Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 014 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired
high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a
futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles."
read the tutorial
"Create a haunting scene inspi
How to shade eyes, nose and mouthFree chapter from the "Painting Character Portraits" tutorial on cubebrush.comHow to shade eyes, nose and mouth10 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to draw noses!This week's tutorial comes a bit late but hey, at least it made it in time!How to draw noses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOSE NOSE NOSE
The Importance of Line ArtHi Guys, here is my latest video in case you missed it, talking about a topic overlooked by too many!The Importance of Line Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you like it!
And here is the trailer for our latest tutorial on cubebrush.com
PE: Dos and Don'ts of Literature DDsDaily Deviations WeekPE: Dos and Don'ts of Literature DDs1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Literature is just a small portion of DeviantArt compared to the Visual Arts, but it is just as mighty. The libraries in our literature galleries are filled with epic poems, tales of fantasy adventures, space operas, curl up on the couch romance, six word stories and spectacular sonnets that will leave you mesmerized. But it's not like they have neon signs attached to them that blink and say "Read me!" Which means we have to wade through the other literature that isn't quite up to snuff. And then the idea hit us.
Why not make a list of things that put up the red danger flag when we're reading lit?
Don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about. Imagine clicking on a link and finding one giant wall of text with no paragraph breaks or indentations. Or maybe it's a poem full of high school hormones and teenage love cliches. No wait, it's the story that af
A new(?) apo trick - includes paramsIf you've been hanging around aposhack at all the past few days, you've probably seen me excitedly linking to images like these:A new(?) apo trick - includes params5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, now I'm going to teach you how to get that intertwining.
We are going to start from the sphereye-bubble template that comes with Apo 7x. If, for some reason, you don't have that/don't know how to get to it/are using a different version of apo, here are the params:
Get the most out of your journal (part 4)Watch out - this journal is long!Get the most out of your journal (part 4)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Making a journalskin - basics
So in part 3 you learned a little about css and maybe you tried that out (if you did please tell me ). If you haven't been by w3scool yet, you better go there, or at least keep it open in a seperat tab, since I won't be explaining everything here.
Step 1: Making a design
Make a simple design of what you want to do. Here's a design I made for this tutorial/walkthrough:
If you download the psd file you will see that I have sliced a couple of images out. The top gradient, the bottom gradient, the butterfly and the white border inside the textfield. I have done this already because I am experienced and know what parts I will be needing to do the design - When you try it the first time you might have to go back an reslice a couple
Haru's Cheesecake Fullscreen Process VideoHaru's Cheesecake Fullscreen Process Video10 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Haru's Cheesecake" Fullscreen Process Painting Video!
You can support me and get access for process steps, videos, PSDs, brushes, etc. here:
Getting Started with Digital PaintingHey guys and happy New Year 2015!Getting Started with Digital Painting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the time-lapse version of the latest lesson I did for cubebrush.com -
You can check out the full lesson on how to get started with digital art here for the full length version with commentary, brushes, exercises and much more!
Added the Intro for the full lesson so you know what its all about
Looking for the curveFound myself putting this together after getting asked at convention for advice on how to push a drawing further.Looking for the curve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When I first started to draw I LOVED faces. But I soon realized that starting with the face meant that it dictated the direction the figure was drawn....[read more]
Hope it helps!
If you'd like to follow along with my work in progress art, you can find more of my daily updates here:
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Separated GlynniaEdit1: Opacity value on each Tx. - Thanks to rce-ordinarySeparated Glynnia5 years ago in Personal More Like This
TX-1:Separation = 1
Separation variable value = 1 0 0 0
Scale down 200 once
Weight = 1
Transform Color = 0.5
Color Speed = 0
Opacity = 0
Tx-2:Elliptic = 1
Scale down 200 once
Rotate 90 degree clockwise
Weight = 0.1
Transform Color = 1
Color Speed = 0.8
Opacity = 0
Tx-3:Glynnia = 1
Color Speed = 1
Transform Color = 0
Opacity = 1
Tx-4:Linear = 1
Radial Blur = 10 - 30
Radial_blur_angle = 0
Weight = 0.05 - 0.1
Transform Color = 0.5
Color Speed = 0
Opacity = 0
XaosTx-1 = 0 0 1 1
Tx-2 = 0 0 1 1
Tx-3 = 0 1 0 1
Tx-4 = 1 10 0 1
Play with Tx-2 and Tx-3. Use some final transform. Tweak. Play. Have Fun
PS: there no absolute value for everything because everything is possible
Color Tutorial - BASICSIn case you missed the tutorial, here it is again. There were a lot of questions that were awesome, I started by covering some basics in the video. The more complex questions will follow shortly, thanks!Color Tutorial - BASICS7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing in Photoshop - TutorialHey guys's here's a full 20min chapter from the latest lesson on cubebrush.com for your viewing pleasureDrawing in Photoshop - Tutorial9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you like it! Don't hesitate to check out the full lesson HERE, much more cool stuff in there!
