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Photoshop Painting Lesson

Photoshop Painting Lesson - J l.JIr LL Ir~ C:a iLL r I.II...

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I J r, r'" LL r~ C"::a i LL .-, C"::a i r, LL i r, rJ l.JI I .II 1.J.l1I I II I~i Learn to paint realistic portraits and fabric using custom brushes C lassical character illustrations and portraits have been around in many forms since we first began to try and convey the world around us, from real to imaginary. During the Renaissance (14th-17th Century), the human form in paintings moved from static and flat to alive and deep, truly capturing the likeness, motion and emotion of the people depicted, as well as showing off the most gorgeously painted drapes or elaborate garments you can imagine. Today, paintings such as these are mostly seen in the game and graphic novel environment, or as book illustrations. This tutorial will show you how to create a realistically rendered Start with a sketch To star, open a new file and add nevv layer to your canvas. Call It 'sketch' rha way you won' get confused when more layers are -dded Now pick r e default harel round Palmbr sh, se the Size and Opacity to Pen Pressure, and start sk tchlng. G tting the proportions of your sketch right is important, so use references jf you feel It'll help you. Clean up colours Sric Ing with the round brush, set Opacity and Flow manually to around 70-80%, while keeping the Opacity Ji ter sWltclted on. We wan to smooth out and clean up the edges and colours, an these settings will help. At this point, you can already reduce the Opadry of your 'ske ch' layer. Seltl g it to Overlay Is another option. character portrait in Photoshop, using simple tools and almost solely depending on painting rather than filters and plug-ins. Here you will learn step-py-step how to take an idea from sketch to colour, render a convincing character, fabric and brocade, and add those little details that are often overlooked but will really make any portrait come alive. Ultimately, this tutorial is about creating a strong character portrait that not only speaks to us, but also entices us to read a story into it. To get the best results, it's advisable for you to have a graphics tablet, as it gives you much more control than a mouse. Block in colours Add a new layer beneath the 'sketch' layer. This will be our main layer for the character Keep the hard round Paintbrush, but you may find it easier to switch off the Size Jitter and manually adjust the size as needed. We'll be blocking in colours now, and it doesn't need to be very precise or clean; we just want to get a feel for the overall colour scheme, light and shadows. Q. ~ ... ~ brushes used for this painting. the brocade pattern files and the Fibonacci Spiral can be found on the CD. Hopefully these will help you get started and inspire you to create The sketch at full resolution, the custom your own illustrations.
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