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Tutorials on drawing/ painting with photoshop

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Redcap
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So I love drawing, painting, 3D art, ect. But I have found it hard to find good CLEAN tutorials for photoshop on how to draw or paint. I would love to see some links or even get forum members to make small video tutorials on the matter. I understand how busy we all are, but think about what great tips and insights individuals like Josh Chappel could give us by showing some us some of their secrets. :)

If you have any good links please let me know.

larienna
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Photoshop for dummies

I found on bit torrent a copy of "Photoshop CS4 for dummies". It might do the job for you. I did not read it yes since I have few occasions to read on the computer.

I started to read "illustrators cs4 for dummies", but the problem I think is that they show you how to use the software with all the features but you must still figure out yourself what you should do to get the desired results according to what you have learned.

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Uncool

larienna wrote:
I found on bit torrent a copy of

Dude, seriously uncool. Here we have a site for people who are hoping to sell their intellectual property and you're casually talking about ripping off other people? There are authors who wrote those books, you know, and stores who sell them and publishers who publish them. Really uncool.

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I agree uncool, can a

I agree uncool, can a moderator just simply strip that link and then maybe someone can give me some legitimate links or resources. :)

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Quote:Dude, seriously

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Dude, seriously uncool.

Well, true on one point of view. But on another point of view, I could have gone to my local library to borrow it or even go to a book store, take a look at it and put it back there all of this for free. So it gives exactly the same results: I won't buy the book anyway. It's just the media that changes, instead of touching physically the book I electronically touched the book. So I looked rapidly at the e-books, I saw what I wanted to see, and then I'll just delete the files.

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After a quick reading of these books, Like I said, they tell you how the tool works, but they don't necessary tell you how it could be used. The best analogy could be the difference between knowing how to use a pencil and knowing how to draw. Everybody can use a pencil, but not everybody can make a beautiful drawing out of it.

Here its the same thing, you know all the tools which are available to you and what they can do, but it does not mean that you know how to make something good out of it.

The advantage with computer software is that you do not need as much dexterity than when using a pencil. So it should be easier for non artist to do relatively good things. There is also the advantage of being able to undo or move the things you drawn. Still, I think there are still other elements that real artist have which allow they work to go from OK to great.

For example, I made some acrylic paintings and one of the problem I have is painting a forest without painting every tree in the forest. It some sort of abstraction problem: Make some stains at the right plays so that it looks like a forest without having to draw every tree in the forest.

There is also the situation where you have so many tools that you don't know that you could actually use a certain combination of tools to create a certain effect. For example, on of my friend showed me the concept of overlapping 2 textures and changing the transparency level of a texture to blend the textures together to make 1 final texture. It's very easy to do, but maybe I would have never thought about it by myself.

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This video series is

This video series is somewhere between a tutorial and a sketch comedy, but it does a good job of showing you how to do some basic things in PS while making you laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D19BCF9D57320E03&search_query=yo...

I don't know if it's "clean" though, there's some light swearing and references to adult situations. But I strongly recommend it both because it's a fairly good tutorial, and also because it's hilarious.

EDIT: Higher-quality link to the first one (there are 20!): http://www.mydamnchannel.com/You_Suck_at_Photoshop/Season_1/1DistortWarp...

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larienna wrote:Quote:Dude,

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Dude, seriously uncool.

Well, true on one point of view.


This isn't the place to discuss the ethics of the illegal downloading of intellectual property, sorry if I implied that it was up for discussion.

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"Well, true on one point of

"Well, true on one point of view. But on another point of view, I could have gone to my local library to borrow it or even go to a book store, take a look at it and put it back there all of this for free. So it gives exactly the same results: I won't buy the book anyway."

So you are all for someone photocopying the cardboard sheets of a game, placing them up on the internet, and then enabling other to download and build their own copies of that game for free (aside from inkjet paper and time), just because "they wouldn't buy the game anyway?"

