Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Italics & weights
In the previous article of the typography series I presented some of the basic principles of type design and we started designing a geometric sans typeface such as Futura. In this article we will expand that typeface and add italics and alternate weights. Or rather, I will show you how to design italics and briefly present how you can modify your regular weight typeface to create alternate weights rather than having to re-draw the whole letter.
Before we start
If you haven’t read the last article/tutorial but you want participate in this one, you can download a pack of resou
Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way)The Rule of Thirds is another one of those expressions that you have probably heard before somewhere but aren't quite sure what it means. This article strives to shed some light on this rule as well as on how to use lines and shapes in your compositions to lead the viewer's eye to the important bits. There are some compositional rules and pointers that no artist should go without knowing!Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Rule of Thirds
Thankfully this time, there are no hours upon hours of dry reading to be done because the Rule of Thirds itself can be explained rather easily:
"The Rule of Thirds states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections." (from the wikipedia article)
Or - summed up in one image:
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
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 - Textures3 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
Lineart Tutorial for LAPTOP MOUSE/TOUCH PAD userso there were many of my watchers asked me about "how do you draw with mousepad?" YEAH I'M LAPTOP MOUSEPAD USERRR AND I'M PROUD OF IT ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) /stopLineart Tutorial for LAPTOP MOUSE/TOUCH PAD user2 years ago in Personal More Like This
let me tell you, leppie touchpad is DIFFERENT with usual mouse. if you have a leppie/netbook, you will easily know it. yeah, this pad is easier to use and has a soft movement.
okay, i give up. i will tell you my secret BUT PLEASE, don't complain about my suckness because im unworthy artist okay :iconpapmingplz:
i make this for any mousepad user beginners, so if you're a pro, please tolerance me because im your stupid kouhai :icondidyoujustplz:
1. i usually draw TRADITIONAL sketch, and capture it with my PHONE CAMERA.
so as you know, i don't have either tablet nor scanner. poor me :iconlazypoolplz:
if you have the same issue with me, go try it. to make the sketch brighter, i usually edit the saturation and contrast.
2. ignore the
Photoshop for Beginners Tutorial - InterfaceMy god do I sound young in it. I sound weird. Dx Feel free to comment with suggestions for improvements, things you'd like to see done and whatever else you like. Made for BleachOD, Lady-Compassion and anyone else struggling with Photoshop. ^^Photoshop for Beginners Tutorial - Interface3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.Know your Basics - Perspective4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Technical Stuff
Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
PE: Interview Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Interview Custom Widgets1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Since it is known that you can customize your custom widgets, it has become a new trend within deviantART. While it has its limitations, deviants - old and new - have been very creative to make the most out of it though. A lot of people offer resources for others to use and today I have asked three of them to answer a few questions for us!
Big thanks to SimplySilent, CypherVisor & UszatyArbuz for taking the time to answer my questions.
To let people know, who you are, please introduce yourself with a few words. Beside the custom resources thing, how do you spent your time on deviantART?
Hi there! I'm SimplySilent, and I spend most of my time on dA either messing with CSS or managing my group Rising-Artists. I also enjoy helping out at some of my other groups, randomly chatting with deviants, and writing tutorials.
Hey there folks! Look Boogieman is here! Haha… Sorry, I guess that w
Pimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)This is a short and simple "sorta-tutorial", because my friend :iconjsunny: asked me how to code stuff and I thought it might be useful to other people too :'DPimpin' out your dA Profile (sorta tutorial)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*** Note: you need a premium membership for this stuff to work! ***
These are widgets on your profile that you can put anything you want in. When you click on [Edit Page] you can choose the "Custom" option. If you have general widgets like "ID", "Fave Deviation", "Journal" etc. they do limit where you can put custom boxes, so I just got rid of them all and use primarily Custom widgets for my profile OvO)/
1. Custom background picture!!!
This is where you get to show off your personality a bit- it can be really fun trying out different background colours and pictures. There are many cute ones available on deviantArt, just search "custom box background" and you'll find them. I prefer to use more specific ones though- so you can also use photos and drawings and stuff (mine is
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
Break those bad habits in PhotoshopWe all know that Photoshop can offer endless methods to accomplish the same task, being an extremely versatile application. The workflow is different from one person to another, but which technique is the best for the task at hand? That can be difficult to understand for users who just started to use Photoshop and are trying to improve but they do not know what to choose when there are so many ways of producing the same effect.Break those bad habits in Photoshop2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Working on a single layer
First things first, no matter what you want to do in Photoshop it is always best to work on separate layers, leaving the background layer alone. This allows you to go back later and make changes to the layers you made. You don't like the color balance you modified back then? Don't worry, you have the flexibility of removing the layer or making changes to it so that it works with your concept and idea.
This is what they call a non-destructive workfl
Artist's Toolbox: Layers and Blending ModesHello!Artist's Toolbox: Layers and Blending Modes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be explaining layers and blending modes.
We will focus on Photoshop/ GIMP / other Photo editing suites and SAI's unique layer styles.
Intro to Layers
Layers are basically pieces of digital 'paper' that can be stacked on top of each other. They're also handy because you can erase parts of the layer, or even control the opacity so that previous layers can show through. Or not.
