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Floral Illustration using Adobe Fresco Shape Tool, Includes Tutorial of Adobe Capture App

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    • 2.

      Create shapes with Adobe Capture


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      How to use Adobe Fresco Shape Tool


    • 4.

      Create Floral Illustration using only the Shape Tool


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Adobe Fresco features a Shape tool that connects seamlessly with Adobe's Capture App.

In this class, I'll be giving a tutorial on how to use Adobe Capture. How to import images to create shapes that can be used in Adobe Fresco's Shape Tool to create any illustration. For this class, we'll be creating a floral bouquet using only shapes we create with Capture.

Lesson 1: I'll walk you through Adobe's Capture app and how to import images, create and edit your shapes.

Lesson 2: We'll move over to Adobe Fresco where I'll walk you through a few of the new Fresco features and we'll practice using shapes.

Lesson 3: Using only shapes from Capture we'll create a floral bouquet illustration.

I'm sharing all the Capture shapes I created for this illustration so you can follow along and create a similar illustration. Or you can use your own images and create your own shapes to use in your project. I'm also sharing the color palette I used in this class.

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Heidi Cogdill

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Hello! I'm Heidi Cogdill, a Writer, Artist and Teacher. 

I live on the beautiful Oregon Coast. I spend my days drinking too much tea and hiding the chocolate…from myself.

I can't wait to share all the fun projects and techniques I've created over the years. 

