Photoshop Tutorials

Content aware fill – Remove objects from photos

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Content aware fill Delete/remove objects from photos – Photoshop

I was very conflicted about making this tutorial as although this is an awesome tool to have, it can also be quite destructive. You can modify photos as you like with this tool, but it comes with a huge responsibility. Using this to potentially cause harm to people, stealing other’s work etc would be a strict NO NO.

So, what can you use this technique for?

  • Travel photos – take the crowd out of your beautiful photo in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Take out the ex from that photo in which you look so damn good that it would be a waste to not make it a profile picture!

Do you know that photoshop has been around for 30 years? Things that we take for granted now were so hard to even imagine few years ago. For example, making a tag shape in Illustrator was, not exactly difficult, but involved so many steps. But now with live shapes, it’s just one step!

So, what are we doing today?

We are going to manipulate photos, become a magician for the day – we will make things disappear from photos, like it never existed!

Let’s use a photo from the internet (P.S. I made sure it’s not copyrighted). I have selected this photo and we are going to make the ring disappear!

Image Source : https://unsplash.com/

We will be using a tool called Content Aware Fill, which by the way was introduced few years ago, but it has been improved so much over the last few years, that making things disappear from photos works like a charm!

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Here’s how:

Click on the Lasso tool and select the area that you want to be removed. You don’t have to be precise in selecting this area, just get a rough outline. Now click on Edit > content aware fill.

In here, you can just select OK with the default options. We’ll talk more about this tool in an upcoming video.

This creates a new layer and updates it with new pixels, such that it covers the ring and makes it disappear. Now right click on the layer and merge down before applying another content aware fill.

If you feel like the region which had the ring previously needs to be modified further, just apply the content aware fill again on the same region!

That was super easy, wasn’t it?

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Illustrator Tutorials

Color themes in Adobe Illustrator

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Today we will talk about color themes and how to create, save and use them in our illustration. This is an Adobe Illustrator tutorial for beginners and if you are struggling with choosing right colors for your artwork, you would not want to miss this tutorial.

So, what are color themes and how do you access it. Clicking on Window > Color themes brings up the Color theme panel. This is an awesome tool in the adobe world that you would need to UP your color game. This feature is available across many adobe applications, such as, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe After Effects. This tool lets you do the following awesome things when it comes to color:

  • Add color to swatches
  • Add color to library. This lets you access these themes across all your adobe tools! Even on fresco! P.S. here’s a fresco tutorial if you just starting out
  • Create new themes. You can create your own themes and publish to adobe color
  • Explore public themes
  • Edit color themes

You can access public themes at adobe.color.com. You will need a creative cloud account to sync with your applications.

Let’s look at the Color Themes tool

Create: This is where you create your custom themes. The white triangle represents the base color and is useful when you use the color rule option. The icons below the theme lets you assign colors from the artboard or vice versa (eye dropper tool does not work in this case.

Explore: This is where you can find public color themes. Just click on the 3 dots and you can add it to swatches or edit it.

My themes: This is where you see all the themes saved in your library. You can easily access the themes from your library and edit them. You can them re-save them to your library under a different name.

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Color rules

color themes

Analogous: colors that are adjacent on the color wheel.

Monochromatic: variations in saturation and brightness of a single color.

Triad: colors evenly spaced around as points of a triangle on the color wheel.

Complementary: colors opposite to each other on the color wheel.

Compound: a mix of complementary and analogous colors.

Shades: shades of the same color.

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If you liked this tutorial, you should go check out my other video on illustrating a cute character here.

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Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Illustrate a landscape

illustrate a landscape

In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial, we will illustrate a landscape as shown below. I know, we all look at the beautiful illustrations on Behance or Dribble and wonder if we could ever create these things. We obviously could, but we’ll need a lot of practice and we’ll need to know to how to use the tools required to create that stunning illustration. I believe, the best way to learn a tool is to learn while creating something. This way, you learn something new, and have a beautiful completed project in the end! I have loads of tutorials on how to use Illustrator, and I think you should definitely check it out!

Ok, let’s get back to the tutorial. I picked a landscape for this tutorial just because I paint landscapes quite often with my watercolor set. Drawing digitally sounded like a good idea! I have tried to cover a lot of how-tos, trips and tricks in this tutorial. Here are a few of the things you will learn to use in this tutorial:

  • Pen tool
  • Draw inside an object
  • Transparency
  • Transform tools
  • Applying Shadows
  • Rotating objects with an anchor point
  • Arranging objects
  • And many more!

