+$Over the following short screen-capture videos,+$Charlie Davis+$, a London-based illustrator, covers how to use the Pen tool andPhotoshop笔刷+$to build a peaceful countryside scene. You’ll also learn how to apply masks, and how to use textures from Adobe Stock to add depth and warmth.
+$Davis took a mental trip to the country to evoke silence and solitude when he was asked to illustrate this scene inPhotoshop CC+$. “This scene is about getting away from the digital noise of modern-day life,” he explains.
+$Once you’ve mastered the techniques in thisPhotoshop教程+$, you can apply them to your own artwork.
+$After importing your initial sketch into a new Photoshop CC file, you can begin your composition, using the Brush tool (乙+$) to draw in major elements.
戴维斯在Wacom Cintiq上工作 - 他的图形输入板+$of choice – and the majority of his brushes were created by Kyle T Webster.
+$Now, switch to Photoshop’s Pen tool (P+$). You need to draw simple, solid shapes to build up the most distant elements of the illustration.
+$03. Add Midground Elements
+$You can now use a combination of freehand drawing and the Pen tool to introduce the midground elements of your illustration.
+$Next, turn your attention to the foreground elements, which you can colour in dark shades to enhance the composition’s sense of depth. To create the leaves of a plant, draw one leaf with the Pen tool and then duplicate it. You can rotate angles and play with size to introduce more natural-looking variations.
+$At this stage, return to the Brush tool (乙+$) to freehand another plant.
+$Draw the general shape of the foreground bird with the Pen tool (P+$), and make it one solid colour. In this clip, you can see how to add highlights with a lighter colour.
+$Add details to break up the flat expanse of snow in the centre of the illustration. Towards the end of this clip, Davis creates a layer named 'tone ledge' and walks through a technique you can use again and again.
+$Mask into a shape, then draw up against the mask to give one side a textured edge. This combination of freehand drawing with the more precise vector shapes and masks is a hallmark of the process.
+$With all the elements of the illustration now in place, add long shadows that indicate the light direction and time of day. These help enhance the mood of the image.
+$Now, return to the background. Use the Brush tool to apply shades to the mountain-sides, giving them definition.
+$To give the appearance of a sun that’s low in the sky, brush highlights onto the edges of the forms in the illustration. An added benefit is that the pixel-based brush roughens the too-perfect vector shapes, making everything feel more organic.
+$Add snow and shadows to a rock.
+$To give the foreground more dimension, you can work in a bright ray of sun hitting the rocks. This not only enhances the drama of the lighting, but it also calls attention to the bird – an important element of the composition.
+$To enhance the organic feel of the illustration, add textures from Adobe Stock using the Creative Cloud Libraries feature inside Photoshop. This clip is a fascinating look into how small details can elevate an artwork.
+$Your finishing touches can include adding more textures and refining colour via Adjustment layers.