how to paint digitally and use reference photos
How to Paint Digitally and Use Reference Photos, Added by GideonGave, January 20, 2012, 8:59:55 pm
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Uploaded: January 20, 2012
Artist: GideonGave
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 13
Updated: January 20, 2012
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I'm super excited for this one, and I really hope it helps! This is about using reference photos (something ALL artists should do!) and I'm showing the way I like to paint digitally. This is not the only way to do digital art, but I think it's a great process and it's easy to understand. I used Photoshop for this tutorial, but there are many similar tools in SAI and Gimp, or almost any digital art program. Also, this is certainly not my best digital painting, as this was slightly rushed, but I still think it makes a good example. Also, do make sure you're making appropriate layers for each step. Some of them I tell you specifically, while others can be left up to you. Just make sure different parts of the character have their own separate layers. (NOTE: please do not copy this exact image; try using this for your own original work!)