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thx for the link! You got to make a colour tutorial on photoshop! I loved the step at a step examples, and the examples of different oppacities and flows. They just rock!Originally Posted by killing.peoplewe made it to page 2!
i found this site VERY helpful for highlighting anatomy in your mind:
"For a man who doesn't know to which port we wants to sail to, all winds are unfavourable"
Thank you for capturing and posting the videos. I have doodled for years and recently started to work with PS and a tablet. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with my work as it was not turning out how I wanted it to on the first try. Watching you work really helped. I went back to one of my scrap drawings and started on it again with the method you were using in mind. It is coming along pretty good.
I am not anywhere near as good as the people on this site, but as someone here said, practice, practice, practice.
I'm new to the group and to drawing, I found your tutorial very helpful, keep up the good work.
I gave it a try and this is what I came up with.. I still have a lot to learn
I TRYING DRAW THE SAME, heh 1\2 THE SAME GOOD ANATOHMY HUMAN ,,,,,, I TRYING BY 4 HOUERS ,, BUT I fucking cantcantcantcantcantcantcantcantcant , fuck, you have talent, God give you, And you saying : hier, this tutorial help you ...bla bla,,,- when someone havnt talent, can sit, and draw by the days! - yers! - and never! give the same result as you have! (((OFCOURCE I DONT WANT SAY : your tutorial is a bullshit! -NO, im angry, becouse , ..its simple - i cant draw, i try to do some charakter , by i cant - thats all - thx , for you becouse you try learn me somethings , but,,, nothing i can do - bye
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killing.people, you're not only good at using the technique, you've explained it quite nicely as well. Thanks for the excellent tutorial!
I don't spellcheck...
I've just bought a Wacom Intuos3 and I was wondering what settings I need to change in photoshop to get a better painting effect. Because at the moment it's still similar to how I would've painted with my mouse.
Sure I can draw rad stuff in Painter Essentials 2, where it's pressure sensor heaven, but there's too many brushes to choose from and all I really want is a similar painting effect to Bengal and Sparth.
Cuz they have this rad color blending thing going on that I just can't get right just yet. I even got a copy of Painter 8 cuz 'Essentials' doesn't let you work with PSD's, + that's even more hectic with all the Brushes that program has, I can't find something that works. any pointers.thnx.
have your brush tool selected when you hit F5.
like i mentioned in the first part of this thread, make note of the buttons on your tablet that read 'soft' medium' 'firm' and read about the settings for your tablet and calibrate them. be aware you can create your own brushes with a selection: 1. select an area. 2. click, edit > define brush. 3. name the brush and select the brush. 4. make brush setting adjustments. you will need to save those settings to keep the brush preset. that's a good starting point if you ask me.
the brush being previewed in the image above kinda looks like a brush that could get a bengal feel. hehe, but she uses much more than a brush setting, ask kurt_hectic \PL, he'll tell you.
sparth uses a lot of blend modes. you can set brushes to paint with a blend mode. sparth too knows something i do not check his site, he had a tutorial showing his process last i checked. (months ago)
if you want to know how they work, which brushes they use, run a search in the forum or simply ask them. they might just answer if they make the time.
how do you get the fade out effect on both ends of the 'brushline'.
Couldnt find it in the brushes window.
Thanks for your help.
Kleiner, dude! serious? i'm going to look like an ass here but, i saw that as a really lazy question. i made you this beautiful image.
you didn't look very hard did you. be honest. no, don't get up. allow me:
sry thats what i did.
but see for yourself, i hope you'll also see my mistake.
'Zeichenstift-Druck' means 'Pen Pressure'.
I don't use a tablet, so the option won't take effect, but it should at least show in the brushes window, right?
Thank you again.
hmm, i don't know man
try posting it to the public to troubleshoot.
you can't select it from your brush window? (left window in my last image)
you will need a wacom to utilize the brush fully. you maybe able to get something out of it if you turn down your flow, but, that's all i can do from here.
Okay, i've already tried to turn down the flow, but just makes it more opague.
I post if i can find a solution.
without a tablet you're S.O.L. I use a mouse for now too and it doesn't even show up in the preview window as a pen-sensitive brush. Oh well, we do what we have to...
Hey, thanks man. I've been using photoshop for years and I've finally tried some digital painting recently. I find myself addicted to the convenience and struggle... it's great.
I'm sure I'll check this thread hundreds of times - always a new technique to learn.. I'm just checking this site out (my first post) and I've already found a gem to grow with.
does anyone us the mouse to color the picture??
