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Create Beautiful Mushroom Floral Designs Digitally in Clip Studio Paint

teacher avatar Amy Stoddard, Amy Illustrates

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6 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Mushroom Floral Class Intro

    • 2. Lesson 1: Referencing Properly and Practice Sketching

    • 3. Lesson 2: Drawing Mushroom Clusters and Learning Techniques and Tools in CSP

    • 4. Lesson 3: Creating a Modern Mushroom Wreath.

    • 5. Lesson 4: Creating Traditional Mushroom Wreaths and Exploring Leaf Shapes

    • 6. Lesson 5: Layer Effects and Using your Finished Pieces.

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About This Class

Learn to create beautiful mushroom floral art that you can use in your scrapbooking, journaling, or for invitations, cards and even stickers.  We will explore the ways to use the digital medium to create fun and useful mushroom art.  This class will be taught in Clip Studio Paint but can be adapted to any digital drawing program and is intended to be beginner friendly.


In this class beginners will be gently introduced to the Clip Studio Paint program by creating simple drawings.  More advanced students should still find some useful tips and tricks for the digital medium.  Overall you will gain more familiarity with Clip Studio Paint and be able to explore different ways of drawing florals. Topics on composition, balance and symmetry will be touched on, and you can explore adding overlay layers to digital artworks. 

This class should also be great for anyone wanting to learn more about drawing nature and plant life.  it is also perfect for anyone wanting to use more mushroom and floral art in their own personal crafting projects.  Business owners will also find it useful if they want to get into creating raster clip art files for sale.


Few materials will be needed for this course, but they are big ones.  You will need access to a digital art/drawing program and some sort of tablet device in order to draw on the computer.  If you do not have digital tools you may still find it useful to follow along and use traditional mediums as quite a lot of my instruction will still apply.


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Amy Stoddard

Amy Illustrates


Hello, I'm Amy!  I'm an illustrator and comic artist living in the American midwest.  I enjoy creating bright, fun, and feminine artworks, and am currently working on building my art as a business.  I graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design with a degree in the Fine Arts as well as an Art Education degree.  I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and strive to be compassionate and encouraging.

