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Tutorials. One day, on my way to work I decided to make a small detour on my way to the subway and took a walk through one of Lisbon's most charismatic parks.


It was a cold February morning, no one was in sight and the sound of morning traffic was subdued by the trees. I was immersed into a natural environment and it almost seemed magical. Suddenly, I passed by some trees that really caught my attention ( image 1 ). They somehow resembled groping hands and with their scale, they looked threatening. I believe it is my love for fantasy that made me see the tree like that and not as mere tree.

Fig. 01 At the time I still wasn't sure what I wanted to portray. My initial sketches were done on plain A4 photocopy paper and they were quite small. Untitled Document. How I See Color - A Tutorial by =purplekecleon on deviantART. Comictutorial.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200x7600 pixels) A Beginner's Guide to Painting with Photoshop. Bronze Dragon (detail) by Keyem Beyit After painting exclusively in Corel Painter for five years, I decided to finally learn how to paint using Photoshop.

A Beginner's Guide to Painting with Photoshop

I found Painter pretty intuitive to learn, since the brushes and papers act very much like their real-world counterparts. Not the case with Photoshop. Without going into a lot of technical detail, here’s a simplified explanation of the difference between brushes in Painter and in Photoshop. Painter: The brushes interact with color on the canvas, as in traditional media. Photoshop:The brushes here act like rubber stamps, in that a single bitmap image (the brush tip shape) is repeated over and over rapidly to simulate a brushstroke. As you can see, each application has positives and negatives.

Let’s define terms, before we begin: “digital painting” does not mean photo manipulation, cloning, or paint overs. Now, on to the tutes! Digital Painting Steps - Adobe Photoshop Tutorial. Let's take a walkthrough of one of my digital paintings done in adobe photoshop.

Digital Painting Steps - Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

The brushes and exact methods used throughout were not recorded but I will make general comments on each step if applicable. The original reference for this painting was a photo taken by Epoxy5. This tutorial assumes a comfortable level of proficiency with adobe photoshop and the brush settings, and a minimum Photoshop version of 7 or higher. I will try to include the keyboard shortcuts whenever possible but, GraphicJunkies has a great free download for all the common photoshop keyboard shortcuts. 1. Adobe Photoshop is a wonderful program with great advances in its brush engine. Open the Brushes Palette (F5) Opacity jitter should be set to pressure (only effective if you have a pressure sensitive tablet). 2. Using your reference photo, sketch the outline and important areas of your image with a small sized brush (B).

Painting a Landscape. Here a small tutorial which will enable you to paint in Photoshop a basic landscape which could be thereafter detailed.

Painting a Landscape

The tools essential with its realization will be the brushes and their settings. In a new document, whose size is 1900 X 900 pixels we will first paint the sky. If you have difficulty in choosing your color of sky or your range, then you can take the help of a photograph. If in spite of a photograph you do not get the desired result, it should be said that during morning and evening sky changes the colors very quickly because of sun. Sky - On two separate layers, paints with a hard brush - a blue color and a yellow color with orange tint on other. It should be known everything on distant is contrasted much less than what is in the foreground. Whitenoise » Blog Archive » Digital Painting tutorial – Jean Grey Phoenix. This is probably the longest post that I have ever posted, and by probably I mean it is.

whitenoise » Blog Archive » Digital Painting tutorial – Jean Grey Phoenix

Anyway this tutorial was originally supposed to be published in SKETCH! Magazine. I was contacted to do a tutorial so I put this together but for some reason it was left on the shelf at SKETCH! And never published. But hey that doesn’t mean I can’t share it now so here it is! Programs such as Photoshop and Painter offer a whole new world of tools for artists to explore. I find too often that people are afraid to simply commit when painting digitally. Before we begin, I should mention that this tutorial was created using Photoshop CS2 and assumes you have an intermediate understanding of the program. Ok enough of the tech talk and introduction let’s get to work. Step 1 the line art and preparation. Making of Yuka.

Introduction After receiving some positive feedback to my last work “yuka” I decided to write a detailed tutorial about creating process.

Making of Yuka

My main goal was to create a painting which was really detailed. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do it without a real photograph so I started to look for something that would interest me and make me want to spent a lot of hours painting it in photoshop. Painting Jake Sully Avatar. When I saw the James Cameron 'Avatar' movie for the first time I was very surprised.

Painting Jake Sully Avatar

I've seen it 2 more times. The visual effects are amazing. Digital Painting Tutorial by `Dianae on deviantART. Min Hyo Rin step by step by *zamboze on deviantART. 3D Cartoon Painting Tutorial.