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Getting Started with Digital Painting in Photoshop CS5
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Released May 2, 2011
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this collection of lessons we will learn how an artist can get started painting digitally inside of Photoshop. We will begin by taking a quick tour around the user interface learning the location of important tools and panels. Next, we will learn how we can create and manage layers in Photoshop. From here we will dive into some of the most commonly used tools for digital painting, learning where they are and how they work. After spending some time learning how to select and store colors, we will jump right into setting up a composition with a sketch where we will discover the difference between resizing and resampling our artwork. Next we will take a glimpse into the painting process by first blocking in some color and then blending it together. Along the way, we will learn how to create custom brushes and patterns as well as how we can utilize these to paint textures. We will wrap things up by learning about layer masks and what we can be on the look out for to make our textures more believable.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:20
Creating a new file and user interface overview
2

Creating a new file and user interface overview

 
10:45
Understanding Photoshop Layers
3

Understanding Photoshop Layers

 
12:46
Overview of commonly used digital painting tools
4

Overview of commonly used digital painting tools

 
13:16
Choosing and managing colors in Photoshop
5

Choosing and managing colors in Photoshop

 
11:18
Sketching in Photoshop
6

Sketching in Photoshop

 
11:47
Creating a custom brush to paint background texture
7

Creating a custom brush to paint background texture

 
11:15
Beginning to block in color
8

Beginning to block in color

 
10:29
Continuing to block in color
9

Continuing to block in color

 
10:57
Transitioning from blocking in color to blending colors
10

Transitioning from blocking in color to blending colors

 
13:28
Creating custom brushes based on real world textures
11

Creating custom brushes based on real world textures

 
13:59
Using layer styles to create texture
12

Using layer styles to create texture

 
10:52
Creating custom patterns to use for texturing
13

Creating custom patterns to use for texturing

 
09:04
Painting with custom patterns
14

Painting with custom patterns

 
06:48
Texture touch-up and final details
15

Texture touch-up and final details

 
09:21