Painting fire, slimes and wounds in one go - an introduction to brush blending modes in Photoshop. Recently the first page of dA filled with all sorts of step-by-step tutorials as to how paint THINGS. No one ever tries to explain how to paint these things easier. So here I am showing you how to make it simple. As always try to experiment - change brushes, colours, blending modes and try out new stuff. Have fun!
In this tutorial, Tim Von Rueden takes you through the basic understanding of the three visual illusion concepts. This tutorial is the direct result from being the number one requested tutorial from the third week of this month's November Citizen Tutorial Request Month. These results were featured from the poll on our Deviantart Page. Stay tuned for future polls in which we will once again ask, "What tutorial would you like to see?"
The three visual illusion concepts covered here are Motion Blur, Depth of Field, and Atmospheric Perspective.
Motion Blur: This is the result of capturing a few frames in motion caught in a single image. A stable image should be one that is more crisp/sharp while the objects in motion should have a "doubling" effect which often looks like blur.
Depth of Field: This is the result of focusing of focusing on a particular distance on a subject matter. This makes the areas further and before the focused field appear blurry and has a tendency to add more of the "blur" effect the farther the distance.
Atmospheric Perspective: This is the result of the atmosphere interference while viewing an image. This tends to happen mostly in environment art but it's when the atmosphere is causing the illusion that objects are "disappearing" the further away the are.
Unpretty badly made tutorial looks bad... but its the content that matter I suppose ?
I am sure there are spelling errors everywhere and I am terrible at typographical stuff and graphic design so plz forgive meh.
A lot of people are asking me to make a colouring tutorial, well honestly I just use photoshop's layer effects to do all the work for me, here are my favourite layer types etc and a little bit about what they do.
With the right tweaking its easy to make effects like these
All made using the technique of correcting then painting multiple times And the curves tool which I forgot to add, basically all it does is which part of the curve you grab effect the value its closest to, e.g if you grab the bottom and move it you replace all the black tones in your image with either green/blue/red, you can also use it to add or remove colours accordingly. I always try to make sure there is no back or white anywhere in my images, this means when you do finally use it, its a lot more powerful ( specially with highlights )
after a lot of inquiries about my colouring technique i have finally put together this walkthrough. sadly the file i prepared was too big for dA to support, but i hope this is still readable. i also hope this will answer at least part of your questions regarding my colouring process.
some of the changes between the steps shown here are not easy to spot, which is why i included miniatures of how each new layer look like in normal mode (at least where i thought it necessary).
good look trying out this (very fun and effective) technique^^
1 Make the basic shape. 2 Add some textures. I used one of the markmolinar brushes 2012 for this one. 3 Do the colours and the light. Remember that the light from the explosion affects the smoke next to it. For the particles flying around I used the spark brushes. (Looks funny but yeah xD) 4 For 3D look and details I just use the basic sai brush with this settings, but you can also stick to Photoshop if you want. 5 Aaand finally, even more details, sparks and edges in air perspective so it does not look artificial ))
The Tutorial is simply me sharing some of my thoughts on painting . It is simply an opinion . So please do not take everything I say literal. Again my views and opinions are constantly evolving. This is just a current update on some of my thoughts and approaches to digi painting
feed back is always appreciated , it helps me make better tutorial for you guys . Also if there is something in particular you would want to see let me know too