..played with photoshop for a while

Hello again guys!  Here are some tips about brushes- once again, I’m no expert, so explore these points on your own!  Some of these are a little more abstract, while others are to help deal with minor brush annoyances ;)

1.  PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES are based on a “stamp” system, not a brush system like some painting programs. That is why photoshop brushes are great for things like chains and repeated patterns, but you have to fiddle with them a bit to make them look natural.
2.  The first brush setting underneath the brush panel you must become familiar with is “transfer.” this tab plays with the opacity and flow of the brush.  
3.  As stated in previous tutorials, the essential hotkeys for brushwork are:
[/]= brush size larger and smaller
alt= eyedropper tool
Numbers= opacity of brush
Shift+Number= flow of brush
4.  Brush icon not showing up/ behaving correctly?  Usually one of four things: Caps Lock is on, Edit in Quick Mask Mode is on (which can be found on your left main tool panel), the brush blend mode is on a different setting (found next to opacity and flow), or you have something selected (crtl+d will do the trick). 
5.  DON’T knock the photoshop brush sets that come with the program.  Many artists I know use these brushes while tweaking the settings.  Consider utilizing settings such as dual brush and texture to make these ordinary brushes great.
6.  Brushes with large amounts of detailed texture tend to pixelate and not work correctly when scaled down too far. 
7.  Trying to create a natural brush tip? Brush settings>Shape Dynamics> Angle Jitter> Control: Direction. This will make the brush more natural and dependent on how you stroke your pen. 
8. Do you use a signature/watermark a lot? A certain shape or pattern? Make it a brush. 
9. When changing things like opacity and flow in both the brush settings and the layer settings, Photoshop will sort of get “stuck” there, and you will see the number highlighted.  Simply hit enter (don’t bother reaching for the mouse!) and it will go away.
10.  Rotating the canvas will help you with your brushstrokes. Shift+R rotates the canvas in nice equal increments, and is a easy way to set the rotation back to 0.
11. Texture brushes just don’t look right?  Make a selection, zoom out, and make the brush slightly bigger while you paint. Think of them as big sponges, not brushes.

Thanks again guys! I have a lot of tutorial requests from you, and I’ll be working through more soon! 

Drawmaevedraw

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In a haze, a stormy haze
I’ll be round, I’ll be loving you always
Always
Here I am and I’ll take my time
Here I am and I’ll wait in line always

Always.

Giveaway - Enter to win Vintage Glamour Stuff!

GIVEAWAY IS OVER

Okay, so I’ll do this (TS4 Vintage Glamour) gifting cuz what do I have to lose! (except 10 dollars). I wanna try this out and see what this giveaway deal is all about. Plus this gave me a reason to play in photoshop and make a stupid Christmas card of the new stuff pack cover, lol (credits to måns-grebäck for fonts and all).

Rules:

  • You must reblog this post (doesn’t matter how many times since only one entry matters)
  • You must like this post
  • All this must happen during 1st of December to 6th of December
  • Attention (if it wasn’t clear already) you must have an origin ID because this is a digital giveaway through origin only.

That’s it. You don’t have to follow me. Unless you want to! I always appreciate support and new sim friends ❤

After the 6th of December is over, I’ll pick the winner (by honest methods) It might take me a while if there are plenty of participants. But if not then easier for me and easier to whoever wants to win a free game XD 

@seanmcloughlin and followers had some VERY interesting ideas for Antisepticeye! thanks for all your ideas folks!!

This was the product of me being at a Christmas party with Too Many People, and then listening to Jack play Layers of Fear at like 2-6 am while I drew this.

Rinoa knows all the best ways to distract Squall! 

I got my new computer and spent ages installing stuff but now it’s ready and it’s so fast! Just restarting it is sort of fun right now as I’ve neved had a SSD before:p Quick little doodle to test photoshop(you guessed it, it’s suuuuuper fast). I can also do a important things like playing Hearthstone while drawing and also watch stuff all at once. This is a whole new world for me:p

Small fry`s room: Upgrade

Hi, guys!! :D It`s been a while, right? I have something cute for you today! The sims 4 community (including me) are extremely happy right now (for the most part) and I wanted to share the joy with all of you!! You`ll get an armchair, an adorable shelf (don`t delete recolors of it in game, choose what you prefer beforehand), a rug, wall deco (I played around in Photoshop and made several extra recolors for my fav - “Dream Eater” sticker).

Here are some “swatches”:

Hope, this bundle will make you happier or smilier, whatever happens! :D))

Credit goes to EA, Maxis, Sims 4 Studio

While I was making that other post last night, I noticed something interesting in this episode: 2x9 Queen of Hearts.

At the very beginning of it, we see this:

A hooded figure. Reminds you of someone? Maybe the one in Emma’s vision?

Guess who is under it in the Season 2 episode?

When I saw this, and went to look for the vision, I also noticed that the smoke that makes disappear the sword is this color:

(I didn’t change it on photoshop) which resembles more H00k’s as the dark one:

Than Gideon’s as seen in the latest episode:

(Again, I didn’t change the coloring.)

Before you say “but Emma sees H00k in the vision”, it is not the first time someone is disguised as someone else, right? Everyone has been Cora’d at this point.
Plus, there has been a lot of focus on who is and who isn’t there while the vision plays out?
Why focus so much on that to just say that Regina would not be the hooded figure, and she would not hurt Emma?

And technically… we have been told that Gideon is the one under the hood, but we never actually saw a face in any of the visions so far?!?

1909 Femina Magazine Cover  featuring Empress Alexandra of Russia and her Children

Interesting example of vintage “photoshopping”. The editors used two various photographs - one of Empress Alexandra and one family photo and composed parts of it to created a new image. As a finishing touch Alexei was give a hoop to play with, while Anastasia seemingly floats in the air, and Alexandra is apparently carrying a part of random railing around. :)

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i finally had the time to draw but now that I have the time and energy.. i’m reeeeaaaally lacking the skill.. and i updated my compooter so now my lines have deteriorated.. i don’t know how/why but my tablet makes the uglies line work ever ;-;

so to break out of rustytown, i drew @markiplier while watching him play the Joy Of Creation: Story mode! i really liked his reaction when he started peaking all over the place like a cat. heh

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Markiplier©Himself
horrible line quality©me

-cries-

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mythology meme - one of seven queens: the lady of the lake

In the Arthurian legends, the Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is, however, best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur, through the intervention of the King’s druidic advisor, Merlin, who was constantly worried that his monarch would fall in battle.

Merlin had met the Lady at the Fountain of Barenton and fallen so deeply in love with her that he agreed to teach her all his mystical powers. The lady became Merlin’s scribe, who recorded his prophecies, as well as his lover. Unfortunately however, over the years, the Lady became so powerful that her magical skills outshone even her teacher and she imprisoned him in Glass Tower. To some extent she stepped into Merlin’s role at King Arthur’s side, but the old man’s removal contributed considerably to the great monarch’s downfall. The Lady of the Lake was eventually obliged to reclaim her sword when Arthur was fatally wounded at the Battle of Camlann and Excalibur was hurled back to misty waters. She was later one of the three Queens who escorted the King to Avalon.