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1. Introduction: I'm Heidi Cocteau, an artist writer and an educator. I am so excited to be doing another fresco glass. This time we're going to be focusing on a newer tool for fresco called the Shape Tool. It works seamlessly with Adobe capture. Capture allows you to import images to create shapes and patterns and brushes. In this class, I'm going to walk you through the process of creating shapes in capture. And then how to use those shapes in fresco to create a floral illustration made entirely out of shapes. For this class, you'll need an iPad Pro, apple pencil, and you're also going to need the Adobe fresco and Adobe Capture apps. I'm sharing the shapes that I used in this class, which can be accessed in the resource area. If you want to create your own shapes, you'll need any images of flowers or leaves, or even your own artwork. So grab your iPad and let's get started. 2. Create shapes with Adobe Capture: In this class I'm going to be showing you how to use Adobe frescoes capture Shape Tool. Now, they give you some basic shapes. But what I want to show you how to do is how to create your own shapes with your artwork, with pictures in capture that will be imported into Fresco and then we'll actually be creating a floral illustration like this. The first thing that we need to do is to open Adobe Capture. And if you don't have Adobe Capture yet, you can download that in the App Store. So just for a quick overview of capture, we have our libraries and you can have all assets, materials, audio type, shapes, colors, looks, patterns and brushes. And I'm under the shapes so you can see all the shapes that I've created. If we go to patterns, There's a few patterns here and then brushes, we can also use the shapes and images that we imported to capture to create brushes. But we're gonna be focusing today on the shapes. The way this works is down here in the bottom, you're gonna have a plus and a camera. Now, for this class, I'm actually going to be using images that I took of artwork that I did for another class that I did here on Skillshare called expressive florals. And I'm importing those painted images. So there's a lot of texture because it's a painted piece of art. That's the way these turnout. Here's the actual photo of a pen that I imported. These are line drawings that I did. This is actually a tree and that's the photograph of a tree without its leaves, that's in my backyard. And then here's some more images of leaves and vines, eucalyptus. These are all pictures that I imported and then turn them into shapes. Here's a picture of my little kitten and some more flowers. What I'm going to show you how to do is we're going to import, and I'm going to use the example of one of the expressive floral paintings that I did. And we're going to hit the plus sign and import image. I'm going to use my camera roll, but you can also pull images off your creative cloud Lightroom stock or your files. I'm going up to albums because I've got some shapes saved here. Here's some of the paintings that I did, and then there's line arts and then a couple of photos. So let's import this one. Then it pulls it up and it gives you a basic shape that you can start to work with. There's a couple of different menus over here. Over here, you can actually change it from this black and white into, you can actually turn it back into the actual image. But I don't want that here. You can actually invert so that you can have the dark and the white flip-flop. But again, I want it like this. This tool is a magic prepare tool, so it's kind of an auto clean and you can either like it or don't like it. If you do, you can always adjust the slider over here. I'm going to turn this off. And then down here you have some options for actually changing the mode. And you can actually flip through these and see if they apply and make it look a certain way that you've liked. Everybody's gonna have a different shape texture that they like. And I actually liked the way that it comes across. Sketchy and grainy. Worth picking up all those textures in the paint. You can play with these. You click on it and then unclick it. If you continue to go down, it's going to add each one of those options on top of the other. So you would unclick exposure. Here's highlight and click it. Shadow, brightness, contrast. You can scroll through all of these. Some of the fun ones can be line because then it's going to look more like a line art. This is very busy. And I can drag this slider over to use less line or more line. If the line is something that I want. Edge pasteurize, I'm actually going to leave it alone and I'm just using it on its basic setting. And then over here, this slider up and down, it's going to give me how much of this light and dark that I want. The further down I slide, this is going to give me more basic line art shape. Now if I want to stamp it into Fresco, that would give me a lot to fill in with color and play with, because there's not a lot of texture showing through just the basic line art of the shape. The further that I go up, the darker that this comes. So then when I'm stamping it in Fresco. And let's say I'm using a purple. A lot of purple is gonna show up. This flower is going to show up as very full because I've allowed so much of that dark to show through. So I actually like a combination of both. I want to see this really sketchy edges, but I liked that there's some areas that are coming in as darker. It's getting there with a lot of depth to this. I'm actually going to hit this little circle with a check to the edit screen gives you a couple of options and you have refined crop and smooth crop means that you can just pull your edges down so that you're getting just the shape that you want. I don't have a lot of room on this one, so I don't have to do a lot of cropping. Smooth. You can have it on or off. I usually leave it alone. We're fine is where we're going to spend a little bit of time. Now this is a clean image that I imported. If you're importing a photograph and you're trying to isolate a certain shape, whether