Painting In Photoshop: 1 Creating a Workspace

In this series we’ll begin the process of learning to “paint” digitally in Photoshop. We’ll begin by making a set of custom brushes and putting them to use creating believably rendered forms. We’ll also explore how to make use of value, colour and texture to make stronger images and compositions.

Drawing in Photoshop – Part 1: Setting Up

For most artists drawing is a personal endevour. It is most likely the very first mode of artistic expression artists ever engage in. Which is why making the transition from drawing on paper to drawing digitally can be so difficult, causing the beginner to throw up their pressure sensitive pen in frustration.

But the effort to learn to draw digitally is worth it. The tools for quick modifications that Photoshop provides can take your drawing into a whole new level of sophistication.

The videos in this series are meant to introduce the subject of drawing digitally in a gentle and pragmatic manner. We’ll first see how to set up our PS workspace to best advantage, and then how some simple exercises can help develop new muscle memory. Finally we’ll look at PS’s new mixer brushes which simulate working in traditional media.

Drawing in Photoshop – Part 2: Exercises

For most artists drawing is a personal endevour. It is most likely the very first mode of artistic expression artists ever engage in. Which is why making the transition from drawing on paper to drawing digitally can be so difficult, causing the beginner to throw up their pressure sensitive pen in frustration.

But the effort to learn to draw digitally is worth it. The tools for quick modifications that Photoshop provides can take your drawing into a whole new level of sophistication.

The videos in this series are meant to introduce the subject of drawing digitally in a gentle and pragmatic manner. We’ll first see how to set up our PS workspace to best advantage, and then how some simple exercises can help develop new muscle memory. Finally we’ll look at PS’s new mixer brushes which simulate working in traditional media.

Drawing in Photoshop – Part 3: Mixer Brushes

For most artists drawing is a personal endevour. It is most likely the very first mode of artistic expression artists ever engage in. Which is why making the transition from drawing on paper to drawing digitally can be so difficult, causing the beginner to throw up their pressure sensitive pen in frustration.

But the effort to learn to draw digitally is worth it. The tools for quick modifications that Photoshop provides can take your drawing into a whole new level of sophistication.

The videos in this series are meant to introduce the subject of drawing digitally in a gentle and pragmatic manner. We’ll first see how to set up our PS workspace to best advantage, and then how some simple exercises can help develop new muscle memory. Finally we’ll look at PS’s new mixer brushes which simulate working in traditional media.