Layers are really useful because you can organize your digital art, add effects without destroying the original, define values and paint on top, colorize things, and mask things. Using layers allow you to work pretty much risk free, provided that you keep making new ones.
However, things can get super messy if you have 3000 layers and you have no idea what each of them do.
Oh darn it, where the heck is my character's eye? I lost it.
Basic Layer Components
There are different clicky buttons that help you set up your la
PE Interview Adoptables[deviantART related]PE Interview Adoptables1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Adoptables have been become quite popular on deviantART and that means there are A LOT of great artists who share their designs with us. This also makes it hard to pick only three people for an interview, especially as there are so many different styles and themes people stick to. In the end I have picked three more popular ones, so that they might be able to share a few secrets with us.
Big thanks to Rofeal, KhymerrahApplebi & Piffi-adoptables for taking the time to answer my questions.
To let people know, who you are, please introduce yourself with a few words. Especially if you are not only having an adoptable-account, but also a regular account, what else are you doing here on deviantART?
I'm a hobbyist. I have another dA account with the name phryseth. Usually I browse dA to look for more inspiration from the artworks of the dA artists, and also I like to search for tutorials especially co
Step by Step: Eyes + Skin Coloringoh hai sweeties ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Step by Step: Eyes + Skin Coloring2 years ago in Personal More Like This
early, i made a lineart tutorial for mouse or leppie touchpad user. you may see that here. but after that, some of people asked me how to color everything on it :iconyuicraiplz:
okay, i give up again. now i'm going to tell you about my coloring style. you may consider this as tutorial or only step by step---ah, it's up to you UvU (i'm not worth enough to make a coloring tutorial, fyi)
oh well. as usual. i use touch/mouse pad on my PC as tool of trade. not a tablet. here's the proof:
okay let's go and i don't take any responsibility if your eyes gonna be burned :iconpapmingplz:
i will make a digital version of this sketch:
as usual, the first thing you must have is paint tool SAI
Video Tutorial: Creature illustrationVideo Tutorial: Creature illustration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on the image to view my video tutorial of ImagineFX magazine cover illustration (issue 72). Don't forget to "LIKE" or Comment on the interview page if you want to see more of these kinds of vids.
Sending you all positive vibes!
Another Lineart Tutorial (trackpad/mouse user)Well hello ;w/ please don't feel bothered by my useless tutorial x'DD but i just want to share what i have with other people so i made this ;;;Another Lineart Tutorial (trackpad/mouse user)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the latest tutorial, i taught you how to draw lineart with brush, right? now, im going to tell you how to create lineart with linework layer! xD
Ah, and lemme remember you again, i use track pad on my laptop so this tutorial is supposed to tell another track pad/mouse user xDD proofs:
I will start from the very first part ;w;
Make a manual sketch xD i usually draw it on my sketchbook, and capture the image with my phone camera which has 1200 x 1600 px dimension (it's 2 MP) since i don't have scanner 8D (biasa orang kere begini /no)
After that, open your SAI! don't have it? you may download
Writer's Block: Of Course It's RealLiterature BasicsWriter's Block: Of Course It's Real1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just. can't. write?
You're not alone. Many other writers have been in the same situation, left frustrated and exhausted trying to get through this. But what can you do about it?
What is Writer's Block?
According to wikipedia
"Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce work for years.
Steps to Overcoming Writers Block
Quit. At least for now, take a step back and breathe. The more you struggle the more worked up you become and the worse the block seems to get. Before anything else, give your mind a break for a bit and come back. Sometimes that's all you even need to do. Remember, your mind, just like your body needs rest.
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer3 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. )
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Helpful Art TutorialsHere are some links to tutorials that I've found helpful in the past!Helpful Art Tutorials10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Divided them into a couple of different sections.
I'll add to this sporadically when I have the chance.
Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Stone Tutorial by Grypwolf Crystals Progress Tutorial by PikishiWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg How I draw grass by Kara-KiwiTree Branch Tutorial for PS and SAI by EmilyJayOwens
Establishing Mood with Color by TamberElla
Tutorial - How to Paint EarsWhats up guys, first vid of the year is going to be...... AWWWWW YYYEEAAHHH how to draw ears!! lolTutorial - How to Paint Ears2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is, let me know if you have any question!
COLORING!COLORINGCOLORING!8 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is where the magic starts. How do you color those grayscale pieces you ask me! It's kind of tedious work actually, you have to be careful, and it takes a lot of practise to actually become any good at it!
Some people use layer functions like multiply and whatnot, but I don't like that.
I use a series of commands, three mostly, but sometimes four. Those commands are ;
command + M = Curves
command + U = Saturation*
command + B = Color Balance*
IMAGE - adjustments - variations
(* means I am unsure of the translation between swedish photshop and english photshop)
The main TOOL I use, is the lasso! The symbol in the toolbar loks just like a lasso. The key to getting this to work for us, is the settings. Fuzzyness. Variations in fuzzyness is extremely important, and somethign to keep an eye on in each step you make for coloring!
There are different things to keep in mind depending on HOW you are going to color your drawing! So, decide that FIRST