it's a flower and there's a lot of background, leaves or grass or something. You would have a lot of color in here, and I'll show you one of those in a little bit. What this refined lets you do is you can actually erase or add lines. With the erase tool. You can actually slide your brush size over. And depending on what you're erasing, will depend on the size that you want. So you can zoom in a little bit and start to look at some areas that if you really want to clean up some of these edges now, you don't have to, if you really want a really texturize looking stamp. I just come in here and I look and see if there's anything that's just not needed or excessive. If you make a mistake and you erase, you just use the two finger tap and it will undo. I'm just going around and doing a little bit of a cleanup. Now let's say that I've done my eraser. I'm going to hit Done. I'm still in my refined, but I want to add a few lines again, I have a brush. You don't have any options with the brush style. It's just the basic round brush, no tapering, but you can adjust the size. So let's say, let's say I want to add a little more lines here. So depending on where you want to add, you can come in. I'm just trying to find a similar thickness to these lines. See how I can add additional lines and if I feel something's getting lost, you just work your way around the drawing and add anything that needs to be added. Once you're happy with that. Hit Done. And all that's left to do is to save it. Then I'm gonna hit the Save button. And when I do that is going to come up with the ability for me to name it. And then from my original image that I imported, It's actually offering me a couple of things. It's offering me a pattern that it picked up from the shape that I imported, a color theme. I'm getting to an actual color palette from that image in a gradient. If you want those, you can save them. If not, just ignore it, you can check the boxes if you do want it. So I'm just going to call this expressive florals. I'm going to hit Save. It's going to save here in my libraries and my shapes. Now, one of the things that it did is it picked up this line. When I imported that. If you, if you see it later and you want to do any edits later on. After you've saved it, you can come in here and do that. So what I will do is I will hit the erase tool. I'm going to bring the large one in and I'm just going to run it across this edge because that's where it was picking up a weird line. Then I'm going to hit Done, save. And see how that line is gone. Let's try one more. And this time we're going to use an actual image of photograph. Let's use this photo of a California poverty when it imports it into this screen. You can see that there's a lot going on in this photo and I don't necessarily want to stamp that includes all of that. Again, playing with your menus, I can invert it. And that'll change. This is showing more white, the center of the flower. And the more that I scroll this. Up, it's bringing in some of the darkest, but if I were to erase that, I don't have a lot of white and I'm gonna have to leave a darker edge. Otherwise it's not going to show. If I invert it, it brings a lot of dark into the center of that flower. And then I'm going to actually adjust my slider until I get just a little bit of white in there, but I want to keep the edge. So I need to clean up the rest of this. You can attempt some of these others. I don't like that. And then here, you can just see if any of these make the lines the way that you want. That would be an interesting one because it's got the white around it so you could definitely clean that one up. Let's actually go with this one and see how it goes. I'm going to play with the line slider just a little bit to see if I can get a little bit more texture in there. I'm going to accept this by checking that box. There's two things you can do here. This is very busy, but I only want this puppy here. One, you could go in and crop it and actually zoom closer into the poppy itself. Or you can just use the refine and a large eraser and erase, but erasing that whole page can get kind of tedious. Using my eraser tool. I am just going to go around the edges and clean up this background that I don't need. I'm going to make a smaller brush so that I can get in between these petals. The other thing I don't like is I don't like this. The rest of this texture around the flowers actually good with me. I'm actually going to come in and with my brush, I'm actually going to fill that in. And if there's anywhere else that I want to fill in, I can do that. I'm also going to get a really thin brush and just close in this area just a little bit. One other thing I want to erase here, here and here. I'll get rid of this one too. Now that I'm done with that, I'm actually going to come in and crop this tighter because I really don't need that much whitespace around it. Now I'm going to hit Save, and then I'm going to title this as my California poppy. Then again, it's showing me some patterns. These are coming in as black and white. So I've got a couple of different things that I can, patterns and shapes, alternatives and color patterns. Again, I don't want any of that. I'm just going to name it and hit Save. Again. Now we've got this dark line over here. I'm also going to come in and edit. And then with my eraser tool, I am going to erase this dark line on the side. Hit Done, and save. 3. How to use Adobe Fresco Shape Tool: Now here we are in Adobe Fresco and we're actually going to use a square shape for this particular lesson. But you can use any size that you want if you really don't want to use the square, if you're not familiar with Adobe Fresco, I have a couple of other Adobe Fresco classes that walk you through more of the platform. There are some changes to the software that have come in recently. They launched their app before they had everything complete. So we keep getting these updates periodically throughout the years. And they just did one recently, which gave us access to additional brushes. And if you're not totally comfortable or familiar with Adobe, I