Rainbow & clouds illustration Ep26/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial we are going to look at how we can create a simple illustrative composition.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:03:17 Create a rainbow illustration
00:08:42 Create clouds illustration

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V – Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + C – Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V – Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) + J – Duplicate layer
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; – Show guides
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + R – Show Rulers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + G – Group layers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + S – Save document

cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + N – New layer

Press & hold shift + click – Select multiple layers

Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click layer thumbnail – Select layer outline

Press & hold alt + shift + click & drag – Scale object (with free transform tool active)

Press & hold alt + click & drag – Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)

Press ‘ [ ‘ to increase brush size, press ‘ ] ‘ to decrease brush size – Toggle brush size (with brush tool active)


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


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“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

So have fun guys and be creative!”

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