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

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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

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Photoshop: Cutting Out Objects, Gradients & Layer Effects

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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