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Painting with Photoshop

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 by Joe Dockery Last updated on Jun 3, 2017
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  • 5/5 | 7 Ratings
Graphic Design
Age Levels
9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
draw tablet, wacom tablet
Products Used
  • Photoshop


Wacom drawing tablets are essential for taking advantage of the new Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips in Adobe Photoshop. These new tools allow students an unprecedented ability to create natural and realistic painting effects on a computer. The new Mixer Brush lets you define multiple colors on a single tip to paint with subtle color blends, or you can use a dry brush to blend a photo’s colors to create a beautiful painting. New Bristle Tips enable you to easily paint with lifelike, naturally textured brush strokes using defined bristle properties like shape, length, and stiffness, and you can experiment away by adding Bristle Tips to a variety of Photoshop brush tools.

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ISTE NETS·S Standards
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts
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 Drawing tablet

  • 5/5 | 7 Ratings
All Comments (7)

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 - Permalink

Joe, you asked for the link to my student's (now an alumni) tutorial. Here it is. I'll let you decide whether it's worthwhile or not. See you shortly for our last day inside the mothership.

Eric Dumas

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 - Permalink

This material sets the standard I want to reach, thanks for the motivation! and the resource

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 - Permalink

Well done, Joe. Terrific resource!

Imelda Hernández

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 - Permalink

Painting with Photoshop is a fun and creative activity for my students. Thanks for sharing your work.

Clint Balsar

Posted on May 14, 2013 - Permalink

Very well planned out workshop. How do you find the time?

Judy Durkin

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 - Permalink

Painting with Photoshop is very zen and relaxing for me. Thanks for the workshop stuff, Joe.

Nicole Dalesio

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 - Permalink

I love my Wacom tablet, and I love using the Mixer Brush! You might like this tutorial that I made about it if you haven't seen it already.

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