PE: Taking care of your drawingsTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
There are countless tutorials on drawing, painting or anything else you fancy to create, but how about taking care of the finished picture? Here you might find a bunch of useful tips on how to take care of your drawing (taking care of paintings will be explained another time).
It's usually similar for the most kinds of media you might have used - as long as it's waterproof, fixative or hair spray will be enough. Some specific tools, such as ballpoint pens or some kinds of non-waterproof ink, might smudge during spraying and even more afterwards, so it's not recommended to save them that way.
Fixative or hair spray?
There are many opinions on both of them. Here are, however the facts: fixative is much more expensive than hair spray, it usually stinks awfully, and is considered the "pro" way to preserve the picture (uh oh). H
10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color GameTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
Here are 10 ideas to try to have more fun with color in your art! All the examples used are works by the members of the Deviant Art community.
1. Make your OWN color wheel.
Use only primary red, yellow, and blue to create all the shades by color blending or using premade colors depending on your preference. Using your own medium to create your own reference will give you a realistic spectrum of the colors you have at your disposal.
2. Create contrast with complements.
Opposites attract attention! Red/Green, Orange/Blue, Purple/Gold. There's a reason that complementary colors are often seen on logos, sports jerseys and holiday decor. For an easy, and quick way to grab attention use two colors directly
PE: How to Use Masking Fluid Traditional Art WeekMore Like This
I use lots of watercolors in my mixed media works and people once in a while ask me how do I paint backgrounds so that objects or characters do not get painted at the same time. I often just paint background around a character quickly with free hand, but if I want to be more precise and when there are lots of jagged edges or tiny details to go round, I use masking fluid to protect those.
Here is a little tutorial how I use masking fluid in my mixed media works! You can use same tips in your pure watercolor artworks – the fluid still works similarly.
What is masking fluid?
Masking fluid is a handy tool if you want to leave some areas unpainted when painting with watercolors. It allows you to paint freely over the masked areas so you can avoid painting around complicated characters – instead you can just paint over them.
Masking fluid made of rubber, latex, ammonia and in some case there is also pigment added on
Photoshop FAQWell as a Photoshop group with the name of MasterPhotoshop, we, obviously, get a ton of questions related to photoshop. Below are the most common questions we get, answered clearly for all to see. This will be updated as the admins of this group see fit.More Like This
What is the latest version of Photoshop?
The latest version is Photoshop CS5.5, which stands for "Creative Suite 5". This is technically Photoshop 12; Adobe decided to use the "CS#" moniker after Photoshop 7.
Is CS5.5 really any better then CS5?
It has slightly increased performance, along with a few other tweaks, but other then that, it's exactly the same program. If you already have CS5, there's really no point in upgrading, unless your line of work requires the performance enhancements. If you do not have CS5, then go ahead and get it.
Where can I get Photoshop?
You can buy photoshop online at the