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can anyone show me how to blend properly ive lookd at the Digital Painting in PS thread and still have no success csn any one show me step by step the process please?
do you have any step by step pictures on personal ways you blend or any one else?
And also check my technique thread a few posts bellow this one.
thanks you this is as far as i can blend any tips
It looks great, try using lower saturation and change values. Try learning from andrew loomis too at http://fineart.sk/index.php?s=72&cat=15
thank you i will take a look if you have any more tips i would be gratefull to hear them
thank you the second link help dramtically
thanks for the help so your suggesting i blend with grayscale colours first
You may want to experiment with different opacity and flow settings and see what kind of results you get. In the brush settings tab, there are more options- play around with those too and see what happens.
The first image is a small experiment that I did a while ago to see how the different settings of opacity and flow affected the outcome of the digital paint. It's kind of a crappy example, but you can get the jist of it. There are of course many more settings than just opacity and flow once you get into the brush settings, but this was just a simple gauge.
The second image is how I typically blend. I just used a soft round brush for this example. I usually keep flow at 100 unless working on clouds or mist, etc. I tend to keep the opacity pretty low and just build my color up. If you have a tablet, you can set the opacity to pen pressure so that the harder you press, the "thicker" the paint lays down.
Also, something I've noticed is that when working with colors that are lighter in value, I have to set the opacity lower than what I do the darker values to keep the build up of paint the same. Like the user above me mentioned (I suck at remembering to make a note of names), it may be easier for you to get the hang of it working with just value rather than getting into hue too.
But that's what I do. Definitely experiment a bit and see what works for you.
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thank you very much that helped alot ill go off and try theses techniques
i'm waiting for some new work of yours. Please post here, so we can see your great improvements!
need more practise mabe i try the soft brush this time
I'm in the same boat as this guy. Coming from traditional art, trying to blend digitally makes it seem like child's play.
This was my first decent (somewhat) attempt at shading a lime green ball. The main thing I'm having trouble with is the actual process of choosing the right opacity and colors with the color tool, and then where to draw those colors on whatever object. I have my Opacity set to pen pressure, which seems to be working well, it's just using the correct pressure and color picker tool properly.
Edit: Second try
Last edited by darth_vato; February 4th, 2010 at 10:47 PM.
hi the problem your having is exactly the same as me the settings of opacity and blocking in is my problem
Hm...it seems like you 2 think that opacity should be set at X% and everything will work magically. You need to constantly play with it!
Start with two vibrant colors: one dark and another light. Change opacity to let's say to 50-75% and apply the same colors but in he border of two others. Change color opacity again, but lower 25%-50% and blend some more with the same colors...
I decided to follow my own advice ........here's the finished result (less then an hour with the breakfast break..lol): i added the shadow an some reflecting light.
Check HERE for step by step info.
P.S.: I found some misspelled words in my example, sorry about that was too lazy to fix it
i will try some studies later today and mabe update my sketch book
Dodge and burn should be avoided. Blending with a hard round brush is much more versatile, and you can get it to do what you want with practice.
Yoruki Uno seems to be giving false advice in a few threads.
My tips: Just keep at it. Have a gentle touch, and patience.
ok ill just keep trying
As stated before dodge and burn tends not to produce good results when coloring.
You have black in your shadows and aren't looking at reflective light. You're depending on an effect instead of learning to observe from life and understanding shadows, surfaces and lighting. That and how to use colors.
Disregard if posted already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDa-l...eature=related
Please keep practicing though, the only way you learn is to fail. The problem is that many don't understand that and give up thinking they'll never learn. Each mistake you make helps you learn from it.
well, I wouldn't say it's false, it's rather different way of doing things. I went into "burn" and "dodge" tools to expand variety of two color i've chosen without going back to the pallet.
And you're absolutely right with your tip, you just gotta keep going. However seems to me CarlSpringer had a problem with blending overall, so I'm looking for variety of different techniques to give him various ideas. My personall opinion: there's no right or wrong, when one effect can be achieved different ways.
agree, but I wasn't going fo good result. Just a blending basics with just various opacity options
Honestly, I have huge problems with the shadows! In the apple thread I stated it couple times. Any help?
if i were drawing a sphere from the life example, then Obseriving definitely would of give me adifferent effect, however you're right that i personally need to observe more.
THanks for the video link. I think this is very helpfuL!
im not trying to cause a argument i pick sides. but visually Yoruki's sphere loook good and im wondering why it is not a good result beside the fact burn and dodge was used the blending technique was still perform in Yoruki's steps it is shown
I don't think we're arguing here, rather sharing various opinions. I personally think that my sphere wasn't realistic: tere's no texture and as Arshes Nei mentioned light and shadow is not that good. However, i think my result will be more usefull in web-interface as an element of a web-design (just a thought).
I like the video example provided by Arshes Nei, what do you think about it?
yep i watched it before making this thread and i still watch it for help
this is another attempt i currently working on please critize!
this is not finished yet!
but need tips to improve it