Domestika Basics 6 courses

Adobe Photoshop for Illustration: Master the Software from Scratch

By Brenda Bossato
Illustrator. Curitiba, Brazil.
Joined March 2020
, Illustrator

Discover the possibilities of the industry-leading program and learn to illustrate and color professionally

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (192)
  • 4066 students

Discover the possibilities of the industry-leading program and learn to illustrate and color professionally



Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (192)
  • 4066 students
  • 37 lessons (4h 54m)
  • 6 courses
  • 32 downloads (26 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, French, Italian, English, German, Spanish, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Know for its extensive image editing and retouching tools, Adobe Photoshop might be the greatest ally to illustrators when it comes to intuitive digital production.

In this 6-course Domestika Basis, explore the tools for designing and coloring professional-looking illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. With the help of Brenda Bossato, founder of Studio Alaska, discover how to make the most of everything this software has to offer in terms of optimizing workflows and making your ideas a reality.

First, learn to install the program via Creative Cloud. Find your way around its interface and gett to know its popular digital illustration tools while paying close attention to the intuitive nature of Adobe Photoshop and how to use it to your advantage.

Then it's time to begin your journey through the world of brushes. Take a look at the different patterns and how to modify them, download new ones, and even create your own. Brenda gives you some tips on how to digitalize sketches and use effects like Blur, Motion Blur, and Noise.

Get ready for a detailed look into color. Learn all there is to know about harmonious chromatic compositions, color palettes, saturation, brightness, and the RGB and CMYK color systems.

Next, create your first simple sketches. Learn to use the Gradient tool, explore light and shadow with the Blending menu, and import textures to add the finishing touches.

Get to know Burn, Dodge, and Sponge, the tools for changing the tones of the colors. Learn how to work with blur and sharpness, as well as color channels.

To wrap things up, see how to export your final piece for publication on social media, digital portfolio, or in PDF form for printing. Brenda leaves you with a few tips to boost your illustration career and how to get references to develop your professional style.

Technical requirements


    ⦁ A computer, tablet, or iPad with Adobe Photoshop CC or later (you can either buy it or download the 7-day free trial from the Adobe website).
    ⦁ Graphics tablet (optional).
    ⦁ Basic knowledge of illustration.


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Brenda Bossato

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Illustrator

Brenda Bossato specializes in digital illustration. Inspired by the world of classic children's design, she uses Adobe Photoshop to create artworks filled with color with a playful touch of fantasy and magic.

Founder of the children's illustration studio Studio Alaska, she is also the author and illustrator of "Herança''. She has collaborated with clients such as CNA, Editora Positivo, Panvel, Somos Educação, and FTD Educação.


Content

Course 1: Getting to Know Photoshop

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Installation and introduction to Photoshop

    • Installation and introduction to Photoshop
  • U3

    Creating and configuring your first document

    • Creating and configuring your first document
  • U4

    Knowing the Photoshop interface

    • Knowing the Photoshop interface
  • U5

    Leaving Photoshop with your face

    • Leaving Photoshop with your face
  • U6

    Knowing the navigation tools

    • Knowing the navigation tools
  • U7

    Using masks to make mistakes without fear

    • Using masks to make mistakes without fear
  • U8

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Exploring Brushes

  • U1

    Brush panel, setting, pressure and flow

    • Brush panel, setting, pressure and flow
  • U2

    Downloading and creating your own brushes

    • Downloading and creating your own brushes
  • U3

    Tools to help you create a sketch

    • Tools to help you create a sketch
  • U4

    From sketchbook to digital

    • From sketchbook to digital
  • U5

    Filter menu and Blur, Motion Blur and Noise effects

    • Filter menu and Blur, Motion Blur and Noise effects
  • U6

    Creating Patterns

    • Creating Patterns
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3: Discovering the Colors

  • U1

    RGB or CMYK?

    • RGB or CMYK?
  • U2

    Chromatic circle, cool colors and warm colors

    • Chromatic circle, cool colors and warm colors
  • U3

    Hue/Saturation menu to test or change color

    • Hue/Saturation menu to test or change color
  • U4

    Levels Menu

    • Levels Menu
  • U5

    Selective Colors menu to harmonize

    • Selective Colors menu to harmonize
  • U6

    Values: How to work an object to stand out

    • Values: How to work an object to stand out
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 4: Learn How to Paint

  • U1

    Let's go: starting an illustration from scratch 1

    • Let's go: starting an illustration from scratch
    • Let's go: starting an illustration from scratch 2
  • U2

    Gradient to create interesting gradients

    • Gradient to create interesting gradients
  • U3

    light and shadows

    • light and shadows
  • U4

    Imported Textures

    • Imported Textures
  • U5

    Using textures to finish elements

    • Using textures to finish elements
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 5: Enhance, Add Detail and Give an Extra Shine

  • U1

    Creating points of light with Underexposure

    • Creating points of light with Underexposure
  • U2

    Using Blur and Sharpen to Highlight and Blur

    • Using Blur and Sharpen to Highlight and Blur
  • U3

    Color channels to give a different glow

    • Color channels to give a different glow
  • U4

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 6: Preparing Your Designs for the World

  • U1

    Preparing the file in digital format

    • Preparing the file in digital format
  • U2

    Preparing the file for digital portfolio

    • Preparing the file for digital portfolio
  • U3

    Preparing files into a PDF for printing

    • Preparing files into a PDF for printing
  • U4

    Practice

    • Practice

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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 content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who want to polish their skills.

Learn with the best Domestika teachers through practical lessons, tons of resources, and a progressive difficulty that'll allow you to see results from day one.

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 in a new creative field and become an expert in it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its main components, 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.

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Adobe Photoshop for Illustration: Master the Software from Scratch. Illustration course by Brenda Bossato

Adobe Photoshop for Illustration: Master the Software from Scratch

By Brenda Bossato
Illustrator. Curitiba, Brazil.
Joined March 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (192)
  • 4066 students