Setting up grids and guides
There are a variety of methods to transfer an image to a canvas. In the next section, Transferring what you see, we will go through, step by step, getting our shapes and main composition down on the canvas with brushes. Before we get there, we need to make some decisions. This will tie into what your overall goal of the study is, and the aspects you would like to focus on.
For this project, my main goal is to make a strong composition showcasing the differences between the apples and the wooden panels. I would also like to modify the composition slightly, as it will help me work on my imagination skills while basing my decision-making on the foundations that the stock image provides. I will do this by changing the orientation of the study. Instead of doing a landscape orientation to match our stock photo (as the image is wider than it is tall), I want to create a piece in portrait orientation (taller than it is wide).
By changing the orientation,...