can walk you through it really quickly and they have pixel brushes. And then the thing about Adobe Fresco is that it actually has pixel and it has vector. Then they have these live brushes, which are amazing and I'll show you in a second. So here's the pixel brushes. And we've got all the basics that are coming with Adobe Fresco. And then we have library brushes. We have access to all Photoshop brushes including all of Kyle Webster's, which is pretty amazing. And that's what you're gonna see down here. If you want to access any of the additional brushes that Adobe offers, you can go to discover new brushes. And any of the ones that are here, all you have to do is hit follow, and they will appear in your brush panel. The other thing that you can do under brushes is you can actually import from files yourself. So there's that. Then we've got our water brushes and we have watercolor and we have oil. And I have a class all about using both. One of the classes I'm teaching how to use watercolor as an inky illustration and we use the oil brushes in my layers mask class. We'll be using layer masks a couple of times in this illustration. Then the vector brushes are actually going to give you a vector line. And those are pretty phenomenal as well. Here's our erase tool, and you can use these brushes. The new thing is this smudge brushes. And we're able to use any of the brushes that are in our brush panel to use as smudges. So that's pretty awesome. Here's some selection tools and these I also use in my other class. We won't really use these at all in this class. Paint bucket and then text, the text tool is a new one as well. And again, we're not going to use that in this class, but that's also a really awesome Edition. Here's our color picker and then we're going to bring in photos, camera files, etc. That's how you insert your files. The thing that we're going to be using today is the shapes tool. And this is where we're going to access the capture shapes that we just made in the Capture app. First things first, we're gonna play a little bit with the shapes before we get into making the illustration. And how we do that is, let's get a color background on our canvas here. Let's do, you can just pick any color. This is just gonna be for plane with we're going to dump that in there. And then when you try to fill a layer, it's going to ask you if you want it to be a vector or a pixel, and we're just going to stick with pixel. So now we've got a color there. Let's over here, there's a little plus box and that's going to add a layer. The eyeball here, we'll turn that layer on and off the square with the error down. That's a clipping mask. Those are really fun to use. And then here's appearances. And this is where you can alter your brightness and your hues and color balance. And then these three dots, which will give you also your layer actions. You can also get that by clicking on the thumbnail of the layer itself as well. Up here. This top little paper stack that's going to show your layers. This is the layer properties and this is going to allow you to adjust your layer modes. Andrew opacity here is with the precision panel is going to give you where you can snap and add guides. Add the perspective grid, which is a new feature as well. There's some other things which we won't be using in other classes are out there to show you that stuff. So let's play with the shape tool. The first thing to know about the shape tool is that the Adobe shape tool comes with shapes automatically. So you can actually grab them by the plus sign and hitting discover new. And so they've given you some basic floral shapes, comics and typography. And then they've got one that was built into the app called Berlin. When you create your shapes in the Capture app, they go into the folder, my library. And this is where all of the shapes that you've made. Will appear. Now if you notice the two that we just made haven't shown up yet. And that's just because it takes a little bit of time for capture to talk to fresco. Just if it hasn't shown up yet, just give it a minute and at, well, in the meantime, let's just play a little bit with these shapes so you can see some of the things that these shapes will do. Let's do. We use this flower as an example? Once you're in it, in the actual shape tool and it's applied the faint overlay on your screen. You can use Move and Transform to rotate the shape and to drag it with the bounding box. Up here. This circle at the top is actually going to allow you to rotate your shape from side-to-side. Then you can drag here on these bounding box handles to transform the shape size. You can make it bigger or smaller. The way that we quote unquote stamp the shape onto the canvas. There's a couple of different ways to do it, but one of the ways is to hit this Fill button. You are given four options down here on this toolbar. When the Shape tool is open and that's filled to erase to mask. You can also hit Select. Let's play a little bit with them. The first one is to fill it. We select the color that we would want, and then it will fill that color. Let's select a yellow and then we're gonna hit the film. And we're gonna say yes to the pixel. Then if we move our box, the stamp, the yellow flower has been left behind. You can see that we can actually turn this layer on and off. It's separate from this box. Now we can come back in and we can fill again and again and again. You can just keep stamping it. Now, all of these have been stamped on the same layer. You can always add another layer and then fill. It'll ask you again if you want to pixel and you would just say yes, let's turn these off by turning the eyeballs down. And then we're still in our shape tool here. We still have this flower. The next way is to use the erase. If we make this super big using the erase tool, you need to make sure that you are on the layer that you want to erase from. So if we erase from a layer that doesn't have any color in it, it's not going to work. We want to be on our background layer. And if we hit the race, we move this box out of the way. It's actually cut that shape out