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1. Mushroom Floral Class Intro: Hello everyone. My name is Amy Stoddard and I invite you to join my class on creating beautiful hand-drawn mushroom florals. This class aims to be beginner friendly and we'll be done in a digital medium. We will first start with referencing and doing practice sketches. This will help build your visual library. So you will have plenty of ideas ready. Whenever we begin the final projects. As you gain confidence, we will move on to creating small flares like this grouping of mushrooms. And eventually we will build up to creating large, elegant floral wreaths that can be used for invitations, scrapbooking, sticker making, and more. So join me, won't you? And let's make some beautiful art together. See you in class. Bye bye. 2. Lesson 1: Referencing Properly and Practice Sketching: Hello everyone and welcome to lesson one on creating beautiful mushroom floral art that you can use in your scrapbook, bullet journal and etc. The first thing we're gonna do is we're going to go ahead and go to Google and search for mushrooms and just refresh our memory on what mushrooms look like and do a little bit of studying of mushrooms for those of you who have never drawn them before or are completely unfamiliar with them. Google image search will result in many different pictures of mushrooms. And it can offer you a lot of inspiration for your drawings. So let's go ahead and take a closer look at a few of these mushrooms. Here we have a pretty red cap on a white stem surrounded by moss. These type of red cap mushrooms, especially the ones with the little dots, which I'm going to click on here. These ones are extremely popular right now and for good reason because they're very cute and also very poisonous. You don't have to feel restricted to what is popular now, either. Mushrooms come in all different colors and all different shapes. So feel free to experiment with it. Here we can see there's big clusters of mushrooms. And looking at these clusters can give you ideas on how you can arrange your groupings of mushrooms. When we finally get to drawing, Let's take a closer look at this purple mushroom here. As you can see, there's all these lines underneath the cap. These are called gills, and you can see how they radiate out from the stem of the mushroom. These kind of detailing, when you add them into your drawings will really make them pop. And the viewer looking at a bulbous cap with a bunch of gills under it will say, aha, that's a mushroom. So let's go ahead and just get started on doing some practice sketching. I'm going to pull up a document here and I'm going to leave Google images in the background. So I can reference one of the mushrooms in the background. Here. You can just see me very lightly and loosely sketching things out. This is just to give you a little practice with the form and loosen you up and get you ready to get into the work mode. We're not actually going to take these specific sketches and turn them into your florals because that would be stealing from the photographer. So we're just using these practice sketching as a way to get a feel for how to draw the mushroom and to build up our visual library so we can draw from imagination later. And here I've sped up just a little bit and I'm drawing this look, these poisonous am Anita's is, are the popular ones I was talking about. While you watch me sketching here, I can discuss a few of the key features. It will really make your drawings come to life. And that is specifically there's these little frilly collars underneath the mushroom caps. Those are key features specifically for these poisonous mushrooms. Some other ones have them as well. And then you'll also want to make note of all the little dots on the top of the mushroom caps. Those give them a lot of charm as well. So keep all of these key features of mushrooms in mind while you're doing all of your practice sketching. And then we will take all of this work we've done and put it towards doing your color pieces. Here I have jumped forward to me doing a rough sketch of a completely different shape of a mushroom. As an artist, this is pretty much how I work. I do a lot of studies and then eventually I get into doing my final pieces. It may feel a little bit tedious and you may just want to go jump right ahead into drying mushrooms. But I assure you if you spend the time referencing and you spend the time doing the sketching, your pieces will turn out just so much better. They'll have so much more life about them and it is really worth it. Alright, I'm going to leave off this lesson here and you can spend the rest of the time during your sketching. And when we come back in the next lesson, we will begin working on our color pieces. So thank you for joining me in this lesson and I hope to see you in the next one. Have a great day. Bye-bye. 3. Lesson 2: Drawing Mushroom Clusters and Learning Techniques and Tools in CSP: Hello everyone and welcome back to Lesson two on creating beautiful mushroom floral art. In our last lesson, we did some referencing and did a bunch of practice sketching to prepare ourselves to create our wonderful pieces. Now, we're going to jump right in and just begin creating mushrooms directly in color. I will share my color palette with you in case you would like to use it. But you're also very welcome to use your own color palette for this, you can see that I have my document ready here with my color palette at the ready. And I also have a couple of the sketches that I did up at the top, just to remind me of what I had done and to inspire me. When I start drawing the mushrooms, I generally like to start with the cap first. As I think the cap of the mushroom is kind of similar to the head of