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I am using Adobe Photoshop CS3 for this tutorial, but I am sure most of this can be done on older versions as well. For this tutorial I used a tablet a Wacom Graphire3 USB (Blue). Join me as I take you for a quick demonstration of my painting process for “Fancy Trees Paradise”. This tutorial is merely to act as a guide, and an explanation to my technique. Below are descriptions to each image from top to bottom, and what I was trying to accomplish at that moment. I hope this will help at least someone out there, and that I can clearly explain everything in the simplest manner. I suggest that after following this tutorial, you find out what works best for you. For my other works please visit my website http://www.3d2dizayn.com/ Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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• Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Graphire 3 USB (Blue)
Preview of Final Results
Step 1: Start out with thumbnail sketches to rough out ideas. I started with some quick sketches about the main idea. Here these are my different sketches. I choose the last one. I decide to paint a green fancy jungle environment. With this 2d painting tutorial you are going to learn how to make a fantasy scene using only standard Adobe Photoshop brushes.
Step 2: So let’s start with opening a new document of around 800 pixels by 475 pixels with a resolution of 72px/inch. Create a new layer and draw a sketch like I did. Resolution must be 72 for now. Later you need to make it bigger to add painting details. When you change the canvas size you can add a lot of details. So in that case you have to work on a large canvas around 3000 or 4000 pixels. At this stage you don’t need to work on a big canvas because you are not adding details you are just trying to figure out the idea.
Step 3: Now I am looking for main colors. And with this image below I would like to show you in a few words about my process for the whole painting. As you see I have one layer for sketchwork and a second one for the main color. I add this second layer in photoshop underneath the drawing. Then I flatten the new layer on the sketch. Here just try this. Briefly I am going to use this route. I named my first layer name as ”sketch” On the next steps I’m going to create some more layers of course. We cannot limited with only one layer for such detailed pintings. The reason for painting on such new layers because of you need to make corrections later in the painting. It is much easier to fix errors if the main elements of your painting are separate entities.
Step 4: Then I click on the Brush Tool (B) and choose a very thin, hard brush. As you know, soft brushes are the blurry ones and hard brushes are more solid. Note that you can have any color selected as your brush color because we’ll go over it with a layer style shortly. For my painting I am going to use only standard brushes with some different pen pressure settings. Here let me show my brush settings and these are the brush categories that I mostly use for this kind of paintings.
Step 5 : I spent some time on the colors things like the main colors and background color. I add a new layer in Adobe Photoshop underneath the drawing and begin coloring in details. I began this image with a plain background in Photoshop onto which I splashed on some colors. Here I try to paint using all the grays levels: from the white light to the darkest shadows I can. I don’t like working on plain-looking backgrounds.
Step 6: Afterward I open four layer on underneath the sketch. Continue to painting process. Adding a some varying color keeps me interested in an image and also helps me to achieve the desired mood with a bit more ease. I then created a new layer and started the sketch. I blocked in the colors with a large hard round brush and then roughly added detail with a smaller size of the same blocking brush.