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  06 June 2005
LOL! JanMark...I swear you should be selling software for Adobe. Always pushing the latest versions!!

Thanks LoTeKK for the help...my hands are just ITCHING to get home from work to my poor lonesome tablet so I can practice this..*cries*

~Ela~
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  06 June 2005
From what my ever-numbed brain can compute....its about 4 different methods of blending colors....I was trying out with the first one but it wasnt that smooth.

But it took a rather suprising twist...I found out (finally) colors! I think the initial process of choosing colors essential, as Enayla puts it so many times through her widespread tutorials.
You can have a great shade...but if the combination of colors is bad..then everything is gonna be bad.

Looks like Linda has always used the skintones as a practive .Its intriguing to find how Lilac and Terracota colors can give vibrancy.

and there are two tones for shadow

I wanna try the other 3 strokes.....but I gotta sleep....

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  06 June 2005
Thank you for sharing this Linda; you are a great asset to this community Its great that the community was able to give back to you with that marvelous award you received for your painting in the Master & Servant competition. Your tutorials really are inspiring.
 
  06 June 2005
LoTekk, thanks, I see the spatter brushes now
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  06 June 2005
Enayla.. I feel like im doing something wrong with my color blending.. here is something I drew yesterday but due to the way I did the colors Its messed up.. how would you approach this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


 
  06 June 2005
Fabianv:
It looks like you've got the blending technique down pat, but you're painting is lacking saturation. The animated gif I put up demonstrates the point Linda made in her notes about letting your brushes make all the blending choices for you. You'll notice that at step 3, the gradient area has lost all sense of saturation, so it's looking very dull. Adding that awfully hot pink to the transition area makes the formerly dull transition look a lot more vibrant. Granted, the color choice was very exaggerated, but the point stands.

In the case of your painting, the shadow areas, in particular, are very desaturated and, hence, muddy-looking. You also have a fairly low range of values. Try pushing the lights and darks more, and adding some saturation back into the picture.
 
  06 June 2005
excellent tut enayla. great approach. still i must say people. explore the photoshop. edited.

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  06 June 2005
Speaking of alternative blending methods, Don Seegmiller's Digital Character Design & Painting book (Photoshop CS edition) discusses using the Healing Brush to blend between colors. Pretty interesting method, too.
 
  06 June 2005
wow... so thats what that thing is for, thanx for the link... i was always confused bout that healing brush thing
 
  06 June 2005
Originally Posted by nebezial: wow... so thats what that thing is for, thanx for the link... i was always confused bout that healing brush thing

Yeah, thank god for those that share their knowledge
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  06 June 2005
my guess, he lasso's and then paiants into the selections using different source colours for the different lights in the scene. The overall shapes are well defined, but heavy smudging makes it interesting in the transitional areas.
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  06 June 2005
Originally Posted by jmBoekestein: my guess, he lasso's and then paiants into the selections using different source colours for the different lights in the scene. The overall shapes are well defined, but heavy smudging makes it interesting in the transitional areas.

who does that???
 
  06 June 2005
, dunno......you tell me?
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  06 June 2005
ME??? ...i would rather die than complicate things to that level, think about it, it is a huge comic book im makin... every picture done that way...shivers... ten years later first edition done... gasp
 
  06 June 2005
Originally Posted by nebezial: ME??? ...i would rather die than complicate things to that level, think about it, it is a huge comic book im makin... every picture done that way...shivers... ten years later first edition done... gasp

Well keep your secrets then. We are kind of enjoying those who are sharing theirs., really.
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