the human. You usually start drawing a human with the head first. So therefore, I have coded the cap of the mushroom as being its head. For those of you working in Clip Studio Paint for all of these color drawings I make, I'm using either the mapping pen or the G pen set at no anti-aliasing, fewer working in Photoshop or any other digital illustrating software. You can just feel free to use any hard edge brush. When I'm doing this style of work, I definitely like to have crisp edges that are vector like. However, if you have a tendency to prefer more textured pieces, by all means, use the brushes that you are comfortable with and will make you feel the happiest while you're doing these drawings. Okay, now here in the video, I am gearing up to do the underside of the mushroom. And the underside is going to be in a different color, the yellow color. And I wanted to make note that with each color or major section of a mushroom, I like to put it on a new layer. This is really helpful for when you want to add details later. And it makes doing fills a lot easier. For those of you who are new to Clip Studio Paint. I'd like to make mention of the fill all layers option. You can find it in the subtype tool layer underneath the paint bucket. What's important about this tool is that it will reference all of the layers and only fill the area that is empty that you intend to fill. And it will only fill on the layer that you have selected. So it is a very useful time-saving device. Right now here I am beginning to add the stem onto my first mushroom. Again, the stem is on its own layer because it's a different segment of the mushroom and a completely different color. Having things on separate layers will come in handy later whenever we go in and we do some detailing, particularly the gills here in just a minute. Alright, now I'm going to break away from our mushroom here very briefly to explain a very important tool that I use, we're going to find this tool in the Layers palette, and it is called Preserve Transparency. It has a little lock next to it with a little tile pattern. When you set this lock, a little icon shows up on the layer associated with it. Then you can basically draw anywhere on the circle without drawing anywhere else but the circle because you have locked it. So you can see my strokes are going really wide and long and there is nothing outside this circle. This really makes detailing a breeze and it is really an essential tool for me anytime I'm doing a drawing. It appears to be very useful for modern art as well. Alright, bad jokes aside. Let's get back to our mushroom. And here I am going to begin drawing the gill details on the underside of the mushroom using the technique that I just went over. The one key point you'll want to remember when doing the gill detailing is that all of the gill lines come out radially from the center starting at the stem. So in order to get a more realistic look, you'll want to imitate nature. You may have also noticed while you were watching the video that I deleted a big batch of my Gil lines because I wasn't happy with them at the time. And you can obviously feel free to delete anything you're not happy with and just try again. The digital medium is really very forgiving in this regard. Here I have the gills finished and I'm getting ready to add the little dot, the tailings on the cap. And again, I'm using the preserve transparency tool to draw directly onto the layer that has. The cap on it. This allows me to draw right up to the edge of the mushroom cap without any worry. Alright, once we have our core mushroom done, it's time to go ahead and start making our little grouping. And as you can see, I was having a little trouble finding the shape, but I eventually got it. So just persevere. But basically what we are doing here is we're pulling from our memory of our sketching exercise and remembering how the groupings of mushrooms went. And we're making up our own drooping. Also. This is on another layer as well so that it can overlap. Our core mushroom. We're going to go ahead and use all the techniques that we use to in making our core mushroom. But one key difference is that this mushroom cap is not showing us its underside. So we're only going to do a little dot the tailings on it. Right? So here we have a cute little start of a grouping of mushrooms, but I felt it was still lacking in something. So I'm going to add a few single tone mushrooms in the background just to kind of spruce it up a little bit. I feel like when it comes to composition, it's one part intuition and one part rules. There are of course, a lot of rules regarding balance and symmetry and so on when it comes to creating art. But I feel like when you're doing a nature drawing, you can go ahead and let your intuition go. So just trust your gut. If something doesn't look right or if it seems like it might need a little something more than just go for it because you're probably right. Your eyes. You will, you can trust your eyeballs. This is what I'm trying to say. Alright, so at this point, our little mushroom cluster is really coming together. And in fact, it could probably be done at this point. But I kind of felt like adding a little bit of green just for those balance of colors. And I'm just adding a little bit of grass, grasses and such to the bottom just to tie all of the bottoms together. So it looks like one contiguous piece. And again, these little bits of grasses are on their own layer. Now for a little edit depths and just a little bit of extra flair, you can go in with a darker green color behind the foreground grasses. Just to kind of tie it all in together. It's just a nice Look. At this point, our little mushroom cluster is done. But if you would like to go ahead and add some extra