Q and A: Basic Photoshop BrushesYou could view this blog entry on my site as well: http://thousandskies.com/blog/2012/11/10/qa-basic-photoshop-brushesQ and A: Basic Photoshop Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once in a while people will ask me what kind of brush that I used in photoshop. I kept meaning to make this kind of post so I could explain it better. So if you guys have anymore question about photoshop I will be glad to answer it and make another Q&A post.
1. WHAT TYPE OF BRUSH DO YOU USE, IS IT BASIC BRUSH OR A CHALK TYPE BRUSH?
+ Ink Brush: http://static.squarespace.com/static/506a168ce4b00f5f2f4b48ad/t/509f0175e4b05a733d1030bc/1352597878435/brushes_ink.JPG The first brush I used is Hard Round brush and I started with 9 Pixels in size. Make sure under the Window> Brushes> Shape Dynamics> Size Jitter's Control is under Pen Pressure. This brush is useful for inking and blocking basic colors.
+ Sketching/Blending Brush: http://static.squarespace.com/static/506a168ce4b00f5f2f4b48ad/t/509f0296e4b039333cb4aa69/1352598166968/brushes_blend.JPG
The 2nd brush is the same wit
The Artists Toolbox: Photography StudiosHearing the word studio makes me think of expensive rooms with top of the range equipment, fantastic lighting and only professional awesome photographers inside of it. In reality however, you can create a Photography studio for just about any type of Photography and it doesn't have to cost very much.The Artists Toolbox: Photography Studios2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Macro Studio
Macro Photography can be undertaken pretty much anywhere, but sometimes you just want to shoot something in a neutral environment with a plain, unobtrusive backdrop. Many photographers shy away from doing this because they think it's too complicated - actually you would be doing yourself a favour if you did try it, it can really help improve your work.
For starters, you don't even have to have expensive flash. You could use any lamp that you can easily move around, to give a bit of light into your mini studio. You also need a couple of sheets of card or paper, and a cardboard box. The sizing is completely up to you and up to the size of the o
PE: Fan Art vs Original ArtFan Art vs. Manga & Anime: The differencesPE: Fan Art vs Original Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many people have come to me in the past with questions regarding whether their work qualified as Manga & Anime or Fan Art, same happened with many Daily Deviations that were placed in the M&A gallery when they should have been submitted to the Fan Art Gallery, oops!
Do you have doubts regarding the submission process? Wonder no more, we'll unveil all the mysteries surrounding the categories! :iconokie2plz:
Fan art includes those artworks that are based on or contain material such as characters, settings, concepts or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else other than the artist creating said Fan artwork.
Manga and Anime art, on the other hand, is home for all the artworks that artists have created from scratch and are not related to any preexisting universe nor contain any copyrighted material.
Korra: The First Halloween Benders ContestSo, we will be doing a Halloween themed contest of the legend of Korra. I think it's appropriate for this time of year to have this themed contest. Don't you think? The contest will end on October, 31 2012. Halloween afternoon. So you guys can have all of your entry's in (fanfiction, Art and cosplay) on time. I will post a Journal saying the contest has ended. Also, the contest will not be extended for your entry. Don't wait until the last moment to enter.Korra: The First Halloween Benders Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must be a member of this group before you can enter the contest.
You must have it in the right folder to enter it.
The submission must follow the rules of the group and dA itself.
You are allowed three as a limit. (fanfiction, Art and cosplay)
The cast of The Legend of Korra must be the main focus of the entry but others Avatar characters can be in it as well.
You can have the characters doing anything you want as long as it's appropriate
You must make the enti
PE: CSS3 101 - Transition AnimationsPE: CSS3 101 - Transition Animations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Table of Contents
This article has four main topics:
- Works in dA for All Members
- Doesn't work in dA for Premium Members
- Works in dA for Alpha Testers at devBUG
What is a Transition?
This time, I'll explain with an example. Let's take this awesome emote by jahw.
When I see that emote, I'm imagining it saying "CHAAAARGE!" and running forward! So I want to make the emote do that, but instead of opening it up in Photoshop to animate (which I'm not allowed to do anyway since it's not my work), I'm just going to add a simple code that will do the animation for me! Hover over the emote below to see this magic in action!