of the purple. So just as an example, if we move this extra layer to the background and we fill that with another color, let's just say we'll fill it with pink. If you fill that color and that entire color is showing through because the flower has been cut out of the purple. Let's turn all those off. We can fill this layer with pink. We need a new layer. This layer with pink. Again pixel. Let's get our shape tool back out and our flower. The next thing that we can do is mask. So by clicking on the mass again, you want to be on your color layer. So we're still on the purple or the, we're still on the pink layer with the background. Now what it's done is it's actually taken the background away and it's given us just a pink flower. What's fun is if you come in here with any of your brushes. Let's say we're using the oil because oil is has amazing textures. Let me show you this really quick. So once this mask is done, see how this has become black. And there's a little dot over here on the left-hand side of this thumbnail. When I slide that over, it's gonna show me what was the original thing on that layer and that was that pink background. And then here it's going to actually give me the cutout of the shape. And there's a reveal and Hide button. Now, you can always come in here with any brush that you pick and cut more way if you don't like something or you can reveal more if you want more showing now, in my Layer Mask class, I teach all about how to use layer masks in art. And using them to your advantage and illustrations. So I'm not gonna go into much more detail about that here. To turn this off, I can just slide it back over and then turn the eyeball off. Coming back onto this new layer background, we're going to create just a really quick painted background with our oil brushes. You'll see they're like super, super, super textured. Just going to dump some color out here. I'm not gonna go into a lot of detail about the oil brushes. I do that in another class. Just putting some basic color out here so that we can play with this a little bit. I'm trying to purposely make this like super, super textured because you'll see you can come in with your finger and smudge it around. Anyway, it's super messy and there's a reason for that. Let's get our shape tool again. I'm going to make this super big. I'm gonna do the same thing, but I'm gonna hit Mask and I'm on that layer. But when I hit Mask is going to remove all of the background, but see how it left All that really fun color and texture from the background as part of my flower now. So creating the solid background or textured painted background and then applying the mask will give you different effects on your shape. I'm going to slide this over again and I'm gonna turn this layer off. Let's just apply a basic background color again. I'm actually going to go with just a faint purply gray new layer. Let's get our flower again. I'm going to make it real big so you can see it. The last option here is select. That selection tools is actually going to create a bunch of little marching ants. And then I'm going to show you what we can do with it. So let's hit Select is going to take a minute to read that shape depending on how complicated your shape is so that I can make all of the different marching ant lines for you. Just be patient with it while it creates those selections. You've got all these marching ants. Let's add a layer on top. I'm going to zoom in so you can see this. Just pick any sort of brush that you want. Let's pick something that's super weird and textured and kind of go darker purple. And it's going to fill in inside any of those selections. See how my textured brushes just filling those in. From here, you can actually paint in that stamp, but you could do it with a lot of different textured brushes. You could do it actually different colors. So if I get the basic edges colored in with this dark color, I can actually come in with like a yellow and paint in the center. And I'm just doing this quickly. And then if I wanted a green, I could actually paint the stem green. Then once you are done playing with however you want it again, you can keep changing brushes. This is where you'd get really into the nitty-gritty of these shapes and really make them unique and special. And you can use any of the brushes. You can bring in your smudge brush and actually give the edges and texture. You can use any of your options to actually fill in the selection. Once you're done painting the selection of the shape, and you're finished, just hit de-select. And you're left with all of that really yummy texture from using those paint brushes inside your selection tool. 4. Create Floral Illustration using only the Shape Tool: So again, I'm using a square canvas. You can use whichever size you would like. I have this with a transparent background. I'm just going to add base background of white, and then I'm going to add a new layer. The first thing we're gonna do is we're actually going to import a color palette that we're going to use for this illustration. And we do that by coming over here to the image. And I haven't saved under photos and in my albums I've got a color palette saved. So what I do is I open the color wheel. The colors that we use for this file are going to appear down here. And so what I do is I actually will use my grabber at my color picker and grab the colors that I want. And then I'll hit this plus sign and it will add it so that it's an easy way for me to access the colors that I want. You can do all the colors if you want or just a few of them. I'm actually going to grab a couple of lights, a couple of pink in a couple of the greens. I just hold my finger over until that color picker picks up. The color appears there by hitting the Plus, it's going to show up there. I want this dusty pink. I want this darker one. I'm going to go for a really dark. I want this light green. I want a couple of different greens because the greens, I don't want them to all overlap when I have the leaves and the greenery that show up. So I'm just going to grab a couple of these just so that I have them