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Digital Painting

This is a tutorial about making digital paintings using PS standard tools and Wacom tablet. Our tutorial will concoct from 2 parts.

In part 1 I will use only standard PS tools to create the idea and basic shapes.

So let’s begin. Create a document.

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Add a new layer. Try to figure out how to use layers in PS. If you will some day understand this you will discover that if can give you absolutely awesome flexibility.

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Choose custom shape tool.

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See the options:

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And paint a custom shape.

I’ve chosen this one.

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Now fill the path tapping A to switch to Path Selection Tool.

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Settings:

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Result:

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Then Stroke the path. Don’t forget to chose the brush and brush settings Before I stroking.

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And here is what brush I have used.

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Result. Not the best but it’s surely gives some texture and edge carving.

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We have almost forgot the background. So create a layer and in the middle. Now you see what I mean about all these layers.

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Switch to the layer 1 (top) and apply the polar cord lines filter.

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And here is our good result.

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Now I definitely know, this will be a bird.

Choose the Gradient and fill our background layer (middle).

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And there we have it.

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Layers order:

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I would like a little bit of color change. You can change the colors here as you want.

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Final layers order:

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Now, our basic concept is done here. Follow me in Part 2 of this tutorial when I will paint the basic details and objects using my Wacom tablet. Soon will be available.

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