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This tutorial covers each and every different type of layer (blend mode) in Adobe Photoshop (at least up to CS4). Within this tutorial, you will learn how each blend mode behaves and how it can be used for digital painting.

If you've enjoyed this video, please feel free to check out my other videos and my blog, [link], for more updates on my work.

Thanks for watching,


Artist: Nicholas Kay
Programs Used: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Camtasia Studio, Windows 7 64bit
Equipment Used: Wacom 21 UX Cintiq

I have the world wide commercial distribution rights to this video.
I created all the still images used for the introduction and credit sequences.
I created these images myself using Adobe Photoshop on my personal computer.
I created the digital painting featured in this video myself using Adobe Photoshop
on my personal computer.
I created the recording of my digital painting process (mentioned above) myself
using Camtasia Studio on my personal computer.
The voice actor in the video is me.
I have express commercial use permission from Kevin Mac Leod to use the
background music in my video.

Tracks Used:
Intro Music by Kevin Mac Leod, "Theme for Harold var 3"
ISRC: USUAN1200010

The licensing terms for this music can be found here:
These licenses operate under the Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

There are no filmed performances.
There are no movie or TV visuals present.
There are no video game visuals.
The software used was Adobe Photoshop and Camtasia Studio.
These were both operated on my personal computer by me.

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Click HERE for the hex map template!

I got a few requests for this on the CBT forums, so I thought I'd put together a tutorial. This tutorial is for a fairly simple map, just to give everyone an idea of some of the basic process.

Part 1 covers the first stages of creating a nice ground texture, and adding water. Part 2 covers basic water effects: [link]

As I've stated in the tutorial, this is for intermediate users who have some familiarity with PhotoShop's basic tools. If you're unsure about a certain tool or function used here, there are plenty of great tutorials on deviantART that cover introductory functions.

This tutorial is not to be altered, edited, redistributed, or sold.
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Steps for "diver" speedpainting. aBOUT 40~~45 MIN. Adobe pghotoshop cs5
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Mass Effect 3, Urdnot "Eve" Bakara BioWare/EA.

You can also download the full size version for a better quality image.

My full list of references can be found here.

Permission document attached.
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Meeeeeeeeeeeeeery Xmas!!!! HOHOHOHO!!!!

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Just Link Me Back
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playing with gimp used this tutorial

free to use
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VERY easy star field tutorial which i am pretty sure anyone can do.

Been meaning to do this for a while haha.

Hope it helps to whom ever uses it :)
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the third planet. :)

psd file, in case you want to change something. ;)

texture from nasa.

please link and credit if you use, and show me! :eager:

program: adobe photoshop cs3

hope it can come in handy. enjoy! :D

thank you all for any faves. :tighthug:
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Location: Corfe Castle, Dorset, England - on a very wet and windy Friday afternoon! :giggle:

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:bulletblue: Please use my stock for DIGITAL ART/Photomanipulation only (however, you can use them for references for traditional art, no need to ask)
:bulletblue: You must always credit me clearly by using my icon or by just linking to my account or to the original stock photo.
:bulletblue: NOTIFY ME. I don't mind how. Note or comment, it's up to you.
:bulletblue: Do not, under any circumstances, redistribute my stock or claim it as your own.
:bulletblue: You can submit your work using my stock as prints on DA and you do not need my permission.
:bulletblue: You can post your work using my stock outside of deviantART on your personal websites, it's your art, however you must post it on deviantART first and foremost.
:bulletblue: You have to be a member of deviantART to use my stock.
:bulletblue: DO NOT cut the heads off my model stock, just to use the body/clothing, this is very disrespectful.
:bulletblue: If you want to use my stock for commerical purposes, notify me beforehand, I may or may not say yes.
:bulletblue: I am sorry, but I do not allow my stock to be used in Equine art. [See example here]. Please respect this and please note that it's not because I hate horses!
:bulletblue: Please be creative. This does not mean adding a few filters, brushes, textures, or making only very minor changes.
:bulletblue: Do not use my stock for art featuring violence, animal cruelty, fetish/pornography, or abuse of any kind.
:bulletblue: Do not use my stock to make your own stock/premade backgrounds.

Most importantly have fun!

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My works are registered and protected by, you are not permitted to display my work elsewhere without my full written permission. I report art theft. I will find you.

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