Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 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
2014 Brushes + TumblrHey everyone!2014 Brushes + Tumblr1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, many times people ask me about what brushes I use and what not... I have a link for my brushes on my profile but I don't use that set anymore, so I just wanted to share the brush-set I've been using lately with you
You can download it here:
BRUSHES, FUCK YEAH!
The last 5 brushes or so are the ones I use the most ( like 95% of the time ).
It is much simpler than my previous set as I'm trying to "free" my "workspace" as much as possible. It still has some brushes that are universally in everyone's brush-set nowadays, so honestly I'm not sure who to credit anymore since they've been around for so long, but they probably come from Jaime Jones, Leventep, Kekai, M@ etc...
Just remember that brushes are just another tool and won't make your work better or worse automatically. Just use the ones you like the most and stick with that
I have also recently made a tumblr account in which I sh
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel CloudsPE: How to Make Pixel Clouds1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
BrushesSince the last site was taken down, here is a new link to my brush set!Brushes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official FB || https://www.facebook.com/pages/U2644-Art/223194584426893
Official CGHub || http://u2644.cghub.com/
Official Site || http://www.u2644.com/
Official Livestream || http://www.livestream.com/u2644
New brushset with charcoal brushescan be downloaded here:New brushset with charcoal brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the charcoal ones are last in the list
BrushesThis is somehow a continuation of the previous journal with a listing of tutorials I use.Brushes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People ask me about what brushes do I use even more often than about me making tutorials. Unfortunately here I might help only Photoshop users as I've never used SAI or GIMP and my Corel Painter worked so unbelievably slow on my machine that recently I've simply uninstalled it.
To be honest, the brush I use most often is a simple round brush with tablet pressure controlling the opacity.
With that baby I paint almost everything starting from under-painting and ending on medium details. Yet, there are all sorts of different brushes I use for other things - hair, texturing, backgrounds, foliage and so on. Here are a few sets I have installed. I do not use every single brush from them and I've deleted most of them right after installation... sometimes leaving as much as 1-5 brushes from a set of 30. You can get rid of unwanted brushes by either using the preset manager in the brush menu panel or by cl
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Why Your Renders Suck (Part 1)This article is so long, it's been split up into 2 parts, you can find Part 2 hereWhy Your Renders Suck (Part 1)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't forget to check the =3D Week Announcement= regularly for updates on events and contests, we've got a lot on this week!
Thank you to Nanaki-Murasaki for his efforts in helping write this!
Why Your Renders Suck and What you Can Do About It! (Part 1)
You can find Part 2 Here
This is the most important phase of your production and often the most neglected. Most of the worst renders completely skip this step and dive straight into disaster.
You are lacking a purpose and intended audience
Before even coming up with an idea, it's good to think to yourself "Who is the story for? Why am I doing this? What do I really want to do?". A lot of people skip this step, thinking it's unimportant, this usua
Favorite BrushesBrushes that I am using to learn how to paint from scratch. Recommend, this packages are perfect!Favorite Brushes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TC - E P I C A - I by TreehouseCharmsFUR BRUSHES - PHOTOSHOP CS3 by KeepWaitingMy brushes by sandaraMateu7's Ink Brushes by mateuseven
New video tutorial and brushes updateMy brushes are linked on the youtube video description. link was working here.New video tutorial and brushes update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Free Photoshop Brushes!Free Photoshop Brushes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a free brush set that contains basic rendering brushes, as well as custom brushes I've made. You may use them in any of your personal and professional work, and of course I highly encourage you to make your own as well
Made in Photoshop CS3, they should work in previous versions and of course will work in CS5 & CS6.
Thanks and enjoy!
******GET THEM HERE!: http://gum.co/AtzY ********
PS...Just enter '$0' where it says 'Give', you don't have to donate nothin'!
KIRIBAN 2My second Kiriban, here are some rulesKIRIBAN 21 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You need to fave this journal
Take a screen shot of my pageviews and post the link in a comment on this journal (NO note!). The first person who post me the screen shot of the exact given pageviews will win the points. Your screen shot needs to show your username, my pageview number and the time bar, otherwise I can't give you points.
Be in deviantArt since 2 months and to have works in your gallery.
You can participate to this Kiriban only once
54,004 - 20 + feature of your 15 works + llama, faves and watch
PE: How to Fix Animation 'Trailing' in GimpHow to Fix Animation "Trailing" in GimpPE: How to Fix Animation 'Trailing' in Gimp2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you just made an animation in gimp on a transparent background. You go to save it, check the animation for last minute fixes, and BAM! The animation looks like this!
You are probably wondering, "What did I do wrong?" or how do I fix this?". Well if this has ever happened to you and you're still wondering how to fix it, than please read the rest of this tutorial.
Note that this tutorial is only guaranteed to work in Gimp (You can get a free copy at gimp.org). This method may work in other programs, but Gimp is the only program I have that officially supports animation.
So after you have made your animation, just save it like you would normally. If you normally just press the save button, make sure to press "Save As" instead.
If you use gimp 2.8. or newer, press "Export" instead of "Save as".
Couple of resources on realistic knightsStumbled upon an interesting thread on Reddit debunking few armor myths and I thought I'd share it with you guys, especially those who draw that sort of thing.Couple of resources on realistic knights2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://imgur.com/a/3j1jA I do have to say I would love to have a beautiful piece of armor like this one.
http://i.imgur.com/GLFrSka.jpg Gif of the owner putting it on layer by layer
Nice one also added by @teh-dino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4&feature=related More myths debunked.