little flares, go ahead and go to it. Here. I'm just maybe adding a couple of leaves just for the heck of it. And if you want to add sparkles and just give it your own unique personality, just, yeah, go for it. It will turn out great. Alright, since this little mushroom cluster is basically done at this point, I'm going to go ahead and end this lesson here. And then the next lesson we're going to gear up to do a much larger project with our mushrooms. Are a little preview. We will be amping up to create really gorgeous mushroom rates that you can then use for invitations, stickers, notebook, scrapbooking, whatever you feel like. So again, thank you for joining me on this journey and I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson. Have a great day. Bye-bye. 4. Lesson 3: Creating a Modern Mushroom Wreath.: Hello everyone and welcome to lesson three. I'm creating beautiful floral mushroom remarked. In the last lesson, we went over some very helpful digital tools. And we work together towards making our own very cute mushroom clusters. In this lesson, we will be focusing on more advanced techniques and tackling a larger floral project like creating mushroom race. So let's go ahead and get started. So to make some wreaths, I'm gonna go ahead and start up a new document. And I'm going to go ahead and choose a very dark color so I can lay out my circles as a form. I'm using the little circle draw tool and I'm just going to make a wreath shape that I like. In this case, it's gonna be a perfect circle. You can make your wreath shapes, any shape you want. You can make them oblong. You could make them perfectly round. You can even do half wreath. However you feel. Just trust your gut. But basically laying out these circles gives me kind of like a foundation to work from. And this will be on a lower layer, and I will probably apply the blue tone to them as well. And they just give you a really good base to work from. Also, don't forget, if you want to work from a specific palette to go ahead and paste your palate into the document as well. So the next step is to lighten these circular ring basis so they don't interfere with my drawing too much. In Clip Studio Paint, you can just go ahead and click the blue line button and it automatically makes a soft pale blue line. If you're working in any other programs, you will just need to adjust the opacity, the specific layer that these are on. Now the first thing I'm gonna do is go ahead and make another layer above the circle base layer. And I'm just going to choose a different color. And I'm gonna go in and do a very rough sketch of an idea that I want to try out. Doing really quick rough sketches of kind of getting a very loose layout can really help pull your pieces together rather than just starting on one mushroom and going from one to the other to the other because you can very quickly see how a whole layout is going to pan out. And then if something doesn't look right, you can just erase and you've only wasted like, you know, 60 seconds of your time. So here I am pretty satisfied with this generalized rough sketch layout that I have. So I'm gonna go ahead and reduce the opacity, a bit of that sketch. And I'm gonna go ahead and start drawing on top of it. Now for this wreath, I want to start out and do kind of one of those like modern wire basis for the wreath. So I'm just going to draw a few rough circles until I get something that I like. And that will be the base for my wreath. If you at first try do not succeed, then just erase and try again. But I am actually fairly happy with this. I just need to clean up where the connected lines connecting our I'm happy with that. It is time to go ahead and start drawing some mushrooms on a layer above the little wireframe that I've made. Also of note, you can still see my rough sketch very lightly in the background. And I am for the most part following around this rough idea that I had. For the most part, you're going to want to use all of the techniques that you learned in the last lesson for drawing all of these mushrooms. The separate pieces on separate layers. So that makes it easier for you to edit them and add details later. And it gives you more wiggle room for edits later in the process. I'm just going to go ahead and speed things up just a touch so you can kind of see how things get started here without being too bored watching me in real time. Now at this point, I've decided that I would like to incorporate some pine branches into my wreath. I'm just doing a quick research here and looking at a bunch of different ways the pine needles look to give me some good ideas on how to draw them correctly. Here you can see that I've found a nice kind of photographic botanical piece that has lots of different branch styles in it. This type of thing is okay to reference from, because this isn't, It was never intended to be a specific piece of art. But more just showing you very raw images of like, hey, this is plant. Those, some of those mushroom ones were more artistic than this. So what I'm doing is I am just going to keep this in the background and I'm going to use it for a very loose reference just to get an idea on how the little pine needles are going and such. So the first thing you want to do whenever you're drawing a branch is you actually want to draw the wooden portion of the branch first. And typically how things worked with tree branches is that there's gonna be one end it skinnier and one end that's thicker as the branch gets thicker as it goes toward the trunk. If you follow these rules, you should have convincing branches every time. Don't forget to add a few smaller branches jutting out from the main branch because that's what trees do they spread out. And then once you have your branch where