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In this course, digital artist Robert Marzullo will show you the step-by-step process he uses to create a dynamic superhero painting in Adobe Photoshop. He will show you the tools that are essential to creating detailed digital paintings with this powerful program and cover the often overlooked and underused tools that really help you create awesome effects for your digital paintings.

1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

Hello my name is Robert Marzullo and I'll be your instructor in this course creating amazing superheros in Adobe Photoshop brought to you by tuts+. In this course I'll explaining the tools inside of Adobe Photoshop that will allow you to take a rough sketch and turn it into a refined illustration. We'll go over some of the tools that often get overlooked when using this program. Things like the path and selection tools, how to properly use the layers and groups. You'll even learn how to modify the brushes in the brush settings to create a number of different effects. And then I'll show you how to create a textured background which you can use that effect to also apply textures to a variety of the substrates in your illustration. So once you've completed this course you'll have a strong fundamental knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. And the tools within it the to create amazing illustrations and effects. I'm excited to teach you this course. So let's go and get started. Well now head over to Chapter 1.2, Tools and Resources

1.2 Tools and Resources

Welcome back to creating amazing superheros in Adobe Photoshop. I'm Robert Marzullo. We'll now be covering chapter 1.2, Tools and Resources. We'll now go over the tools you'll need to complete this course. I'll be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. You're welcome to use whatever version you might have but keep in mind the further you go back, the more differences you may see from the version you have to the one I'm using here. The other thing that you'll need is a drawing tablet. I'll be using a Wacom Device, but you're welcome to use whatever tablet you feel comfortable with. The primary thing that you'll need will be something that has pressure sensitivity. So, when you make a mark you should be able to get a thick to thin line with whatever you're using. As long as your tablet can do that and you'll be able to follow along. There are a lot of things in this course you'd be able to follow along without that but I do recommend having the tablet. The other resources that you'll need to follow along with this course will be the line art that you see here which I'll make available for download. And also the brushes here that will not only modify but you'll be using these brushes to create the finished illustration over top of this. All right, so that will conclude this lesson. Next, we'll head over to Chapter Two, Understanding the Interface and Tools in Adobe Photoshop.