advanced photoshop
Jan
27

Tutorial preview: Paint a comicbook character

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Photoshop is quite capable of being utilised to the same effect of more-traditional mediums

Photoshop is quite capable of being utilised to the same effect of more-traditional mediums.

Brush styles can simulate markers, coloured pencils, watercolours and even oil paints. Like any artistic format, the best way to become familiar with such options is by experimenting with them.

In this tutorial you will learn how to accomplish comicbook styles using Photoshop from start to finish. Digital illustration is at the heart of this approach, because it enables a great amount of control to create such stylised results, which simply can’t be found in real-world media or many programs other than Photoshop.

The techniques covered in this tutorial don’t require any additional programs, plug-ins or brushes that aren’t already available in Photoshop. All the effects and techniques covered can also be applied using older versions of Photoshop. We’ll be exploring how to target image areas using Lasso controls and the Magic Wand tool, then using standard brush presets to paint to these specific areas. We’ll also look at ways in which filters and blending modes can enhance your image.

Read more in Advanced Photoshop 103, now on sale at www.imagineshop.co.uk and www.greatdigitalmags.com

Tutorial preview: Paint a comicbook character