Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies2 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
Masking Glass in PhotoshopNew Photoshop tutorialMasking Glass in Photoshop1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Dolling 101 (Or.. Dolling for Beginners)Dolling 101 (Or.. Dolling for Beginners)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello, welcome to Dolling 101! We'll be going over all the basics that every beginner doller should know. There's a lot, so let's get to it!
Lesson 1: Terminology/Vocabulary
What is a Doll?
It might help to begin this article by telling you what you're reading about! A doll, or as we call them on DeviantArt, Digital Dolls, are small graphics, usually pixel-art, of people and characters. People create these by taking a base body another person has made, and creating art on it - designing clothes and hair, and turning the blank template into whatever kind of character they can imagine.
I will go over dolls more in detail, but that's the very basic description. Please, read on!
What is a Base?
Bases! You're probably familiar with this term. That's right, those pixel line-arts of bald/naked people that
Photoshop Retouch TutorialBasic Photoshop Retouch TutorialPhotoshop Retouch Tutorial3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beauty enhancement and retouching in Photoshop is an artform in itself; a field of expertise that can take years to master. Fortunately, due to the power of the tools available you can achieve very decent results with limited experience.
Head on over to SurrealPSD to check out the new Basic Photoshop Retouch Tutorial! http://www.surrealpsd.com/basic-photoshop-retouch-tutorial/
Roses by Mihaela-VStock http://mihaela-vstock.deviantart.com/art/roses-263190588?q=boost%3Apopular%20in%3Aresources%2Fstockart%20max_age%3A744h&qo=236
PE: Funding Your ProjectFunding Your ProjectPE: Funding Your Project1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have a project in mind, but not sure about where you’ll be able to gather the funds? Funding is often the most difficult aspect of running a project, but with the correct planning, organization, and fundraising, you can make any project a success!
Not every deviant has the financial capacity to assist your project, but every deviant can contribute by helping you promote your project. After all, even if these certain individuals cannot be able to donate, they may be able to find you the people who can. In your project announcement journals, make sure to emphasize that anyone can help by:
Adding the journal to their favorites to bump it up to the Journal PortalWriting a journal or a poll promoting the projectEncouraging their friends to help out and spread the word
Another thing to keep in mind is how you plan on collecting donations. Does your project require devi
Hair TutorialFinally got around to doing another one. This one is a very quick, kinda messy one just showing my method. It's not exactly done amazingly or anything. XD I'm still limited by 10 minute vids so until I decide I want to split up a video into 3 parts I'll refrain from super in-depth tutorials. I DID record a better one last night but it's much much longer. I'll see what I can do about elaborating.Hair Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, here it is:
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
Need help for the background?many people have asked for help with the backgrounds.Need help for the background?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
as a request is a bit vague! it's not like the human body or an animal..
the background is .. is .. the fucking universe!
cities, mountains, seas, forests, are a combination
of elements ALWAYS different :iconexploding-headplz:
I have not received help for these things..
I learned watching pictures and drawings in the last 2 years!
you have to watch thoooousands of landscapes and store them in your
"mental-database" to be able to invent new personal backgrounds.
it works with the perspective and the composition too!
observe and learn from the experience of others.
a sort of osmosis.
if you need pictures or inspiration I recommend this site
I love it..it's absurd.. sometimes I become depressed because
is too epic.. :iconrazycryplz:
but then I react and I try to improve!:iconlazymacho2plz:
then..if you need more specific help I can try to do
some reference sheet :icony
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
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksPE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
[Anime Expo 2012] Tifa Lockhart Cosplay[ Facebook | Youtube | Cosplay.com |[Anime Expo 2012] Tifa Lockhart Cosplay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photography and Cosplay Account
Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
I've decided to make a journal on every cosplay I make in order to explain how I made it. I will update with more info on the costume as soon as I can get to my camera(parents are borrowing it).
Ever since I learned of cosplay I always wanted to be Tifa Lockart but thought it impossible. I had been saying for 3 years prior that I would be her and finally the time came when I received a sewing machine for my birthday! Worn at Anime Expo 2011, it was my first actual cosplay and I'm very proud of it!
How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!How to: Make thumbs big in features?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
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)3 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
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
Oc protection lessons Edit And now for the lesson!Oc protection lessons Edit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quick disclaimer first. I'm not singling out any artists reference sheets or saying any artists work mentioned is dumb or anything like that at all. I am solely thumbing them for example purposes only.
You also obviously do not need to take what I say as full fact. I am still learning myself and I obviously do not know eveyrthing. So please what I take what I say with a grain of salt.
I notified each artist and asked if I could reference their sheets in this journal.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WATERMARK YOUR REFERENCE SHEETS! I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH!
Reference sheets like these are very quick to be stolen! The transparent or single colored backgrounds make it very easy to edit and change around names. The lack of watermarks or signatures also makes them the first to be stolen. Vectored reference sheets are also the most commonly stolen so I recommend doing a free hand drawing for your reference if you can
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 5 The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 53 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery. I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us all the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter.
I am also looking for any suggestions on how to make the Artisan
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.PE: Importance of Anatomy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
PE: Getting Noticed in dAGetting noticed within dAPE: Getting Noticed in dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyday, millions of users from all over the world use deviantART, and it is really hard for new users to get themselves noticed. Oh yes, it is HARD. It can actually be a really disappointing experience for some of us. But, if you show some patience and work for it, you may just be able to crack through that wall standing between you and exposure to the community. Remember, all it take is patience. Lots and lots of patience. Oh, and you also need to trust yourself. Just because you couldn't get a huge fan base in several weeks or months doesn't mean that you will never get them. But, there are some really important stuff you need to follow first before getting there.
dA is also a community, just like any other community in the world. The only difference is that dA is an online community and the others, well they are totally offline . So, this means there will be some standards to be held in there, or else
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.10 Tips to Improve your Digital Art1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
HOW-TO-DRAW-CARTOONS - YOUTUBE VIDEOSWe're planning to do another dozen How-To-Draw Cartoon videos in a few weeks, on some new subjects. Meanwhile, please check out the ones we just posted on Youtube, and if you like 'em, leave a comment. Thanks. Here's the to the first video. You can get the rest from there:HOW-TO-DRAW-CARTOONS - YOUTUBE VIDEOS2 years ago in Personal More Like This