At 35 min mark you can see this particular armor in action.
At 40 it shows nicely how flexible one can be.
Bonus videos of some badass sword-fighting : )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNcbnEvv9U - Training
http://www.chilloutzone.net/video/die-polnische-ritterliga.html - In armor
Definitely makes me wanna write some fight scenes now.
New tutorial and brushes up for saleHello everyone! I have some affordable tutorials on my gumroad store Check them out if you wanna learn the tricks i use when i paintNew tutorial and brushes up for sale11 months ago in Personal More Like This
https://gumroad.com/alexnegrea - link to the store where you can find video tutorials and brushes
PAYPAL VERSION: http://store.payloadz.com/details/2081117-other-files-patterns-and-templates-100-armor-detailing-brushes-for-cs6.html
If you have any suggestions or requests please write me a message at email@example.com
and if you dont wanna spend money here are my normal brushes http://alexnegrea.deviantart.com/art/The-brushes-i-have-and-use-431524465 and some free video tutorials on my youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/wwritza666/vi
Awesome Brush I discoveredIf anyone knows who this belongs to, I'll credit them, but for the life of me I can't find a name. It was something I saved off Tumblr once upon a time. Well, thank you mystery artist. You make Photoshop fun. I appreciate you.Awesome Brush I discovered2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAD DAY - It appears this only works in CS6 - I'll see what I can do
Badass Brush Here!!
SAVE TARGET AS
[ABR file: Load the brush set in PS]
I actually don't know how to export one brush, so it's a set (All are good, I swear) But it's at the very bottom. There are two called "175" It's the first one.
For Texture: If you go under brush presets and check "Texture" Then in the preview box choose the last preset. Set the mode to "overlay" and if your image is 300 dpi and over 10" you might want t increase the scale.
I'll add screenshots for anyone who needs them.
I used that brush for these paintings:
toolstools10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello to all anyone interested than I paint.
Use the most usual tablet Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH-460) (small and handy)
I draw only in 2 programs:
really like these brush sets)))
and Paint Tool SAI
use here only a few brushes (habit)
Thank you for your attention)))
Why Your Renders Suck (Part 2)This article is so long, it's been split up into 2 parts, you can find part 1 hereWhy Your Renders Suck (Part 2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't forget to check the =3D Week Announcement= regularly for updates on events and contests, we've got a lot on this week!
Why Your Renders Suck and What you Can Do About It! (Part 2)
You can find Part 1 Here
Lighting and Texturing
The light seems to come from everywhere at once
In many 3D packages, under the lighting toolset, there is a button called "Ambient Light". Every time you use this light, a little part of you dies inside. There is no example in the real world of anything that is lit from all sides at once. This is a cheap trick that used to be used back before lighting was accessible and able to be used realistically, and looks something like this:
What you're effectively doing by using
Artist Alley 101: Things to Consider/ResourcesHello everyone! Welcome to the 4th and final part of my Artist Alley tutorial!Artist Alley 101: Things to Consider/Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is meant to be a good start for those who have never been a part of an artist alley before, as well as a nice refresher to those of you who are veterans of alleys everywhere! I will try to be as detailed as possible, but make the information easy to reference and read through!
Hope you enjoy, and feedback is definitely appreciated! Let me know your thoughts, reactions, some of your own alley stories, as well as if you have any suggestions to add to this tutorial! I definitely haven't thought of everything, so if you had new ideas to share, I'd love to hear them!
Here are the links to Part 1 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-The-Basics-Applying-for-a-Table-343899201 Part 2 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-Planning-What-to-Sell-Pricing-345146923 and Part 3 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-Displaying-Your-Work-DOs-n-DONTs-34998855
How To Make Pattern Brush TextureLike photoshops bucket tool pattern or just want a pattern brush. Use this method to get that effect. I'm going to use a screentone texture that is inverted.How To Make Pattern Brush Texture3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go to your paint tool sai Folder
Open Brushtex folder
Open a bmp image in photoshop or sai
decorate it in greyscale. You can see my texture above, it's was done in photoshop as render difference clouds. Rename the file to something you will remember. I called mine Lightening because when it's used it looks a bit like lightening or coffee stains.open the CONF file called Brushtex. Open it in Notepad. It will look something like this>>
write this: 1,brushtex\[the name of your bmp file].bmp Make sure on the end up the image file name. Exactly like in the image above. Mine was lightening so I wrong it: 1,brushtex\lightening.bmp and after you write this, close and save,
Becoming a Better Digital Artist Pt. VHello people,Becoming a Better Digital Artist Pt. V1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Part V: Shading
My first and worst nightmare was to color my lineart.
In the beginning I had no clue on how to do it, how to shade it, how to
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 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. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
Photoshop BrushesDudes and Dudettes,Photoshop Brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting some requests on dA and from my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anthony-Holden-Art/176602949100531 about what sort of brushes I use in Photoshop. I put them online so anyone can easily download them. If you're interested, you can find them here https://sites.google.com/site/aholdenfilessite/home/photoshop-stuff/Anthony_Holden_Brushes.tpl?attredirects=0&d=1
EDIT: the .tpl file is for CS6. Some folks have been having issues with usability. If anyone has an idea for a work around, let me know!
EDIT #2: Here is a link to a .zip file containing the same .tpl, since it has been suggested to me that this may help https://sites.google.com/site/aholdenfilessite/home/photoshop-stuff/Anthony_Holden_Brushes.zip?attredirects=0
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART IdentitydeviantART Customisation FAQ10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?