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How To Use Photoshop To Make Digital Design Paper Fast, Easy

Learn how to create digital design paper using Adobe Photoshop, for creative projects, art backgrounds, or extra money.
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Created by Cat Whipple
Last updated 8/2015
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This course has been updated on August 21 with a new section on how to create glitter texture and words!

Currently featured in "New And Noteworthy" on Udemy!***** 5 Star Review: “I love all of Cat's courses! I have signed up for various Photoshop courses elsewhere and never found them to be as clear and understandable and especially creative as Cat's. As long as she is producing courses, I will be signing up for them!" - Louise Tremblay *****

In How to Use Photoshop To Make Design Paper Fast, Easy you will learn what digital design paper is and what it is are used for. You will learn how to create them, and where to find public domain images to use in creating them.

This Photoshop course focuses on how to create digital designer paper. This is not in a course in "how to sell" them. If you're interested in learning how to use your Adobe Photoshop skills to make extra money, create backgrounds for your artwork, or just looking for a new hobby, then this course will teach you everything you need to know.

You will learn:

  • where to find free textures and images to create your custom design paper
  • how to use some of the filter gallery functions
  • how to create gorgeous textures
  • how to create glitter textures and glitter words
  • how to create banner wraps for selling online
  • places to sell digital design paper
  • how to quickly add colors to shapes
  • and much more.

***** 5 Star Review: “This course does exactly what it says. Not for complete beginners, but if you are even a little comfortable with photoshop this course will work for you. I enjoyed this a lot." - Mitul Shukla *****

How to Use Photoshop To Make Design Paper Fast, Easy is a fun and creative course that will show you step-by-step how to make: beautiful digital paper, easy color variations, quick shape variations, and more. The best way to keep getting better at Photoshop is to use it, and this course gives you lots of creative ideas, resources, and tips.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for semi-beginners and intermediate Photoshop users.
  • People wanting to make their own digital designer paper.
  • Artists who want to create gorgeous backgrounds and textures for their art.
  • People who want to make extra money by selling digital designer paper.
  • People who have no prior knowledge of Photoshop should NOT take this course.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand what digital design paper is
Know where to find public domain images for use in creating design paper
Create custom Photoshop brushes
Create custom Photoshop patterns
Quickly create coordinating paper for design paper pack
Create gorgeous digital design paper quickly
Have access to millions of public domain images for use in paper design
Understand the Filters Gallery Brush Strokes (3)
Use Photoshop shapes
Create custom brush and pattern sets
Make half-drop repeating patterns
Create textures from almost any image
Combine textures to create custom design paper
Understand Public Domain and For Commercial Use images
Create gorgeous digital design paper
Create glitter textures and glitter words
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  • Must know the basics of Adobe Photoshop
  • Must have an internet connection
  • Have access to Photoshop cs5 or higher.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 52 Lectures Collapse All 52 Lectures 02:14:53
Introduction to How To Use Photoshop To Make Digital Paper Designs
10 Lectures 18:13

Students will understand how to navigate the Udemy interface.

Udemy Interface Explained
1 page

How To Use This Course

Students will see the layers of textures that make up one digital art image.

How Design Paper And Textures Can Be Use

Student will see some examples of how digital design paper and textures can be used to create artwork backgrounds.

How I Use Digital Designs In My Art

Student will learn about some free sources for Public Domain images that can be used to create designer paper.

Finding Public Domain Images To Use In Design Paper

Students can click on this PDF to go to free websites that offer public domain images for use.

Public Domain List PDF
3 pages

Students will learn about some online sources for free textures to use in creating their own design paper and art backgrounds.

Finding Free Textures Sites Online

Students can click thru the links to free sites with textures for use.

Texture List PDF Download
2 pages
What Photoshop Patterns Are And How To Make Them
7 Lectures 24:13
Download The Image Files

Students will learn what Photoshop patterns are and how to access them.

Photoshop Patterns Explained

Students will learn what tileable patterns are, and how to load patterns found on the internet.

Tileable Patterns and Loading Patterns

Students will learn how to make a pattern quick and easy.

