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Today we a re going to practice some painting techniques, so we’ll just paint a simple illustration that can be done in a hour or just something like that.



So let’s just create a new document and a layer and begin with the painting.



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Quite a standard size with only Pixel resolution set to 100 pixel per inch.



For the second stem just grab a round marquee tool and select a round area near the edge of the document.



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Copy the area in to a new separate layer.



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… And fill it will black color.



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Let’s try to make something of this area using layer stiles. Just to save some time. The Hand styling is way more powerful tactic.



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Here are my layer styles. I’ve just used smooth normal outer glow that works as a drop shadow effect in this case, and very funny pink to black lines gradient that goes round.



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And here we have the result.



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It really looks like an eye to me, so we just continue with this theme.

…just change the size if the “eye”



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/// and I will begin to paint some hair. The reason I do this is I really not Excellent in painting real like hair, so it will be a little challenge for me.



I will start with just painting a silhouette and basic form. Ill do in black for now.



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When I’m in search of something (artistically) I make sure to test every one of my instruments, and especially y the brushes, because you make a lot of effects using different brushes with different settings.

So you must master that too.



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I’m beginning to add some color here too. I pick color from my eye.



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Funny looking hair )).

Search, search, search.



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….adding detail, probably too early, but anyway, it is more like speed painting.


Try to set order to every part of the working process.



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You see, I’m changing brush size and settings on the fly, a lot of
times. I use no settings if I want just to fill an area with color and,
setting the brush size to pen pressure is I want smoother blending;
there are a million different situations, that is why you should master
how the brushes are in digital world.



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….Very funny hair indeed).



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Now
we will do only hair refining. I’m using a large diameter brush for now
just to create a volume of hairs. You don’t really have to paint every
hair.



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….setting some value. We have a little light source from above.



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now we are getting somewhere with our shape.



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I’m just using basic round brush. But I’ve flattened it a little bit to paint some hair details.


I repeat again – Master the brushes (if you are ready?).



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….. And this is basically it, for Part ONE of my making of Power Puff (as it gets)))) tutorial.


Join me when I will finish the hair and give final adjustments to my work. Cheers and enjoy.



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