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Illustration: Create material textures

Start applying amazing textures to your digital artwork by learning step by step how to interpret your own texture of a material. Are you ready to get started?

About this course

When we start to take on any project, we're going to find that each of the elements we draw is going to have very different textures and that we have to know how to draw this in. For this it's good to make a study beforehand of the elements that make up each of the different parts of our illustrations. 

If you want to level up you illustrations, this course is for you!

you'll learn to paint with seis different textures using Adobe Photoshop and photographic references using a paint brush.

What project we are going to develop?

In this course we're going to learn how to interpret different materials that we can apply to our final project. Along the course, we're going to get into the study of different materials and we're going to develop six: wood, lava, water, glass, rock, and wax.

In this class you will learn

  • How to use references to study materials
  • How to paint spheres, using the shades on them
  • Apply materials onto the spheres

Who's this course for?

This course is for user with a basic level of Adoba Photoshop and knows how to use the basic tools and wants to learn how to use resources to stud different materials.


  • Adobe photoshop
  • A Graphic tablet
  • Pressure sensitivity

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Course Details

Beginner level 54m 9 lessons 38 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


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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