How To Make A Basic Photoshop Pattern

How To Save Patterns

Students will learn how to make a more complex pattern in Photoshop.

How To Make A More Complex Pattern

Students will learn how to make a half drop repeating pattern in Photoshop.

How To Make A Half Drop Pattern
All About Custom Photoshop Brushes
6 Lectures 13:18

Students will understand what custom brushes are in Photoshop.

Custom Photoshop Brushes Explained

Student will learn how to download custom brushes from the internet, and upload them to their computer.

Finding and Loading Custom Brushes

Students will learn how to make their own custom brushes.

How To Make Custom Brushes

Students will learn how to save their custom brushes and create custom brush sets.

Preview 03:25

How To Make & Save Custom Brush Guide
3 pages

Download the brush pack.

Download The Vintage Brush Pack
Making Digital Design Paper: Techniques
7 Lectures 26:18

Students will learn how to use textures, blend modes, and opacities to create digital design paper

Make Design Paper Using Brushes, Part 1

Students will learn how to use textures, blend modes, and opacities to create digital design paper

in the second part of the previous lecture.

Make Design Paper Using Brushes, Part 2

Students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop's simple shapes to create coordinating paper.

Use Shapes To Make Coordinating Paper

Students will learn how to use custom brushes to create stunning coordinating design paper.

Preview 02:10

Students will learn several different techniques for creating various colors of one paper design.

Create Coordinating Paper With Color

Students will learn about several of the effects in the Brush Strokes Filter Gallery and how to use them to create textures.

Filter Gallery - Brush Strokes

Filter Gallery Settings PDF
1 page
Glitter Textures And Text
6 Lectures 09:21

Intro to the glitter section.

Preview 00:26

Creating glitter textures from scratch.

How To Create The Texture Layers

Download Glitter Textures

How to use the layer blending mode and color overlay to add colors, and adding extra sparkle with glitter brushes.

Adding Color and Extra Sparkle

Brushes Links

How to save files quick and easy. And how to make mutlti-colored glitter paper fast.

Make Lots Of Glitter Files Easy
Banner Wraps For Selling Online
6 Lectures 15:24

A look at some banner wraps on design paper packages at Etsy.

Preview 03:45

Make elegant banner wraps using a very simple technique - the Marquee Tool.

Making Banner Wraps with the Marquee Tool

Students should download the banner shapes provided for this course.

Download Banner Wrap Shapes

Students will learn how to apply color to the banner shapes quick and easy.

Wraps Using Downloadable Shapes And Color Overlay

Banner Wraps Using Custom Shapes

How to make words with glitter textures in them.

Make Glitter Words
Sales Presentation Layout
6 Lectures 14:25

Students will see several common ways to display their digital paper for online selling.

Preview 01:46

Students will learn a quick and easy way to use the grid and workspace to create a uniform layout for their design paper cover.

Easy Grid and Workspace

Students will learn how to add their design paper into the grid.

Adding Design Paper To The Grid Layout

Students will learn how to add drop shadows to each paper sample.

Adding Drop Shadows To Cover Layout

Finalizing the layout and using groups to manage lots of layers.

Using Groups To Manage Layout

Students will learn how to save their layout for the internet. And how to easily save and reuse the original template over and over.

Preview 03:54
Wrap Up
4 Lectures 01:46

This is just a small list of some of the top places to sell your digital paper designs and custom textures.

Where To Sell Digital Paper And Textures
1 page

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Photoshop expert teaching Photoshop to artists: 4 courses

I LOVE Adobe Photoshop! I think it's the best invention on the planet and I want everyone to try it at least once, because it can transform lives. Really!

So who is this Photoshop junkie? I am a artist, photographer and graphic designer. I have used Photoshop for over 20 years in my personal artwork and professional career as a graphic designer and photographer.

Being a Photoshop expert has helped me land a job at a big daily newspaper (The St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota); helped me become a graphic designer; given me the skills to work as a freelance photo re-toucher; and given me the confidence to sell my artwork online (you can see my work on FineArtAmerica).

I have taught numerous real-life classes in Photoshop, photography, and art journaling. And now I am enjoy teaching Photoshop online where I can teach even more people.

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