Gooooood one DeeLock. My crit is on your detailing phase. The spots you've added to your apple are fairly uniform in both arrangement and shade. Remember, even the small things like the dots are victim to the light source you've chosen. When I added dots to my apple, I put them in, then I selected them (they were on a new layer) and went over the shadow areas and light areas with darker and lighter versions of the color, respectively. Otherwise it's just going to look graphic, not realistic.
Can someone link me to a good tutorial on blending? Reading through the 20+ pages of the old thread and the 19 pages is taking ages.
ditto to what lake said. TONS of info on the first page. Are you painting small still lifes too? have you posted any? if not, join in! it doesn't matter if it's not perfect because people here will help you.
Okay, I'm trying this again. This time I have steps so hopefully someone can tell me were I'm tripping up. I think this is a lot better than the one I posted a couple weeks ago. I spent about an hour on it.
I don't really post here, but I leech many of the resources, sorry to say
Well I had read this post a while ago when it only had 2 pages, and I was like how the F are you doing that?! I thought I couldn't find the magic "blend tool" kept overlooking the opacity part, my friend explained to me what this topic was talking about and it was like enlightenment, so I got an apple and made a light source from a lamp and tried it myself, well since this picture was done many months ago I can see some previous errors, I'm missing reflected light, which I know what that is since reading CA.org u.u but since I'm still making sloppy photoshop habits, maybe you guys can point out some stuff if that's ok; thanks for the wonderful post bumskee, and you guys posting those tasty fruit