Animal Painting in Photoshop PhotoshopCAFE Masterclass

with Patrick LaMontagne

Learn the art of painting an animal portrait from scratch

Learn from an award winning artist!

In these highly informative sessions, Patrick will teach you how to paint a photorealistic animal from scratch. You will learn the entire process, from working with reference photos, setting up the digital canvas, blocking in shapes, adding detail and finishing the painting. Watch how an experienced painter approaches a piece and learn the tips and tools used. Pick up many closely guarded secrets that would otherwise take years to figure out on your own.

This video follows the entire painting from a blank canvas, all the way through to the completed masterpiece. Patrick clearly explains exactly what he is doing and why. Watch an original piece of art unfold before your eyes and learn the techniques so you can apply them to any painting that you desire to create yourself. This training is in-depth enough for a budding painter to start learning, or for a more experienced enthusiast to learn some new tricks from a master painter.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains 3 hours, 17 minutes of high quality video instruction! The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the lessons with complete control over the playback.

If you have been looking for some excellent instruction from a real artist, look no further. Watch the entire workflow and become equipped to create your own paintings

Session 1 : Reference Photo Selection and Prep

How to choose the best reference photos and optimize them for digital painting.

Session 2 – Document Setup

Establish a canvas size and resolution for efficiency and speed.

Session 3 – Composition

Figuring out what you want the painting to look like and using the Rule of Thirds.

Session 4 – Basic Brushwork and Keeping it Simple

The best painting brush that you already have and how to use it to create a background.

Session 5 – Painting in Low-Resolution

Why structure needs to come before detail, and thoughts on painting in Photoshop

Session 6 – Workflow Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Shifting your perspective, and the transformation tools that save you time while painting

Session 7 – Painting in Low-res (High Speed)

Blocking in color and features

Session 8 – Dodge, Burn and Blend Modes

Painting with Light and Shadow

Session 9 – Continuing Painting in Low-Res (High Speed)

Building relationships and tightening up features

Session 10 – Creating Hair and Texture Brushes

Great fur and hair brushes that are simple to make and use.

Session 11 – Painting with Hair Brushes in Low-Res

Bringing the painting up to the next level.

Session 12 – Painting in High-Resolution

How to increase size and resolution for better detailed painting.

Session 13 – Painting in High-Res (High Speed)

Hair and texture brush techniques for greater detail and realism.

Session 14 – A Larger Size and Greater Detail

Sizing for final print and using fine brushwork for that realistic look.

Session 15 – Turning Good into Great (High Speed)

Making the finishing fine brush strokes for greater realism.

Session 16 – And Your Little Dog, Too

Final layer and masking techniques to finish the painting.


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