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Redcap wrote:I would love to

Redcap wrote:
I would love to see some links or even get forum members to make small video tutorials on the matter.

what do you want to see? graphic design, game presentation, or illustrations?

simpson

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simpson wrote:Redcap wrote:I

simpson wrote:
Redcap wrote:
I would love to see some links or even get forum members to make small video tutorials on the matter.

what do you want to see? graphic design, game presentation, or illustrations?

simpson

Yes. :)

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start with an actual sketch

This may not be of mutch help, but I have experimented a bit with GIMP and am begginning to see that it's not so hard once you learn the program and it's features. I would say start by uploading a pencil sketch into photoshop and just play with it. Practice with the various tools. It's easiest if your using one of those digital drawing pads. If you already know how to draw and paint, you will find it vary easy to mimic the techniques you are using in painting. Like for me, I can do a portrait much like I do on the canvas. In GIMP, I start with a sketch. Then, using the paint brush set to the transparency I want, I can built up layers that are much like glazing technique. Just play with it. You can find out many videos on youtube that explain the features. Once you know how to use the program you can do what you want with it. I hope that helps.

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Huge list of tutorials

You might want to check this list out:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=14&t=129189&page=1&pp=15

It's HUGE but contains links to (multiple) tutorials for every technique you could imagine.
There should be a lot of tutorials that show how to make a painting from scratch too.

Have fun!

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Here's a few resources.

I'm not sure what you mean by CLEAN .. but there are tons of excellent tutorials readily available.
I'm coming more from the painting/illustrating side of things but here's some of my favorites.

1- Buy Don Seegmiller's books. Digital Character Painting with Photoshop CS3
His stuff is well written, and goes step by step with long tutorials

2- Massive Black (the guys who run conceptart.org) offer phenomenal download video tutorials by pros for affordable prices (~15 bucks), and also on DVD. Well worth it in my opinion. You can find them here at : media.massiveblack.com

3- And for a bit rougher finals Xia (a concept artist working on Guildwars2) runs www.idrawgirls.com He has a bunch(50+) of short video tutorials showing how he does stuff (mostly as the title says paintings of girls, but theres some scenerey ,Mechs basic art fundamentals etc mixed in as well ) He also offers some longer 2+hr videos for sale (5-10 bucks) where where he goes slower and in greater detail about the choices he makes while making a piece, so you get to see the revisions and how a painting evolves.

Further, I'd recommend you pop over to www.Conceptart.org and dig through the forums.

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Pixel Perfect

http://revision3.com/pixelperfect

The site has some great Photoshop tutorials.

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Great online resources

for Photoshop turorials - http://psd.tutsplus.com/
for Illustrator and inDesign - http://vector.tutsplus.com/
- http://vectips.com/
- http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/20-exceptional-websites-for-lear...

They also link to a ton of external tutorials.

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I have learned a lot of

I have learned a lot of things through the online channels. There are many websites for drawing which are just teaching you a step by step procedure to make you perfect with all the skills of drawing in the visual way.

I hope you find my post good enough to help you out on drawing tutorials, feel free to comment me back anytime.

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I love the tutorials for the

I love the tutorials for the 3D drawing and also 3D art paintings,those are very informative and also there many more links i found in Google and other search engines,but most of them were not appropriate.

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Art, Design and Tutorials

In my experience, it's difficult to keep your traditional artwork style and translate it exactly into Photoshop or Illustrator (or similar programs). I usually work on paper, then use software to do some color, finishing edits, and tweaks. I definitely recommend using a pen tablet. I use a Wacom Intuos 3 and it works well for me. I don't think you can simulate brush stroke thickness variation without one. Here are a few sites I go to regularly for art and design tips:
http://www.lynda.com/
http://www.gomediazine.com/
http://www.bittbox.com/

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HII I have some paintings and

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non-artist artwork test

Look at this picture

http://www.bgdf.com/node/2631

I have been doing this with the gimp with only brushes. It might not look very good, but when the picture is smaller, all the imperfections dissapears

I think the most important thing are the shapes. What I did is I have taken a picture of a ship and I have drawn my shapes over the picture following the shapes of the original picture. This make sure you do not get disproportional shapes. Then I placed each shape on a layer and I then worked with brushes to pain these shapes.

Shading is also important. This is what gives your object 3 dimensions. For the dragon head at the head of the ship, I only placed the right tone of shading at the right place according to how it was in the original picture and it reproduced pretty well the head of a dragon.

As you can see, the results are pretty acceptable for a non-artist.

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