You will learn what particles look like and how they are generated, and how to use the brush controls, Opacity slider, Shape attributes, and Color Variability and blending palette to influence the appearance of your brushstrokes. John demonstrates all these concepts using a nondestructive, layer-based workflow and a sci-fi-inspired painting of the night sky, featuring the Milky Way.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] I'm John Derry, and in this course, I will show you how to utilize these unique brushes to create an ominous, sci-fy-oriented scene. Along with the brushes, we will be using a non-destructive workflow. This serves two purposes. First, it enables maximum flexibility regarding your image. All aspects of the image can be adjusted after the fact, which brings us to the second purpose. Layering provides a safety net that encourages experimentation. Knowing that you can test a stroke out on the image before committing it opens you up to many new possibilities.
Once you become accustomed to a non-destructive workflow, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. By the end of this course, you should be able to see that both the particles and dynamic speckle brushes have far more to offer than simply creating digital spirographs.