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Painting Tutorial by diogenes Painting Tutorial by diogenes
Never thought I'd do one of these, but a couple people were asking, so here it is. The lineart is basically just the head of the Sephres character sheet in my scraps redrawn with more detail. This was all done in Photoshop, in about 3 hours from (re)sketch to finish of tutorial. Writing what I did took longer than doing it, heh. I hope it helps. =D

It's a big file, so if it doesn't show up, or won't load, try download. Or let me know, I'll try to figure something out.

EDIT 10/25/07:
I keep mentioning level adjustment and color adjustment, which can both be found in the main menu. They are under image>adjustments and named 'levels' and 'color balance'. You could just copy the color layer and do it directly to that, if you wish, or have no choice (if you're in a different program). Not sure why that didn't even cross my mind. Sorry for any confusion.
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GabrielCerbero Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I've managed to develop some mouse skills,
but it really saves a lot.. A LOT of time to use a tablet



Like the dog's design...is it from somewhere or you made it up?
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diogenes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having a tablet improved everything.

Yeah, made Sephres up a while ago. Glad you like him. =)
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Kuraime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I wanna try this out someday D8!!!! i must. cuz i wanna be albe to do it beautifully as u do
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Yami-no-Yuugi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
highlight tool? You mean dodge?
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diogenes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry. =) I meant dodge.

Thank you for the favorite. =D
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Yami-no-Yuugi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
np :D Thanks!
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HybridShark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
D'aw I lurve your Sephres guy to pieces,I'll have to do some pictures of him some time.
Awesome tutorial! See, the problem with most tutorials is that they have too much text, not enough context. If you catch my drift hahah, You adequately described the actions to take while not rambling on about it.
Freakin corel..uuuuggghhhh......
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diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I was afraid I didn't explain things well enough. Since I already know those things, it's hard to tell if I get the message across well. Are you using Painter? I vaguely remember what brush settings I used in that, if you wanted to know. Low opacity, low resat, and in Painter 6 it was just airbrush, but in the later ones I think I switched to Acrylic. Water color is fun, too.

You can draw Sephres any time you want. =D
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morowhitewolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Gah, thanks so much! 8D I only wish I had layer adjustments now ;3;~
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diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could always just do it directly to the color layer. Just copy it first, just in case, then adjust levels and color balance from the main menu. In Photoshop, you can make both of those separate layers, but aren't you using Elements? I used to have Elements, but now I can't remember what the menus were like or what features were different.. Should still work, though. =) Thank you for the favorite, too!
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Snowlyn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice tutorial =)
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:icondiogenes:
diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I hope I explained everything well enough, though. =)
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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:icondiogenes:
diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. I've never been added to something like that before. Thank you. =D
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, I also think that this is the first time anyone came up with such a concept for a wiki... ;)

BTW, if you know of any other good tutorials, don't hesitate to add them to the wiki. I've set the permissions so that anyone can edit it...
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
You have a wonderful painterly style. c:
I could definitly use this tutorial for reference later on, I'd love to try out your style! If ya don't mind xD
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diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind at all. =D
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howler445 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Digital Artist
oh cool! awesome tutorial C:
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diogenes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so. =)
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