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Learn step by step how this digital painting was created. You will get a good understanding of how to create one page illustration images with beautiful lighting and learn techniques that will help you in many types of drawings.. You will learn advanced painting techniques such as working with custom brushes and Color arrangement with using Hue and Saturation Adjustment. In this tutorial I will describe to you the process of how this image was created. I am just going to go over my basic process without getting into anything too fancy. This tutorial is here to explain the basic coloring in Photoshop. There are various techniques but this is the one I prefer and I hope I can pass it to seamlessly to you. And now, let’s begin the lesson. You will need the Adobe Photoshop program, and a simple sketch work.
* Program: Adobe Photoshop
* Wacom Intuos2 6×8 Graphics Tablet
* Difficulty: Intermediate
* Completion Time: 1-3 hours
• Photoshop CS3
• A sketch of the main idea
Note: I always saying this in al my tutorials I hope you don’t mind. I’ll tell again surely I’m using Adobe Photoshop, if you wish… you can use any other Digital Art Software, like Corel Painter or similar. You can create a the same painting using digital art software, like Corel Painter or similar.
Step 1: In this tutorial, I wanted to show a scene a Santa claus come up with another Santa claus character and he is petrified with astonishment.
Step 2: I started by opening a new document in Photoshop – a 1000×1424 composition due to the nature of the artwork’s subject. Also, at this stage you can start to work on a smaller sized canvas, bearing in mind that this stage is for finding the lines and composition, and a smaller canvas allows you to work much faster for the base sketch. I usually make sketches and doodles in the search for an idea for my illustrations and the best way to tell the story. I set the blending mode of the line art layer to multiply, and I lock the sketch layer. After that I quickly applied some basic colours with other layer. I use big brush strokes step because I find it easier to control the the whole sketch.
Step 3: I started to block in some rough color values and shapes. My goal at this stage was to set the main colors and the composition. I painted in the initial shape for the who illustration and set Santa Claus pose, as you can see in. I hide the sketch Layer also.
Step 4: Once we have the main lines of our drawing in a layer separate from the bottom. We place it to the top of the sketch layers that we make. For this illustrations I use only available brushes on Photoshop. You can “load” new brushes if you want. Here are my brushes for this illustration. For my painting I am going to use only standard brushes. I preferred using just a few very simple round brushes to make this illustration. This stage is really easy but at the same time very important.
Step 5: I decide to start from the background and I remove the character Layer group. I save character file a different one and as I am thinking that it is more efficient working out from the background. I continued to adding brushstrokes at this process, and started work on the foreground. With repeatedly slight changes and tweaks I added some more details. I wanted to make the top of the illustration look dark and empty, so I reduced the light layer with eraser brush. Here there is a yellow light come from the fireplace and there is darkness at the other part of the scene.