Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
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 Texture2 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,
LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBEHIII :iconbunnyloveplz:LINEART TUTORIAL ON YOUTUBE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The first part of my tutorials is out!
I will upload when I colour soon enough ♥♥♥
I was SUPER nervous through whole video ehehe ;//_//;;
Hope it is somewhat helpful :iconyuicryplz:
*ROLLS OF TO BED*
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines|DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER! - THIS JOURNAL CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DRAGON AGE 2 AND SNARKY OPINIONS. IF YOU NOT WANT, THEN GET OUT! GET OUT NOW! (*These opinions are based on "Friendship" romances/routes.)
So, at the time of writing this, I have played through and beaten Dragon Age 2 four times, and am working on my fifth time. This game has taken over my life the last month, and I've had plenty of discussion with multiple people regarding the latest two men that have filled our lives with sexy and romance.
Dragon Age 2 is pretty much between these two fine pieces of ass.
Anders, the apostate mage.
And Fenris, the formerly enslaved bodyguard.
Both of whom absolutely hate each other..
but that is another story, for a later time.
I'm going to explain why Fenr
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt018 months ago in Art Features More Like This
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools1 year 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
* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *UPD:* Watchers Lottery - WINNER *5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winner of the lottery is tsuaii
I want to thank all the participants I appreciate your support and kind words a lot!
I don't expect there will be such many wishing, and I will make such raffle again in future, so good luck next time
Have a nice day, everyone!
I want to tell all my watchers thank you so much for what they followed me, for your kind comments and support!
Thank you very much, I really appreciate you!
So now I want to make a LOTTERY where you can win a free color portrait!
How to enter:
FAV this journal (you will automatically receive a number)
Comment this journal - with link on your character/fanart that you would like me to do if you win
You have to be my watcher ^^
*The lottery will end on August 17
Winner will receive a drawing from me like this:
Providing Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock RulesThis is Part 3 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someProviding Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock Rules3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where to keep the Stock Rules? | What to pu
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_5Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_511 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Lets review some basics for photoshop, and how you can optimize it so it works better. As well as painting hair
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/audasicmusic
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Steve Argyle Lesson video (this is just part 1, theres more on their yt channel) :
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveArgyleDotCom
Advanced layer Tutorial by zevenstormsUpdate JPG vs PNG Tutorial by computercomedyguyWacom Starter's Guide 2011 by fox-orian
Getting Started: Setting Up the Tablet by ConceptCookieThe Pen Tool Is Your Friend by AeollPen Tool Paths Create Designs by nmsmith
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts AZERTY by ensombrecer
PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii:thumb48064074
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?Photomanips for Beginners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
Manip Academy 2: Soft effects in PhotomanipulationToday's Manip Academy article was written by Cinnamoncandy. I am posting it for her, but the full credit for the tutorial should go to her. Please take a moment to share some love and gratitude on her page!Manip Academy 2: Soft effects in Photomanipulation5 months ago in Personal More Like This
In today’s Manip Academy blog I’m going to teach you how to achieve a softening effect with your photomanipulations. This is a trick that I often use, especially for fantasy and emotional style pieces.
NOTE: When I do this technique it is usually my finishing step, so my image is duplicated and my layers are already merged.
Step One: Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. I usually set the Radius at 3.0 pixels; however, you can adjust it to your liking. Click okay.
Step Two: Go to Edit>Fade Gaussian Blur. Set the opacity. Again, you can adjust it to your liking. I often use 25 to 30%. Set the mode to Soft Light. Click OK.
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and ManipsNote: This Manip Academy tutorial is from LadyEvilArts. It is not my work. Please direct any questions, comments, love, or gratitude her way. Thank you!Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and Manips4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Blending modes and photomanipulations
Few words about most used blending modes (bm), how they affect the image (positive and negative moments).
First of all I want to remind about the option of creating layer filled with neutral colour for chosen blending mode. Holding Alt press icon "create a new layer", Photoshop will show you window like this:
Just select desired bm and check "fill with ... neutral color". Sometimes it's very helpful.
Second, when you use blending modes for toning for example, use option "new adjustment layer - solid colour" instead of filling new layer with bucket. Solid color doesn't increase size of your psd file as much as pixel layer does.
And third - brush, clone stamp, history brush, bucket/gradient, all these tools have option to select bm i
Tips for Beginners MembersLast Updated on 20th NovemberTips for Beginners Members1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Four years ago I created my account and literally was lost, I had many doubts, and in those years I discovered many things and decided to do a special blog with such useful information for beginners because every day brings new members who are also lost, then I am posting this to try and help in some way some beginners
Start in the community in a good way.
Be an active member and try to participate and be part of the community, participate in contests, events, make friends, make journal feature, it is always good to see people sharing works, it does not matter if you still do not have many watchers, it's always good to see works being sharing and helping promote. Post your work in groups so that people can see your art and promote yourself, and always try to thank the comments and accept critics in a positive way. Always be correct and honest person, do not steal, copy
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTESTThe Legend of Korra is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and now’s your chance to be a part of the incredible panel!COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTEST1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Starting right now, you can ENTER OUR COMIC-CON FAN ART CONTEST, that will be judged by Korra creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will choose a handful of their favorite fan creations to display during our LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Go to korranation.tumblr.com/submit http://korranation.tumblr.com/submit and submit your original LoK artwork for consideration. Any art submitted must be your own personal work. Contest ends next Wednesday 7/10 at 5pm EST and winning pieces will be displayed by Mike and Bryan at the LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
Good luck to you all!