you like it, then you can go ahead and start adding the little pine fronds and needles. Jumping ahead a little bit here you can see that I have a bunch of little pine needle formations already going in the dark green color. And I just wanted to make a draw some attention to the fact that while you're drawing these like pine leaves, if you've chosen to draw the pines, you don't have to. Adding a little bit of variation in your green is just going to give the piece a little more depth and more interesting to look at. So keep those things in mind. That little subtle color shifts, very simple. They can really do a lot to bring a piece together. Now I'm going to speed things up just for a little bit so we can get food. This part to my next talking point. So right now I have a good base for the left-hand side of my asymmetrical wreath. And I'm gonna go ahead and create another much longer branch here on the right hand side. Doing this will also create some balance, but also keep the asymmetrical vibe. And again, we're going to use all the same techniques that we used on the left-hand side. And I'll speed this little part up. Next, I want to point out that it is good to vary your mushroom shapes a little bit. I had realized that on the right hand side, I didn't have any mushrooms that we're showing the underside gills. So I went ahead and I started adding one here. Just having that extra bit of variety really pulls together a piece. And it adds a lot more visual interest. And also don't forget to add in your little details here and there, but don't overdo it with a very large piece. You want to space out your detailing. It's kind of like adding salt to cooking. If you add too much salt, it's too salty and it pastes nasty, just the right amount of salt. Perfect. So basically, don't visually overwhelm your viewer is what I'm saying. Alright, so I've skipped ahead a little bit and I wanted to talk a little bit about adding some variety. As you can see, since we've skipped ahead, that I've added some additional leaf shapes. And I've also added some pesto mushrooms and a little bit of blue pine needles in the background. These kind of variations just gives more visual interests in your piece. And I know I say that a lot, but visual interests is really important. Because if a person is interested in it, they're going to like it. They're going to maybe buy it, intending to sell these. So it really is very important to do these kinds of things. So go ahead and play around with a lot of different shapes and maybe vary your colors a little bit. And really just get out there and have fun with it. I also wanted to make note that whenever you get to this point in the process where things have really come together, but it still needs just a little something else. This is another time whenever you're going to be considering things like balance, symmetry, and you're just going to have to use your intuition and what you know of different art rules to really make things come together perfectly as you want them. I just want you to remember though, that when I say perfect, perfect for you, it doesn't need to be perfect for anyone else, as long as it looks perfect to you. That's all that matters. Alright, I'm gonna go ahead and end this lesson here. And hopefully I've given you enough tools so you will be able to create some beautiful floral wreaths yourself. And I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson. Have a great day. Bye bye. 5. Lesson 4: Creating Traditional Mushroom Wreaths and Exploring Leaf Shapes: Hello and welcome to lesson four on creating beautiful mushroom floral art. In the last lesson, we created a more of a modern style wreath. And I felt it would be remiss of me not to share a more classic style of wreath. Now, just as with the modern wreath, I'm starting out with my basic circular form. That is going to be my guide for this. And I've just started doing some rough sketching to kind of get a feel for how I want the design to pan out. And this is exactly what we did with the modern wreath, except we're doing something more traditional. You may notice that my sketching this time is a little more defined and less loose and less rough. You're always welcome to get as much detail in your sketch as you would like. Just do what works best for you. And here, I've already started working with the color. And I do like to start with the brightest, most eye-catching color first, because that's what your eyes are going to notice first. So you really want to make sure that you have a good balance there. And then you can start filling in with the yellow mushrooms or whatever colored mushrooms you're working with. And now I'm going to speed up just a little bit here to get us through it a little more quickly. But I wanted to repeat that. Be sure you're doing these all on different layers. So if you need to do any editing, you feel like you've made a mistake. It'll make it a lot easier on you later. And it's also a lot easier to just layer these mushrooms on top of each other. On separate layers. Your lines will stay crisper this way and it's also a lot easier to add the detailing later. Alright, so here I have the mushrooms pretty much done. I'm going to go through and start adding kind of like a laurel style leaf. I feel like stylistically Laurel is a pretty traditional sort of plant. So I think it goes well to make a more traditional style wreath. Now I want to break from the wreath here for a minute just to go over how I do draw my leafy bit in florals in Clip Studio Paint specifically, I use the G pen a lot and you will see why. It's because the natural pressure of this brush kind of really makes a nice sort of leaf shape. You can also use it for grass is really easy just with one stroke to get a nice leaf