Sunday, July 22, 2012
day 21: channels and some bull
toro photoshop painting from Maryn Roos on Vimeo.
It's tutorial Sunday! And since yesterday's toucan video worked out so well I decided to make another. I have to paint these icons for work anyway, so may as well record it.
This is mostly about Channels. When I first learned how to use them, it was the best thing I'd ever learned in Photoshop. It's still useful even though I don't scan in my drawings anymore.
To better understand what Channels are, think of them like a silk screen. Where there is black, no paint can get through. Where it's white, you get full color. Shades of gray equal the amount of transparency, so 50% gray means 50% of your color bleeds through.
So that was a quick painting of a bull in Photoshop. I don't spend too much time on these little icons since they are meant to be about an inch tall on a monitor. Let me know if you have questions about Channels or anything else I mentioned. Happy to clarify and answer!