Adobe Photoshop for Brush Creation

By German Gonzalez Ramirez
Graphic designer and digital illustrator. Medellín, Colombia.
On Domestika since 08/19/2015
, Graphic designer and digital illustrator

Explore Photoshop from scratch and the endless possibilities of the brush tool to take your digital projects to the next level

  • Domestika Basics 5 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 208 students
Adobe Photoshop for Brush Creation

Explore Photoshop from scratch and the endless possibilities of the brush tool to take your digital projects to the next level


  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • Available from August 6, 2020
  • 208 students
  • 5 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 27 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 5 courses included

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful graphics software on the market, its countless tools make it the jack-of-all-trades of every visual artist. In this Domestika Basics, learn one of its tools in-depth: the brush tool, starting from a basic level.

Together with graphic designer and illustrator Germán González, learn how to create your own brushes and customize them, opening up endless creative possibilities for your digital projects, whether for illustration, calligraphy, editing, or photo retouching.

This is Germán's second course on Domestika, after his first—and complementary—course, Digital Techniques for Illustrated Portraits, in which he teaches how to create incredible portraits with Photoshop that can tell stories by themselves.

Start this Domestika Basics by getting familiar with Photoshop, getting to know the basic functionalities, tools, and effects that you will be able to apply later with your brushes; also, learn how to use layers.

In the second course, get familiarized with the brush tool: what it contains, general concepts such as hardness or opacity, the brush categories, and explore the drop-down list of pre-set brushes.

Move on to the course called The Lab, where you will create your own brushes step by step, making variations and experimenting to create different types: blending, hair, motif, and artistic. Then, see how to export them.

Discover how to use other artists' brushes in the fourth course. Learn how to acquire them, analyze them, apply their settings to your brushes, and even improve them! Also, learn how to use a mixer brush.

Finally, discover the possible finishes and applications that you can achieve with the brushes, whether for digital illustration in portraits, for photographic retouching, texturing for settings, and more. With all this, you will be ready to use brushes like a pro.

Requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 (or higher) or macOS El Capitan (or higher).
    ⦁ Adobe Photoshop CC (you can download the trial version from Adobe's official website.)
    ⦁ A graphics tablet.
    ⦁ A scanner or a printer with a scanner.


German Gonzalez Ramirez

TeacherPro
Graphic designer and digital illustrator

Germán González is a graphic designer trained at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, although in 2014 he discovered digital illustration and since then has used it to create portraits of the protagonists of his favorite movies and series, adding all kinds of visual references and an explosion of very characteristic color of his work.

He currently works as a graphic designer at Parque Explora, a science museum in the city of Medellín (Colombia), a job that he combines with his activity as an independent illustrator collaborating with local and foreign publications.


Contents

Course 1: First steps

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation and welcome
  • U2

    Installation

    • Installation
  • U3

    Color profiles and canvas size

    • Color profiles and canvas size
  • U4

    And how can our canvas be?

    • And how can our canvas be?
  • U5

    A tool box

    • A tool box. Part 1
    • A tool box. Part 2
  • U6

    Tool Bonus: The Effects

    • Tool Bonus: The Effects
  • U7

    Layers

    • Layers
  • U8

    Scan method

    • Scan method
  • U9

    Practice: tools at work

    • Practice: tools at work

Course 2: Brushes

  • U1

    Introduction to the brush tool

    • Introduction to the brush tool
  • U2

    What is in the brushes dropdown?

    • What is in the brushes dropdown?
  • U3

    Brush basics

    • Brush basics
  • U4

    Brush categories

    • Brush categories
  • U5

    Practice: first brushstrokes

    • Practice: first brushstrokes

Course 3: The Lab

  • U1

    Basic brush creation

    • Basic brush creation
  • U2

    The Creation Dropdown

    • The Creation Dropdown
  • U3

    Second brush: brush for blending

    • Second brush: brush for blending
  • U4

    Third brush: motifs

    • Third brush: motifs
  • U5

    Fourth brush: hair

    • Fourth brush: hair
  • U6

    Fifth brush: artistic

    • Fifth brush: artistic. Part 1
    • Fifth brush: artistic. Part 2
  • U7

    Export and share brushes

    • Export and share brushes
  • U8

    Practice: advanced brush strokes

    • Practice: advanced brush strokes. Part 1
    • Practice: advanced brush strokes. Part 2

Course 4: Brush Shop

  • U1

    There's still more!

    • There's still more!
  • U2

    Time to dissect

    • Time to dissect
  • U3

    Time to edit

    • Time to edit
  • U4

    Mixing brush

    • Mixing brush
  • U5

    Export of images and formats

    • Export of images and formats
  • U6

    Practice: proof brushes

    • Practice: proof brushes

Course 5: Uses and applications

  • U1

    Pencils and colors

    • Pencils and colors
  • U2

    Calligraphy

    • Calligraphy
  • U3

    Digital illustration: portrait

    • Digital illustration: portrait
  • U4

    Digital illustration: landscapes

    • Digital illustration: landscapes
  • U5

    Photo editing and retouching

    • Photo editing and retouching
  • U6

    Practice: master of brushes

    • Practice: master of brushes

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Adobe Photoshop for Brush Creation. A Illustration course by German Gonzalez Ramirez

Adobe Photoshop for Brush Creation

By German Gonzalez Ramirez
Graphic designer and digital illustrator. Medellín, Colombia.
On Domestika since 08/19/2015
  • 208 students