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

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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.

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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 grunge style text or my basic and advanced split screen tutorials.

I look forward to seeing your projects and am always happy to answer your questions.

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1. Class Introduction: Hi there. I'm Ben Household, and this is the second in the series of digital studio tools courses aimed artists and designers wanted to get to grips with the fundamentals of working Adobe Photo Shop. We're gonna be looking at the drawing and painting tools that you have available to you and also looking at some of the power of Photoshopped. When it comes to drawing and shading with layers, we want to adjust or change our drawings. The scope for creating layers gives a lot of creative freedom. So thanks for checking out the course, and I hope you enroll. And I look forward to seeing your questions on the projects you post on the way. 2. Introduction to the Paintbrush Tools, Options & Panels: Okay, so let's get started with brushes. So in this Siri's, we're gonna look at how we can work with brushes to create some beautiful line drawings, and there's a lot of different techniques that will cover in here. They'll be really useful throughout your work with a shot. So really, we're covering the fundamentals of working with brushes on drawing Leinart with brushes. But a lot of these skills and techniques will movinto retouching into other areas of Photoshopped that you're going to be using in the future. So let's get started with setting up a document that we're gonna work with in the first instance. So we'll go to a file and you okay, we're going to be creating a US paper founded letter size document we can set up is 8.5 by 11 and then rotate it in for a shop. Or we can just flip these round to 11 by 8.5 here. Okay, it's gonna be 300 dp i o k. Which is going to give it quite a high resolution. We're gonna leave the colors. RGB on the background is gonna be white. Okay, so let's click OK to that. Okay, so you can see your viewing our image at 16.7% here. We'll just do command zero so that we fit it to the screen. Let's have a look at brushes in the first instance. At the moment we have the move tool selected. We're going to move down to the brush tool. Now. We're not going to cover the pento or the color replacement all the mixer brush tool in this series. We're really gonna folks in the brush tool, and there's a lot of great work that you can get from just using the brush tool. And within this tool is a whole bunch of options that will will kind of be covering. So once you selected the brush tool, as long as you have black and white selected the bottom here, you can begin to paint. So let's just undo that command and said to undo that and will now just go have a look at the options we have within the brush tool. Okay, so once we've selected the brush tool, we have some options that pop up here in the options panel. I've already set this brush to work a 50%. So we'll be looking at a percentage is near capacity. And how you can use that to kind of build up nice detail within your brushes. Okay, So if we go from left to right here, we have the brush tool presets, which we won't be covering in the first instance. Here. We're going to be looking mostly at this brush panel where we can select a number of different brushes. Okay, from basic brushes with a lot of feathering on them, harder brushes and then two brushes which respond to a pen tablet and a pen tablet isn't necessary for this class, but it will be useful. And certainly, as you get into more advanced work with brushes or painting and photo shop, then a pencil is invaluable. Okay, so we'll just jump back toe one of the regular brushes, and then if we click just the right here, will toggle on the brush panel. Okay, So as soon as we click here, we actually bring up the brush panel in our panel's across here as well. Okay, so now here we have a lot more options for a brush and we'll come to these late Trans. We go. But you can see we've got things like shape dynamic, scattering texture. And we could actually go on and make our own brushes. Okay, We have brush presets that we can use, and these are the same brush presets that you would see up here in this list. OK, except we see a stroke of that brush as we're looking at it. Okay, we can do things in these panels, such as increase the size of the brush, okay. And then in the options panel up here, we can change the mode with which were drawing with that brush will be controlling the way that brushes respond to one through layers rather than through the mode option. Here. The thing will be using a lot is the capacity to allow us to build up some texture in our drawings. And also, will you be using a pastie when we used the razor so that we can build up texture in that as well? So the razor is the other tool that will be using quite heavily in the future of the brush tool on the res. It'll that we can see about halfway down our tool panel on the left hand side here, so those the tools will be using will also be working a lot with the layers panel. Okay, we'll be setting up our doctrine with the number of differently as one for the line one person filled, and then a couple of other different layers, depending on how you're gonna approach your drawing. Okay, on really one of the advantages of using layers, you can keep things separate so you can have a drawing with layers, which