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November 2nd, 2010 #1
Tutorial Video blog, focuses on the basics
UPDATE: the blog is now live, tell your friends! http://www.ctrlpaint.com
I'm working on a blog aimed at in-training digital painters. Do you know how to run photoshop but have no idea how to make it paint? The blog is going to give all sorts of free tips I wish I had years ago. In the meantime, I NEED YOUR HELP!
What are you having trouble with? As I make this instructional material, I'd love to get input from you guys -- so it can be as helpful as possible. So please respond with any and all questions you have about digital painting! here's an example:
example: "What is a 'mask'? They seem confusing and I avoid them."
Any feedback would be wonderful. If you're not interested in responding publicly feel to shoot me an email: mattkohrart (at) gmail (dot) com
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November 3rd, 2010 #2
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Dude, this is EXACTLY what I need.
I basically need the very basics of digital painting. When to use a soft brush, when to use a hard brush.
What do you guys do when you start off with lines and block in values later, how to block in values, which kind of brushes and why, how to start off with silluettes, how to start off with a value study.... all this kind of stuff.
I know photoshop quite good, but so far I've only used it as a manipulative tool, rather than a start-off-from-scratch-painting device. I've bough several massive black videos so far, but they are all very speed up, so experianced ppl can seem to understand what the artists are doing, but for ppl like me, who have no clue how to use photoshop as a canvas, I can't follow.
If you're about to make such a tutorial-video, I would be very very very thankful.
I'm even willing to pay if you can provide such stuff!
Man, thats so great!
Now crit the shit out of me!
November 4th, 2010 #4
I greatly enjoy your sketchbook thread, and I think a digital painting blog would be a great idea!
Personally, my biggest issue is economy of stroke, and putting efficiency behind your hand motions. I, and many of my classmates, tend to whittle away at a painting with hundreds and hundreds of superfluous brush strokes while trying to get gradients to come out, and we end up with very flat, fake looking paintings.
It's been really hard for me to find instructional material for this problem specifically, and I would love to see your advice on it!
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November 9th, 2010 #6
I've read over these questions as well as those submitted on my sketchbook thread. They are all GREAT questions! I'll be working them all into the blog material I'm creating. Over the next month or so as I finish up the blog, feel free to keep submitting questions -- I'm going to be making a lot of free videos and downloads, so let me know!
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November 9th, 2010 #7
The information about masks will be extremely useful. Also I have a personal question: how to create chromatic aberrations in Photoshop? I didn't google for english versions of this tutorial because I'm russian - i googled for russian versions and i didn't find any that would have helped. Thank you in advance!
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What im strugling with alot is what pan 2 described as well. What Im also finding a real big trouble, is defning materials.
For example, when a part of armor shows up as prehaps, a metal plate mounted on skin, or just a simple piece of leather cloth. How can define different types of material? (And I kind of mean all types of different thing, from organic, to hard surface. not only the 2 things I just gave as example haha.)
Colour blending and Lightsource/Shading also is hard one for me.
just someone else earlier reffered, when to use what type of brush, etc etc.
Im starting to get my ass around photoshop more as a canvas, but I still need alot of the basic stuff still as well..
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Hey Matt your work is awesome! I have been drawing for years and just getting into the whole digital art thing. Was wondering if you could make a tutorial of start to finish of a drawing/painting. Like what paper settings you use, what brushes you draw with, filling in color, shadows and layers. Even paper size and dpi you use. I kind of need a feel for everything. I need to take a class in it i know...lol. But any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks for your time. Keep up the good work!
November 16th, 2010 #12
like the other mentioned , when to use what brush, maybe "Brush customisation" Info not how its done , also how to practice making backgrounds, just the simple ones, nothing on them just texture and stuff, that looks Painted ,,, also i so want to start a different style like this http://attachments.conceptart.org/fo...1&d=1288965729,,, but i cant decide where to start,( when i do it , it looks like crap cause i want it to look good from the start) it looks so awesome.
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November 16th, 2010 #13
Thanks, this looks great! My question would be, how to make forms appear more solid. I tend to run into the problem of having things look blurry and washed out when working digitally.