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PostSubject: Photoshop painting    Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:35 am

I was thinking maybe we could start some threads where people could post art tutorials, I'm trying to do at least one photoshop painting tutorial or find a tip and or trick, or something, at least one a day and thought I should share...

This one is pretty short it's about blending fleshtones, and creating shadows on fleshtones.
http://idrawgirls.blogspot.com/2012/08/three-photoshop-tips-and-technique-for.html
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:34 pm

Always a good idea.

I've been meaning to look up photoshop tutorials on laying out comic book page panel grids and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:59 pm

J.M. Hunter wrote:
Always a good idea.

I've been meaning to look up photoshop tutorials on laying out comic book page panel grids and such.
Please do. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Ok this isn't so much a tutorial. But once I saw this today I knew I was done looking for something to play with in PS.

13 blood and splatter brushes, FOR FREE

http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/1290-13-blood-and-splatter-brushes
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:47 pm

I enjoyed this first part of the panel tutorial for the theory behind panel placement.

Not too fond of his lettering but he does some good clear information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lqvneJ-FVQ&feature=relmfu


You know what? I'm finding alot of good material on this particular subject.

I'm gonna make this a focus and put it into a new thread.



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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:51 pm

But in case i forget;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMffCN6mSms&feature=endscreen&NR=1

This lady is very informative, details.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:56 pm

J.M. Hunter wrote:
But in case i forget;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMffCN6mSms&feature=endscreen&NR=1

This lady is very informative, details.
Yeah, she's really good. A lot of details. I liked that video. Thanks for the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:18 am

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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:10 pm

This is a beautiful tutorial with all kinds of interesting technique, Joe, but now I feel really guilty for relying so much on the 'dreaded airbrush tool'! I especially like the way she gets a kind of soft coloring watercolor look, something that's hard to do digitally.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:11 pm

I may be spending more time on this one.

It reminded me of Thomas Canty's work. He does all the covers to the Ellen Datlow fantasy anthologies. Among other things.
http://www.google.com/search?q=Thomas+Canty&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=xre&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=kX2AUK6VDaa50AHvz4CYBw&ved=0CCUQsAQ&biw=1381&bih=915

I really like that she paints over the pencil, that really appeals to me.

Have you ever read Dragonsworld, illustrated by Joseph Zucker? A beautiful book, all pencil illustrations.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:31 pm

oooo, that is some sweet work by Thomas Canty too. I've tried for a painting look for a few shaded drawings with not great results. Usually, they seem kind of flat like a tinted drawing. After reading that last tutorial though, I'm ready to try again. First, import an appropriate overall texture that you can stack in a layer underneath, allowing it to come through selectively and shade with complimentary colors instead of darker values of the same color. Up to this point, I've been doing all the color work on a single layer which kind of cripples the benefits of Photoshop. It's time to embrace the program!
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:42 pm

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.., I've been doing all the color work on a single layer which kind of cripples the benefits of Photoshop. It's time to embrace the program!
My problem is i create too many layers too quickly, without labeling them.

Or worse, I've accidentally saved over my layered document.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:32 am

Something I noticed that Jenny does that I don't, is she will merge some layers from time to time. I'm guessing this is simply to reduce file size, but maybe there are other reasons? I don't even flatten layers when I'm finished with something on the chance that I'll come back to it at a later date and make changes. Not flattening the layers doesn't seem to affect copies jpg or Tiff or PDF or anything, I wonder if it would make a difference when it goes to print? It's safe to say that to this point my process is on the simple side!
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:56 pm

It's for size really. For when I'm placing files in an indesign or other files. I like to save the the layered photoshop file, and then save as to a tif file to place,
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:48 pm

Great! Then, I'm safe with keeping all the layers, at least until the file size is big enough to crush me underneath. Thanks, Joe.
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PostSubject: Re: Photoshop painting    Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:50 pm

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Great! Then, I'm safe with keeping all the layers, at least until the file size is big enough to crush me underneath. Thanks, Joe.
Oh, yeah, you always save the original files. You never know when you'll want to make a change or salvage parts for some other piece.

The only negative part of placing photoshop files directly into the indesign, instead of a flattened tiff, is size. So with smaller files it's no big deal. I've done it when dealing with reasonable size files, for business cards etc., it saves time when making corrections and authors alterations.

In the old days you would have had to supply all the files to the printer, so that might have been a drawback then. But with PDFx1a files that problem is solved. Even so it's the first thing I look to if there is a glitch with the PDF. Like a layer issue, a knockout problem or missing type. Creating a flat tiff file to place almost always solves that.

I would imagine with a larger book, it would be a nice courtesy to the prepress guys, so the files are easier to handle on their end.

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