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hellsgfx
06-05-2006, 10:11 PM
just got myself a wacom graphire 4 and i have photoshop and corel painter ix amd im a complete beginner to digital painting, now the help! part. i need decent complete beginner tuts that explain everything like wot brushes to use and how to use them as i carnt find none that do this they all just show how they painted something step by step. so if anyone can help or point me in the right direction it would be a big help, also is there any video tuts where they explain wot their doing in the vid.

plez dont say google coz im useless with google and never find anything good and ive looked at all the tuts on here and ive tryed playing wid settings and the brushes always end up looking the same.

sorry if i posted in wrong section

Rebeccak
06-06-2006, 02:23 AM
hellsgfx,

Hi there, welcome to the Anatomy Forum. First let me ask you, do you have basic familiarity with Photoshop?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

hellsgfx
06-06-2006, 02:26 AM
yer i learned photoshop makeing sigs and websites

Rebeccak
06-06-2006, 03:23 AM
hellsgfx,

You are in luck, as shortly there will be a new Workshop on the Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3611318&postcount=290) specifically geared toward Beginning Digital Painters. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
06-06-2006, 04:55 AM
Well, here are some really basic basics, I hope they help: :)

With your brush tool selected, you can choose from a default palette of hard and soft edged brushes.

Select a soft brush, for example. Use these shortcuts to change the size and softness of your brush:

Shift + [ will make your brush softer
Shift + ] will make your brush harder
[ will make your brush smaller
] will make your brush larger

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Beginning%20Digital%20Painting%20Tutorial/Beginning-Brush-Tutorial-02.jpg

PS comes with a number of different brush sets. A good one to try is the Dry Media Brush set. You can approximate different media such as charcoal, pastel, etc. with these brushes. Experimentation is the best way to become familiar with these brushes.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Beginning%20Digital%20Painting%20Tutorial/Beginning-Brush-Tutorial-03.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Beginning%20Digital%20Painting%20Tutorial/Beginning-Brush-Tutorial-04.jpg

Personally I like to set my brush to the Airbrush setting (though you certainly don't have to do the same). I also frequently paint at varying opacities and flow. Try 50% Opacity and 50% flow, but vary these settings just to find what works for you.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Beginning%20Digital%20Painting%20Tutorial/Beginning-Brush-Tutorial-05.jpg

Hope this helps a bit! :)

There are plenty of Tutorials here on the Forum. See this thread for links to the best Tutorials here on the Anatomy Forum:

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

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

hellsgfx
06-06-2006, 07:49 AM
thanks alot rebeccak thats a really big help your a forum godess :) hope to here your coments when i start posting work cheers

Rebeccak
06-06-2006, 08:38 AM
hellsgfx,

Lol, glad to be of help! Look forward to seeing your work. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

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