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Thumb War - Design Iteration Combat Simulation. THUMB WAR : Design Iteration Combat Simulation by Paul Richards Updated 07/04/09 Ten-hut, fellow concept grunts!

Thumb War - Design Iteration Combat Simulation

The following text is a condensed adaptation of some recent workshops I've spoken at on the theory/practice of thumbnailing, and is not a verbatim transcript. Oorah! If you've ever been in the military, you know advertisements only show half the picture. It's the glamorous half, the one depicting acts of extreme heroism, glossing over much of the arduous and mundane aspects of military life. Ctrl+Paint - Digital Painting Simplified. Jeans Texture & Seams Tutorial. How to make a jeans/denim texture with Photoshop?

Jeans Texture & Seams Tutorial

Recently I got asked if I could make a tutorial about creating jeans. Well, of course I could lol, but the thing is you need a bit more PS knowledge than for example for a shirt. For jeans I need to explain how to make a jeans texture, the seams and stitches, pockets, waistband, buttons, wrinkles, shading and so on… and if i would explain this all in one tutorial, well I would sit here for a month and the tutorial would still not be finished (if you don’t believe me I think you will at the end of this tutorial :) ) So I decided to explain you some basics in making jeans. I think the most important things are the texture and the seams, if you understand these 2 things the way to create your own jeans for SL is not that far away anymore. Ok, let’s start with the texture. Step 1: Create a new file in PS (512 x 512 px, RGB color, 8 bit) and fill it with a blue color you prefer (I choose # 282b3a). Step 2: Now the canvas should look like this: Amazing art by Marcello Barenghi.

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Random Generators and Brainstorming Aids

CSS Drive: Image to Colors Palette Generator. Sumopaint. How to Draw Realistic People, Draw Real People, Step by Step, Realistic, Drawing Technique, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, May 10, 2010, 5:18:08 pm. Understanding Colors. When used correctly, color can change the mood of the image, or impact the story.

Understanding Colors

It can also draw the viewers eyes to a focal element. In the image below, digital colors are used effectively to focus your attention on the tube. And the controlled color palette also helps keep the image calm. Created by Cornelius Dämmrich Color is used effectively in this image to keep the mood playful and light: Courtesy of Anders Ehrenborg and Bill Presing Saturation and Value A lot of people think Colors are all about harmonious relationships. At 20% saturation, red turns into a fleshy pink. And at 20% value, red becomes a dark muddy brown. “Yeah, but why is this important?” Example of an overly saturated scene By forcing strong saturated colors on the viewer, you give them no where for their eyes to rest.

Corrected scene Not to say that saturation is bad though. Maxfield Parrish – Salzkarawane am toten meer (from ArtRenewal.org) The striking red mountains catch your eye immediately. 1. Pose generator for figure & gesture drawing practice. Art Sketchbooks, Wacom, and Art Forum. Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice ToolFigure. 42 Free Online Magazines for Designers. Art and design magazines are designers close companion.

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers

Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free.

We thought that’s generous of these folks. Today we want to present you with N Free Magazines for Designers. More? Our Top Picks GizMag Weekly web magazine full of neat stuff. A List Apart It’s not really a ‘magazine’ since it don’t come in .PDF or any downloable format. Bak Magazine Artzmania Veer Catalog PDF Mags. 50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory. Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist.

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.Once upon a time there was ___. ChrisOatley.com: Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art & Illustration.