In Animal Painting In Adobe Photoshop , award winning artist Patrick LaMontagne will teach you how to paint a photorealistic animal from scratch. He starts from the very beginning with how to select reference photos, moving through the entire painting process and then to adding the finishing touches. Throughout you will the see the techniques of painting from the view of a practicing artist.
This training is not about converting a photo to a painting through the use of software manipulation, but rather using traditional painting techniques within the digital world. The photo is used for nothing more than it would be in the analog world of traditional painting – for a reference. All of the actual painting is done freehand on the computer using a Wacom Pen Tablet and Adobe Photoshop. While there are some Photoshop tools that are used to enhance the painting, all of the strokes are done freehand.
The training comes on a DVD and can be run on a Mac, PC, or iPad. The interface is very easy to use and Animal Painting In Adobe Photoshop , comes as a fast loading DVD that is presented in high definition video and breaks out into 17 lessons that run 3 hrs. and 17 minutes in length.
Lesson 1, "Reference Photo Selection and Prep (22:16)," begins by showing you what makes for a good reference photograph and what does not. Sometimes it takes several different images to be able to get enough detail to be able to paint from. This lesson also shows you how to optimize your photos to get the most detail out of them.
Lesson 2, "Document Setup (2:07)," Now takes a look at setting up your canvas for both efficiency and optimal memory usage. This is especially important for early on in the painting when you really want speed. Here you will look at sizing, resolution, and Lesson 3, "Composition (12:43)," now shows you the best way to set up your image for painting. You will look at the rule of thirds as well as other topics that you will want to consider such as styles of painting, layouts, as well as the little things that you can modify to make for a great overall composition.