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Photoshop Tutorial – quick painting

In this photoshop tutorial we are going to pain a quick painting. It was done using a mere mouse. The theme of the painting is warm seasons of the year and it has a style of a child drawing done digitally in a short time – about 20 minutes.



So let’s get going.


Create a document. You won’t have to set the CMYK color gamma.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Now let’s set some background color and the mood to our picture. I’ve created a gradient here.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Here is our gradient fill.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

As this is not a layer tap twice on the background to create a layer.


I would also like to warp my picture a little.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Crete a layer. 1st one.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Choose a round soft edged brush, set it to AIRBRUSH and hold a little bit on the tap. This way you can choose the diameter of the spot that you need. This will be our sun.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

I would like now to apply some layer styling to our sun.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Here is our result.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Choose a sponge brush, let’s say N 14, create a new layer and make several strokes.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Something like this.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Create another layer (there will be 4 strokes layers in total).



Set the radius of the brush a little bit smaller and make some strokes.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

I will also warp my strokes.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

I will create a mask to my first stroke layer and make it a little blend with my background. I’ve switched off all the background layers for you to see how it will work.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting


Apply a normal contrast blue drop shadow to our strokes. To all strokes that are on the left.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Warp the strokes a little bit more and crate 2 copies of any stroke layer. Transform the strokes- flip them horizontally. So now we have them on the right too.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Switching back to the sun; I will apply a layer style.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

And one of the left strokes needs a layer style too; a gradient overlay.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Here we have all the view to our picture.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Now I will grab my brush tool and select the LEAF brush with standard settings in Photoshop. This brush is set to scattering and etc.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Make several clicks and here we have the areas covered in real like leafs. That’s why I like Photoshop; you can make a brush out almost anything.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

I will bring out the levels a little bit, and color balance my image



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

In the eng I will a ply plastic wrap filter, you won’t have to do it, but I like the picture with this effect.


Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting




Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

And this is it.



Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting

Photoshop Tutorial - quick painting



Here is our Funny and sunny mood painting done in Photoshop. Hope you learned something.

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