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10 Amazing Photoshop Painting Tutorials

January 16, 2010

There is no doubt that Adobe Photoshop (free trial here) is an amazing program. Ask any illustrator or for that matter look at any job posting for professional illustrator or concept artist position. One of the most essential tools in our arsenal is a solid understanding of Photoshop as a painting program. While there are a number of other notable software programs that lend themselves to digital painting (Corel Painter, the new AutoDesk SketchBook Pro and ArtRage to name a few), Photoshop has so many options and is so versatile that it has become a favorite among artists.

I certainly don’t want to exclude those loyal to other software programs, and there is a strong debate over which software application is best suited for digital painting. I merely want to take this moment to introduce some of the finest tutorials I’ve found posted on various sites. The following is a list of 10 digital painting tutorials I’ve stumbled upon, followed, learned from and recommended to fellow students, dabblers and creatives who have wanted to achieve a particular effect or learn a particular technique.

These are step – by – step process (granted some show more steps than others) that anyone can follow, some of them with supporting files.

Note: While these tutorials are step – by – step, they are not meant for anyone to reproduce another artist’s work. Instead they serve as process and insight to the techniques and procedures that can be employed to create your own unique work.

– J. Hall


One Comment leave one →
  1. January 17, 2010 10:01 AM

    Going to check these out.

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