Digital Pet Paintings Using Photoshop
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Digital Pet Paintings Using Photoshop

Learn how to turn ordinary photographs of pets and animals into beautiful painted art pieces.
4.2 (119 ratings)
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626 students enrolled
Created by Lori Jill
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Prep your images for a painting
  • Use and have a better understanding of Photoshop's brushes and brush engine.
  • Use many of the other tools that you will need in order to paint in Photoshop
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  • Photoshop CS5 or a newer version
  • Recommended but not required - a drawing tablet. eg. Bamboo, Wacom, etc..

This course will take you through all of the steps to create unique paintings from your pet photographs. Step by step, I break down all the things you need to know and understand in Photoshop to move your images out of a photographic appearance into a more painterly one.

Although, I do break everything into simple steps a basic understanding of Photoshop is highly suggested. This course is perfect for intermediate to advanced users.

Not an artist? Never painted before? That's OK.

You CAN learn to paint digitally and with a lot less expense and mess!

Whether you are a professional photographer looking to rise above your competition by offering paintings as a unique product to your clients, or you are simply a hobbyist who enjoys editing images creatively, you will find everything you need here to get started and create amazing art. After completing this course you should be able to turn any pet photograph into a digital painting that you will be proud to show your family and friends.

Digital art can be created from just about any image, even low resolution ones from phone cameras. As a matter of fact, there is no requirement at all to even own a camera in order to benefit from this course.

In this course you can watch me paint as I go over everything I'm doing, step by step.

In the supplemental material sections, I have included the image I use throughout the course for you to download and practice along side me, but you will learn the skills needed to create a painting out of ANY pet image.

Enroll today, I'd love to help you learn this fun way to create art!

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers who wish to do more with their images
  • Artists who wish to learn how to paint using digital medium
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to create a digital painting from a photograph
  • Not recommended for Photoshop beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:00
Learn the Brush Engine in Photoshop
11 Lectures 56:34

This section is all about Photoshop's amazing brush engine. It is the one section I consider to be the most important one if you truly wish to master digital painting. The more that you know about the tools, especially the brushes, the easier it is to create anything your mind can dream of.

In this section, I break down everything you will need to know about the brush engine in order to have a sound understand of where things are located and how changing/ controlling certain settings will help with your digital painting process.

Although you may be tempted to want to skip this section, and for some learning the details about how something works might possibly be a bit boring, I have to encourage you to stick with it and spend as much time in this section as you need.

Preview 02:37

Download Your File and Brushes Here

This lecture will walk you through the static brushes, and the artist's brushes, and if you are in Photoshop CS6 or CC - the erodible tips, and the airbrushes also.

Preview 02:44

Static Brushes and Artists Brushes

Air Brushes and Erodible Tip Brushes

The mixer brush is by far my favorite digital painting tool. It gives me the most control over all of the settings in order to make my digital paint brush feel and act very much like a real medium art brush.

The Mixer Brush in Depth

In this lecture I show you how to make a Logo brush but the lecture will also teach you how to make and save your own brushes for Photoshop.

Creating Your Own Fur Brush

There are many tools that use Photoshop's brush engine and all can be handy in different situations. This lecture is to help you understand which tools we commonly use for digital painting and where to find the settings for each.

Explanation of The Tool Preset Panel

In order to speed up the digital painting process I highly suggest learning a few short cuts and changing a few things in your work space. The actual brush strokes is time consuming enough and this lecture is dedicated to sharing with you the little bit of time saving techniques I use.

Setting Up Shortcuts Key Strokes, a Painting Work Space and Staying Organized
Painting The Saint Bernard Puppy Using Clone Painting Techniques
13 Lectures 01:45:11
Quickly Transform the Colors to a More Painterly Color Space

Before CS6 the clone painting action did not come default with Photoshop, but I show you how in this lecture to create a clone painting set-up in CS5. If you wish to know how the action works and you are working in CS6 or CC then this lecture is still a valuable resource and I recommend viewing it.

Setting Up to Clone Paint in CS5

In this lecture I teach you how to locate the clone painting action, run it, and a few tips I have learned to make it work even better for you. Even if you are in an earlier version of Photoshop I still reccommend this lecture for understanding the way clone painting works in Photoshop.

Using the Clone Painting Action in Photoshop CS6 and CC

Adding a New Background and Testing Brushes

A Few Extra Steps Before Painting

Under Painting - Part 1

Under Painting - Part 2

Intermediate Strokes

Detail Strokes - Part 1

Detail Strokes - Part 2

Blending It All Together

Almost Done

Final Touches and Completing the Painting
Painting Using The Smudge Tool
3 Lectures 07:57
Introduction to Painting with the Smudge Tool

Smudge Tool Settings

Download Smudge Tool Presets Here
About the Instructor
Lori Jill
4.4 Average rating
320 Reviews
2,218 Students
3 Courses
Portrait Photographer, Artist and Educator

My passion for teaching is fueled not only by my love for photography, Photoshop, art, and business but more importantly by the excitement it gives me to be able to help others succeed and obtain their goals.

I have been involved in education and training quite literally my entire life. As a child, I was raised by two teachers and their passion for helping and educating others has been happily inherited.

Although the focus of most of my training and workshops is on the art of photography, along with post processing techniques, I have also found a lot of enjoyment in sharing my knowledge about business and marketing as well.

After about 15 years in a prosperous corporate career as a trainer and manager for two very large companies, I went to work for myself.

In pursuing my passion for photography I opened a small boutique photography business about 10 years ago. This has allowed me to acquire many skills, not just in photography and post processing, but also in things such as running a small business, marketing, and selling.

Today, I organize and teach 1000's of students throughout the United States. I teach on both the aspiring and professional photography level and most recently decided to move some of my training on-line.

I find that the teaching and coaching aspect of my business has become the most rewarding thing that I do today! I still love the art of creating and I believe I will grow old photographing the world and the people in it. But today I find my motivation comes from being able to help others create and realize their potential..

I'm excited to be an instructor here on Udemy. This platform now enables me to not only reach my current students near and far, but it also allows me to help an even bigger audience.

Please feel free to contact me or add me to any of the social profiles I have connected here on Udemy. I absolutely love to connect with people, so don't hesitate to reach out and say hello or ask a question.

My style of teaching is fun and relaxed, and I try hard not to beat myself up for not being perfect in my speech or recordings. However, I will always aim to make my courses educational, easy to follow, and as concise as possible.

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile,

Lori Jill