Photoshop Brushes 101A

A 9+ min video diving deeper into Photoshop's brushes. I was going to record something similar but when I stumble across this video from 2011 I decided I'd have a hard time improving on it so today's is an oldie but goodie. I'm looking forward to the students' reactions. This is day 3 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journey. Brushes will play a part in many projects to come. These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Photoshop Brushes 101A Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube Channel I started to house this project. If YouTube is blocked at your school and you'd like access to the videos, leave a comment and I'll ZIP 'em and provide a link.

Mike Skocko
Last Updated April 27, 2021


Graphic Design Art & Architecture View more

Student Time

3-5 hours estimated class time

Education Level

3rd - 5th Grade Higher Education View more
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