(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)
If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/OxC8BlUHEkc
In this video I begin by designing a star brush. To save my brush I choose Edit > Save Brush Preset. The key to creating a brush in Photoshop is to remember that the brushes should be designed in Grayscale (or only using Black on a White background). What is black will be 100% opaque. Gray is relatively opaque; the closer to the black the more opaque it becomes. White is transparent.
The greatest trouble I have when painting digitally is that I do not know how to reproduce the brushstrokes I can create with my physical brushes. For now, I have selected a round brush. I’m also trying to keep the transparency of paint there by shrinking the opacity to about 86%. For my next round, I may try to keep the brush opacity also relative to pen pressure sensitivity.
In Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05 Lesson, Fowkes showed us several ways of painting digitally. I was debating whether to paint everything in Grayscale first then colour it, but in the end, I decided to try the Local Colour + Form + Light approach.
Let’s hope this experiment works out, otherwise I’ll have to start painting from scratch and maybe try the Grayscale + Colouring + Light approach.
Until next time…