means you can raise different parts of it. And we'll see how that can work as we get some of the detail of the draw and work that we're doing. Okay, so there's the tools we're using. Let's get on. Have a look at some of the basic features of working with the brush tool. 3. Draw A Cube - Get Started with Line & Shade: Okay, so we're gonna introduce the basic brush tools here by just drawing a simple Q. Okay, so we'll run through the panels, how we do some of the set up, and then draw a simple cube shape and then move on to kind of think about how we can get more advanced without drawing or sketching and the layering of our Photoshopped document. Okay, so we're gonna jump straight into the brush tool here, and we are going to select one of these first brushes here. We will eventually move on some of these more advanced brushes, but for the moment will stick with the kind of basic brush on. We're gonna drop the hardness down of this brush to around 60 70%. Okay, on that basically means that it has a slightly feathered edge. So if you look at these brushes, the completely white brush here has 100% hardness, Mitch, which means that it has very little feathering at the edge. It's not gonna be a smooth brush to use. Okay, so we're gonna keep this 70 rapes and we'll keep the size around 25 pixels for this document, and that's gonna give us a nice fat brush size, and we'll probably play with that and change that size as we go on. Okay, so now I've drawn some lines on my page. The next tool I'll need will be erased. Oh, okay. So we'll jump the arrays tool. And I have my razor set up as one of these kind of textured options down here, which means that when I'm in raising, I'm leaving a little bit of a traces a line behind which I, which I kind of like OK, so if I then move across, I'm also using the a pastie to do the same thing. So when I met raising it's taken me a couple of goes to a race and you can see that as I'm raising that line, it's leaving a little bit of trace there as well. Ok, so we'll grab the brush tool, have a brush tool. That's hardness is 24% pixel size of probably somewhere between 15 and 25. Okay. And then we're just gonna draw first of all, a nice horizon line here. Andi, I'm gonna drop the opacity of my brush down as well to around 70 rapes and as Well, okay. And then as I'm doing this, my line, it's kind of going a bit one. Keep. I'm not too worried about making a messy, because I can quickly grabbed the razor toe and then just tired of that lineup. Okay, so I'm gonna leave that horizon line there. Now we're painting just in the background layer here at the moment, we're going to move on and talk about how we paint on different layers of the brush talk. Okay, let's jump back to the brush. Your got our middle horizon line hair drawn, and then we're just gonna grab the brush toe you can see in my line is getting a bit one key. My horizontal line is nice. My vertical line is a bit wonky, and I'm gonna show you a trick. Teoh work on that for yourself. So I'm just gonna sketch out very simple cube here. Let's out. Okay. And you can see that drawing vertically is not working out too well. The moment okay. So got a basic Cuba a little bit messy around the edges, but grabbed the razor talked, and we're just tidy up some of the edges here. Okay, so we're just gonna pull some of this in a week entirely up. Some of the mess that I created in here can also delete a bit of the horizon line that we had in the middle there. Okay, so I'm using the B shortcut for brush in the short cut for a razor just to flip between those quickly. Okay? And you'll notice that begin to use more and more shortcuts as we work with brushes. All right, so some short cuts that I use when I'm working with brushes, the 1st 1 is a zoom toe. So command plus or control on the pc to zoom in and command minus or control minus on the PC to zoom in or out, OK, and then the next useful tool. And this is really where I can tidy up these vertical lines is the rotate toilet. So if I tap are on my keyboard, I can rotate my canvas on. Then the last tool for this section is the space. Bartsch allows me to reposition my cameras wherever I want, so I can now reposition it here, press be on, then start sketching here. And I'm sketching in such a way that allows me to get that line slowing nicely. Okay, So you can see here that I'm working out destroying, leaving a love of a trace, as you mentioned behind. Okay, so I'm gonna press, are again and then rotates. Just tidy up this line and you will get a feel for working with the brushes at these different angles. Okay, so let's rotate that back on. We're gonna add a little bit ever a shadow here. So let's grab our brush tour. Let's increase the size of it a bit on drop down the opacity. Say 1920 cents somewhere around, that would be good. And now we can drop in some shadow for this box. Okay, Now, you know, it's like, hold down and keep drawing. I don't get this doubling up for the shadow. Okay, so sometimes you will avoid langer the brush, because then you keep that kind of smooth shadow says roughly where our shadows gonna drop , and we're probably gonna need to think about how the light is moving. So this is the first lesson of drawing. Is he gonna now need to think about where your your light is actually falling from that kid You know, I'm gonna drop the capacity of this war in last time on and just move this up Here, try and do this all in one go so you can see even though I'm wiggly my brush like crazy. I'm still keeping that nice kind of flat color when I'm color in the end. Okay. Right again. Grabbed the razor tool. Andi, Now we have. Ah, cute. It's not