accessible in case I need them. Then I'm going to grab a lighter blue. Also those dark one. There. I've got my basic color palette. I'm thinking about grabbing this one and maybe this orange just in case there's color palettes not gonna go anywhere. I'm just going to turn that layer off so I don't have to see it. And now we can begin starting. You can use any of the methods that we practiced about how you want to fill your flower, you can just fill it with a color. I'm not using the erase tool. You could, if you wanted to have a background in, cut out all the whites, That's a really pretty thing if you had one solid background and all your greenery in flowers, we're just cut out of that picture. That would be really pretty because it would be more of like a silhouette. You can create a background for your layers and then use the mask. You could do that for each of the individual layers. Or you could use your selection tool and actually paint on your color. What I'm gonna do is I'm actually going to use the fill. And I'm going to use this kind of mid valued pink here. And I'm gonna hit the fill. Oh, hold on. I need to get on my right layer. And then I'm going to hit the film and hit Yes, So the pixel. So there's my first flower. I'm going to add a new layer. I don't have to jump out of the shape tool. The Shape tool can kind of just sit there while I'm adding layers and doing that sort of thing. It's only if you jump into one of the other options that it will go away. I'm going to click on the Shape Tool and I'm going to pick another flower. I'm thinking maybe this one make it a little bit smaller than the last one. But I'm gonna have it cross over just a tad. Okay. Then I'm going to use this mid orange color. And again on a new layer I'm gonna hit though and pixel. Let us go back to the Shape tool. I'm looking for. Maybe one more flower. Let's see how this one does. One of the things that you can also do. I'll show you in a second this new layer. I'm actually going to use this little pale and I lightened it just a little bit. Let's fill that. 11 of the things that you can do is you can actually come in after you filled your shape and you can actually remove anything that you don't want. Like let's say I didn't want that stem. I can just erase it and get rid of it. Something else you can do is if you click on your thumbnail for our layer, you can duplicate a layer. So if I duplicate it and I select my transform. Then I can actually move this somewhere else and I want a similar shape. And then once it's in transform, I can actually rotate it and flip it and move it around. I'm going to put that over here and then hit Done. Each one is still on its own layer. I can still come back in and adjust anything that I need to later on. Now I've got four flowers. I'm gonna come down here to my background and I'm going to put a new layer in-between my flowers and my background because I'm gonna start applying some greenery, some leaves shapes. Okay? The first one I'm going to use is this fern. And then let's select a different green. Let's go with this darker green and we will fill There's that one. And then I'm gonna find another greenery. Let's see what this eucalyptus looks like. Just looking for some greenery to pop into the background. Eucalyptus is typically a lighter green. Add a new layer and then fill it. What I'm actually going to do is everything's moved a little bit over to the side and I'm running out of space, so I want to get a little bit more room over here. One of the things that you can do is select everything at once. So the way you do that is you come to one and you click on the thumbnail and do select multiple. And then you tap on all the layers that you want to move. Then I'm gonna hit the transform and I can move them altogether. And that way I'm just going to allow myself to center this a little bit and then hit Done. And it's going to apply it. And then I can hit the X at the top. So I'm gonna go back to the eucalyptus and I'm going to transform that to get it in the spot that I want. Let's go back to our shape tool. Add another layer. Let's grab this fine. Leave here. Let's grab a green fill that. I don't know that I like the eucalyptus. I'm gonna turn that off for the moment. Go back to this and see at this point once it's already there, remember I can transform it and I can move it if the angle of it's wrong. Maybe that's what was bothering me, just wasn't quite what I wanted. Let's add another one. So the fun thing is, is that you can actually play with these. And if you like something, grade, if you don't, you can always keep playing and adding and you'll start to create the shape of the floral bouquet that you're looking for. Here's some fun little grass. I'm going to fill that layer. Pick a different green, and then a no fill it. Let's turn this one off for a second. I'm going to start playing with where things are at. I'm gonna play with this fern. I wonder if it's in the wrong sport. Move it over here. Then let's turn this grass back on somewhere else and see how that looks. I'm going to go with that for a second. One of the thing is I do have a stamp of just a leaf. I'm going to bring that in, add a new layer. I'm actually add that on top because I want that to sit. I'm going to put that down here. And let's fill them. The screen. Now that that's done, I can transform it. I'm going to want to turn this around and start putting in, think this needs to go. Now I have a flower right here, but that's okay because I'm actually going to took this kind of below it. Let's leave it there for now. Let's turn off that tool. Now we've got a couple of flowers, we've got some greenery, we've got some leaves, we've got a few things we've played with. Now it's time to go in and start tucking and putting everything in the right place because everything has a transparent see-through area. Wherever it's white. We're able to see through this perp or this pink flower sits in front of the screen. But you can see the greenery. There's a couple of things that you could do. You could go behind each flower and add another layer and actually paint