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Photoshop for Fashion Design: 2 Rendering Techniques

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Learn how to use Photoshop filters, brushes, and special effects to create professional-looking fashion and costume illustrations.

Harness the power of Adobe Photoshop to render professional-looking fashion and costume illustrations. In this course, the second installment in the Photoshop for Fashion Design series, Robin Schneider goes beyond the basics, sharing more specific Photoshop techniques that can help you quickly bring your ideas to life. Discover how to add textures like wool, flannel, denim, and leather using filters. See how to render faces and create custom brushes to paint fur, hair, and lace in your designs. Plus, get tips for making your designs pop, including how to paint quick and easy watercolor illustrations, make a brush to illustrate gold lamé, and add drama to your layouts.


  • Fashion design basics in Photoshop
1. Adding Texture with Filters and Clipping Masks
  • Adding shading for filters
  • Wool and flannel using Noise
  • Working with denim
  • Pony or cow spots
  • Adding camouflage
  • Creating leather
  • Overdying and aging
2. Adding Faces to Your Illustration
  • Rendering faces
  • Creating a sketch from a photo
  • Attaching your head to the body
3. The Magic of Brushes
  • Brush basics
  • Bead brush
  • Fur brush
  • Making your own brush tip: Texture brush
  • Hair brush
  • Sketch brush
  • Trim brush
  • Embroidery or top-stitch brush
  • Sparkle brush
  • Magical brush
  • Brush from photo: Texture
  • Brush from photo: Trim
  • Chain brush
  • Saving, loading, and organizing brushes
4. Rendering Styles and Techniques
  • Rendering styles using Photoshop
  • Marker style
  • Watercolor speed painting
  • Watercolor painting
  • Overlay to add lace
  • Sequins and lamé
  • Drop shadows vs. cast shadows
  • Neutralizing photographic backgrounds
  • Adding flats to your layout
  • Using effects for adding impact
  • Next steps

Taught by

Robin Schneider

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