Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 22 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
How to make words into any custom clickable link!How to make words into any custom clickable link!How to make words into any custom clickable link!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Drawing and painting tutorialsThese are just some some video tutorials I used to/frequently go back to for help when digitally drawing and painting and I thought they could be very beneficial to some, especially beginners. The links will be in order from easy to difficult based on the topic (and my personal opinion) I only use Sketchbook pro and photoshop so they are the only ones you'll see, so sorry if no one has themDrawing and painting tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to easily color sketches in Photoshop (just as the title says, not much else, lol)
Basic Photoshop Shading Tutorial: (a pretty good tutorial I stumbled upon a little while ago. Basically covers the basics and a method of coloring ones drawing (if you can understand the method)
Photoshop painting tutorial (probably my favorite; not only is his process simple and easy to understand, but what he says is also very true--especially when he talks a
Digital painting tutorials PART_2Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
Alright, here we go, this is part 2. You can say its about general painting, but its mostly about painting faces I tried to cut down a little with thumbnails
Umm, before I forget, make sure to check this one out http://theartreferences.tumblr.com , Pencil-Stencil told me about it, and I found some really useful stuff there Part 3 will probably be about eyes, lips, skin and blending, and it will be up in a few days.
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
sheppardarts () painting video:
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley
melaniedelon () painting video:
You can find her brushes here: http://bit.ly/ifx-md youtube channel: ht
TF Prime episodes + remindersTF: Prime episodesTF Prime episodes + reminders4 years ago in Personal More Like This
= New episode
A majority of the group so far has voted for TF: Prime episodes to be posted up here weekly. Here are the new episodes so far for those of you who haven't seen them:
S E A S O N 1
Episode 1: Darkness Rising Part 1
Episode 2: Darkness Rising Part 2
Episode 3: Darkness Rising Part 3
Episode 4: Darkness Rising Part 4
Episode 5: Darkness Rising Part 5
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things Hello everybody!Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I'm going to show you how to make glowing things. Light is very important in making photomanipulations, so techniques you will know will be useful.
Make base for your glow
Start from making base at new layer, change blending mode to Color dodge. You can use shape brush (here, dragonflies or stars or anything), or normal soft round brush. Then, duplicate it and change blending mode to Linear dodge (Add). After, for better effect draw with big soft round brush dot over your thing and use Color dodge blending mode. You can duplicate layer with glow or layer with glow and base for better effect.
It's important to make good lightning with glowing things. Light isn't strong, but always light up space around.
Also, you can add some particles around glowing things. Just draw basic shape and change blending options, as is shown. Use the natural color spectrum. Base should be bri
art tips? I get asked a lot to make tutorials, to teach people this or that when it comes to art, or a certain thing I like to draw.art tips?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not a teacher, or an expert guys. I am just some random chick who likes to draw a lot and who practices drawing a lot. I don't think I would be very good at teaching or explaining. I cannot give out information like a teacher would. On paws or anatomy. I am no expert. However, I do give advice though, and my advice is usually the same.
If you want to draw a certain animal, research the animal. Watch documentaries, look up anatomy sketches, and photographs that inspire you. Even inspiring art, something that puts you in the mindset and gives you understanding of the animal. Research the animal inside and out to get the full understanding of it's anatomy, movements, attitude, weight, expressions, body language, markings, proportions, everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Learn it all. And then sketch and sketch an
Snowstorm and Great Writing Resources!So a mini-blizzard has hit up here and I've been stuck inside since 3:00 with nothing to do. Bored out of my mind, I went on a research binge and I found some awesome resources for those of you that write!Snowstorm and Great Writing Resources!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are all name-related resources (mostly USA data, sorry!):
Want to know if a name you've made up for a character is realistic? Try entering it on this website. This website will tell you how many people in the USA share that name. If you get a decent number (maybe over 10?), then you can feel safe in that name being fairly realistic. After all, at least 10 people have it. If you get a really low number, don't worry too much. It doesn't mean your name is unrealistic.
For example, I put in my name, my brother's name, and my step-brother's name into it. Two people share my name (including yours truly) and both my brothers have names that no one else in
A reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding typesA reference guide on bookbinding types1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
When I tell people I'm a bookbinder they often think I make only one type of book; the library kind. That, however, is only one of the many ways an artist can create a book. For me, it's a fun challenge to pick the right binding style to go with the purpose of the book. Whether it is a novel that needs to look really classy or medieval, a sketchbook for a graphic novelist or a paper about connections that lets me show the binding. In this article I'm going to tell you a little bit about all the types of bookbinding that I know. I'm not going into details but, if possible, I will link to images and tutorials that do.
If you're here for inspiration: this guide is pretty long. I recommend scrolling through the images first!
