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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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Monika

Nice job!!! Very, very nice.

Sam

Very useful to me.. Thanks!!!

Sara

thanks! its a easy way to make coloured pics looked cool! =P

Daniel

I love it, thanks!

cameron

very nice and simple ,im going to try it now thank you

Dani

Nice. I used a scribbly brush for a rough crayon/chalk effect: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30079024@N06/2962440381/

Denis

It was very simple and very useful. Thanks

Pete Nicholls

Why not select the background after step 1 and save it as a selection. Then you will have the selection to recall when you want to erase the strokes outside the pumpkin
Marko comments:
Yes sure, why not. I was just trying to keep this tutorial as simple as possible - just this particular "painting technique" oriented.

vk050

i was looking for that tutorial. thank you very much! :)

Richard

Perfect. Looks simply, I will try it...
Thanks

Tom

Nice, thanks!

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