in color underneath. I added a layer underneath this flower. And I could actually paint in color. And that color is going to act as a barrier between the flower and the greenery. And it's going to wash out if you really wanted your flower to have a background instead of to be see-through, then that would be something that you could do by adding in colored layers in the right area. That's not what I'm gonna do. So I'm going to delete this layer. What I like to do is I actually come in with layer masks and start removing. I don't want to delete anything because if I actually come in and pick this fern and start erasing because I didn't want it in this area of this flower if I ever move anything. Let's say I erased this all from this flower. Then I came back in and I was on this flower and decided, okay, I'm gonna, I'm gonna move this, it's in the wrong spot. I've lost everything that I raised from that fern. The best thing to do is to not remove things by erasing. The best thing to do is to actually work cleanly. And the way they do that is with layer masks. So let's take this flower first. You set the pick an area to start with. And so we'll pick what this pink flower, but it's not the pink flower that I'm putting the mask on. It's the firm that I'm putting the mask on first because I want the firm to disappear from inside this flower. The way to do that is you click on the thumbnail and you're going to create an empty mask. Anything that you paint. And again, this will pick up on whatever brush you're using. If you wanted a texture brush or you just wanted to put a wash over something and only real part of it, that's actually how the brush is going to work. Because I want all of it to go away. I'm actually going to come up to my basic brushes. And I'm going to grab either the hard round or a hard round variable. I'm actually going to do the variable because there might be an area that I have to go into a tighter spot with a larger brush. I'm just going to remove some of these bigger areas. And then I can make a smaller brush and go into some areas that are more fine. Now, because my flower, it has a lot of textured, sketchy edge lines to it. It's up to me how much of this I want to remove. Just trying to find the right brush size here. If I don't want it to show through any of these sketch lines, then I would remove if I only wanted some of them. See how I'm down here in the meat of that pedal. But the sketchy lines I leave out. It's really just a personal choice. Maybe I do some, maybe I do all of them. Just move around your Canvas, removing whatever you need to remove. And all essentially you're doing is painting a color. See your thumbnail here, that white. I'm painting a block on top of it. And so then by doing that, it's actually giving me the doing that is actually removing the background. That fern I'm just going to move around. Don't let me move it around my screen and flipping it and make you too dizzy. The good thing is, is anything that I take out, let's say I removed all of this and then later on I realized that there was a part that was missing. I could come back in and hit reveal and actually paint that area back in. I'm at nothing is ever really gone. That's the beauty of having the clipping masks. I'm just going to work my way around and take this burnout, my flower. So I'm taking too much out here. I know all this is going to go because it's behind everything else. I'm just taken away large spots. Then I'll come in and do come in and do a little bit smaller area because that actually sits behind it. But then the other thing that I can be aware of two is what other flowers are overlapping in this. Yellow is going to actually, are this, this soft orange color is actually sitting on top of that pink flower. That furnace hidden actually underneath This part of that flower, that leaf that comes off there. And then this is a stem. These need to go. It's really just about going layer by layer and having things blend in, disappear, or show through. So we're really just taking the position of each of them in defining what those look like. This is behind. I'm just going to work my way around this fern until it gets into the right spot. This is that little light colored flower that's sitting in front that's got to go to. I can always come back and add and remove anything I need to from that layer if I need to later on. So let's go to the next one. The next one that we need to really disappear into the background is this green grass. So again, I'm going to click on that thumbnail. I'm going to create an empty mask. And then I'm just going to come in and paint out what needs to go away. Now, it doesn't all have to necessarily fall behind some, maybe it falls behind the pink, but it's in front of the yellow. So you can start to make these choices about what is going to show and what isn't. So all of this is going away. Even though that's showing through. I don't need that on that spot. It kind of looks a little bit funny there. Let's remove that. I'm just going to rush my way through this a little bit. I don't know that I'm going to show any of these stems if I need them later on, I can bring them back in. So let's get rid of them for now. I think I'm going to have all of it sit in the very, very back. All of this is going to go. But again, the beauty of having the layer masks is that I can change my mind later on. Okay, I'm going to continue to do this to the other layers. Unless there's something that I need to share with you. I'm just going to speed this along and then I'll come back and show you what to do next. Okay. Now that everything is put in its correct place, what I can do now is I can actually start editing each individual layer so that I can bring in, you could leave it this way if you really wanted to. But I like to then come in and add additional color and kind of edit things around. What you want to do is you want to make sure that you can edit those. And the way you can do that is by turning your masks, sliding them over. You're not going to turn them off. But right now they're all on. We're going to slide them over to