To make a start...
The different ways of binding books can be broken down into two general groups: adhesive bindings and non-adhesive bindings. Adhesive b
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsResources For Artists: Colour Scheme Tools3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
Commission - Approach and Pricing GuideDo you do commission work? Do you have trouble to get customers in order to buy commissions from you? Or Are you in a dilemma to set your own "competitive" commission price?Commission - Approach and Pricing Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If your answer is "yes" to any of the above questions then you are at the right place! Today, I'll tell you (or at least give you a better idea) how to start up with your commission work and setting up the right price.
A little introduction about myself: I am a hobby-driven artist who mainly deals with CSS coding and graphics designing (now) in deviantART. As a profession I am currently employed as an online marketing professional who looks after two leading online gaming brands. I like to help people customize their pages and support them to be a better artist in deviantART.
Having given my short introduction let us first understand that why most of us face a lot of trouble to get commission work or worst, to set up the "right" price for their service.
To my surprise, in a
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSSPE: A Guide to Gallery CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
PE: Traditional ShadingTraditional ShadingPE: Traditional Shading1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello. This is iDJPanda on the topic of shading!
When I usually start into the shading process of something, I always struggle to see which kind of technique I can use to give the piece of art the type of wow that I want. But just like anything, there are MANY ways to do it! This can help you use different shading techniques for different textures. I'm gonna give you a few different ways you can shade (Try to shake it up! ). If you have any other ways you shade, please feel free to tell me!
One of my favorite, in this technique of shading, you go against what all elementary teachers told you. You scribble! When you shade like this, you'll come out with something that looks like this.
Using circular motions, you generate different shades. Spending more time, swirling makes the certain areas you want darker, and the less you swirl makes the other areas lighter.
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a
PE: Preview Images ReduxEdit: Disclaimer: I do not animate; any questions about animations and previews will be answered with a best guessPE: Preview Images Redux3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The last time I ran a projecteducate week, I tackled preview images. So this is an up to date, better informed version of the old 2010 article. Like the last one, I will cover when you need a preview and the dos and don'ts. New to this issue will be myths surrounding preview images and why preview images are needed.
When are you required to use a preview image?
Here on dA, whenever you upload a .gif image larger than 150x150 pixels,
you will be prompted to add a preview image that is 150x150 pixels or
Why do you need a preview image for .gif files?
"GIF is a complex format which may contain animations and does not automatically resize well. We require the previews so that you get the chance to best represent your artwork." - ZombieCoder Basically, a .gif is a .gif, so even if it is not ani
Make it Glow: A Photoshop TutorialThis is also a rebloggable Tumblr Post!Make it Glow: A Photoshop Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people were asking me how I did the glowing/neon light effects on my last drawing. It's actually extremely easy, and it looks great with shapes or text.
The key to this effect is contrast. Your background and overall image must be pretty dark for it to be effective. You know how you can't see a flashlight in broad daylight? The same applies here.
Step one, make a new document, and invert the default black background (command + i) or manually fill it with black. Then make A NEW LAYER. This is the layer containing the colors you want to glow.
Now duplicate the layer you just made with the colors. Set the layer style to "screen." Screen applies the layer to make everything below it lighter. (It's the opposite of the "Multiply" setting.)
Now apply a "Gaussian Blur" fi
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
Christmas GIVEAWAY! Free chibis ~ [CLOSED]Christmas GIVEAWAY! Free chibis ~ [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because Christmas are near, I want to make a small gift to 3 people here on dA, so, I've decided to make a giveaway, where I will randomly pick up some people and draw a chibi for them~
/How to participate/
· +Fave this Journal
· Leave a comment here with a small wishlist with some options for the chibi
· You must be a Watcher, no matter if old or new. This giveaway is for the people who have supported my art thoughout the year >u<.
But new watchers are also welcome :3
· The numbers for choosing the winners will be the ones on the +fave list, NOT the comments.
· The 3 people will be chosen with http://www.random.org/
· I wont say who won. I will make the chibis directly to make a surprise~
The giveaway starts now and runs until 23rd of December at 11pm (GMT from Spain)
PE: ReferencesReferencesPE: References2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Every single one of you, if you draw or paint, at least once was stuck - or will be - with this thought in your head: how should this body part/perspective/chiaroscuro be drawn correctly?
Some certain aspects of creating a picture and its composition make quite a challenge, especially (but really not only) for a beginner. This is where references come in handy. Written from a point of view of someone, who used to use them often and who does not anymore - almost at all.
The best and easiest when it comes to follow, storage and collect - photo references can be called without hesitation the most popular of this specification. On deviantART, you've got the amazing Resources & Stock Images category full of brilliant reference pictures - and there are deviants with accounts dedicated completely to providi