First of all, I just wanted to thank y'all for all the love on the last tutorial I posted -I’m glad people found it worthy of sharing and reading. I wanted to make this one more in-depth. I don’t think I would call this a “tutorial” to achieve something specific, but a look into the thought process that goes on regarding environments, storytelling and execution. Hopefully you can relate it to your own thought processes you currently have.
Have a good one, guys! If you got questions, do ask ‘em. :)
(Also. I know I’ve been quiet in posting new art lately. A lot of the art I can’t show yet but there is cool stuff on the way.)
are the words in your grimoire drawn or edited on?
If you mean the grimoire-styled infographics I post, then they’re digital collages made in Photoshop! I have a physical grimoire (images below) but as you can see, it’s much messier!
I have what’s called dyskinesia (a movement disorder), and my hands shake, so it’s difficult for me to draw or write in a neat/pretty fashion. My handwriting’s tolerable, but beyond that, I really struggle to draw or illustrate physically.
Below are some images from one of my physical grimoires. This one is just my taking notes on Christopher Penczak’s writings, but I also have a similar one for spellcraft, and a completely different-looking binder for daily use/normal stuff like Tarot readings and schedule notes.
The reason I started making the grimoire infographics was because I longed to create something pretty and Craft-related. The notebook images themselves are photographs with Photoshop layers designed to fit on the pages.
This will sound extremely weird, but I find using Photoshop very relaxing and I’ve often used it as a sort of coping mechanism when I’ve had anxiety issues in the past.
A friend took my handwriting and turned it into a font, and I sometimes use that font for the images. I think that’s really cool and probably more people would take advantage of it if they knew how easy it is to get a personalized font!
Of course, that was a few years back, and since then, I’ve been trying to practice with physical drawing/art. I doubt I’ll ever be good, but I’m hoping some day to have a really nice physical grimoire.
You’ll notice that the physical grimoire I keep is basically just my writing covered with a layer of broad soft pastels, which is easy for me to do - I slide the pastels over the image, then smudge with a sponge. It’s hardly nice or perfect, but it’s soothing to add color to it, and I enjoy it!
I am thinking of doing some sort of tutorial about how to make images using these methods, because I think it’s a cool thing if you are interested in Photoshop. From my perspective it was really good for me since I really have trouble with fine movements, and maybe other people in the same situation would like it.
I went a little overboard with this tag and did like blog timeline with my first edits compared to my recent edits, old vs new versions of my sims, and things like that, so if you are interested maybe? It is under the cut.
For Example; Old Wednesday & Amelia VS New Wednesday & Amelia
Made this in Photoshop, mostly because i found out where the bf1 flares are stored.
(If you have BF1 for PC and want some cool flares, they are located in *Username*/Documents/Battlefield 1/twinkle/assets, and just type flare in the text box. There are also some fonts in there if needed.)
This is a pretty simple tutorial to make a nifty stereoscopic effect. This tutorial is good for beginners. Let me know if you need any help with any of the steps. Requests are open if you have one! You will need:
You use (used to use) both Sai and Photoshop. Is there a noticeable difference when drawing in Photoshop? Because I know it has a LOT of different tools whereas Sai is meant for drawing alone, and I was wondering if it was better. Thank you 😊
The programs are pretty much the same but there are several differences; to keep it short imma use bullet points:
brushes in photoshop do not blend, they work on lowered opacity while in sai you can experience the smoothness of blending with basically every tool;
as much as sai can blend stuff it doesn’t have the gradient tool which sucks
in the long run; Photoshop has it and the variety of options is bombing
brushes in photoshop are bombing too, and definitely far more developed, textury and exotic than those in SAI (tho those in Sai arent half bad)
Sai is simpler which is both an advantage and disadvantage; the interface is very appealing while photoshop might be confusing at times (especially when it comes to brushes, holy shit)
ps has X^n more options and effects than sai, this involves layer effects, adjusting colours and B L U R I N G FILTERS that let you do super cool stuff with your art
photoshop allows big ass brushes and big ass canvas while sai is limited af in that area and for that reason crashes wayyy more often than PS (not to mention that PS creates a back up ver of your current work so you don’t lose EVERYTHING)
PS is EXPENSIVE AS SHIT while Sai is like 20$
To sum up, Sai is alright and definitely recommended for people who are starting, but oh boy there are reasons why I switched to Photoshop
We live in a golden age of art programs (and tablet hardware!).
I remember in 2005, where every art program was either a pirated copy of Photoshop 7 (even though CS2 was out at this point) or Open Canvas 1.1. If you were a cool kid, you used Oekaki boards or Art Rage.
Nowadays, we have inexpensive art programs like Clip Studio Paint and Paint Tool SAI. We have free programs like Krita and Medibang Paint Pro which are also really high quality. Then as far as cheap Photoshop and Illustrator alternatives go, there’s Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, respectively. I know there’s many more programs, but it’s just so exciting how many options there are for digital artists these days!