Program Basics: I will be using Adobe Photoshop for the Drawing Lessons. The Drawing will require an elementary level of experience in Adobe Photoshop. Think of it as a nicer piece of paper. We are just using the Brush and Eraser Tools to complete the sketch or drawing.
Layers: I will be using 2 layers: (1 for the Photo Reference (Frame) Locked Out. I have removed the Saturation from the Image with an Adjustment Layer. 1 layer for the Drawing. Try to keep them separate so you can drag the drawing over the image to double check proportions and to move to Adobe Illustrator.
Brush Settings: I will be using mainly the Paint Brush Tool with a Dry Brush (Pick any of the Dry Brushes in Adobe Photoshop - I am using the Kyle Ultimate 2B Pencil) These will all be personal preference, but I did want to give you my settings so you can mirror what is happening on screen. Opacity 100% Flow: 25% Smoothing 25% Color: Dark Gray
Other Tools: Selection Tool (V) with Show Transform Controls. Lasso Tool (L) use as a Selection Tool to move areas of your drawing. Hold down Shift while Drawing for Horizontal and Vertical Lines. (Shift X) to switch color Swatches from Dark to White. Eraser Tool (E) with Brush Mode: Kyle- Eraser Basic