hey! i think ur art is p cool c: any tips for using ps?
thank you! here are some super quick things people may not know going in:
- smart objects
- clipping masks
- layer masks
- adjustment layers
- liquify, general fliters
- blending effects
- for layers
- for brushes
- grids, guides
- history/save states/snapshots
- importing brushes
- dark magic
- quick exporting
- what a contact sheet is
- batching, scripts.
this will all be in PhotoshopCC. This is the more technical side of Photoshop instead of the fun drawing side, because let’s face it you’ll already learn that in time. This is stuff to make drawing digitally or editing or whatever easier, faster, and less trouble. These are shortcuts and smart things basically.
touching up? use smart objects!! please!! When you size them down they still maintain the data of the original, so you can scale and re-arrange without data lost (you can’t draw on this layer as a smart object though!). do this please. to undo this look for “rasterize layer”
this also means filters are clipped onto the layer but aren’t actually changing the layer. You can then turn them off, delete them, ect. without any repercussions. Smart objects will be more data but they are safe bets.
you won’t see this for drawing and painting but when you’re editing your drawings for maybe a poster or compiling them this is super useful!