shape. Here I will just briefly show you how I go about making a stylized Laurel branch. And that is just stroking out the little leaves. And then eventually I start adding the stems and, and drawing those in very gently with a light touch. And if you make any mistakes, just undo it. It's a real random, I guess process. So just go with the flow and see what you end up with. Okay, so here I have two little laurels done. If you don't want to just do the quick hash strokes to get your leaves. You can make specific shapes and then fill in. I find it to be a little more work, but it does provide a different sort of shape of leaf. So if you want to incorporate that, you can go for it. And then here's how I do my little oval shaped leaves, which I feel is a bit of a fake eucalyptus or something like that. I think that's what that plant was called. And then just draw in the stem and start connecting things just like this. These circular leaves are also very easy to do. There are of course, a lot of different types of leaps, leaf shapes in the world. So you can just experiment and reference and look at all the leaves that are around you, especially if you're experiencing summer right now. Another thing you can do is, well heart-shaped leaves for one. And you can also take a lighter color and start overlaying one branch on top of another branch. There's just a lot that you can play around with when you're drawing leaves and flowers and such. So just really go with the flow and have fun with it. So getting back to our wreath here, we're going to apply a lot of those techniques that I just showed you to creating our more traditional wreath, which is going to include a lot more greenery. Here. I'm going to speed up the process a little bit. And you're going to notice that I'm going to draw a whole Laurel branch and then I'm going to redraw it. So this is just to show you that even I draw things and hate it and delete it and draw it again. I think every artist does. So don't feel bad if you have to erase things and try and try again. Because part of the process, here, things are slowly starting to come together. I'm layering lighter colored leaves underneath just to boost the fullness. And I'm incorporating a little bit of pale pink mushrooms, just trying to get it all to come together nicely. This is also the point at which having some ideas about balance, symmetry and composition really help out. Composition is basically like all those rules of art coming together in a pleasing manner. So here you can kind of tell that I have balanced by not quite having perfect symmetry, but the top and the bottom balance each other. Because there's a straight line down through where there's the mushrooms. And then I also have a balance of mushrooms on either side. And of course, working with a circular shape automatically gives you a certain level of symmetry. Alright, so this is gonna be it for this lesson. And in the last and final lesson, we're gonna go over adding some special effects to these. Basically, we're going to be using layer types like overlays and glows and things like that just to add a little bit of pizzazz, some variation. So thank you for joining me in this lesson, and I hope to see you in our last and final lesson. And it should be fun and exciting. So have a great day, Goodbye. 6. Lesson 5: Layer Effects and Using your Finished Pieces.: Hello, and welcome to our fifth and final lesson on creating beautiful mushroom floral art. In this lesson, we will be focusing on adding some layer effects to jazz up our pieces a little bit. If you would like to just keep your works as is, that is also completely acceptable. But here what I've done is I've added an overlay layer above all of my artwork. And I've taken a really bright red and I'm going to start using the air brush. Just to air brush a little bit of color over my pieces. You can see the upper right-hand side of my wreath changing colors a little bit. Because of this, I'm gonna be choosy about where I put the bright red. And I'm also going to incorporate, I like to use a vibrant purple on the overlay layer because it gives it a little more cooler depth. And I like to combine these two things for a little bit of a cooler area and a little bit of a warmer area. I just feel like it makes things pop a little bit more, but you can of course choose whatever overlay colors you would like to use. I'm going to backtrack just a little bit, zoom in and get into the nitty-gritty of how to do this properly. The first thing you're going to want to do is you're going to want to go ahead and select all the layers that have your art on them. And we are going to control click. And we're going to choose a selection from layer. We're going to create a selection from all of those layers that we selected, not suggested. And you can see here what this does is it selects all of our artwork, but keeps the white out of the selection. This is important before you go airbrushing like I just did, because you'll end up having messy, messy airbrush effects like when you try to export these. So you really want to instead make a selection and then you can safely airbrush over them and it will restrict just to where the earth is. So you can have like transparent background in the back or white or whatever layer you want to have. So now I'm going to zoom in and give you a better look at the overlay layer airbrushing technique that I like to use to finish off a lot of my pieces. I'm going to start with the purple and add in that airbrush effect. And here it goes. And you can see a lot better here how it adds a lot more cool tones to that area that I just lightly airbrushed on an overlay layer over all of this artwork. And then I can go in and I can take the red and I can add a little bit of