This video includes a demonstration of the brush designed in the previous movie.
- [Voiceover] Okay, so I'm gonna go ahead and…clean the screen off here, and do a painting,…and then we'll talk about it on the other side.…Okay, so here's the finished drawing,…and you might have seen while I was doing this,…that I was actually using the lasso tool…as a way to quickly mask shapes,…and particularly with an airbrush,…masking is just a natural way to define shapes.…So using this in concert with the lasso tool,…it's still hand drawn, but you're able to create…a very precise shape and then fill it…with the various sprays within…that shape that you defined,…and once again, that's just another hallmark…of airbrushes, so it totally looks natural…in terms of being an airbrush drawing.…
Now I'll go ahead and zoom up here.…And one of the things that happens…is you get this really nice intermixing.…It's an optical blending where some of these…colors being so close to complimentary and…secondary colors that your eye starts to…merge these colors, and you start to see…color that isn't even actually there,…and that's one of the things that…
John begins by going over some important brush tips that many artists are unaware of: bristle, erodible, and airbrush tips. He talks about how to customize the brushes and use them to mimic natural bristle brushes, chalk, and spray paint. He also addresses some global issues such as paint flow and spacing, which can have a dramatic impact on any brush you create.
From there he jumps into some more advanced techniques, such as blending colors, loading brushes with multiple colors, and using Brush Projection. Use these tips together to extend the toolset and maximize your creative freedom in Photoshop.
- What brush do you want to create?
- Designing brush tips
- Painting with bristle tips and erodible tips
- Simulating spray paint with airbrush tips
- Saving brush presets
- Blending color
- Enhancing fidelity with dual brushes