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How to paint in Photoshop using a mouse

Welcome to my very first tutorial in which I am going to show you how to do a nice looking paintings using just a mouse. Halloween is coming soon so let's paint a pumpkin:-)

Step 1 - The Outline

Step 2 - The basic colour

Now that's your basic colour on which you can add more colour, shades, lights and more details.

Step 3 - Casting shadows

And now we are going to create a basic round shape of the pumpkin.

In a few moments we should get something like this:

Step 4 - Casting reflections

We have a pretty good looking pumpkin now right? But not only the shades make our pumpkin look three-dimensional, it's also the light reflections.

Step 5 - Finishing, postprocessing...

So, the basics of painting in Photoshop are pretty much covered. You can get rid of the unwanted brushstrokes around the outline using Polygonal Lasso tool or whatever you prefer. Now you know everything you need to continue painting other shapes on your pumpkin.

If you cast shadows close to the reflections you can give your pumpkin even more three-dimensional look. Give it a nice matching colour background, play with it, experiment... Since this is my first tutorial, I'd be more than happy for your feedback.

Happy Halloween!

Marko

Ready pumpkin...

...and two Halloween versions:


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BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY

WOW!

Bre

Thank you so much, I had an assignment due and had just lent out my tablet! This was incredibly helpful!

Kevin

How to create that blue background??

elham

thanks you very much, your hints are really useful

Mary

How can I get the instructions in printed for to follow exactly what you are doing in photoshop? I learn by following a printed set of instruction better this is amazing stuff never new I could do with photoshop my email is mjoe833@yahoo.com if you can tell

Michele Olinde

What a great lesson and a wonderful resource for me as a graphic design teacher. I cant wait until Monday to try these lesson with my students.

Rick

Thank you very much!

Karn

Your tutorial very useful for me. Many thanks :)

Lisa

Thanks! You are very talented.

Luki

I loveee you :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

SID

AWESOME man...easy to grasp and apply...thanks alot man

Katie

this was amazing you should do more i would have like to have seen how you did the bumpy bit of the pumpkin in the end 2 you did :)

jose

very good thanks

Valerio

Not much to say: simply amazing!

Randy

this tutorial was just what i needed, thank you soo much

Shawn

Fantastic! Thank you! Simple and easy to follow! :)

Dave

Good Tips! But do you have any tips on the actual drawing of the outline with a mouse? I can never do it right.

jocelyn

you are a good teacher

Emad Tad

looks nice thanks !

bdjohnson

Very nice but how did you get the "bumps" to show up on the final picture?

Diane

Yours looks way better than mine...but mine is not so bad. Thanks. I learned a lot!

Rcurtis

Thanks Marko, simple to understand and follow instead of using perplex instruction.

Joefrey

Nice Tutorial! Thanks!

ali

that was quite nice

Narendar

Great job. simply superb....

Sandra, Portugal

thank you

amluidgi

WHouaahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMS

thank you very much

King james

that loos grate im hoping to bcome as good one day, just starting out. grate job.

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