop: Create a Looping Wave Animation

Illustrator & Photoshop: Retro Shape Design Using Shape, Alignment, Adjustment Layers & Noise

Illustrator: Gradients & Polygon Patterns for Design Backgrounds

Illustrator: Create Abstract Designs and share them on Instagram

Illustrator: Create Complex Concentric Circles & Abstract Shapes

Digital Studio 4: Shape Essentials in Adobe Illustrator

Digital Studio 5: Create Polygonal Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Final Cut Pro X

GIFs & Animation in Final Cut Pro X

Learn To Edit Using Final Cut Pro X - From Import to Edit, Export & Backup

FCPX Type Tutorials #1: Video Inside Type & Animated Sliced Up Text

Final Cut Pro X: Import, Edit & Export in 25 minutes

Final Cut Pro X: Speed Adjustments & Freeze Frames

Final Cut Pro X: Cropping in Depth with Practical Examples

Final Cut Pro X for Beginners: Selection Tool in Depth

Final Cut Pro X: Split Screen Essentials & Advanced

2 Final Cut Pro X Title Tutorials: Type Transitions & Animating Type

Final Cut Pro X: Effects in Depth with Practical Examples

Final Cut Pro X: Go Mobile with Proxy Footage Edits

Final Cut Pro X Timeline Tips: The Magnetic Timeline, Splitting Clips & More

Final Cut Pro X: Layers & Animation using Video & Photoshop Files

Final Cut Pro Type Tutorial: Grunge Style Type

Video Tips

3 Sources for Free Video Footage to use for Professional and Personal Projects


Create Abstract Digital Paintings With Processing


Create a Wordpress Web-Site - For Students, Teachers & Freelancers





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Benjamin Halsall

Final Cut Pro X & Adobe Courses

For the designer in you I create fun short lessons in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign. I include some creative and technical tips in all my lessons which are always easy to follow. Check out my popular Banksy Yourself Photoshop Class, how to create Polygonal Patterns in Adobe Illustrator or my Photoshop Drawing & Painting Fundamentals.

For Final Cut Pro X editors check out my course Learn Final Cut Pro X in 25 Minutes or learn how to put video inside type, create gr...

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