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    Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    I'm trying to learn digital painting in Photoshop and I've gotten this far. I don't really know where to go and the highlight on the top is killing me. Suggestions?

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    You must grasp where form turns "corners". If you think of everything as planes that corner into other planes, this will help you determine hi-lights. Hi-lights either appear at the corner of a plane (sometimes several corners of a plane) or sometimes the highlight simply fills the whole plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    You must grasp where form turns "corners". If you think of everything as planes that corner into other planes, this will help you determine hi-lights. Hi-lights either appear at the corner of a plane (sometimes several corners of a plane) or sometimes the highlight simply fills the whole plane.
    I know where the highlight goes; I'm drawing from life. I just can't figure out how to actually use Photoshop to render it.

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    Opacity

    A huge part of Photoshop is use of opacity. Your brush is very hard and reducing the opacity will give you more control, so it doesn't look like a Monet painting. I would check out tutorials on digital painting offered both here and at Deviantart.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    I know where the highlight goes; I'm drawing from life. I just can't figure out how to actually use Photoshop to render it.
    What you think is your problem really isn't your problem, it's what Kev says your problem is. You're not seeing and describing the big, underlying forms and planes, and so your apple isn't solid. You've painted apple sauce.


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    post your reference when u get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Ross View Post
    post your reference when u get a chance.
    I was going to but my camera's dead...

    I think what I'm going to do is what ConCrete advised....check out some tutorials.

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    could you paint it well with real paints?

    I find that it is so much easier to use computers to paint and colour things if you know how to do it well with actual paints (which lets face it are a LOT nicer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitChes View Post
    could you paint it well with real paints?

    I find that it is so much easier to use computers to paint and colour things if you know how to do it well with actual paints (which lets face it are a LOT nicer)
    Maybe with watercolors...

    But I see what you mean, thanks.

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    Check out the thread here about painting this kind of subject matter in photoshop. Here's the link to "Digital Painting in PS #2"

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107217

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