Beginners guide to painting in photoshop

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beginners guide to painting in photoshop

Beginners Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop by Nykolai Aleksander

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a new series dedicated to providing a comprehensive guide to the basics of digital painting in this versatile program. Whether you’re new to this artistic medium or simply looking to improve existing skills, this book offers up a wealth of suggestions and advice to get you started, improve workflows, perfect techniques, and produce stunning images.

The step-by-step tutorials within this book don’t just describe techniques, but actively demonstrate how these techniques can be applied to an artwork. Industry veterans including Nykolai Aleksander and Richard Tilbury share the benefits of their years of experience in a clear and methodical fashion. They examine the various basic Photoshop tools on offer, shedding light on these features and establishing ways of successfully integrating them into an artistic workflow. Fundamental art theory is also covered, including classic topics such as composition, story-telling, portraying emotion, lighting, and color, leading to a thorough understanding of the components that make up a successful image.

Instructive and inspirational, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is an ideal resource for anyone taking their first steps into the digital painting world.

Nykolai Aleksander is a UK-based freelance character illustrator and portrait painter, who has been working in the CG field for the past eight years.

Richard Tilbury is a freelance artist from the United Kingdom who works in both 2D and 3D and has been featured in a number of popular publications.

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From the tools, software, process, and features—this guide is everything you need to jumpstart your new hobby or career ASAP. Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. That means if you buy something, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you, to help support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. Thanks for your support! Digital painting is a new medium that lets us create beautiful artwork, without the messiness of painting with inks or oils.

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If you wanna get into digital painting or just improve your existing skillset then these tutorials will definitely help. Now if you want some top-tier learning have a look at our list of premium courses on digital painting. Those are much more detailed than free tutorials, but they also come with a price tag. My personal preference is the Paintable library which we actually mention in this post just their free stuff. Make sure to practice drawing on your own time and study the fundamentals like light, perspective, and form. These fundamental skills teach you so much that will apply directly to digital painting.

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In this collection of lessons, we will learn basic terms, definitions, and workflows for digital painting in Photoshop CS5. We'll start off by covering how to create and save new documents as well as how we can navigate around inside them. We'll then take a look at two of the most basic tools for digital painting, being the brush tool and eraser tool so you begin creating artwork right away. After that, you'll learn about several other features such as layers, selections, and masks that will add a new dimension to your digital painting experience. And to wrap up this project, we'll go over one possible workflow for painting a digital image. Software required: Photoshop CS5. Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor.


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