I've been painting with Photoshop CS2 and Painter for a year now and I need some help. My weak points are value, color theory, and problems with blending. The blending issues I have are the painting either comes out too blurry or too greasy. The look I'm trying to achieve is semi photo realistic. I'd say 90% of the blending trouble is that I rely on the smudge tool too much. When I try overlapping colors with the brush on low opacity it still doesn't come out right.
Here's a sample of what I mean
...the one time I need photobucket and it's down...figures...
If interested, PM me and I'll get back to you with a picture showing where I'm at. Thanks!