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Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 03:50 AM
For those new to digital painting, here is a list of the most commonly used programs for digital painting:

Adobe Photoshop (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/)
Best editing program, standard for digital painting along with Painter

Corel Painter (http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Products/Display&pfid=1047024307407)
Best painting program, with lots of tools that imitate the look and feel of traditional painting in all media
Painter Free Trial (http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel2/Products/Content&pid=1047023646661&cid=1047023647703)

ArtRage2: (http://www.artrage.com/)
$20, great painting program for practically free

Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)
Free program

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 04:19 AM
Please let me know, either here or on your Anatomy Threads, what is your level of experience with digital painting using Photoshop, Painter, etc.

I have not really been asking people, and it would help to know what it is you guys need to know about the basic tools.

Bear in mind that my primary experience is with Photoshop. I am happy to point you to Tutorials and to help you get started with the tools of digital painting. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

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05-15-2006, 04:20 AM
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Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 04:21 AM
Please post here if you have a question regarding basic use of digital painting programs.

Havocgm
07-13-2006, 05:41 PM
My experience with digital painting is next to none, a little done in photoshop, and absolutly none done in painter, though I just picked up a copy as I am getting into it. My real question is, could you either suggest or put me in the direction of digital painting books that I might pick up and use to start myself off. I am an long-time photoshop user and know it well, so I am looking for a book that isn't so "beginner" based, even though I have never used painter. It's complicated I know, but I don't know where to start.

Thanks

Cheers.

G.

Rebeccak
07-16-2006, 05:04 PM
Havocgm,

My apologies for the late reply ~ have been out of town (am still out of town) :) but will be back this evening.

My experience with digital painting is next to none, a little done in photoshop, and absolutly none done in painter, though I just picked up a copy as I am getting into it. My real question is, could you either suggest or put me in the direction of digital painting books that I might pick up and use to start myself off. I am an long-time photoshop user and know it well, so I am looking for a book that isn't so "beginner" based, even though I have never used painter. It's complicated I know, but I don't know where to start.
A great book is Digital Character Design and Painting: The Photoshop CS Edition (Graphics Series) (Graphics Series) (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1584503408/sr=8-1/qid=1153065152/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1468145-5047037?ie=UTF8) by Don Seegmiller, a great guy whom I met briefly at last year's SIGGRAPH.

He also has a version dealing with Painter, I believe. :)

For warm up exercises to get used to drawing / painting with a tablet, you should try some of the Workshops here on the forum that are geared toward beginners.

This one is good for getting used to a Tablet, and also shows some good tips for painting in PS:

Digital Painting: Tips and Techniques for Beginners With David René & Matt Ellis. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=369421)

Here's a Tutorial by architectus showing the basics of painting fruit in PS, very good, with audio / video (link is to another CGTalk forum):

free digital painting video step by step tutorial (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=380563)

This link has internal Anatomy Forum Links to many of the best Tutorials here on the Forum (which I need to update):

Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)

There is a great Workshop currently on which would be a great chance to practice using PS / Painter:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031)

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
09-08-2006, 10:40 PM
I think the free digital painting movie helped me alot get started. I suggest downloading that one and keeping it on you hard drive. Also, Painter 9 came with tutorial cds that are helping me learn some tricks. And lastly, the unlimited resources I am gaining from all who are on the forum. You guys are the best, unbiased teachers. Thanks!

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