Ah, the allure of gold, the color that effortlessly complements every other hue. There's been a noticeable surge in people integrating gold into abstract paintings, interior design, as well as various art forms like greeting cards and lettering layouts. Gold adds a touch of prestige and refinement to any design.
I've developed a technique in both Photoshop and Procreate that enables me to infuse gold into any part of my artwork. In my course Procreate vs Photoshop: Glitter & Gold Abstract Art, the gold accents I incorporate seamlessly complement a wide array of designs. Gold is the ultimate finishing touch; it exudes sophistication and pairs harmoniously with all colors.
It's truly remarkable that we can create such spectacular artwork, with increasing precision, using our digital tools. This course is designed for those looking to experiment with gold accents in art using an iPad for the first time. It caters to beginners and intermediate learners interested in designing collections, expanding their Print-On-Demand offerings, or simply exploring abstract art for recreational purposes.
Don't have Procreate?
Many of the techniques can be easily executed in Adobe Photoshop, Affinity, or Fresco! I guide you through the essential considerations and demonstrate the process of creating the necessary clipping masks to add gold in either Procreate or Photoshop.
In this course, you will be taught how to effectively utilize the Procreate interface to plan and execute compositions with a gold leaf appearance, incorporate glitter, utilize clipping masks, integrate gold foil in Procreate, as well as employ glitter and foil in Photoshop. Additionally, you will learn about brushes, curves, settings, layers, and organizing brushes in Procreate, while also gaining insight into workflow best practices and accessing free assets.
This course is suitable for artists with a basic understanding of painting techniques, but it will also provide valuable information for beginners. The primary focus of the course is on creating clipping masks in solid black and white, as well as in continuous tones (grayscale), with an emphasis on simplicity for beginners. For experienced artists, alternative methods and new approaches will also be introduced.
Key concepts covered in the course include:
- Reviewing techniques for creating the initial layout
- Planning and creating clipping masks
- Exploring various approaches for creative work
Regardless of the ultimate purpose of your artwork, this course offers valuable skills that can be applied across various contexts. Explore an exciting addition to your skill set, which may inspire you to revisit and enhance your previous artwork with these new techniques.
Artistic Inspiration and Gold Techniques
In this initial session, you will be introduced to various artists' works for inspiration. Exploring diverse styles can ignite your creative process. Additionally, you will gain insights into the application of gold foil, encompassing traditional leafing methods and its utilization in the offset printing industry.
Incorporating Gold Accents in Photoshop
This segment delves into the process of integrating gold embellishments in Photoshop. The tutorial elaborates on essential settings such as levels, threshold, and the utilization of the filter gallery.
Introduction to Procreate and Masking Techniques
Uncover the creation of a tonal clipping mask from a continuous tone illustration in Procreate. While Procreate lacks the levels control, you will learn to utilize curves for this purpose.
Advanced Clipping Mask Techniques in Procreate
Explore the creation of diverse clipping masks using advanced techniques within Procreate.
Stimulating Your Creativity
This module is dedicated to providing you with a plethora of ideas to spur the development of new artwork.
Concluding Remarks and Next Steps
The final lesson imparts valuable insights on cultivating a consistent style and showcases completed mockups. Additionally, we will discuss the subsequent steps in your artistic journey.
You will receive guidance from an instructor with over 40 years of experience in graphic design and education. Furthermore, you will acquire knowledge of multiple strategies for overcoming design challenges.
Who this course is for
This class is suitable for artists with some knowledge of painting in general, but it will also be good information for beginners.
What you'll learn
The key concepts I will include:
- review of my techniques in creating the initial layout
- planning clipping masks
- creating the clipping masks
- approaches you can take in your creative work
Concepts included but not limited to the Procreate interface, planning a composition, gold leaf, adding glitter, clipping masks, gold foil in Procreate, glitter and foil in Photoshop, brushes in Procreate, curves in Procreate, settings in Procreate, Procreate layers, the Procreate gallery, organizing brushes in Procreate, workflow best practices, finding free assets, and much more.