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 techniques4 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.
Download my brushes for freeYes, after a million years of waiting, you can finally download my brushes. For free.Download my brushes for free4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Head on over to http://noahbradley.com to get them now (just scroll to the bottom for the link). Hope you enjoy!
Free Photoshop Brushes!Free Photoshop Brushes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a free brush set that contains basic rendering brushes, as well as custom brushes I've made. You may use them in any of your personal and professional work, and of course I highly encourage you to make your own as well
Made in Photoshop CS3, they should work in previous versions and of course will work in CS5 & CS6.
Thanks and enjoy!
******GET THEM HERE!: http://gum.co/AtzY ********
PS...Just enter '$0' where it says 'Give', you don't have to donate nothin'!
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Tutorial - Painting hairHerro guys, here is the newest video tutorial where I talk about my process when painting hair.Tutorial - Painting hair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have a good week bros.
Photoshop BrushesPhotoshop brushesPhotoshop Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you might remember my previous journal with a list of brush-sets I've tried out and found very useful. Today I bring you more!
And honestly I must say that those few new sets contain absolutely everything one needs (I won't join the discussion that a real artist needs only one brush, because it's absolutely true but makes things much less fun and fancy ;))
After downloading and installing a brush set always test every single brush - play with it on a clear canvas, test it in different colours and using different strokes. Pick only those which you like and know how to use, delete the others or at least move them to the bottom of the list, leaving the most often used at the top.
New brush sets
These 6 wonderful sets brought to you by Vincent-Montreuil are compilations of brushes that create amazing effects. All of them
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
Love dA Lit: Issue 120Welcome to the one-hundred twentieth issue of Love dA Lit! :iconyeyplz: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1202 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Hug your thorny coconut empress, thorns as she has hung up her CR hat
in order to acquire more gorgeous Minotaur man-servants! Give her your thanks.
The bi-weekly group spotlight is StoriesAndPoemsClub!
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
Texture Treatssome texture treats for you, hope you like them!Texture Treats1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Earthly Texture by PaulineMossSunlight on Water Texture. by galaxiesanddustThrough the Glass. by galaxiesanddust
The Moon In Scorpio by CD-STOCKVeins of rust by mercurycodeFront of a train buffer by mercurycode
Shores of Saturn by Seykloren
Sci-Fi Environment Design TechniquesHey guys, I finally managed to upload my first Gumroad tutorial!Sci-Fi Environment Design Techniques11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a 2h11min video explaining a bunch of techniques I use for Sci-Fi speed- or matte painting, such as in these images (the last one is from the video).
Hope you find some stuff useful!
You can now also get my Custom Brush panel for Photoshop!
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!Photography Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dull Images on dA
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
Resource Roundup #8The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This month's theme is "do it yourself" (commonly known as 'DIY'). We hope you enjoy these tutorials! What would you like to see in next month's edition of Resource Roundup?
Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan Cosplay wing tutorial by etaru Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde :thumb298041672: Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
Plush Donut Tutorial by devliann Raichu Sewing Tutorial by Renegar-Kitsune Turtle Tutorial by Piripanda Electric guitar bag tutorial by Eyespiral-stock :thumb92218108
Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.Hey everyone, I just put up a new video on how to create physically accurate perspective grids in 2 minutes or less. A lot of people, including myself, tend to just eyeball it or make a best guess, but with these methods you can make them accurate to camera with very little effort. Enjoy!Quick way to make perfect perspective grids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Happy 100+ Watchers: Share Stock+ ResHóng cái ngày này lâu quá rồi >.<Happy 100+ Watchers: Share Stock+ Res10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Không biết phải cảm ơn các watchers xênh đẹp như thế lào đây nhỉ
Màu mè thế thôi chứ coăn này sẽ share stock+ res cho mn nhé^^
Không có share web nha, bởi vì mình nghĩ mấy web mình có thì chắc người khác cũng share hay mấy bạn cũng có hết rồi.
Vốn tớ không phải đứa nói nhiều nên bây giờ start luôn cho khỏi mất thời gian.
