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Digital Painting Tutorial Pt I

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Part I of my digital painting tutorial

This tutorial is to help you get a good idea of how I do things. This tutorial is NOT intended to be copied exactly and it is NOT a stock image. Any over painting or using my images pasted in any way in YOUR work is prohibited. Please learn from it but don't post exact copies of this in your gallery.

And remember, the number one way to get better is to keep creating art!

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TwilightSolaceDesignHobbyist General Artist
I tried this tut last year before I knew anything about digital art. I'm coming back to now it now to try again <3 Thank you
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MBennetArtStudent Digital Artist
Second tutorial Im trying aaaa... thanks for uploading
sailoraya's avatar
sailorayaStudent General Artist
Thank you.Painting realistic skin is hard and require a lot of time i need to practice a lot.
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brynadaHobbyist Writer
thanks!
Worlds-Finest-Moose's avatar
Thank you! I'm a beginner, but this is easy to understand!
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cherryx94Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this done via Photoshop CC? 'Cause I don't have the option for "other dynamics"
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jessaiduranStudent Digital Artist
I think it was done in CS3 because of the gray colored UI and also because i don't have that option in CS6 T^T 
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sailorayaStudent General Artist
In CS6 version the flow and opacity jitter are there but in a different place unlike previous versions ;).It's in Transfer :)
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lauraypabloHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!!:huggle:
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LupusBlackEdenStudent General Artist
Very helpful
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Accvser13Student General Artist
Thank you, even as a beginner it helped me a lot.
Great tutorial!
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yulssHobbyist General Artist
muy util. gracias
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melissyjaneProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! So helpful to have someone explain a method for picking out skin tones. :)
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noramorrisonHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you set it in parts so as to teach. Will download and use the knowledge to start my photoshop tutorial. I illustrate by hand, so photoshop is my new medium goal. Thank you
tator803's avatar
Are you on sl? I wanna learn how to do a photo like this but I already have an avatar to work on
IpanJadahz's avatar
tried a few times, *still failed
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koevchHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful.
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SnowyOwlsHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for doing this. :) It's really, really helping a complete and utter noob. 
StephaniaArts's avatar
Now finally a tutorial whiich shows how you can put down skintones easily, you have no idea how much I love you for this! Been fighting years on finding a good way to put down skintones! Thank you, thank you so much!
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AkamarProfessional Digital Artist
... I don't... see the "other Dynamics" at all..
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Great tutorial!
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yasermohaviHobbyist Digital Artist
Some people begin the painting process with valuing in Grayscale then overlay paint over it...as I see you used direct painting? what is your technique called? which way do you think is better ?  by the way thanks for great toturial
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TheRaiderInsideStudent Digital Artist
WOW I gave up A LOT when I did digital painting; now that I've actually tried with your method I'm getting the hang of it! :hug: Thanks so much! :hug:
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You're my best! thanks for the tutorial!
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