warmth to an area. So you can get a real nice amount of variety of colors. I kinda feel like it works a lot like watercolor. It gives me that feeling of like when watercolors bleed into other colors and they make new colors. Even though you've only started out with just your base colors that you are working with. I really do feel it gives a nice watercolor effect, basically. Another key thing I would like to note is you're not restricted to just doing airbrushing on an overlay layer. You can also go into your gradients menu. And you can basically overlay any gradient that you find. There are any gradient you custom make to add other new effects here I'm going to choose a sunset gradient and you'll see how that pans out. Now, of course, the rest of the pieces on this are kind of ruined because I'm just focusing on this mushroom group. It does produce an interesting effect. And you can try it from different directions and just see what works for you. And if you like it, keep it, if you don't like it, undo it and try again. Another benefit of a gradient layer is it can indicate where a light source may be on these otherwise flat pieces of art. Here. This makes it look like there's a light source coming from the top. And therefore under the mushrooms are all in shadow. And this works because in nature That's also how it would appear. So using overlay layers is my preferred way to add just Additional color touches two pieces. But you can definitely experiment with multiplying and adding glow and other things. Just really get out there and experiment. I really feel that art is just a lot of experimentation and finding what works for you. Oh, and don't forget to have fun. Alright, so I'm going to backtrack just a little bit and explain how you fix making the mistake like I did with not making the selection and spreading airbrush everywhere. What you're going to want to do is you're going to want to go ahead and select all your layers again and then create that selection. But the key is, is you are going to go ahead and invert the selection. And then this will select all of the white area and leave all of the artwork unselected. And you can see the little marching ants are marching lines are all around the outside of the page. And so what you're gonna do after you get that is you're going to go and you're going to click on your overlay layer. And you are just going to hit Delete and presto. All of it should be gone if you had the overlay without doing it in selection. Here, I will show you what that looks like on the, without the background. See there's no air brush marks anywhere. It's nice and clean. And finally, for the last bit of this lesson, I thought I would show you an application of using your beautiful wreaths. And what you're going to want to do with your file is you're going to want to go ahead and merge all the art files, but be sure you do not merge your white background with it. You want to just merge the artwork layers only so you can copy and paste them into new documents to make things like thank you cards, invitations, make your own stickers, whatever you feel like making. So here I have all my layers selected, the art layers only. And I'm gonna go ahead and merge the selected layers. And that puts everything on one nice little layer. So I can go now and I can grab the Lasso tool and just select any piece that I want to work with. And then I can paste it into a new document. And here we go. I am selecting this wreath and I'm gonna go ahead and create a new document. And I'm gonna go ahead and paste it inside here. And I'm going to just center it for the heck of it. And I also wanted to mention that at this point, if you feel like it on the layer beneath your artwork, you can fill in with any background color you desire. Personally, I want to work with white, but you know, you do you. One thing you can do with urethra is you can go ahead and grab the text tool and write a little message inside juries for this example, I'm just going to make a thank you. And of course, it's showing up in the wrong color, but we can fix that in a minute. So I'm gonna go ahead and get my text set up the way I want it to be. And I'm gonna go ahead and enlarge it a bit. And then I'll have to pull it back and put it back in the center. Right now it's a little bit too big, so I'll shrink it. Now I want to switch the color to match the wreath. So I'm just gonna go ahead and collect a sample color off of my mushroom. And I'm gonna go ahead and select the text again and apply it. And then I'm gonna go over here and find a nice font that I like, which is clearly not going to be the typewriter. I think something coercive will work for the thank you message, and I'll just give you a capital Y. And then we're gonna go ahead and center it and resize it. The U part is also way too far away from the bank part. So I'm gonna go ahead and select it. I'm going to choose the little wrench icon at the bottom of the texts palette. And I'm going to go into the second selection in the left-hand menu and choose to adjust the line spacing. There we go. Here's the menu and I'm just going to shrink it up just a little bit, so it looks nice. And after I do this, I'm just going to make it a little bit larger because it seems too small. And then of course I'm gonna go ahead and center it a little bit better because it's way off. And that's pretty much it. This is one way that you can use your brand new mushroom wreaths. And this is pretty much the end of the class. So, yeah, thank you for joining me on this journey and I look forward to seeing all of your artwork, please do post them. And if you have any questions you can feel free to ask me. So again, thank you for joining me and I will see you in the next class. Have a great day. Bye-bye.