Planet Photoshop

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is a education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Fl, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since Version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

12 comments on “Natural Brushes

  1. hi…how r u…i was very impressed by the tutorial…just want to know one thing from this tutorial…when u took the color away from the leaf how did u darken the image….i mean to say what key or what command did u use to open the window where u can change the black colour of the image…please let me know…thanx

  2. this is meant as a reply for “Joe”‘s comment on April 29:

    You could go to adobe.com. They have a pretty good site and it’s really easy to get to the photoshop page. There you can download a trial version that lets you fully try PS for 30 days and if you like it, you can buy it (the $$ info is on the site). I strongly encourage you to get PS as it is in my opinion the best image program on the market.

    There’s also a program called GIMP. its open-source, free, and (even though not as much as photoshop), has many functions.

  3. Wow Corey,
    amazing as always!
    The thing with your tutorials is that you always take it one step further than others, in this case it was that burning tool stroke trick. Really cool to watch you thinking over the tutorials you show here.
    Btw, is there a possibility to supply download links for your videos?
    The tutorials are so educating that i just want to collect them :)

  4. I dont kno wat 2 go 2 wen u say press shift command u. Well I did press wat u told me 2 press but it didnt remove da color it just stayed da same color. Can u tell me wat 2 go 2 like Image den go 2 …….. Cause it is not working wit shift command u? THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. AWESOME tutorial – never would think to use the burn as a stroke for the nice shadow effect! I love your tuts Corey!

  6. Nice one… Hei, Shawty, perhaps, and I don’t want to go all the way trough the tutorial, but he might have meant, after that, if you are on a pc, you might want to try instead of command the control key, and, if it was to remove the saturation of the leaf, it needs to be in color… Was it? Did you selected it? After that, press command, or control plus shift plus U and it should work fine, if not, in the other hand, go to the image menu, then desaturate, instead of the shortcut! Hope I had helped… And by the way, at least, if yuou want some help, try to write your words properly… I am portuguese and I try not to make mistakes… Try it yourself…

    Corey… Keep it up, man!

    Márcio Guerra

  7. You are amazing, I mean really. Even if I say to myself “I know it already” in the various parts of yours tuts you amaze me with somthing new for me)) And 1 more thing: You speak not to fast and not too boooooring, just perfect. I wish you be my real life teacher, pity that it’s impossible:) Keep going, Corey

  8. “You are amazing, I mean really. Even if I say to myself “I know it already” in the various parts of yours tuts you amaze me with somthing new for me)) And 1 more thing: You speak not to fast and not too boooooring, just perfect. I wish you be my real life teacher, pity that it’s impossible:) Keep going, Corey”

    just how i feel!!!