Thank you so much for a wonderful course! It was simple and very effective, and I feel like I learned a few new Photoshop tricks! I have been an artist for quite some time in traditional media, but wanted to improve the quality and consistency of my digital work, and I'm really glad that I found these classes.
The basic value exercise was a nice refresher for me and I really enjoyed working on the apple project. I've used the warp and liquefy tools usually only at the end of projects before, but never to reshape the overall silhouette before I started painting. I have to admit that it was so helpful in achieving the shape I wanted in those beginning stages. Will definitely use that again in the future!
Once I completed the course projects, I decided to go for another still life and chose a bowl of cherries as my reference since I thought it would be rather challenging. I used the basic chalk brush and bristly smudge tool for everything except the background, and I am rather proud of the outcome.
Thank you again for such a great class. Although it is aimed at beginners, I actually kind of feel that I learned more from it than I did in some of my college courses in regards to value and just how to have fun with painting. I'm looking forward to completing the other classes soon!