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Basic Photoshop Digital Painting
Once in a while people will ask me what kind of brush that I used in photoshop. I kept meaning to make this kind of post so I could explain it better.

Posted by Elda T. from San Jose, California, United States • Published
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  • How to create a drawing or painting. Basic Photoshop Brushes For Digital Painting - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first brush I used is Hard Round brush and I started with 9 Pixels in size. Make sure under the Window> Brushes> Shape Dynamics> Size Jitter's Control is under Pen Pressure. This brush is useful for inking and blocking basic colors.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Basic Photoshop Brushes For Digital Painting - Step 2
    Step 2

    The 2nd brush is the same with the 1st brush but I added more pressure under the "Other Dynamics." So make sure that the Opacity Jitter and the Flow Jitter are under Pen Pressure. I used this brush for sketching and occasional blending (ex: painting clouds)

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Basic Photoshop Brushes For Digital Painting - Step 3
    Step 3

    The 3rd brush is the Chalk brush. This is the main brush that I used for most of my paintings, Just make sure to have the Other Dynamics > Opacity Jitter and the Flow Jitter under Pen Pressure to get that smooth blending.

  • Step 4

    After creating each brush, I will save it by going to Window> Brush Presets> create new brush. I usually deleted all the default brushes that are on that brush preset and just kept all the ones I created. This is my current brush presets that I used on photoshop: Ethe's Photoshop Brushes http://thousandskies.com/s/ethe_slate_brush.abr feel free to download and load them to your brush preset window, there's a small menu on that window that lets you "Load Brushes..."

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Basic Photoshop Brushes For Digital Painting - Step 5
    Step 5

    My rule of thumbs: I will always go for 3 shades of colors: light, mid tones, shadow. Here is the step by step basic painting that I always do. Not really a tutorial but you could see how I worked.

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Lumia
Lumia
Really helpfully for me. Thank you so much.
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One Morbid Little Thing
One Morbid Little Thing · Belle Chasse, Louisiana, US
Thank you for the tips...very helpful!!
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