Photoshop Drawing Course ▶️ Part #5: Composition | Xenia Sorokina | Skillshare

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Photoshop Drawing Course ▶️ Part #5: Composition

teacher avatar Xenia Sorokina, Illustrator & Graphic designer

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (1h 50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Focal points

    • 3. Balance

    • 4. Symmetry & Asymmetry

    • 5. Dynamic & Static

    • 6. Rhythm

    • 7. 3D Composition - Arrangement

    • 8. 3D Composition - Movement

    • 9. 3D Composition - Rhythm

    • 10. 3D Composition - Hierarchy: dominance levels

    • 11. 3D Composition - Rendering, cropping, odd numbers

    • 12. Final work: Sketch

    • 13. Final work: Lining part

    • 14. Final work: Flat colors

    • 15. Final work: Fixings & Analysis

    • 16. Final work: Adding shadows (and fixing exposure)

    • 17. Final work: Fixings & Beautification

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About This Class

This is the 5th part of the Photoshop drawing series.  

If you haven't seen the previous classes of this course, please, check them out first, because the knowledge we’ve gained there would be needed in this part, as well. 

Into this class we’re going to be exploring composition.

During the class we'll discuss the theoretical basics of composition such as focal points, balance, symmetry & asymmetry, dynamic & static, rhythm and much more.

At the end of the class, in order to apply the received knowledge, we’ll complete the final full-fledged work. For the final work of this class and as a mid-course milestone, we’re going to be creating a bookcase.

Into this assignment, we’ll need to use and reinforce all the knowledge we gained from the previous classes of this drawing course.  We’ll go through all the main parts of creating a 3D composition and also learn a few tricks.

For this class, and for the whole course in general, ideally, you should have an Adobe Photoshop and any kind of graphic tablet.


Previous parts of the course:

▶️ Part #1: Linear Perspective

▶️ Part #2: A Theory of Light And Shade

▶️ Part #3: Materials Study

▶️ Part #4: Color Theory

Meet Your Teacher

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Xenia Sorokina

Illustrator & Graphic designer


Hello there!

I'm Xenia, and I'm an illustration and graphic design enthusiast. I know firsthand how complicated and confusing the new software, tools and simply learning new skills could be, so I'm here for all the neophytes and enthusiasts to help you with learning new things. 

So if you want to learn something new or refresh already known but forgotten knowledge about Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Procreate and digital illustrations in general - you're more than welcome to join the creative journey!


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