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iDNAR's Basic CG Tutorial

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Whew finally finished.

Well this is the tutorial that I said I'll do all the way back in January. It covers basically how I color the face and hair.

Well I put a lot of work and thought into this, and hopefully those who asked will find it useful. If you are a beginner, you might want to read this as well:[link]

It's the tutorial that I first learned how to CG from :).

For those of you read it, I'm curious as to what you think so please leave a comment if its not too much trouble.

I feel that I haven't explained some of the steps very clearly so if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them here.

1: Example of LIGHT:[link]
Example of SHADOW:[link]
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AmbiguityArtStudent Digital Artist
I've had this tutorial saved since I joined DA like 9 years ago, I only just now read it and realized it had some of the major things I only just recently learned about color and light, I could have saved so much time -.-
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DarktayleHobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to improve my people-drawing skills just to test it out :O sadly my speciality is animals and mythical creatures and it will probably always be that way. -__-

Nevertheless, I will prevail!
Thank you for the tutorial ^^
Blackania's avatar
What is CG? Can i do this with Gimp? Do i need a special Photoshop? Which hardware do i need?
Randiness34's avatar
Randiness34Student Traditional Artist
But anyways nice tutorial
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Randiness34Student Traditional Artist
OMG....I made up a person with your name

my god your my shadow,Randi backwards
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montezjones2011Student Traditional Artist
I just cant blend my junk!!!! uuuugh! i hate the world and it's complications!
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KestyaHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that was really helpful, can you please put a tutorial up for more complex cging.
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SpectralKnightHobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful! =)
Arowa's avatar
Uh, iDNAR, right? Um, do you know where I could go to learn the 'Light' method of CG?
RenegadeHeated's avatar
this really helped me pick up the skin tones and the shading of it thank you ever so much! I'm sure I'll improve now^^
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EveSnowflakeStudent General Artist
Cool! Of caurse I knew about all these tones on skin, but usually I use it in coloring on paper or even more on canvas, but on PS I'm still new one, so this one will help me a lot! Thank you! ^_^
AnimeFusion88's avatar
Your Neji looks cooler than the real one.
Senzuzaku's avatar
awsome tutorial!!, i have photoshop 7.0 but i dont have a pen tablet where do i locate 1?

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CometstarzStudent Digital Artist
Excuse me, but do you know how to get to that on a mac? Thank you!
kyyuubi's avatar
good tutorials thanks
Marise567's avatar
Oh my goodness, I have been admiring and admiring your digital work and trying to emulate it thinking, 'oh my god, how.' And lookey here. :D

Thanks so much!
TheWanderingSlacker's avatar
I discovered the liquefy tool some time ago and I love it. Most recently, I use it in conjunction with other tools to fix all the mistakes I make in a sketch. Then I print out a light blue copy of the pic and redraw whatever parts of it didn't come out that great in the photoshop editing. I've gone through up to 4 printings/editings before having a version I was happy with and ready to ink before. I like this technique better than erasing/redrawing 'cuz I tend to just retrace the erased lines no matter how many times I try.
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francosj12Student Digital Artist
what's a CG? sorry =P
forsakenlight77's avatar
it looks very helpful. one question, who is htk?
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MaksnHobbyist Digital Artist
..... *licks your boots*
Jacket-ful-of-danger's avatar
excellent tutorial!! <3
thanks formincluding the part about blending. so many tuts skip over that part!
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eroseonStudent Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this!
You obviously spent quite a bit of time and effort and it's really helpful, especially all the stuff about lighting :aww:
rarebitone's avatar
ive been looking for a way to take my outlines a step further ,
so this was very helpful for me.
thanks alot,

just need a tablet noe :(
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