Master the brush in Photoshop

Today we are going to practice the ways you can master the brush in Photoshop. Moreover we will try to set a proper color to the image and see how the color gamma is important.



So let’s begin building our illustration.



master the brush in Photoshop

I will create a square document.


Now it is time to choose a brush. I choose – 221 – you will also have it for download.



master the brush in Photoshop

Now let’s set the way our brush will react to pen pressure or pen tilt. I just love Digital media for such opportunities. That with only one brush you can create lot of different effects.



Here are my brush settings:



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop

Remember that every new brush option will “eat” your Ram.



Now let’s see how we can use our brush. I’ve just made several strokes with different pressure and tilt.



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop

I will try to do something with what I got right here.



First I will overlay it with a gradient in layer style box (just click x2 times on the layer itself).


The layer mode here is Hard Light.



master the brush in Photoshop

Then watch the Screenshots carefully.


I will create a new (top) layer and overlay it with gradient.



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop

The Blending mode here – Multiply.



master the brush in Photoshop

Here is our current result.



master the brush in Photoshop

Now
I’m still thinking that my picture here is a little bit Planar and 2d.
Let’s make a new layer between the 1st we’ve created and background.
Paint with the same brush, change only the background and foreground
colors.



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop

I’ve also created a layer mask to my background layer and have hidden upper parts of the effect.



master the brush in Photoshop

When you are done with that you cam just merge the layer down, leaving only with 2 layers.



master the brush in Photoshop

Let’s distort the image a little bit. For this i will make a selection.



master the brush in Photoshop

Further it a little bit and use a twirl filter. I’m having an area selected so the filter will effect only the selected are.



master the brush in Photoshop

Filters>Distort>Twirl.



master the brush in Photoshop



master the brush in Photoshop

I will use one of my favorite Plug-ins for Photoshop. Kay’s power tools: see even the name sounds cool; recommend.



I will use Equalizer.



master the brush in Photoshop

We now have a little bit of blur effect.



master the brush in Photoshop

It’s not so important but I’ve created a mask and exposed the effects only in center of my image.



master the brush in Photoshop

And we are basically done here with Wacomania illustration. Enjoy, practice your colors and shape feeling.



master the brush in Photoshop

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