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Digital Art Tutorial
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Published: November 26, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 spiritwolf77
I've been wanting to do this ever since I took my old outdated Photoshop tutorial off the 'net. But I wanted to wait until I had a better understanding of all these programs and actually found a process I really liked. Courtesy of a little extra free time over Thanksgiving break, I have finally put this thing together.

This tutorial goes through all the steps I use to produce a piece of digital art. It covers things in Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, and Corel Painter 9 (if you have different versions of these programs, you may still be able to use the tutorial but some minor or major details might be different). I hope people find this useful, as opposed to long, tedious, and redundant. I've yet to see anyone else post a tutorial on the exact same process so hoepfully you'll get something out of it.

I also apologize for how increadibly long it is. I considered dividing each step up into a different file, but that proved more complicated than I would have liked so I just stuck with this.

I apologize in advance for any typos/terrible spelling errors. The day Photoshop gets a spellcheck will be a happy day for me.

Feel free to send this link to friends and post it places and such, just please do not repost the actual tutorial itself. If you want to show it to people, send them the link to this page or my gallery, thankye.

Edit:
Thank you all so much for all the favorites and comments! I'm very honored!
Also, I've received a number of good comments that made me aware of things I should have mentioned in this desc originally:
1-A tablet is not 100% needed but there are several parts of this tutorial that will not quite work without it. For example, anything involving pressure settings like opacity transitions and line tapering.
2-If you use the pencil-linework method and don't have any tracing paper available, you can also use regular printer paper, tape it over your sketch, and put it up on a window during daylight hours...instant lightbox!

Edit 2: Thank you guys for the continued support and feedback! Just to let you new watchers/commenters know, I actually don't update this gallery anymore. You can find new art over here: :iconautogatos:
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CalebPerkinsArt's avatar
used this as a reference for my picture
Black Widow by CalebPerkins  
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DubaiBunniesUAE's avatar
Gorgeous work.
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anushhk-13|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank You. Its useful and nice.
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kingarthur-online's avatar
wow...This is very hard to do.. When I download this in my computer.There's a lot of error, I cannot download it..Can anyone send me a link or tutorial for how to download it.. Thanks.
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chelseakenna|Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I'm really sorry, I'm not sure why the download link doesn't work anymore, but unfortunately I don't have it anywhere else on the web anymore I think? In any case, it's pretty old and outdated at this point and there are plenty of newer, similar tutorials on DA that cover a lot of similar things. :)
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pr8ik's avatar
damn.. i think the download link has expired for some reason. could someone post a link.. thanks!
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chelseakenna|Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I'm really sorry, I'm not sure why the download link doesn't work anymore, but unfortunately I don't have it anywhere else on the web anymore I think? In any case, it's pretty old and outdated at this point and there are plenty of newer, similar tutorials on DA that cover a lot of similar things. :)
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JahniaLanee's avatar
This looks so hard to make. :(
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Artist6094|Student Digital Artist
Amazinggg
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Oregs|Professional Digital Artist
PERFECT
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memeow10123|Student Traditional Artist
do you have a class?????????Meow :3
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FurDomo|Hobbyist Artist
Sweeet
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aporcelana|Student Traditional Artist
This. Is. GREAT! Thank you!
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Good work.
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PeshugadePosho|Student General Artist
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nice picture
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jovalie4's avatar
Pleaws, tell me why I can't draw like this? ;u; help me please...
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Randybutternubbz|Student Digital Artist
practice makes perfect, so just keep practicing
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xD I'll never be that good
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nour1010's avatar
how can i watch this video please
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jlyvers|Hobbyist General Artist
A very nice tutorial, thank you. I am a deviant but had not seen your work. I use Stumble and your page this page came up. Thank you for posting.
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mapper3|Hobbyist General Artist
Try coloring your pictures without Photoshop. I'm all for a little digital touch - up, but have you considered painting or colored pencil? You can find these in high quality at fine art retailers. Your art is good, but I'm also somewhat naturally averse to furry art. No hard feelings meant.
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I studied traditional drawing and painting in school, using a wide variety of different mediums. I just prefer working digitally.

And okay, everyone is welcome to an opinion. I don't really have any interest in, say, drawings of cars, but I don't seek out artists who draw cars and tell them I don't like their subject matter. Because really what would be the point of that?
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