We'll learn how to make the most of Photoshop's many brush presets and settings to create custom brushes to make ink splatters, textured shading effects and other details that make the piece look dynamic and painterly.
Click here for some excellent tutorials on Digital Tutors about creating and using custom brush effects in Photoshop.
If you're not a DT customer, there are lots of tutorials on the web such as this one: Creating a custom brush in PS
Here's a great 'cheat sheet' for Photoshop:
Reminder: Next week's class is cancelled for March Break. See you back in class on Monday, March 18th!