Background Tutorials Feature I want to share with you a recent gift. :iconquentinlars: put my work on a video with awesome music. Check it out on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a842vP67dgQ&feature=youtu.beBackground Tutorials Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As art theft and misuse of stock becomes more and more of a problem, we are losing access to some of our best premade background resources. I think it's essential that we start learning to do our own backgrounds.
In this feature I will be adding some of the background tutorials that I have in my favorites. This is just a few of some of the great tutorials out there.
If you have any that are not listed, I invite you to add a link in your comment.
In a future journal, I will be showcasing some of our awesome stock artists that still provide free premade backgrounds.
Good News !Hello my friends! It`s a good day today for meGood News !10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have 50~000 pageviews and 3~000 watchers! )
and my deviations were viewed >400~000 times!
Also, my own group :icondigitalua: have a second birthday today and 1~000 members ! (P|S you can watch this group and see only best ukrainian art)
But I write this journal not to show you my stupid stats....
I received links with works where my tutorials have used. It`s superb !!!
So, this journal will be post on my profile page with your works
Tutorial "Frozen Cherry" ----->
Tutorial "Crystals" ----->
I`m waiting for your links to put them here!
Also, you can write requests for tutorials, practice for me, comissions etc here. I`m waiting for useful advices from you.
PS| I need some poeple who can help me with my English Can somebody help me with that? (show to my mistakes in journals,
250+ Points for YOU. :iconanti-nejiten-group: #Anti-NejiTen-Group250+ Points for YOU.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting7 months ago in Photography More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Let's Learn Portraiture: Model CommunicationIn an effort to further give back to the community, I have decided to kick off a series of informative articles called 'Let's Learn Portraiture.' The goal will be to cover topics related to people and portrait photography. To start, we will cover a topic suggested by *ThomasJergelLet's Learn Portraiture: Model Communication8 months ago in Photography More Like This
Communicating With Your Model
Get to Know Your Subject
Different photographers take different approaches to how they interact with their models, but I've always taken a personal approach. Learning about your subject's interests can not only make them more comfortable, but it can also lead to more striking images that follow along with those interests. Communication is key when it comes to interacting with your model, and building a quick rapport is important in order to solidify that.
When working with amateur models who may not be familiar with posing for the camera, you may often find that they will resort to e
Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 011 year 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
PE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learnPE: Walkthroughs, an alternative way to learn5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Walkthroughs, alongside tutorials, are always an excellent way to learn. It's really helpful to get educated through a tutorial which tells exactly what to do in a detailed way step by step. However at times what is even more helpful is to actually see the artist in action, there are things you need to see get done by yourself and here is where walkthroughs come into play.
There's always something fascinating about seeing the different stages of the creation process of a piece, and you can always learn from the artists and adapt part of said process to your own.
Besides showing part of this process through images which show the different stages of a piece, and
The Price of Plot TwistsPlot twists. Whether it be mystery novels, an M. Night Shyamalan movie, or the prolific father-son reunion in the Empire Strikes Back, plot twists pop up in every genre and medium of storytelling. With good reason, too. A plot twist surprises you, it makes you rethink everything you thought you knew, and it shatters whatever plot predictions you've racked up for the ride. A good plot twists enriches a story, it complicates it. A great one blows your freaking mind.The Price of Plot Twists9 months ago in Resources More Like This
I think it's the "blows your freaking mind" variety that have really pumped us all up on the concept of twists. After all, when people talk about, say, The Sixth Sense, what do they always bring up? The heart-warming relationship between Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment? Of course not! It's that reality-shattering twist (which I will not name for the sake of those who haven't seen it yet). Or how about Shutter Island? That one had a bit of a doozy as well.
We've developed a bit of an addiction, I think.
Water TutorialOh yeah, that's exactly what I made; a water tutorial!Water Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
->link to the tutorial
How to feel good about your ArtWe've all had those moments as an artist where we just can't seem to like what we're doing, where nothing seems sufficient and everybody else seems to draw so much better than ourselves.There's a few simple things you can do to avoid feeling like that or that you can remind yourself of should you already be right in the middle of this mess.How to feel good about your Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Draw for yourself, not an audience!
