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Create traditional-looking paintings

Are you fascinated by traditional painting styles and brush strokes? On this course, you'll learn how to create your own realistic illustrations in digital format applying brush strokes that will make your project look like a real painting.

About this course

Learn to paint a beautiful realistic illustration with loose brush strokes using Adobe Photoshop. On this course, I'll teach you how to use and adjust brushes to obtain painterly style results, how to use references to compose your illustration and how to paint a natural landscape in a fresh, loose style. 

What project we are going to develop?

On this course, you'll learn how to paint a landscape with a loose and fresh style. To achieve this, we'll study the brushstrokes of some of the artists who used these techniques and we'll adapt them to our own personal style. 

In this class you'll learn:

  • To study a painterly style by referencing well known artists
  • To compose a landscape basing yourself on photos and visual weights
  • How to create an illustration that simulates a traditional painting

Who's this course for?

This course is for students with a basic level of Photoshop who want to use the software to obtain painterly style effects in their illustrations.  

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Course Details

Intermediate level 43m 4 lessons 40 users

Software and materials

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Published on 2017-07-17

Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos CañadillaTeacher

Guada Pinos is an ilustrator and concept artist who studied at ESDIP in Madrid, Spain. She currently works as a freelancer in indie video game development (Bytecore games) and as an illustrator. She loves to create different cool creatures and characters with a cartoon style. To see more check out:

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