Nhớ là WATCH+FAV+CMNT= LẤY= BẠN LÀ NGƯỜI
SHARE WEB, RES FOR 200+ WATXin chào cách tềnh êu Hôm nay là ngày đẹp chời nên tuôi share nha <3SHARE WEB, RES FOR 200+ WAT9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Watch DA tuôi nạ:
DA tuôi 200+ wat rồi đó Ý chính của cái blog này là mừng 200+ wat mà /bựa gơn/
Fav+cmt+watch = Lấy
Like+yêu+cmt = Lấy
Credit if you use:
Đi qua để lại 1 tiếng ạ, lượt xem nhiều hơn like 300 lượt thì khóa blog , DA mà fav ít hơn lượt xem 300 lượt thì cũng block cái journal vào nha♥
Living off of your Art"Now I will tell you about how it feels to survive from your art"Living off of your Art3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The real title should probably be something like that however that doesn't really fit well. XD This is LONG, I'm sorry, but it's a lot to cover and I want to cover it in a well rounded way and no short-change you guys. Before I get started, here is what I'll cover:
Job searching / Promotion / Community
Do you want to go to art school/college? Maybe you just want art as a hobby or income boost? Maybe you want to be a full time freelancer or studio worker? Do you know?
Making art your living or making it a portion of your income is a serious undertaking and involves a lot more than I think the majority of people realize. I'm not here to scare anyone or crush dreams. However I feel that with so many young artists on dA aspiring to become a professional (or even older ones starting to enjoy art now), you all DESERVE to know what you are getting into.
Anyway, I've been having these sorts o
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
Red Velvet Textures by RockStockRed Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
What's that brush ?A lot of people ask about what kind of brush we use to get that pastely,textured, gouache- like quality for quite some time. Since it is kind of a hassle to create a tutorial for this, (we have to use MS paint to make/edit something like this, no lie), we could explain in more simpler terms. Follow the instructions carefully!What's that brush ?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We primarily use Photoshop CS3 for this, but it probably doesn't matter what version of Photoshop you use, I believe.
Go under the brush menu (the one that looks like a filing folder), and click Dry Media Brushes to use as your main brush, otherwise known as the Brush Tip Shape .
Click on Number 63 or 36 brush for the Brush Tip Shape.
Now, go under the Dual Brush setting, and choose Number 49 brush .
Go under the Spacing setting under the Dual Brush, and adjust the spacing a tad bit so you can get some of that fuzzy/ grainy texture.
Finally, go to the other Dynamics setting, and put
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
Basics of Colour - for Ultra FractalLooking at parameters, both from DA and Ultra Fractal Mailing list I have noticed a lack of understanding as to how colours interact. So I have decided to write a few helpful hints.Basics of Colour - for Ultra Fractal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The Colour Wheel - http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
All colours can be made from just three. Blue, Red and Yellow - for instance if you mix Blue and Red you get Purple, Red and Yellow make orange etc. Blue Red and Yellow are called primaries. Purple, Green and Orange are called Secondaries and Tertiaries are combinations of two of these
Basics of Colour - The Colour Wheel (just click on thumbnail for parameter file)
2) RGB v CYMK
RGB - Red Green and Blue relates to the colours that are mixed by an imaging device (TV screen, Monitor, Digital Camera) to produce an image
CYMK- Cyan (Blue) Magenta (Red) Yellow and Black refers to the colours that a printer's inks
Some Resources + Contest Proposal.Things That Make Your Art PrettySome Resources + Contest Proposal.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of art submitted here that's made use of space/night sky/starry images. Unfortunately, almost all of these had to be declined because they used Google-fu'd images, meaning that the user simply searched via Google or a similar search engine and took whatever image that caught their fancy in the results. An image displayed by a search engine is not automatically a free-for-use image; that is why Google, for example, has the statement "This image may be subject to copyright." displayed when you click on each result.
For those that wish to use a space/night sky/or starry "image" in their work, there are free-for-use materials available.
Space Stock on deviantART
Star Brushes on deviantART
Just search for stuff on deviantART in the "Resources" category, brosis.