The first and probably most important point, especially for any artist on here who in one way or the other seeks feedback and recognition from their fellow deviants. You should never forget that your art is after all YOUR art, so it should be a means to express yourself, relax yourself, be proud of yourself etc and not anyone else. Never let yourself be pressured to do anything you don't want simply because your watchers might demand it or do anything for the sole purpose of getting more attention. It might make you happy in the beginning but loosing track
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS5 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...Just the other day, I discovered a super quick and easy way to create reference sheets for digital painting. So, instead of having a ton of documents open all at once, slowing down your Photoshop, or spending a half hour to create your own sheet, you can use Picasa to create one for you in just seconds.Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Below is a video I made to show you how. There are some other tips in there as well, so take a look if you're interested!
G.M.I. FAQThe Global Manga Initiative ("G.M.I.") Frequently Asked QuestionsG.M.I. FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last Edit - 5/16/2012 - "Changed "contract" references to Submission Agreement, to avoid confusion; no contract exists, only the SA"
Here it is! The G.M.I. F.A.Q. (so many periods @_@) is up and running. This should answer the more-commonly asked questions we get from interested talent, and give you an idea of the ambitions we have with this project. We've tried to be as thorough as we can, but if you have a question not answered in this guide, don't hesitate to contact us and ask away!
The G.M.I. Submission Agreement can be found here: http://petenks.deviantart.com/journal/43286834/
Note: The following document is not a legal agreement/binding in any sense and exists for informative/clarification purposes only.
How will G.M.I. work?
Think of GMI like an art gallery. Metaphorically speaking, we built the building, the art gallery, and maintain it. You, the artist, allow us to
Featuring painting tutorialsImo, one of the most useful stuff found here on DA are tutorials (you can find literally thousands of them explaining one single thing ) So, i decided to dedicate this journal to tutorials (because im too lazy/busy to write my own ) . And if you, boys and girls, find this journal useful, tell me and i will try to post it once a weekFeaturing painting tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
p.s. Don't forget to show some to those talented ppl!
PS Tut of the Day: Unbind Destructive ActionsI guess I'll start a series of real easy Tutorials that I never see people do. Sure, there are hundreds of thousands of eye tutorials floating around Youtube and DeviantArt, and just as many tutorials for creating clouds and starfields and grass. But these tutorials are the more obscure "never thought of that" kind of thing that I discovered just recently after a good decade of using Photoshop.PS Tut of the Day: Unbind Destructive Actions10 months ago in Digital Art More Like This
So, first up.
Let's say that you're rattling along one of your paintings, and a cursory glance at the keyboard arrangement shows that a lot of common shortcut keys are cluttered right next to eachother. Ctrl+S will save the file. Ctrl+A selects the whole image. Ctrl+E merges layers. Ctrl+D clears the current selection. Those are all actions that are nice and tidy right next to eachother on the keyboard.
Know what else is laying dormant in ambush position, ready to sabotage your work? Right over thos
FEATURE - TUTORIALSFEATURE - TUTORIALS10 months ago in Personal More Like This
They are very good tutorials, help a great deal for those who want to learn new techniques, especially how to paint details in Photomanipulations.
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 1*Title stolen from a well-known and favourite book of mineHow to Win Friends and Influence Deviantart Part 111 months ago in Editorials More Like This
Part 1: Submitting with POWER
I know there are a million "how to be popular" guides on DA and a million more parody versions of them. This article isn't about becoming popular, or starting drama or racking up pageviews as fast as possible for the sake of seeing a larger number.
This article won't make your art better, or make you more a more popular personality. However, what I've noticed is that many artists are missing out on feedback and exposure that they should be getting if not for a few common mistakes. Time after time, I've read on Artist's Confessions, or just browsing through members' personal journals that their gallery doesn't recieve any traffic and they can't improve because they're not getting any feedback. They feel like their lack of popularity is a personal statement. That their art isn't worth looking at. This is entirely untrue.
Hopefully this will help you, the underexposed artist, to b
The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw!1 year ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Draw with Muro Now!
Sharpen your skills and showcase your unique technique in a whole new way.
The Making of Pepper
Describing your CharactersDescribing your CharactersDescribing your Characters1 year ago in Resources More Like This
When it comes to characters, we writers have a certain goal: to bring these people to life in the readers' imaginations. But for this to work, two things need to happen.
1) The character needs personality.
2) The readers need to be able to visualize the character as they read.
The first is achieved through characterization, while the second is traditionally thought to be achieved through physical description. What I’d like to discuss in this journal entry, however, is how physical description also needs to contribute to a character’s personality, and how it’s actually characterization, more than anything, that helps the readers visualize a character.
Take a look at the following example.
1) When I entered Mr. Jed's office, he stood and smiled at me. He had a big nose and short, brown hair. He wore a dark suit. I shook his hand.
What do you know about Mr. Jed from this br