Drawin' Faces vid :)I realized that this whole time I haven't been posting my videos here in my journal section - silly me!Drawin' Faces vid :)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorial and print size picture giveawayHello!Tutorial and print size picture giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are getting close to 100000 views so i think its time to end the wait. this is my thank you to all of you who have visited this page and supported me and my art.
I am giving you 2 gifts instead of one.
Gift one: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y6vk0vp25mxyq6l/5KDcctQA1n as i said here it is the video for the . its in realtime so you can see everything i do. hopefully it explains some stuff. unfortunately no audio.
Gift two: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cn9zp1lfenlevzf/final.JPG image at full rez. Well i decided to give it for free because i cant sell it as a print due to copyright issues. anyway along the time i received some requests for it. Please if you print it make a picture with you and the print and send it to me so i can see if you are happy make sure you click the dropbox download button (upper right corner) for the full rez
If you know someone that would like to see the video or print the Spirited Away artwork please give them my dev
Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)Update: I wanted to post this again for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it. The people who have made these tutorials have helped me immensely and I'd love to share their knowledge with others.Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was talking to someone here on DA and I was going to give her some coloring tips and send her some tutorials. I decided instead to put it all in one big journal so other people can benefit from it as well.
WARNING! Some Youtube videos may have inappropriate content. I don't remember what all of the videos have in them, so proceed with caution. Especially if you are male since most of the immodesty will be of women.
:iconAquaSixio: All of his tutorials are AMAZING!
Coloring Theory and Values
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 044 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
Beginner's Guide: Freelance Portrait Photograpy IArt in the ProfessionsBeginner's Guide: Freelance Portrait Photograpy I9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Freelance Photographer: a self-employed photographer hired to work for different companies or clients on particular assignments
So you've got your camera, have gathered some experience and feel like you're ready to start using your photography skills as a source of income. You enjoy portraiture and are now considering freelance portrait photography as an option. This topic will be presented over projecteducate's Art in the Professions Week in two parts: the first part looks at the things you should take into account before you start and the second part examines how to start and grow your business.
Before you Start
There are a number of factors that you need to consider before you start freelancing on a wider scale. These include being properly prepared in terms of experience and equipment, and knowing your goals. You also need
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Basic Art Elements: LineHerro people! I've been giving this much thought and have decided to include along with our "Common Misconceptions" series a series based in the basic art elements followed by the principals of design. There are seven basic art elements as follows:Basic Art Elements: Line3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The purpose of knowing this list and understanding each element is to help you make good decisions compositionally as well as help you with formal analysis. Formal analysis is an identification of the basic art elements in a work of art which is useful in critique and also understanding the artist's choices in composition. Ideally, a piece that we would call "successful" would have each of the seven elements here present in some way, as well as the principles of design. A lot of our choices in art making can be either arbitrary or intuitive. Neither are inherently bad, but making choices that have a sound base in these elements will help you with some of the compositional conundrums we artists fa
The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!The Artist Hopsital Helpful Video Catalog!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got something!
So I made a bunch of videos plus I fav a bunch (mostly SAI but what you see can be translated form program to program). I thought I would be nice and share the ones I've found the most useful and fun to watch. I promise, these videos along with an abundance of tutorials, you won't even know which one to experiment with first!
And this is just the tip of ye old iceberg! When I find more I'll post them.
Have some videos?
Why not drop them in the comments, nyo? I'll take a look and add them to the list! I'll also try to get some more manga Studio stuff up as well.
Manga Studio EX4 Videos:
Sketching and Inking
Painttool SAI Videos:
PE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful article2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever wanted to write an article but didn't know how to start, what to write about and mainly - why bother? This guide wants to present 6 steps of an article creation.
1 Picking a topic | 2 Researching the topic | 3 Getting creative | 4 Writing | 5 Dressing it up | 6 Posting & sharing the article.
Step 1. Picking a topic
What do you think is the main purpose of an article like this one? It's written for you - members of our community, to provide information that we feel are either missing or are misunderstood, incorrect or we just want to research them
Displacement MappingSickleYield writes wonderful little journals where she explains things to the 3D world and tells stuff she has just learned to the people who watch her. I love that she does that, so why shouldn´t I try to do the same... because this is how we all grow, yes? Learning from each other is very important and I myself had wonderful teachers. So...Displacement Mapping3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a little crash course about displacement mapping or better - how those are made and set up in Photoshop / Gimp and DAZ.
In Daz Studio, displacement maps work pretty much like bump maps. Light areas render as positive while dark areas render as negative. To make a map for veins on arms, for example, I load the limbs texture into Photoshop as a guide layer, create a transparent layer above it, and simply airbrush the veins (white) using the texture as a guide. Some textures have veins that are visible and very easy to follow, while others do not and you just have to kinda wing it. It always helps to look at photos of very defined