Digital painting tutorials PART_3Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
PART_2 ! General digital painting
And part 3 About Color, perspective, composition, value.
Super tired... zzzzzzzzzz.....
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
Feng Zhu Realtime Fantasy Landscape Painting video:
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL
Tutorial 10 How to have six' with colours by AquaSixioArt Tutorial: Color Theory by Xadrea
COLOR Primer - :Color + Value: by ziinyuQuick and Dirty Color Theory by DarlingMionettecolor selection by oione
A Note on Light and Colour by toerningBlue Reflected Light by toerningThe Color Tutorial - Part 1 by sashas
The Color Tutorial - Part 2 by sashasQuick and Dirty Color Theory by DarlingMionetteHow I See Color - A Tutorial by purplekecleon
Color Theory Crash Course by pronouncedyouA lesson about colors by Pompuri
How to Stock 1- Setting up a Shooting AreaWelcome to "How to Stock," a new short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 1- Setting up a Shooting Area2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For the first article, I asked faestock, Tasastock, and kirilee all about how to set up a shooting area. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
What are the best kind of lights? How many should I have? What kind of bulbs give the best light?
:iconfaestock: Faestock says:
If you have access to studio lighting then I prefer to use a large Elenchrom soft box. The soft box provides a soft flattering light for most subjects. A direct flash can be harsh, using some kind of filter, like a beauty dish, grate or soft box is better. I would also suggest rigging the stand with wheels so it is easily adjustable, as one inch to the left can make all the difference when you
Dark Photo-manipulation TutorialsDark Photo-manipulation TutorialsDark Photo-manipulation Tutorials10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is filled to burst with tutorials that will satisfy the hunger in any budding dark photo-manipulation artist. When fallowing a tutorial, if you want to get the most out of it, make sure to mix, match, experiment, and make it your own. Look past what a tutorial is and start looking at what it could be and you'll be creating people's nightmares in no time!
Light and Atmosphere
Tutorial Light and Mood (Photoshop) by nova63 Day Into Night Tutorial (PART ONE) by SteveWackenKing
Making Ghosts (tutorial) by zummerfish Disintegration Effect Tutorial by zummerfish
How to Stock 2- PosingWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 2- Posing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For the second article, I asked SenshiStock, DaeStock, and jademacalla all about how to pose. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
How do I decide how to pose?
:iconsenshistock: SenshiStock says:
Try thinking about what kind of image you want to create. If you are dressed in a costume, then you have that as a starting place. Try to become the character you're representing. What kind of actions would they take (leaping, running, sneaking, flying)? How would they move around (slowly, crawling, jumping, skipping)? If you're like me and you're focused solely on the pose, sometimes you still have to get 'in character' to come up with ideas. I like making a list before each
If you want to do art...Then DO it already!I've been asked by a lot of aspiring artists how I got into 3d and game art in general. So, I've decided to share my experience and what I've learned to hopefully give you guys some good advice.If you want to do art...Then DO it already!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I've always been a fan of video games. I used to go to my neighbors house and play Super Mario Land and Tetris on their Gameboy then go home to play more on my SNES. As I got older, the game that really stuck to me was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I loved everything about it, and it's what really got me to draw.
I went to a small community college in fall 2008 to start a degree in Graphic Design. In high school I went through a big phase of designing icons for Live Journal and my parents convinced me it would be the safest route for a career. By the end of the first semester, I had been with my boyfriend Cody for a few months and observed what he did in his 3D Animation major. Since I loved games, I decided it would make a more enjoyable career path. I switched majors and
TUTORIAL - Tips for All ArtistsHello everyone!TUTORIAL - Tips for All Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have written a tutorial like this before here. But recently I have had more thoughts about it that I decided to share. As you may have noticed, I am not a professional artist, I am a hobbyist and self-taught, and what I will expose here is what I've learnt from my own experience. Even so, I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you!
Another note: English is not my first language, so I apologize if I commit any mistakes.
Feel free to correct my grammar any time, as well as make suggestions or asking questions!
This tutorial is for every kind of artist, but sometimes I will focus more on visual artists (since it's my speciality).
I believe that everyone can be an artist, and this tutorial has not only the purpose of providing advices and tips, but also motivation for all.
1. Your Image as an Artist on dA
2. Your Image as an Artist outside dA
3. Your Popularity
4. Your Art Process
5. Your Artistic Style
Animation in Pixel ArtPortuguese Version HereAnimation in Pixel Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, many people asked for it, so, I'll do ~ i hope that it'll be good, because I'm not good with explanations.
Which the program that I use?
Gimp 2.8 (you can download it in the site, it's free! http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ )
But you can use Photoshop too, because GIMP looks like with Photoshop, but it's free, more simple and more "light".
I'll explain of a mode that is possible make in Photoshop or GIMP, not much detailed, I wait that you know the basic of the program.
Ah! Have many many patience >//<
The images about what I saying are in the right of the text.
Start with a document of size 100x100 px.
And create a "border" (in other layer) with the size 50x50 so you know that your pixel art is in the size correct.
Now you can make