that rough and ready, But you can see how are beginning to use the brush tool on the race. It'll together in conjunction to actually paint this box out, okay? 4. Top 5 Painting Shortcuts: Okay, We're gonna make a brand new document here. We just go to file new gonna keep it the same size with a white background. OK, on this particular tutorial is dedicated to short cuts. Okay, so we've been through command plus and minus to zoom in to our document. OK, we've mentioned the rotator to rotate our canvas haute, that's are on the keyboard. Just had our little tuggle this row total, which is really useful with red being up. We can reset that view here. Okay. And then to the brush tools. Okay, so we've got our brush tool. Selected is the short cut to grab the brush. And if we paint with it and then it will align on. Depending on what capacity we have set up, it will pay at that particular pastie. Okay, we can change the opacity with short cuts. Okay, so one is 10%. Two is 20% 3. It's a 4 40 And so on until we get eight, nine and zero, which is 100%. Okay, So you can see we can quickly jump between different capacities. Okay, so let's delete that. So select all command a and then backspace delete and will select white from our list here . Okay. And then the next short cut is the square brackets on the keyboard. Okay, so if you look to the left of enter and just below the plus and minus keys, you can see two square brackets on the keyboard. And if you click the right hand one, it will make your brush bigger. And if you click the left hand one, it will make a brush smaller. One of the most useful shortcuts when you're working with a brush. OK, so let's delete that again. So have a little practice practice making the brush bigger and smaller with a square brackets so we can go from a small brush to a bigger brush just by using the short cuts. And we can also go from a brush with capacity of 10% and so on until we end up with a brush that is 100%. Okay, so those shortcuts are really useful. And then for the arrays, it'll the shortcuts are the same. So if we Tappy will jump to the razor okay on now with the Rays, it'll we can increase the size with the square brackets. Okay. Really nice and useful when you're trying to get that detailed work in your paintings or drawings. And then also, if the opacity of the arrays that we have the same short cuts from 10 with zero being 100% where we would it raised everything on one being 10%. Where would erase gradually and be able to kind of work away on a drawing. Okay, so those are there the short cuts that I would recommend, really kind of getting to know when you're working and painting within Photoshopped. 5. Using Layers for Painting & Drawing: Okay, so here on introduce working with layers for your drawings. Okay. So, essentially, if you keep, you're drawing a separate layers. You can keep control over different elements that drawing in some nice ways. Okay, So essentially basics out for this is toe have one layer as your background. So you never touched that. So you always got a nice campus background, and you might sometimes replace that with a textured background. Another you'll have is a lay off your line. So if you're kind of basic line on, then another layer you'll have is fulfilled. Okay? So for any shadow or shade and we're talking really about working with black and white in this particular instance. But then as you move into working with color, you will probably end up having lots and lots of different layers and for your colors. So, basically, for the moment we are going to do a couple of things. Now, background layer in your document will appear locked. Okay, Has a padlock on it called a background layer, But actually, you can still edit it, so we can't lock it completely. So what we're gonna do, which seems a little backwards, is we're gonna unlock it, okay? To make it layer zero, and then we're gonna re lock it. OK, Now, that means that we can't paint on it because it's locked. Okay, Apart from the fact that's called layer zero, it looks the same as the background layer, but it just means we can't mess with it. We always want that nice, clean background there for our drawings. Okay, so the next layer we're gonna make so we'll click on the new lab on the bottom here, and you can see we got a checkerboard in there, which means it's transparent. Okay, Is a layer the lines? I guess I'm gonna close line, layer one, in case we move on toe to work with more than one line left. Okay. And then we'll create another layer, which will be our still lack. Okay. And then one of the layer that you may have eventually would be a color layer, and you may end up with lots of color layers, but for the moment, you will probably just have one. Okay, If you start to work with color, we're gonna remove this for the moment because we're just gonna work with the line layer and the feel there. So let's grab the line layer and then give a quick example. So we are going to grab brush tool. Okay, Andi, we're gonna make it a nice small size. Okay? We can drag it here. We can right click in our canvas and change the size. There are my favorite. We can use the square brackets to increase or decrease the size. The brush. That's fitness to the screen. Okay, so we gotta brush ready. And for this particular example, we're gonna draw cylinder. So we just make sure we've got black selected here, okay? And we're going to draw a nice horizon line. Actually, we've got our brush way too fat here. So we're gonna drop that down a bit and grabbed the razor till on. Just cut that right back. OK, so let's just draw out a horizon line, okay? And then for the sides of