Part 1: Sketching from a Photo

In the first tutorial of the series you will learn why sketching is an important first step in establishing an effective composition. Using a photo as reference with tracing paper greatly helps the sketching process.

Part 2: Blocking in Color
Part 3: Adding Detail

By: Karen Bonaker

Watch and learn from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker on how to use Tracing Paper to freehand sketch from your photo using your own colors, and then how to finish things off by applying a paper texture. You will learn about:

  • how to open your image and get started with the photo painting panel (Ctrl + 6 to open the panel)
  • how to use tracing paper and clone sources
  • how to apply a surface texture and adjust the settings
  • how to adjust the layer composite method

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See What’s New in Painter Essentials 8!

Download your FREE 15-day trial and start your creative journey with easy-to-learn tools, AI-based photo art and a huge selection of brushes for all styles of art. Try it today and paint something great!

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