Thats just effing brilliant... All this time trying to find how to draw a straight line and it was one of the keys I use all the time... SHIFT!! I constantly have my finger on shift for the undo, forward, backward commands... But I never tried drawing with it held down... WOW... Thanks dude!
sure do! i use to. i highly recommend investing in a digital tablet.Originally Posted by sirisodoes anyone us the mouse to color the picture??
using painter, i drew the foreground with a mouse on this one.
it's slow and you can't have pessured strokes, but you can still use the same techniques shown here.
Killing.people, you just made my day. Your video tutorials were awesome! Thanks, man.
EDIT: By the way, did you make the colour swatch used in the videos yourself?
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if not the HSB slider in the color window, i usually use one of the default HKS swatches and may add new swatches to them if i want to keep a specific color. rather than making marks on my piece, i may opt to store them as a swatch. if it turns into a sexy little swatch, save that bitch.Originally Posted by naavis.. did you make the colour swatch used in the videos yourself?
for anyone else that is lost:
I think I would turn gay for you... Heh... You helped me so much you have no idea. *Tosses Painter 9 out the window*
(I have had you in my buddy list for quite some time after seeing you sketch book and luckily while at my girlfriend's house I saw your last post was here... Bookmarked it and when I came home had her send it to me...)
These are what I really needed... I would like to know what tablet you use... Because it seems you have a few more options... I have the Graphire 3... Maybe you have the Inq (whatever it is) 3... I wish I would have gotten that one... I don't think it was out when I bought this though... I am going to paint right now though... Thank you for your extreme help...
Oh yeah besides knowing what tablet you use... I also would like to know how you are switching your brushes so fast... Like the size and what not... And some of my shortcuts in Photoshop CS do not work anymore... Gets extremely annoying... The tool shortcuts work... But things like undo and really anything you can get from the menu doesn't... Gets really tiring always getting away from my painting to go click up there... I would like to know if you have any idea how to make them work..
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wacom.com has a cool wizard that helps you choose the wacom that's best for you. check it out: http://www.wacom.com/tabletwizard/index.cfmOriginally Posted by killing.peoplei use a Wacom series tablet. it is an Intuios2 platinum 9x12. i don't need such a big tablet, it sometimes gets rather cumbersome on a messy desk. download the current drivers off their site and read a bit about the different settings and configurations you can use.
i right-click on the canvas with the brushtool for the brsuh window.
[ ] brackets change brush size.
numpad numbers control opacity or flow (depending on if the airbrush toggle button is on).
shift+brackets change softness percentage of the brush.
here is a thread with a bunch of shortcuts:
Last edited by killing.people; August 2nd, 2005 at 11:39 AM.
Well since I'm kind of young at the moment (15) and those are bit pricey... I think I will invest in an Intuos3 9x12... (that is what was chosen by those assorted questions)
Well this morning around 4am I decided to try out your tutorial... and here is the results... It is like 10% done (Still have the rest of the picture to go obviously) I think it is rather good for my age and experience...
i have a 9x12 and i think they are too big, you may want to concider dropping a size (8x6). for a first tablet, that's one of the best brands you can get for the type of work you're looking to do to my knowledge.
thanks for sharing your work, keep at it soN! wehw!
(whoo first post on CA)
I noticed you said an intuos 9x12 is too big, I was looking at moving up from a 4x5 graphire and I'd always kinda thought the closer to screen size, the better?
I guess this is wrong :p
as a 9x12 here is only $50 more than a 6x8 I was planning on getting one but now I'm not sure :p
So how does one know what sized tablet's best?
hello fififi,Originally Posted by FififiSo how does one know what sized tablet's best?
only $50 more, eh? hmm .. i spent around $200 more to get a 9x12 when i bought mine. you are getting more surface area for your buck. so that's a plus in my eyes.
i draw with my wacom in my lap, and store it under my desk when i'm not using it. it's starting to creak. a thing to concider would be your desk space. i don't have the space to let it chill on my desk and its size doesn't work well with how i throw it around.
there are different strokes for different folks and the only way you know which stroke you like the most is to swing. buy the one you want, after all it's your moo-lah.
really great advice, I hadn't even thought about desk space
Thanks for the awesome advice with all of this! Like Geuseppe, I've been using Photoshop for years, but I hadn't painted in the program until a few weeks ago.
I have an Intuos3 4x5, and the small size is NOT a drawback. The tablet has given me no problems at all with accuracy or detail work. The small footprint and reduced size make it very worth it. I recommend going with a 4x5, since I've tried the 6x8 and it feels about the same, but it costs $90 more. The 12x9 is too big for some people, and it's very expensive. The 4x5 is a wonderful piece of equipment. If you qualify for academic pricing, the pricetag goes down even more.