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Using Texture to Enhance Digital Paintings in Photoshop
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Released Jan 2, 2012
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this tutorial we will learn several different techniques for adding texture to our digital paintings in Photoshop. Texture and surface detail is one area that is often overlooked by digital painters. By strategically implementing texture in your digital paintings, you can not only raise the quality of the image but also the level of realism. With this course we’ll get started by diving into Photoshop’s brushes. We’ll learn how we can create and configure our own custom brushes to paint texture. From here we’ll learn how to create our own patterns and several of the areas where these patterns can be utilized. Next we’ll look at some ways that we can bring images into our paintings, layering them over areas to create texture with the help of blend modes. Finally, we’ll learn a few methods of making our two dimensional textures appear to wrap around the three dimensional forms of our painting. After completing this course, you’ll be well equipped to begin experimenting with texture in your own digital paintings.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:16
Using brushes to create texture
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Using brushes to create texture

 
13:00
Configuring brush dynamics
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Configuring brush dynamics

 
14:50
Creating and saving custom patterns
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Creating and saving custom patterns

 
08:43
Using our custom patterns
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Using our custom patterns

 
15:24
Using photos and texture scans
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Using photos and texture scans

 
09:21
Creating texture with filters
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Creating texture with filters

 
08:55
Manipulating 2D textures to appear 3D
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Manipulating 2D textures to appear 3D

 
11:21
Using displacement to blend a 2D texture into a 3D digital painting
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Using displacement to blend a 2D texture into a 3D digital painting

 
09:46