untitled Posted by: Lakshal Posted date: March 6, 2012 | 9 comments Tags: actions, mulletgod, photoshop A few years ago, I decided to make some Photoshop actions to make editing a little easier for people. There are so many simple things that people do in Photoshop that are tedious because of the click, click, click, drag, click nature of things in the software. Actions help with automating the process, doing much of the hard work for you. I had a website dedicated to these actions but that site was hacked and subsequently infected my main wedding photography website which obviously was not a good thing. These actions are completely free of charge but I would love it if you could make a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières if you enjoy using the actions. Download the actions here Please note, The readme document contained in the ZIP file should have everything you need to know and I can’t offer any support for these actions anymore so please do not contact me asking questions!
Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth. So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Let's import another image, now of a girl opening the curtains. Step 3 With the Lasso Tool (L) or the Pen Tool (P) select the empty white. Step 5 Now select the hands/arms of the girl and the curtains. Step 6 Move the brick wall layer so it will be in front of the girl layer. Step 7 Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Hide Selection. Step 8 Duplicate the girl layer and delete the girl using the mask of the bricks wall for reference. Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13 Step 14
How to Draw the Nose Update 09-26-2012 – Above is a video version of this tutorial. For more video tutorials visit Proko.com and subscribe to the newsletter In this tutorial I will go over the structure of the nose and give detailed information about the bridge, ball, and nostrils of the nose. At the end, I will show a step by step of a nose drawing. The Major Planes When drawing the nose, I’ll usually start by indicating the 4 major planes – top, 2 sides, and bottom. Anatomical Information I think the anatomical shapes in the nose are really interesting. The Minor Planes It’s important to memorize the subtle plane changes in all the different part of the nose. Minor Planes of the Bridge The Glabella is shaped like a keystone. Minor Planes of the Ball The ball of the nose isn’t perfectly round, but has very distinct plane changes. Minor planes of the Nostrils The nostrils, also called wings, curl under themselves similar to the septum. Drawing the Nose 4. Made a video version of this tutorial.
Blood Siren Tutorial Here are the steps I took to complete the Blood Siren painting: Quick sketch to establish the composition. Detailed drawing. I block in all the major colors and lighting. I roughly add detail, trying not to get tied up on refined rendering. Here's a close-up of the face, to show how rough my brush strokes are at this point. I refine the details, and clean up the rough edges. I add the fog with a custom brush called "Cottonball" in Painter which I downloaded from Jinny Brown's Pixel Alley website. After posting this piece at art forums, I got some great critiques, so I went ahead and implemented some of the suggestions. Some close-ups of the finished painting.
Tutorial Tuesday: Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out. Foreshortening is basically an optical illusion created from a compressed looking drawing in perspective. There’s several ways artists choose to render their drawings using foreshortening. Receding Plane Technique Scruffy Ronin uses a method that relies on a drawing a flat plane that recedes into space as a boundary. Five Points in Foreshortening Here’s another basic set of rules you should follow when working with foreshortening. Size, Overlapping Shapes, and Surfaces This brief little tutorial from Gene Kelly illustrates some quick and easy methods to apply the “textbook” techniques that I showed above. Blocks and Circles There you have it – tutorials within a tutorial (sort of). See you next week.
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Big Guide to Drawing the Body by `Cedarseed on deviantART Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download