Color Palette

I have used a bright color palette for this tutorial. If you want to use the same colors, just download this image and open in illustrator, use the eye dropper tool (press i on your keyboard) to pick the colors. Alternatively, you can also use these hex codes:

  • F7F8DF
  • F9F9F7
  • F9EC2A
  • F7F8DE
  • 80953B
  • 28411C
  • F9EC2A
  • A9BF38

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Painting Tutorials

Watercolor Sunset Landscapes – A Skillshare class

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A new Skillshare class on how to paint watercolor sunset landscapes

You can watch the class here and also avail 2 months of free Skillshare premium access!

https://skl.sh/37h8qtM

In this class we will learn to paint three different watercolor sunset landscapes, in simple and easy steps. Sunset has forever been one of my favourite things to paint and I have been painting them ever since I was a child. My process of painting these sunsets has evolved over time and I want to share it with all of you in this class.

This class is for both beginners and experts, as there is a lot of room to experiment with colourful skies. We will use reference images, but simplify it to create simple, yet stunning landscapes. First, we’ll learn how to paint the spectacular skies, and then add in details with just one color, that is black. 

The class is filmed in real time, because I want you to paint along with me. But I have sped up the video in certain areas where I felt it might be too boring to watch in real time.

I’ll be sharing all the reference images, sketches and the colors that I have used in this class.

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Supplies:

I have used Khadi paper in my lessons. The reason I use khadi paper is because of it’s wonderful texture, but feel free to use any watercolour paper. I would recommend a watercolour paper which can hold a great quantity of water, hence 200 gsm or higher would be better. 

TIP: if you are not using Khadi paper and would like crisp edges for your painting, use a masking tape or washi tape on the edges of your paper.

For watercolour, you would need the following colors:
  • Black (any dark black like lamp black)
  • Orange
  • Yellow (Something like Indian yellow would work as well)
  • Red/pink
  • Dark blue (if you don’t have dark blue, mix some sky blue with a tiny bit of black)
  • Purple (any purple will be ok)

I have given a list of all the actual colors I have used in the resource section.

Brushes
  • I use a flat brush No. 5 for painting skies. You can also use a big round brush of size 6 or above to paint the skies
  • A detail brush in size 2 or 1 for finer details.

Don’t forget a paper towel and a palette to mix to your colors.

A jar of water.

Pencil and eraser if you want to sketch.I don’t do any sketching in the class, but if you want you can use the sketches in the resource section.

Intro to Watercolor Sunset Landscapes:

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Adobe Fresco Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Fresco and Illustrator Tutorial

Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is a drawing and painting tool, which supports both vector and pixel art. With help of Adobe Sensei, Fresco supports Live Brushes that look, feel, and act like real brushes with paint. The oil paint brushes display a brush texture while painting, and watercolor bleeds and merges with other colors, just like the real ones.

It’s cool to paint with Adobe Fresco, but can you make patterns out of your creations? Well, yes you can! You can access your Fresco artwork in Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on whether it is pixel or vector art. You can also export the artwork and work with any tool of your choice.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Adobe Fresco. We will then export the artwork as PSD to retain layers, and then open in Adobe Illustrator, where we will the use the pattern maker tool to create a seamless pattern.

Brushes used in Adobe Fresco:

Oil Paint Chunky

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I hope you have fun creating patterns in the method described in this tutorial. Let me know if you would like to see more tutorials on Fresco.

I have a number of videos on creating seamless patterns in Illustrator. If you are interested, go check out this tutorial from last year where we created Christmas themed Reindeer pattern.

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Free Stuff

It’s Giveaway Time!

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I’m running a GIVEAWAY on Instagram! You can access the giveaway here:
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One winner will receive

  1. A Van Gogh watercolour set in ‘Vibrant colors’
  2. Rafael Brushes in sizes 1 and 4
  3. Hahnemuehle Watercolour Book
  4. A set of sparkly tape (to be used as masking tape)
  5. A mini KitKat bar and green tea sachet from Japan
  6. An original painting of a bird in watercolor
  7. An original floral painting on Khadi paper

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Rules to Enter:

  1. Follow @printmesomecolor
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    Tag as many friends as you want! Each comment will be counted as an entry!

Each of these will be counted as 4 bonus entries:

In order for you to qualify as a student in this class, you must watch at least 10-15 minutes.

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  • Share this Giveaway in your feed/Stories (tag me so that I’m aware of it).

 I’ll choose a random winner on 10th December!

Tutorials

New Skillshare class

Skillshare class

Hello everyone!

I have a new Skillshare class!

This Skillshare class is all about painting watercolor birds and flowers! It’s perfect for beginners as you don’t need any extra skills to paint these simple compositions. The class covers everything from sketching to adding final details, so you’ll get an in-depth idea of how these things are painted. I have tried not to speed up the class too much, so that you can paint with me.

Click here to watch the class!

Supplies:

  • Watercolor paper 190gsm or higher
  • Round brushes No. 6 and one in smaller size – either 0 or 1
  • A pencil and an eraser for sketching
  • Watercolor paints (either liquid, tubes or pans)

In the end, just pick up whatever you have. It’s not about spending hundreds of dollars for the project, but just starting with whatever you have access to.

Let’s paint some birds!

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You can cancel within 2 months if you don’t like it (but I’m sure you won’t because it’s filled with so much awesome stuff)

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