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Photoshop painting demo by Darkdesyre Photoshop painting demo by Darkdesyre
Tutorial on the technique I used to paint [link]
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momo2121 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student Photographer
cool now i know i can do more w/ photoshop
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Photoshop can do photo manips, digital paintings, vexel drawings and matte paintings plus much more. Its a great program!
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momo2121 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Photographer
can photoshop 4.o do the same? i was thinking of buying it. it's cheeper.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
It can do the digital painting, but many of the custom brushes that people develop here wont work with 4.0.
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momo2121 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Photographer
thanks :)
how do you fav the news articles?
beacuse you have one i want to remmber
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Thank you!

There is a little heart symbol on the left hand side of teh article under the title, if you click it, its adds the article as a favorite news article on your front DA page provided you are a subscriber I think and have news articles set to display on your front gallery page.
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momo2121 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student Photographer
No i'm not a subscriber. what other benifits do you get when you subscribe?
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
More views per page is a great feature!
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akromyk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Hi. Great tutorial! Could you possibly post the reference photo and the second photo with the lines? If you can't I understand. Once again, thanks for the tutorial!
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
The reference photo is linked to the finished painting in my gallery called leaning forward. Ill try and find the second photo =)
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   General Artist
:wow:..amazing!!...inspiring the way you blend traditional ideas with digital:heart:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Thank you, my traditional painting definately impacts my approach to digital painting.
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elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome tut :) Thanks!
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
I hope it is helpful.. I ahve alot of other great photoshop tutorials in my faves under my tutorial collection if you are interested =)
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elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student Artist
Thanks a lot this really helps. I always felt I was using the wrong brushes, and never could use the hard edge brush.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Let me know how it works out for you!
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mirounga Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Student
I applaud on your patience for sticking out something like that without a tablet, I think I laid my brush down once in Photoshop before I got myself one.

I thought I'd tell you in case you didn't know, that using the smudge tool for blending in it's basic form looks pretty uggly compared to the other options, even though it's probably less timeconsuming then color picking without a tablet. Even just using a custom speckled brush can help you get rid of it's hallmark texture and greatly improve the finish on the artwork.

You can easily make one yourself, or pop by at Linda Berqvist's site site to download the brush she uses.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thank you so much for the tips.. since I mostly paint traditionally with oils, painting in the computer is not something I spend alot of time on. I never color pick from the model, I just use color that I would if I was painting by hand. I find most of the time I pick a much brighter/intense color then the eyedropper would give me. So if you dont blend with the smudge tool what do you use? I also add a noise filter to the work when its done to speckle it abit but it doesnt show up unless you are looking at it on my screen =)

Ill try the brush site... do you have a link to it?
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mirounga Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Student
Glad you found my comment helpful :).

What I meant by color picking, was blending with it, not picking from the original photo, I know that's just boring. Here's a link to a tutorial I used when I was starting up on digital [link] This is pretty much how I still blend when painting. Basically you lay down the colors you want and then use a low opacity brush to achieve intermediate colors between them, color pick them and keep going until you have a smooth transition. But this is extremely timeconsuming if you don't have a tablet.

[link] has tutorials by Linda Berqvist, she uses the speckled brush with smudge tool to blend, the link to the brush is in one of the tutorials. I tried it out and the results are pretty neat, it's quicker to get a perfectly smooth blend at least, but somehow I never really incorporated it into my workflow. I guess it felt a bit too "digital", laying colors next to each other feels so much more painterly! And that way it's also easy to leave visible brushstrokes for the effect.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Thanks! I wasnt able to acess the first tutorial you linked.. t said the file was gone. But I did find Linda's website extremely helpful. She had some wonderful techniques Ill have to experiment with and show my classes! Thank you so much for pointing me in her direction, she does amazing work and I showed some examples of her work to my class today!

You are a great resource on PS painting! Im learning alot!
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mirounga Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student
No problem, I remember how hard it was to find something useful when I tried to learn Photoshop ;).

Try this [link] for the first tutorial, and just browse to Tutorials and check out the one called Basics of Painting in Photoshop or somesuch.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Thank you, I found the tutorial and downloaded it! 29 pages! Wow, cant wait to go through it! You've been an excellent resource!
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Snowlyn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial =)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thank you, I hope you find it helpful!
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very generous of you to "give free lessons" on DA. Is there an emoticon for generosity? ;)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Well Im a teacher at an art school so its an occupational hazard =)
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind my asking where do you teach?
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
No not at all, I teach at Collins College, in Tempe Ariz. Its a graphic design and animation school.
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you go to Art School ? I have a son, sophomore at RISD interested in FVA. link: [link]
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
I got my fine art degree at Arizona State University (complete waste of money). I have also studied drawing and painting in Florence Italy in the classical tradition. As for my computer art, I am self taught as a necessity of being an illustrator in the Design industry for over ten years. Some things you just figure out on your own by having to do them =)
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BLDRDSH Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever the case may be, I think you are a terrific artist and probably a great teacher too, but I get the feeling you are not too thrilled with ARIZONA as a whole. I think I once saw you post it is a cultural wasteland. Necessity is the mother of invention. :)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Yes we dont have much of an art scene here, but I do have a great circle of artist friends. Thank you for your confidence in me as a teacher and artist, I love what I do and try to teach my students everything Ive figured out over the years! Im trying to post some tutorials for my students and the DA community as I get a chance too.. but I literally have months and months of demos I give my classes to convert !
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bass33 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
It is an excellent method!
I left the scene and I also draw ever in my life, it is the passion that guides my hand ;)

Excuse me using a translator
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bass33 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Very good tutorial, I am applying exactly the same working method, although I have now abandoned the grid ;)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I usually work from a drawing Ive done by hand and scanned in, but this is the method I teach to my students since many of them dont draw by hand =)
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