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Here are some Photoshop tips and tricks that I wish I’d known when I started digital painting. The shortcuts are for Photoshop CS6, but they should be similar across versions.

  • Flip your canvas while sketching. This will make anatomical flaws painfully obvious and may help you work out areas you’re having trouble with. You may literally recoil in horror when you flip it (I know I have), but after you fix the mistakes and flip it back your drawing will look much better. (Image > Image rotation > Flip canvas horizontal).
  • Liquify is your best friend for fixing your sketch. It allows you to push and pull sections of your drawing around so you can fix little things without having to redraw them a million times. However, it will slightly blur the areas you push around so don’t use it on your final images because you’ll loose some detail. (Filter > Liquify…).
  • Adjust the brush presets for smoother lines. Photoshop’s default brushes have spacing set to 25% for some bizarre reason; reducing the spacing to 1% will give you smoother lines. (Brush panel > Spacing > 1%).
  • Rename and rearrange your brush presets. Save brush settings you like, delete the ones you don’t use, and test/rename all the brushes you download to avoid cluttering up your presets and streamline your process. Everyone loves trying new brushes, but I always end up going back to the same 5. You can also rearrange your workspace under the Window menu.
  • Blend your colours while painting by selecting the intermediate colour. Okay, everyone and their mom has probably told you that blending with the intermediate colour is far superior to the Blur and Smudge Tools. What they usually fail to mention is that you can quickly select any colour on your canvas by holding the ALT key while using the Brush Tool. (I’ve programmed one of the hot keys on my tablet to be ALT so I can select colours quickly while painting without having to switch to Eyedropper Tool or Colour Picker).
  • Use Clipping Masks to restrict your painting to a specific area. Need 12 layers to get the right skin tone but tired of erasing the edges of each one so they line up perfectly? Use a clipping mask to prevent a layer from exceeding the boundaries of the layer below it. (Layers panel > new layer > RIGHT CLICK > Create clipping mask).
  • Test your colour and tone variety by taking them to the extreme. Using adjustment layers that max out the saturation of you painting will give you a clear idea of the colours you’ve used and the overall hue of your piece. Another adjustment layer minimizing saturation will make it obvious where you need to add more light or shadow to boost your contrast. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Hue/saturation… > Saturation set to +100 or -100).
  • Make your painting more cohesive with Curves. Curves will adjust the overall hue and tone of your painting, which can quickly tie all of your elements together and add atmosphere. You can also adjust Levels and Brightness/Contrast in the same way. (Layers panel > Create new fill or adjustment layer > Curves…)

Anisah tries to make a tutorial :) 

There is probably a list of people who should never make tutorials, and i’m on it… but here we are anyways ~

(this is a very detailed tutorial from start to finish, so please bear with me lols. also, its super long, so under a cut it goes )

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People wants to know my secret about infinite layers and how I deal with it.
So here it is:

I make temporary shortcuts.

1, 2 & 3: I select the tool “select layer” and click and the locker, so it doesn’t select layers that are lock (like sketches or effects).

4: I go to modifier key setting and choose “opt+shift /alt+shift” to select the tool “select layer” temporarily. (be carefull to select the right sub tool and “common settings” or “settings for each process of tool” from what you prefer).

Each time I want to change layers, all I need to do is opt+shift and it changes the tool quickly and I can insta choose which layer I want to work with.

There are tons of shortcuts with CSP just find the time to explore the software.

fantasticis-deactivated20160428  asked:

This is probably a suuuper annoying question that you get, but what brushes do you use in Photoshop? I am in love with the way you colour things, but I can never seem to find the right brush to get that same texture. <3

For painting skin, I use this default brush and change hardness to around 50% and opacity (at the top) to around 60% or less. (also, keep blending colors! Pressing Alt key to select the nearby color helps A LOT.)

For painting clothes and other stuff, I like to use square brush to make it look a little bit sketchy. And you can create the brush yourself!

An anon sent me a message asking if I could make a tutorial on how to convert children’s clothing to adult clothing (and they specifically mentioned a dress) so I will be showing the process of how I made the Chloe Dress!

I would say that my tutorial will be beginner-intermediate level, and so there may be some steps that you may already know, but I figured I would just go ahead and cover as much as I can for anyone who looks at this tutorial!

Also, this tutorial became super long. Sorry about that! lol

Click on the Keep Reading to see the rest of the tutorial.

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sometimes i forget this isnt like as commonly known as i think it is so heres a couple digiart tips i guess?? for those that dont know

(these apply across all programs unless it says something like “in sai” or “in photoshop,” etc)

  • holding shift while resizing will lock your proportions so it doesnt end up awkwardly tall or squished
  • holding shift while selecting lets you select multiple areas at a time
  • holding alt and using the selection tool will let you deselect specific areas
  • that little white and gray checkerboard thing underneath the two color swatches in sai? if you click that, it lets you use any of your brushes as an eraser, which is nice if youre going for specific shapes or effects when youre erasing, etc

thats all i can remember off the top of my head but if yall know any other lesser known digital art tips feel free to tack on

You went to a website and as soon as the page opened, you get a popup that won’t go away and a Microsoft Sam voice telling you that Microsoft will disable your computer if you don’t call this number. Sounds scary, right?

I’ve seen it twice now. Once on a friend’s computer, and now on my father’s. It’s a poisoned website that is trying to get you to call the phone number so the person that answers can scam you of your credit card and identity. Do not call the number.

In Windows, you can kill the popup by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del, then selecting Task Manager. Click on the the name of your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, whatever), and then clicking “End Task”. Yes, you will lose all the data on your open tabs, but you can get rid of the popup that way.

