By Andrew Blackman

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What You’ll Be Creating

Have you ever wanted to paint yourself or a friend, but struggled with making your paintings look like them? Digital Portrait Painting in Adobe Photoshop tackles the often intimidating topic of digital portraiture head on.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, Melody Nieves will help you to paint two beautiful digital portraits, one in color and the other in black and white.

Learn how to conquer common struggles by utilizing simple techniques for improving your overall workflow with Adobe Photoshop’s versatile tools. Not only will you learn to trust yourself, but also you’ll gain more confidence and take away a better sense of likeness, general workflow, and the ability to correct any mistakes.

Here are some free lessons from this course, as a preview of what you can expect:

Creating Custom Brushes

Brushes are an integral part of digital painting. Here you’ll learn the difference between the types of brushes you’ll need for your projects and how to customize your own for future use.

Creating a Textured Base

Before beginning the bulk of the shading, you’ll learn how to start off with base layers. You’ll do this by creating a textured base using the custom brush created earlier in the course.

Shading With Textured Brushes

In this lesson you’ll use textured brushes to create the shading for your black-and-white portrait.

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Read more here:: New Course: Digital Portrait Painting in Adobe Photoshop