my senator, I'm gonna rotate my cameras, okay? And just drawing besides here, and then we'll sketch in the top four cylinder on. Just work out until way. Let's just drop the capacity of our brush, and then we'll sketch in the top four cylinder on just working up until we let's just drop the capacity of our brush. Okay, So I understand in the square brackets that increase and decrease the size of my brush. We're just trying to get a nice top to this other by getting that line sliding nicely. We can remove that horizon line in the middle here, space barter, move the campus, and then just sketch this out you nicely. You can see I can eat away at that line so that eventually get a nice on the smooth flowing on. Okay, so let's now draw the bottom. What center? So we can draw the bottom of the whole bottom in there. It's much easier to get a nice, smooth flow around the edge by drawing the whole of that, and then we can erase that. Just work out and I send is upside down. Okay, so just feeling this hole here and that's good enough what we need for our basic line layer . So now let's have a look at the shadow lane. So if we move to our feel, they're actually I'm gonna lock off the line here. Then we're gonna zoom out. I'm gonna work on a shadow That kind of goes from light on the left here. So the lights coming down here to talk on the rights, okay. And then we'll build up shadow in the background. Okay? So if we got the brush or they were gonna make it nice and big, Okay, we'll drop your past it down a little more. I'm gonna write hate this guy, and then I'm just gonna start toe hard in the shadow. That kind of builds up to the right hand side that Okay, so I've just drawn way over the edge off my cylinder itself. Because I know now that when I raise and this is a nice thing about working with layers, I'm not gonna race that line the background. Okay? So I can work of my shadow independently of that line. Okay, So if anyone's ever done a drawing, you don't know that getting that raise a tool out, that the real arrays tool, I mean and erasing, you're eventually catch a little bit of the line itself. But here we can avoid that, which is kind of nice. I'm grabbing the rate the razor here and then just working out some of that they're being consistency I have here. Okay. Okay. So you can see now I've got separate shadow for this layer. Okay, so that's a quick overview of using some layers, which is one thing that we're going to use as we kind of move on with how drawing. 6. Selections for Duplication & Pattern Creation: Okay, so here I want to talk about using selections for our drawing. Okay, so there's a few different things we can do with selections and the selection tools. I'm talking about our rectangle mark. It'll last little. Any tool that we we have, we can use it in our drawing. So let's take a look at some of those different techniques that we can we can employ. Okay, so first of all, I'm just gonna draw a line pretty customized line, but I want to make lots off them. So let's grab the rectangle. Mark Ito. Okay. And I've got my layers set up, so I have one locked layer in the background, which would be my paper layer. And then I'm drawing here on line layer to Okay, so I grabbed my rectangle. Marquita, I've made a selection. Now I'm gonna go back to the move toe, held down the okay and then drag this so dr that and then I can drag again and I can drink again. So I'm holding down a hole and then letting go after every time I've dragged this. OK? And you can see that we start toe, end up with some interesting, overlapping that pattern. So we had our lines that 80% to do that Let's close that mayor off now isn't a little difference. It will go to the line layer one. We'll grab the brush tool and then we'll just draw somewhere roughly from the center for my drawer Squiggle here. Okay, let's go to selection tour. Okay, The rectangle mark, it'll will select that. And then we'll go to edit, transform and rotate. Okay, I place my rotate marker here. So the point up and then I just don't make a tiny little rotation and enter, okay? And then I'm gonna go to edit, transform, and again, okay? And it's going to rotate it now needs a short cut. OK, so I do command cult option, shift and t it's gonna rotate it, but it's gonna duplicate it as it rotates it. So that means that now, with those keyboard shortcuts held down, you can see it's rotating around that same point. If I keep going, it's gonna make what was just ah squiggle into a very cool plan. Actually, I've made the mistake here. Have not making my cameras big enough. But I'm sure you won't make the same mistake. And eventually we will rotate backgrounds beginning weaken de. Select it, Onda. We now have a perfect pattern. Okay, Now, the rotation I did didn't divide by 360 which is why we have this last little bubbling up the lines. But we can figure that out mathematically. So let's just run through that again. So if we make a new layer, So line layer for three, and I dragged us up to the top, okay? And then we'll grab the brush tool on. We're just gonna draw from roughly around the middle. A small lightning boat. Okay. And now we're gonna select that. Okay, go to edit, transform and rotate will move the rotation point to this one end of the line, and then we're gonna rotate it by 5%. So the 5% will divide into 360. So we'll get, um, or even pattern as we're creating the repetition. Okay, it ends twice on. Then hold down. Shift old command and intact E, and you will get this pattern that repeats. Okay, Because they've done it with a selection rather than just rotating the layer itself. We don't get a repetition of the