PE: Textured brushesThis article is an introduction to textured brushes in digital art painting. I'll cover making your own brushes as well as the use of textured brushes. You'll also find some great art and brush sets at the end of this article. This is my first time writing for projecteducate, so I hope you'll find this helpful!PE: Textured brushes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textured brush vs. texture
First of all, what is a textured brush? And why should you bother with it when you can just slap a nice texture over your painting to make it look more interesting?
Alright, let's start at the beginning. "Textured brush" is a brush created out of a texture, so basically a texture in brush-form. Whether it's made with help of a pre-existing image (see texture above) or some wild scribbling on your tablet (like the example brush above) doesn't matter. Texture + select + define brush = texture
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
Videos, brush pack, ImagineFXHello hello!!Videos, brush pack, ImagineFX4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to give you the links for my youtube page where I have been posting videos of the process of my painting ( time lapsed ), and also the link to my brush pack (I actually only use like 5 of the brushes in there, but sometimes the others might come in hand )
Youtube page - http://www.youtube.com/blinckart
Brush Pack - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6283550/Brush_Set_Blinck.abr
Also, I made a workshop for ImagineFX on how to paint fantasy forests, it should come out this month so if you are interested be sure to check it out! I also recorded the whole process of the painting I did for them, which I am pretty happy with, so once the magazine is released and I am able to show it to public I will also publish the video like I have been doing!
Hope everyone is fine,
Take good care!
Photomanipulation Chat + Mini ContestThe idea:Photomanipulation Chat + Mini Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week, Aeirmid and I were talking about how people on dA seem to often feel lost in this big community. Especially if they're new to dA, but also if they've been here a while and still find it hard to get a critique. And how on the other hand some people cry for critiques and if you give them your honest opinion, they pretty much kick you for your efforts.
We all like to think that this has been a recent problem, but trust me when I say that even when I was a newb here (in 2004), dA didn't feel all that much more accessible. And there's always some idiot who will think asking for critique and asking for praise should be the same.
What I remember the most from my early days here is something that has nothing to do with critique groups (there were no groups then anyway, but still they seem worth mentioning) or mentoring projects or whatever else. I found out about the deviantArt Messaging Network - dAmn in short - which includes a chat system and joined a c
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
:thumb57748722:Red 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
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
FRACTAL SOFTWARE TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL FRACTALSFractal Software To Create These Beautiful FractalsFRACTAL SOFTWARE TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL FRACTALS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are many different kinds of fractal generating software out there, just waiting for an artist to create beautiful fractal images.
Many of them are free and some of them even have creators who are members here at Deviant Art!.
There are groups available that are devoted to specific programs....and there are groups that solicit your art no matter which
software you choose to use.
This journal will by no means be exhaustive, or complete....
.....but will give you some idea as to where YOU might like to start on your fractal-creating journey.
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
Vegan beautyChocolate Bubble BathVegan beauty4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup unscented liquid bubble bath
Heat (but do not boil) the soy milk and cocoa powder and stir until blended. Let cool.
Add the bubble bath and stir.
Pour the entire batch into the tub. Enjoy!
Anti-Zit Face Mask
1 Tbsp. cruelty-free baking soda
1-2 Tbsp. filtered water
Mix the baking soda and water together until you've got a paste.
Apply to your face and leave on for about 20 minutes.
Rinse and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.
1 aspirin tablet (contains salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores)
Crush the aspirin with the back of a spoon and add just enough water to form a paste. Apply to the blemishes and let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
Another spot treatment trick is to take a dab of cruelty-free toothpaste (the white paste kind, not the gel), and apply it to blemishes. Leave on overnight. This will dry out zits quickly.
What you'll need:
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
Education and Resources!Hey everyone! Long time no update. Like the last journal, I want to share some resources to help you in your own work.Education and Resources!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
--------------------> Featured Artists Essential Artists
Contest: Fan Art in 3 minutesUpdated: More PRIZES!Contest: Fan Art in 3 minutes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You love art, don't you?
Have you ever spent more than 24 hours to complete a piece? That's real patience! I bet it looks great and worth your time!
But what about drawing in a short period of time? About…3 minutes?