If the popup has changed your homepage, then it’s a little trickier. You’ll need to click a link to a webpage that is not the poisoned one, and then close the tab for the bad page while it’s in the background.

Just do not call the phone number. It’s a scam, and it will only end poorly for you.

I feel so good about the decision I made yesterday (see my previous post) that I’ve decided to make it permanent: from this day forward, all clothes I get will only come from 4 sources:
1: thrifting
2: individual makers (etsy/storenvy stores etc, handmade only)
3: sustainable brands with proper production and workers rights like Noctex or Barbara i Gongini.
4: select alt brands (because I want to support and spread the subculture. This will be limited though, and only in the form of sponsorships)
I have one package coming with a new pair of shoes that I bought a few weeks ago, but then that’s it! I even returned some H&M clothes that I bought last week and hadn’t worn yet. This decision has brought me so much peace honestly, and I want to promise you guys that I’ll honor it!

Hat from H&M
Restyle necklace from Attitude Holland
Blouse from eBay
Everything else is thrifted

anonymous asked:

Hello,i wonder if you can tell me where did you find the patter (or the background) in this post /post/69806609745 i really like the circles but i don't have idea where can i find something similar,thank you

First sorry for the late reply, second 

Let’s start with the miny tutorial

how to do wmoething like this

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natsu1heartfilia  asked:

I apologize if you've already answered this before, but what programs would you recommend for newbies to digital art? Thanks in advance xoxo

Hello! :D I’ve answered a similar question HERE before. But specifically for newbies, I think Paint Tool SAI would be very easy to use because it’s so light weight and everything is just so simple. There aren’t any complicated commands / effects / settings and you can just simply PAINT freely. :D

Here are some shortcuts you might find useful in SAI:

Hold Alt + Left click/Select : Color Picker

Hold Space Bar : Moving around the Canvas

Del : Rotating the Canvas (specifically when making circles). If you want to make circles, go make a Vector Layer (the New Layer icon with the Fountain Pen drawing), select “Curve” then Zoom in or Zoom out to determine how big you want the circle (more or less/estimate) then without letting your cursor move away left click to put down the first Anchor Point, Press Del to rotate the canvas, without moving still, left click to put down the next Anchor Point, Del, Left Click, Del, Left Click, until you complete the circle and go back to your first Anchor Point.

Ctrl + (+): Zoom In

Ctrl + (-) : Zoom Out

[ : For making the brush size smaller

] : For making the brush size bigger

Ctrl + Z : Undo

Ctrl + Y : Redo

Ctrl + S : Save (Always remember to Save! XD For those unexpected circumstances like Black Outs, BSOD, PC Crash, etc.)

Anyway, those are the shortcuts I can think of in SAI so if you decide to use it, these might be of some use.

There are also customizable shortcuts for the Tools themselves, mine has:

P as Pen

V as Brush

E as Eraser

Just Double Click on the Tool to change its Shortcut Key with whatever letter you want, and you can just press the Letter on your Keyboard whenever you want to use the Tool for easy access. 

Also, if you press the numbers on your laptop, (the horizontal numerical keys), you’ll instant change the Opacity of your Brush so watch out (or experiment with it).



2 tips & tricks from today’s stream:

1. Quick brush size change: When you have Brush (B) selected, hold alt and drag with right mouse button (depending on what settings you have on your wacom pen, too). Dragging vertically allows you to change opacity (less opacity upwards, more opacity downwards). Dragging horizontally allows you to change brush size (left smaller, right larger).

2. Quick RGB color selection: Press alt + shift and then drag right mouse button to get access to the color pallette without clicking on the menu! Requires a bit of getting used to.

10 Helpful Wildstar tips for Cupcakes

1. You have a double jump. It is amazing. Go nuts.

2. Running paths or roads gives you a small speed bonus

3. Do not attempt to complete every single quest. There are way too many. Try to do quests at least 2 levels higher than you as you get an xp bonus for these.

4. You get your house and dyes at level 14. You get a mount at level 15, it costs 10 gold. Try to save up. BG start at lvl 6, Adventures at level 15 and dungeons at lvl 20.

5. Crafting has been bugged for a lot of people so when you hit level 10 and get crafting, check your Add-on window to see if it is listed as ‘Suspended’ or not. This will tell you if Carbine has fixed the problem yet.

6. Always use your R ability. This is crazy important, for most classes its a damange increase like woah. It has a cool down, time it wisely and you will be a beast.

7. There is already a massive addon community. Check out either Curse or 'Mission Control’ (The Addon support program created by Packetdancer). You can download addons WHILE you are in-game, just download it and /reloadui. And it will load. (For RPers, look for RocketPig, super simple RP addon)

8. Frame-rate issues are known by Carbine and they are working on optimizing like crazy. If it gets to be too much for you, disabling target frame and combat log in the add-on menu and going full screen instead of windowless full-screen will help drastically. To see your frame-rate select Alt+F1, will put it the right hand corner. If you choose to turn off target frames, make sure your turn on your own heath-bar by going to Nameplates -> Health-bar -> Always show.

9. If you are colorblind, there are options within the combat menu to change the colors within the game for whatever type of color blindness you have.

10. And finally, SUPER IMPORTANT FOR GROUPING, Carbine has implemented server phasing to help alleviate over-crowding on high population servers. If you join a group on high population servers, it is likely you will not see each other even if you are standing right on top of one another. To sync to the same phase, click on the Group Leaders name and there should be a 'Sync to group’ button that will allow you to join each other.