layer we could it all wrapped into one layer. What you might find if you don't do the selection at first is that you get many, many layers appearing in your foot shop document. But you can see again we get this nice kind of circular pattern and you can play with that an experiment with that. Okay, so that's another method for working with selections. Okay, so let's close that one off and we'll make a new line layer cake. All this line, layer four. Okay, This time we're gonna grab the elliptical marquee tool on. We're just gonna hold down shift as we structure a perfect circle. Okay, so if you don't hold down shift, you'll get on the lips. That's not proportional. If you hold down shift, you get a perfect circle. OK, so we'll just drop that there will grab the brush tool. And now that we have that selected, if we just grabbed the brush tool across there, you can see that we're painting inside that shape. Okay? So just drawing those lines across there, I can inverse that selection. So if I go to select an inverse and I'm gonna rotate my canvas. So just tap the r key. Zoom out a little. I'm now gonna grab the brush tool again on then just drag some or lines across here. Okay? So you can see I've masked the reverse of what I originally masked when I was playing with a partial. Okay, so now I get this nice play with the lines working off against each other, and I can build up so I can make a new selection, grab the brush tour again, And then this time we'll go across this way to we go to select on Inverse. We're gonna increase the size that brush and we can generate. Just have some fun building up layers with the brush tool in this way. Okay? And of course, we can use the razor told as well. So if we grabbed the razor tool, grab a new selection, we'll grab the raise a tool, give it a Laura passed a, and then we can arise the section here so you don't need to have a perfect hand toe draw with him for a shop. You can use some of these tricks and techniques when you're actually working for a shop toe layer off and mass things off and gets a nice effects going on. Let's just try one more. We can also move selections as well. So if we have one of the selection tools selected any selection tool once you have a selection and you can just relocate your selection. So that means that you can kind of play off and build up these sort of abstract patterns that were beginning toe create here on, and we can have them build up against one another. Okay, so that's a quick overview of using selections of using selections to rotate and create patterns. Teoh duplicate and move patterns on, then also to mask off areas of an image in orderto buildup patterns within that image. So let's move on and have a look at a couple of things. 7. Setup a Photo as a Background to Trace: Okay, so let's create a new document for this example. So we're gonna go to file new, we're gonna create a letter size document again. And then this time, we're gonna actually place in an image that we're going to use as, ah, guide toe work from or to trace from. Okay, so if we go to file on place embedded, okay, we're gonna grab this image, will place it so placing it keeps the image of its original size on when you've placed it actually creates as a smart object. So we'll just hit Enter here on. What we're gonna do is we're gonna drop back this image so we don't see it so much. Now, one thing that a lot of us will use when their creators background is now drop it back either to a very light great or a light blue. Okay, so it kind of is neutral and works off against the image that you're drawing. Okay, this emissions de saturated. But I'm gonna show you how you could be saturate that. Okay, so I'm gonna go to an adjustment layer here. We're gonna use a hue saturation adjustment layer. Okay? We're gonna drop the saturation right down. We're gonna select colorize. Okay? We're just gonna give it a slight her light blue A tent. Okay. And then we're gonna increase the lightness of that image. Okay, so you can see here. We can still see the image, the detail enough so that we can draw over it. But it's gonna be light enough that we can really see the lines that were working and creating as well. Okay, so once we've created these layers as well, we can now lock these layers off. Okay? So I'm gonna help downshift. And just luck. Those two layers means I can't accidentally paint them. Well, something like that. Okay, so let's create a new layer line 01 Okay. And then would also create another layer, Phil 01 Okay, one layer for line on one life of filling. We're gonna start with the line layer and then really just start to use some of the techniques that we've covered in the previous examples to actually start to buildings. A nice line over the top off this casco. Okay, You have to pick a cow skull for your drawing, but it's nice. A nice image to use because it has these areas where the light catches nicely on it. When we start toe work on the color of this image so we can start toe, learn about how light falls onto an object and how we can use that in our drawings and then eventually in paintings to create some beautiful images. Okay, so now this is really over to you. We've covered the basics of how you can use the tools and for a shop. And now we really want to just start toe, set up a brush leader pastie low, and begin to use those tools to actually start to draw in and work up some detail in this. This drawing here. Okay, go ahead. Research. An image on your task is toe draw that image, using the techniques that we've covered up to this point in this class. And I really look forward to seeing the results that you come up with