How wonderful can you draw with only 3 minutes? Will your piece still be fantastic?
1st place: 100
A full body free commission with BG + an Icon from :iconTeraTao:
Digital drawing, simple colored, two characters max from :iconshoyzz:
2nd place: 60
Mini Emoticons Part Three: OriginalsUNDER MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. ...will be added to within the week.Mini Emoticons Part Three: Originals5 years ago in Personal More Like This
~Of course, I'm working on this right now.
~I had it done before... then the power went out, so I have to do it all again.
:iconblankjediplz: :iconblankuplz: :iconblankassplz: :iconblankfapplz: :iconblankboogieplz: :iconblanklaplz: :iconblanknoplz: :iconblankoverjoy: :iconblanksaluteplz: :iconblankshrugplz: :iconblankstarenodplz: :iconblankstareexcitedplz: :iconeagerblankplz:
:iconseriousblankstare2: :iconazublank: :iconblankllamaplz: :iconblanksexplz:
:iconeeeeestareplz: :iconghostystareplz: :icongrinstareeyesplz: :icongrinstareplz: :icongrinstaresexplz: :iconhappycrystareplz: :iconshakestareplz: :iconstare-vuvuzela-plz: :iconstaredanceplz: :iconstareexcitedplz: :iconstareexplodeplz: :iconstareglompplz: :iconstare
A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)I am not a lawyer. I do not know everything there is to know about copyright law and cannot assist you with legal matters. I have studied copyright extensively and written many DMCA Takedown Requests for myself to successfully get the illegal use of my work stopped. This article is in no way comprehensive. It does not include 100% detail on copyright laws. If you want more information or just want to browse more of my writing on copyrights, please go here.A Copyright Briefing (New Updates 3/5/13)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Copyright and "Theft"
Why sharing can be illegal.
There is quite a bit of confusion about copyright law, the DMCA, fair use, de minimus, etc. And rightly so. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt when I come across what appears to be a "theft" issue. Even people in the United States, the home of the DMCA and one of the strongest supporters of
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
SAMURAI ARTBOOK PREORDERS and FAQ ADDED!SAMURAI ARTBOOK PREORDERS and FAQ ADDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world. Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature, topic and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.
Artists: Akira Atsushi, AMSBT, Boomer, ElephantWendigo, Noiry, Psydrevo & Skoptsy
:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconst-boomer: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :icongodmask: :iconmeloki:
You can pre-order your copy now and until 30th of June. Fill this form, then send your payment to the e-mail which will appear in the message.
All pre-orders will come with a set of pins and
Worldbuilding and Your WritingIt's probably one of the most basic tasks of writing. Some of us take our time and carefully plan and plot every aspect of the world we're writing in. Others figure out the basics and jump right into the story. Like most aspects of writing, it comes down to what's comfortable for you, as a writer. But, if you're writing prose, you have to do a little bit of worldbuilding.Worldbuilding and Your Writing5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is Worldbuilding?
Seems like the question of the hour. Everyone's talking about it. Some writers are making a big deal about it, while others say they don't do any at all. Worldbuilding is as simple as creating the world in which you're writing. How much worldbuilding you do is up to you.
How much should I build?
Remember, that no matter what, you'll always know more about your world than you'll ever write. It's not a bad thing; in fact, it should make your story stronger. The amount of building you do depends on the typ
I've figured out ALL MAIN finale questions (Read)This is some new record on journals but this one I HAD to make now before I forget it. I GET the finale. Yes....I've figured out ALL the finale Questions people have been B(%(%ing about for days now. I was confused like **** like other bronies how some of the stuff said or other stuff makes any sense but I get it now. It makes sense now. PREPARE FOR LOGIC! Other probably have figured this out but hell I like to be smart anyway....or I'm just slow.I've figured out ALL MAIN finale questions (Read)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
#1 - The "New" Spell idea.
IDK if it was poor writing but I got it now. FINALLY! The first time Celestia said something about Star-Swirl not being able to create magic, I was all "WHAT? Wait...that makes no sense cause twilight said he created 200 spells." BUT I get it now....at the Corination, what Celestia says there that makes sense. It wasn't about him not able to create magic....it was a test for Twilight. It was a test for Twilight to see IF she