Total NOOB's guide to drawing in photoshop 2021

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PO BOX – Aquatic Trent 26895 Aliso Creek Rd, B1031 Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

0:00 -intro
1:07 – why you need a tablet
1:30 – setting up the canvas + rez
4:38 – brushes + history + colors
10:05 – layers + layer effects
13:25 – blurring + smudging
15:28 – painting with selections
18:28 -Transform selections
19:48 – putting it all together – drawing demo (time-lapse)

Intro song #1 = “Salgre” by Jimmy Fontanez
Intro song #2 = “Blue Moon” by JVNA

If you want to be a pro digital artist, you may want to learn photoshop. In this hand holdy real time tutorial, I will teach you the most essential things you will need to get started with Photoshop. This is designed for absolute beginners by a pro that’s used photoshop for longer than most humans on earth have been alive. If you’re offended by the word “noob” then you’re probably not going to get very far as an artist anyway. Because being an artist means that you will have to laugh at your shortcomings your whole life, and learn to appreciate and LOVE that there will forever be mountains to climb. Also, hey… at least I didn’t call you a “scrub.” I mean, people called me a scrub when i was starting out, and i turned out okay.

Games I’ve worked on –
Fortnite (Environment concept art)
Overwatch (Environment concept art + Sprays artwork)
League of Legends (Character design + Environment concept art, UI + Icons)
Diablo 3 (Character design + Environment concept art)
Hearthstone (Illustration)
Burning Crusade(Character design + Environment concept art)
Wrath of the Lich King (Character design + Environment concept art)
Indivisible (Environment concept art)
Final Fight Streetwise (Voice Acting + Character Design + World Design + Cutscene Direction + Co writer on script)
He Man GBA (Pixel Art)
Terminator 3 GBA (Art Direction + Pixel Art)
CannonBallers (Character + World design)
Ikeda: The Scrap Hunter (Programming + Art + Design)
Goblins and Gnomes (Concept Art)

Books available-
CreeD Re:Imaginary (2021) – 2 part Comic series
Twilight Monk – Return of the Ancients (2021) – Illustrated Novel
Twilight Monk Secrets of Kung Fulio (2020) – Illustrated Novel
Escape from Giants Crown (2019) – Illustrated Novella
World Of Twilight Monk Vol 1 (2019) Art Book
The Man and the Moonken (2019) – Illustrated Novella
The Beast of Tuksa (2018) – Illustrated Novella
Twilight Monk (2012) – 2 Graphic Novels
Nova Colony (2009) – 1 Graphic Novel
CreeD (1993-2007) – Comic Book Series
Ghost Rider (2000) – Comic Book Series
The Fuzz (1997) – Comic Book

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47 thoughts on “Total NOOB's guide to drawing in photoshop 2021

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Its such a coincidence that one of my favorite art youtubers makes a photoshop tutorial the same month I got finally got photoshop ๐Ÿ™‚

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    hey I'm using krita for 2 years now but I'm not really sure how to use things and how to draw sketchs and everything like that could you help?

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    My brain was screaming defiantly, when I noticed that you were drawing on the "background" layer.
    It took me such a long time to not forget to create a new layer before beginning to draw.

    My advice for beginners:
    Drawing on the background layer will create problems along the way.
    Unless you know what you're doing, always create a new layer first and draw on that!

    To this day it makes me angry that Photoshop doesn't immediately create a new layer for you, like many newer art programs do.

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Useful Shortcuts (For NOOBS)

    B = Brush

    E = Eraser

    M = Selection Tool

    W = Quick selection

    V = Move Tool (to move layers on canvas)

    R = Rotating Canvas (Hold Shift for more incremental rotations)

    Hold Alt + Middle mouse scroll = Zooming in/out

    Hold Alt = Also brings up color picker

    Hold Spacebar = Pan around the canvas (if zoomed in)

    Ctrl/Cmd + Z = Undo

    Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Z = Redo

    Ctrl/Cmd + D = will deselect all created selections.

    Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + i = will invert your selections.

    Ctrl/Cmd + T = Will edit (Free Transform) the current layer (resize/scale/distort).

    Hold Shift + Any transformation action = will change/keep the proportions of your edit (in Free Transform).

    Hold Shift + Painting with Brush = will give you a straight line.

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Thank you so much for making this, I was just about to give up on photoshop being a viable drawing program.

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    The man, the myth, the legend. Thanks for these videos. I just grabbed a new surface i7 and was looking to transition out of sketchbook but ps (was) daunting af

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Hey trent, im 16 yo and just barely learning to draw and probably learn digital drawing in a few month so this video is really useful, probably you can give me or us like painting and color tips bcs that i really struggle a lot and i would love to improving it, anyway thanks your video really inspiring me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Hey Trent! I just started to learn with your Easy Art tutorials and I am really enjoying it, especially the fact, that you are also drawing with pencil and paper (I've seen some other courses where they only paint digitally).
    Drawing along the small farm house I kept putting quite a few hours in to add stuff I liked. Afterwards I started a new piece and though having fun after some hours again I was wondering: For a beginner, would you recommend drawing as many different pieces as possible and not comitting too much time to a single one (even if there are ideas for some details left) or giving each drawing all the time until I'm satisfied? Or does it not matter for the learning process?

    I'm asking because I got advice from some directions saying in the beginning its all about quantity, though I really liked shaping details around the farm house and felt like I would get a grasp for the shapes more.

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Hi Trent, you briefly mentioning the compound effect book a near year ago butterfly-effected me to engaging in social workshops and me standing on the path to independent creativity. The work you ship continues to matter.

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Heck yeah bro, I literally got photoshop two weeks ago and this video is really helpful

    I think it would be dope if you did a sequel with more complex features from photoshop

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Haha. Iโ€™ve been using i for the dropper and switching back to b for brush. I didnโ€™t realize that ALT is way more effective to bring the dropper up

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    I've really been delving into the photoshop program lately. I learned some new tricks here. I'm sure they will help out. Thanks for the video!

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    unrelated and i know you dont do tablet reviews, but have you seen the new xencelabs tablet? it's a cheaper wacom intuos pro medium alternative. do you know anything about them?

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    You Sir are amazing! Also picked up the XP Pen Deco 03 on your recommendation too. I put a like on the video for you! P.s love the haircut dude!

  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Been using photoshop for the past 10 years, but never to draw. Don't really like the "feeling" of it ๐Ÿ˜• I use it just to give the last "touches".
    Paint Tool Sai is my choice, it simple and very responsive, and really never crashed on me. And the watercolor "magic" you can do it's very pleasant ๐Ÿ™ƒ
    Not fancy as Photoshop, but that's what really make it perfect to me. It's just like having a sheet of paper right in front of you + the art tools! Very traditional feeling!
    Thanks for sharing, and again, for the great video Trent!


  • June 16, 2021 at 12:11

    Its really amazing that someone with your talent keeps trying to teach people. I really do suck at drawing (because i don't take time to learn and practice haha) but still i like to see your videos from time to time. I wish more people would find your channel ๐Ÿ™‚

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