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This one was fun, learned a bunch from it.
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McNaught Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate your advice! Thank you!
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McNaught Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I paint all the time, but thanks. I'm just not versed in how to use all of the photoshop brushes and tools.
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Justinoaksford Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's not far at all from analog mediums. You can just use a basic round brush and start painting on top or underneath a line drawing- you can do and underpainting, like Justin Sweet might do, or you just jump right into it, like alot of speedpainters do. Becoming well versed with the tools is just a matter of experimentation- clicking every button, selecting every menu item. Even the 'Layers" panel has lots of secrets that many people are surprised to see when you show them; click a button, and then paint and see what changed. As long as you know the brush tool exists, you can work exactly like traditional paint: Big to small, "fat" over "lean", etc. There are also resources like Gnomon, or cheaper than that, youtube- where people have posted timelapse videos of their process. I think those might help you to actually see the process and get more cozy with it?
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McNaught Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm trying to learn how to paint in photoshop. I wish I could be your apprentice! I have so much to learn about the digital tools. You're great!
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Justinoaksford Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Best way to learn to paint in photoshop is to learn to paint from real life! Sitting out on the sidewalk or on a hiking trail with a canvas and some acrylics, or oil paints, and painting the light you see bouncing around- that's the fastest, easiest, and best way to get good at painting in photoshop, hands down. I think the majority of professional artists would tell you the same thing, too, ever since the invention of the paint tube in 1841. Look at Landscape painters: Monet, Sargent, Sorolla to name just three amazing painters... if you look around, you will find hundreds of miraculous artists who's work will help you learn.
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McNaught Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Th lighting and colors here are beautiful and subtle. what sort of things did you learn from it?
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Justinoaksford Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha, this is 3 years old nearly! This was around the time I started to learn about lighting in general: the way light acts on materials and form: How small amounts of bounce light where you wouldn't expect it could make a big difference, and how light and shadow can help push depth. Also probably just increased knowledge of color temperature.
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