the where the dot is on the right-hand side. By doing that, we can then edit the actual layer instead of the mask part of it. The first thing that I want to do is each of my flowers have greenery. These are all leaves. And I do want to color those in the way that I do that is I want to be on the appropriately or so here I'm gonna be on this pink layer. I'm actually going to lock the transparency. And I'm going to select a brush. I can pick any brush that I want. You can have a super textured brush if you wanted. Just pick this, see how this one does. I'm gonna come in with a green. We've got this really dark green behind here. It's actually a little bit too dark because the green is actually stepping forward a little bit too much. And I actually want to lighten that just a little bit. Actually going to try this green lock, the transparency of the fern. I could actually paint this to change the color. Or you can actually come in with the dropper tool and change the color. I liked the paintbrush a little bit better just because I can control it. Okay, So I like that color a little bit more. Let's go back to the flower and let's color in those leaves. On this one, it had a big leaf over here but it's hidden. But I do have this little bud and stem that's coming off. So I want to color this green. Then. Let's do the same thing for this orange because they have those. A flat or a leaf here. And I'm gonna lock the transparency. I'm just going to color over those lines and change the color that I want. Here's some green also. There's a bud up here. And there's one over here. Just make my brush a little bit smaller. I see this little green here. And if you do see that, it's just that though, I didn't get deleted all the way when we did our layer mask. So I can come back to that layer, trim my layer mask back on, and hide that. Looking around. Think that's all my green leaves that needs to be changed. The next thing that I like to do is I like to adjust the center of my flowers. Lock the transparency. I want like a yellow, I'm gonna actually just grab yellow. I'm gonna start to fill in my center here. Do the same thing on this flower. Now, let's go back to this one. And I'm going to grab a little bit more orangey. I'm going to change the center here. Then I'm gonna do that over here also. You don't have to use just one color. We're going to actually going to go back in and edit or change this up a little bit with my orange, I'm just going to come in. I'm actually going to change my brush. Let's try Kyle's dry media sketch. Make sure I'm on the right layer. I'm just going to add a little bit of color to give this some dimension here. See when you zoom out, you see as if there is actual depth to that center. Let's do the same thing over here. Then we'll finish doing that. A couple of these others. The center isn't as defined in this one as it is in the other ones. So I'm just making it up as I go. Just using lots of wiggles to kind of give me a sense of a center. Now, the next thing that we can do is we can actually give the same depth to some of our grains. Here's our fern. And just using my color picker, I'm going to make sure I grab that color. And I'm actually going to just come in with a little bit darker. I want it really soft. So I might actually just grab, might not be the right, but let's see. Maybe a little bit bigger, bring my, make it a little bit bigger and bring my flow down. Then I can come in and I can just add. Of little bit of shadow in a few areas of the fern. And it will actually give this fern some depth here. Because I'm using very sketchy shapes. I'm also going to just be quick with my shadows and my highlights just because I want it I don't want it to look too precise. I like where it looks a little sketchy. Lungs come in here and take that color. And actually I just want to really light green. I'm just going to come over a few of those tips to make it look like some lights hitting it. Let's do the same thing. On the other layers. I did. I'm not using this eucalyptus in this greenery. So now that I know that for sure, I can also delete those. So here's the green. I'm going to grab just a little bit darker. I'm going to switch back to this brush because this is grass. So I just kinda want it to look like little bit more fine tuned, little bit more precise line. Just giving little dashes here and there to act like the grass. That's awesome. Grab a lighter color, move around each of the greenery and do this exact same thing. I'm going to lock the transparency and I'm gonna give that some shadows and highlights. So I'll speed this along. To look through everything and see if there's anything that I need to add or fix. One of the things that I still not super happy with is the fern, it's Downs all a little bit more than I would want to. I am going to erase the out of the sketch line. And that's just because as I look at the whole piece now, they just feel dominating. I'm just going to go through and pull those back first. If I do that and then it's still feels overpowering, then I can always do other things. Is still showing up a little bit more than I'd want to. There's a couple of things that I can do. One of them is by changing the opacity just to see if I change the color, if it falls further into the background and if that helps, and it actually really does, I'll leave that. Then my soft round brush. I'm just going to go through and see if there's anything that I need to define a little bit. This bud gets somewhat lost against this red. I'm just going to see if I brighten up and darken up those edges, if it just helps it stand out just a little bit. I can do that in a few other areas also, just to make these edges a little bit crisper. And that just helps define the area of those petals so that everything's not all constantly like kind of blending altogether. I'll just walk my way around this illustration and just see if there's anything that I need to kind of give a little bit more color to, to let it stand out. There you go. We created an entire floral illustration by just using our shapes that we use from our images and capture.