Have you ever thought about taking up Digital Painting? Or do you think that you could do with improving your basic skills? If this is the case then The Beginners Guide to Digital Painting is the eBook for you. This eBook will guide you through your first steps on the path to becoming an accomplished digital painter, from setting up your workstation and familiarizing yourself with the tools available, to making the most of the benefits of painting digitally. Others areas covered include the Photoshop techniques that are used by industry professionals around the world. So what are you waiting for? Your creative future starts here!
Author: 3DTotal.com Ltd
Tutorial By: Nykolai Aleksander
Format: DOWNLOAD ONLY PDF
Size: 105 MB
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Chapter 1 - Introducing Photoshop's workspace, graphics tablets, screen calibration, color profiles and the Brush tool
In the first chapter we look at organising Photoshop's workspace, setting up the programme for optimal usage and setting up a tablet to work with it, calibrating your screen, choosing colour profiles in Photoshop, as well as what to do with the Brush tool and its many options.
Chapter 2 - Canvas settings, scanning drawings, swatches, color pickers, color theory, layers and custom brushes
The second chapter drags you deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole that is Photoshop, with canvas settings and the process of scanning drawings explained, and the use of swatches, color pickers and color theory covered. We also look at what layers are good for, how to work with the Layers palette and how to make those ever-useful custom brushes.
Chapter 3 - Composition rules, sketching and perspective, understanding light and blocking-in
The third chapter covers the rules of composition, sketching and perspective. We also examine how to determine and apply a light source in paintings, which brushes to use for blocking in a sketch, and also what tools can be used for drawing straight lines without much hassle.
Chapter 4 - Coloring from grayscale, colors beyond blocking-in, blending methods and using photos
In the fourth chapter we cover coloring a grayscale sketch or painting, how to paint with colors beyond blocking-in - including a more in-depth approach to the actual process - different blending methods and the tools to use for this, as well as how to use photos directly in your paintings.
Chapter 5 - Photo textures, quick masks, using the Wand tool, Liquify filter uses, Layer Masks and painting
In the fifth chapter we look at adding photo textures to a painting with the use of custom brushes. This chapter also covers the use of tools such as Quick Masks, the Extracting tool and the Wand tool, what use the Liquify Filter has, and the greatness of Layer Masks.
Chapter 6 - Finishing touches, filters, the Unsharpen Mask and saving your work
In the final chapter of this tutorial, we look at bringing our work to a close by adding some finishing touches. These include using filters such as the Blur filter and the Unsharpen Mask, changing colors if we're not quite happy with them, and finally saving images in different formats.
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- Good introduction Review by Adrian
(Posted on 05/06/2013)
- I am a happy Beginner Review by Gabriel
In the beginning I did not know where to start. But thanks to the help of Emma at 3DTotal, she said to start with this ebook and it is exactly what I had wanted.
For now, I read 75% of the content. And now I feel that my skills have improved. No doubt this book has encouraged me to keep practicing and I wish someday my own digital paintings will be in books.
Greetings from Central America. El Salvador (Posted on 02/05/2013)
- Useful for beginners and Artists from any disciplin Review by Soren
What I love about this eBook is the foundation is so complete. The detail is deep enough for you to go off and do your own thing and complete enough to know what you want to leant about further.
I highly recommend this book for anyone! (Posted on 05/03/2013)
- The Best Introduction to Digital Painting I Have Come Across Review by Maekstar
Most people just say to experiment, but without some firm basis to experiment on I found myself hitting a wall at certain points.
This E-Book has changed all that, finished reading a few days ago and I've already managed to get further than I ever have before. Now I feel I can experiment as I have a solid starting point.
Worth every penny! (Posted on 05/03/2013)
- Great introduction to Photoshop + Tablet = Digital Painting Review by Ignacio
- This book helped me get started! Review by Manuel
- Digital Painting Techniques using the best software all over the world : Photoshop! Review by Jacopo
- The perfect start Review by Clemence
- Great Ebook, worth the price! Review by Nicholas
- Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting Review by Simone
- Very good Review by Tony
- Makes photoshop less intimidating! Review by Timothy
Also, if you are considering buying, I highly recommend 3dtotal as a company. Their staff provide wonderful customer support and were very helpful with a package that was delayed in shipping. Due to the delay they even sent a second one and let me keep both of them! Great products and great people. (Posted on 09/03/2011)
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