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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting (Download Only)

Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting (Download Only)

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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.

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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. So what are you waiting for? Your creative future starts here!

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Author: Ltd
Tutorial By: Nykolai Aleksander
Platform: Photoshop
Size: 105 MB
Pages: 77

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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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All additional material (Brushes) can be found in the resource folder that accompanies this eBook.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kev Borg
Excellent book, exactly what we needed.

Just a quick thank you Nykolai,
this is exactly what we needed, easy to understand and follow.
Very much appreciated.
Cheers Kev Borg

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