I don't know how useful this tutorial will be, but I had it on the back burner for a long time, so I thought that now would be a good time to finally post it up. This is a nifty shop trick I learned after spending plenty of time perusing CS5 for hours at a time. This is primarily for people who scan in their lineart from paper rather than draw it digitally. But I suppose this system could also work for digital users who want to get smoother curves. I used Lady Oil for this tutorial. Feel free to download it if you'd like!
... Of sorts, I should say. Sometimes there's more steps, sometimes there's less... It depends on how well I do with the first sketch and the sketches afterwards. This one was interesting because I decided to go ahead and relay this to you guys whether or not you actually cared to know.
AND DON'T MAKE ME HAVE TO GO BACK AND WATERMARK EVERY LAST IMAGE, BECAUSE I WILL IF I HAVE TO. :I
About the Stock This was taken at the SA Arabians Main Event show on 6 February 2009 at Roseworthy, South Australia. The day was bright and sunny but not too hot. I've since paid for the sunny part with nasty sunburns. Never let it be said I do not suffer for your art!
The show featured Arabians and Arabian-derivatives in halter and ridden classes and is a major event for South Australian Arabians.
Please download to see the full-size file.
About this tutorial 1. It's not finished, I have the other half to finishing writing on. 2. It is for ArtRage Studio Pro - it's possible not all the options will be there in ArtRage Studio (e.g. the palette knife preset) 3. The snake painting is very random. And yes, I did copy one bit in twice >.> 4. Ask questions! 5. And if you can't see properly, hit the download link. It's actually 2000 pixels wide.
This tutorial describes how I got the watercolour effect in this painting (for example) And the 'hair' here
...as well as covering some basics of the watercolour brush, and other options in ArtRage 3. I only used a basic canvas - it has very interesting effects on different textures, as you can see in these two paintings (Skin of the first and some of the hair and skin and the fragmenting bits in the second)
I also was too busy remembering to take screenshots (I get really caught up when I'm painting ) to zoom in properly (for example) and a few other things I should have shown you.
Lately a lot of people have been asking me about how i do those dotted patterns for my comics. Well they are called halftones (or screentones), first of all. And i thought it's about time i do this tutorial. I think it will be a great help to a lot of beginners out there I know i was in desperate need of a tutorial like this quite a few years ago.
I don't think it matters what version of photoshop you're using. I was using photoshop elements 7.0 ages ago and it was all the same there.
So if you like it, spread it! Spread the knowledge like a plaaague!! >8D