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Handy Tutorials (Photoshop)


Sketch with the Pen Tool (Photoshop)

Using the Curvature Pen Tool or the regular Pen Tool trace the sketch to create paths (be sure the Options bar is set to "Path" and not "Shape")

When you are done tracing the sketch, make sure that all of your paths are closed so the color doesn't leak out when you paint it.

Then set your brush settings for an appropriate stroke (hard edged, 3-4 pixels wide), black foreground color.

Create a new blank layer in the Layers Palette and make sure it is the active layer.

On the Paths palette, select all of your paths, and on the bottom of the palette, choose the Stroke Path With Brush button.

The last step is to use the Paint Bucket to fill in the sketch with color.


Photoshop Tutorials
When you have extra time, please choose one of the sites below to look for a tutorial you would like to do. When you finish it, BE SURE TO SAVE THE WEBSITE ADDRESS, as this will be a REQUIRED addition to the work.








Using Live Paint (Illustrator)

  1. Select entire finished drawing
  2. Go to Option > Live Paint > Make
  3. Find your Live Paint Bucket tool (may be under the Shape Builder tool in toolbar)
  4. Click in the different areas to fill in color, using your choice of color palettes

Illustrator Tutorials
When you have extra time, please choose one of the sites below to look for a tutorial you would like to do. When you finish it, BE SURE TO SAVE THE WEBSITE ADDRESS, as this will be a REQUIRED addition to the work.