my photoshop is on a weird setting and i dont know how to change it

anonymous asked:

Can you make a pixel art tutorial? I really love your DBD sprites!

okay this is kind of hard to explain but ive tried. the sprite ill do for this tutorial is Feng Min’s from DbD!

what you’ll need: 
-colourful references of the character/thing u wanna draw
-aseprite, & kinda knowing how it works

1.First of all u should open aseprite. ah! ah! ah!. ok,and making a new sprite. its good to work in tiny sizes, big sizes dont work too well for pixelart. also, be sure u pick indexed, we’ll need it later. and transparent bg. then ok

2.The new file u make its gonna look just like the transparent bg and u wont have a grid or anything unless u have it as a preference. i, however, prefer using the pixel grid: its comfy and disappears if u move with the wheel.

3.Now its time to sketch out an idea.i use a mouse to do my sprites bc it gives me way more control on my movements, however,people usually do their sketches with a tablet on Photoshop or sai and then bring them to aseprite for the lineart and stuff. whatever u choose to do, is ur choice

¡¡¡VERY IMPORTANT!!! Dont sketch out on the first layer. leave that one empty just in case u wanna do a bg. u cant delete the Layer 1 in aseprite (or at least the version i use) and its kinda hellish to move layers, so be careful with ur layer choice

my layers look like this rn bc for these sprites i need to know the size of other sprites ive made before, and the min height (that blue straight line underneath the sketch). Also, u can change the layer opacity and properties by right click on the layer - properties - moving that opacity label

4.Lineart time! start drawing on a new layer with the black pen. just remember the rules for lineart. however, these can be step on if the sprite looks better. remember, in art, its better that it looks good than following the rules,but u must know the rules to know ure stepping on them

i like drawing a dirty lineart and later using eraser to fix everything that i may not like or looks bad

5.This isnt very good but wv. when ure happy with ur result, its time to start colouring. grab ur references, and lets set a colour palette

pixel art was used by game artists long ago when they needed to represent graphics without using more than certain colours (8, 16…) in systems like spectrum. we start with 32 colours in aseprite that… we’re really not gonna use except for ur sketch colour: delete the rest. expand the palette as much as u need by clicking on that weird pause symbol

aseprite has a very cool thing that you can create a colour, click it and ctrl+c, then choose an empty spot and ctrl+v and ull have it there too!! choose ur colours, and copy/paste them in the same line, with min a spot between them


also what im doing there is editing the colour we pasted before (leave the original colour in the middle, make the one in the left the colour u want for ur shading, the one in the right, for ur lighting). 

now, choose the dark, the middle colour, and the empty spots in between u left (ctrl+ click on them). then go to sort & gradients, next to edit colour, and choose gradient and…

tadda! a gradient without u doing any extra work. ok now do the same with the light and u have ur palette for the skin. easy!! and u can do this with literally any colour

now get to colour and make the palettes u need for each part of the body. COLOUR IN LAYERS just like u would do in any other program, but dont spend too much time sepparating shadows and lights in other layers, isnt really worth it, just work the same tones and parts in a layer 

6.Now its coloured. Nice.

these are my colour palettes for this sprite

my layers look more or less like this, as i said before, i sepparated by things, but not by shading or lighting like i would in sai for each layer. now i like adding, to the lineart, a colour thats not black and thats related to the palette used in each part. if u wanna do that, just add an extra colour next to ur palettes thats darker than the darkest one u have in that line, and paint over the black in the lineart layer

SO why did i tell u about indexed? if u wanna change any colour thats in the palette, u just have to edit it and it will edit in real time in the drawing and thats very cool. i didnt index mine bc im dumb and i had to change by hand every little colour change i did for the new lineart

looks like this in the end!

7. save it as gif bc if u save as png it wont save special effects u did (like using multiply or luminosity layers) and this is how mine looks

hope it was useful!

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detailed colour porn tutorial - scenery

This has been a tutorial that people have been asking me to do for quite a while but I simply hadn’t had the time to do. 

I’m doing more of these “colour porn” tutorials since this one will be strictly dedicated to scenery (I was going to do all in one but it’d honestly be way too big)

Here’s a few examples of gifsets in which I’ve used this kind of tutorial xx, xxxx and xx

I’m using photoshop cs5 to make this gifset (you can use other version of photoshop though) and you need a basic knowledge on how to make gifs.

We’re going to go from this

to this

and this

and this

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anonymous asked:

(Fire alpaca anon) Mhm. I have a drawing tablet and I've used Clip paint studio before. I got it with my tablet. SAI and photoshop are expensive

they sure are, buddy

I’m gonna give some basic advice because you said you had no clue how to do it

Firealpaca doesn’t have as many features as CPS, probably. I just checked out the trial version and wowie!

lemme start with a screenshot of my firealpaca

(since tumblr kills the size, i’ll provide you a better view here)
(sorry the brush names are in portuguese)
(the layer and navigation windows are kinda easy to understand but-
a clipping layer is a layer to color the layer below
protect alpha will only let you color what is already in the layer)

I am not sure if CPS has a smoothing option, but the first thing I noticed when I checked it was that it wasn’t to my liking. So if your strokes feel weird, mess with the “Correction” first to see if you can make it better.

I remember i didn’t have my color wheel when i installed mine, so check if you have everything open in the Window tab, then go to the Color tab. If you don’t like the Color Wheel, there’s a Color Bar, too, so you can check that out.

Also, under the File tab, you can find useful configurations such as the Shortcut Settings and the Environment Settings. shortcuts are a blessing

The brush window doesn’t really show a prev of the brushes, so you’ll have to check them out one by one and see if you like it. Under the brush window, there’s a few options you can use to make a new brush. These colors on the list don’t actually mean anything, but the number means the size of the brush.

FireAlpaca’s brushes are not very customizable. You can double click each one for a few more options, but what you see is what you get.

Now, I’m not sure if CPS has a vector brush, but FireAlpaca doesn’t. The closest to that you can get is the last option on the Snap grid, and ITS REALLY BAD !!!! in my opinion

Speaking about the Snap Grid(that thing I said to keep off!!!), it can be really useful if you’re bad at drawing a straight line. Pressing a key from 1 to 7 will give you one of the grids available. When they’re on, your brush will only be able to draw in these lines. Like this!

And if you want to change the grid’s root/position, you can click that little dot between the last grid and the anti aliasing

about the text tool-
yeah, it’s not THAT much.
It’s basically the same thing as old windows XP ms paint’s text tool, but slightly better

You can’t color words individually in each sentence or change their appearance. The settings you have in each text layer will be the same for all the text. Just double click the layer if you want to edit it.

Just click the place you want your text to be and the text window will show up. Yeah, you’ll have to move it because the text most likely won’t be where you want it to be. That’s all. Simple af.

“hey pate i noticed your file shows its location, including your drawing folder with a horribly large name, is there a way to make it shorter???”


so far I don’t really know how to go thru the open files without a scroll wheel and it SUUUUCKS because my draw folder has such a large name rip me

well you probably knew all of that but REALLY if you need to know any specific tricks, please dont be shy to ask me because i love teaching even though im bad at it !!

also main advice when you’re new with a program is to check everything with a test drawing. it toOK ME A WHILE TO NOTICE LUMINOSITY WAS “ADD” AND NOT “LIGHTEN” BC I DIDNT CHECK THE LAYER BLENDING OPTIONS cries

my cintiq does these weird straight lines sometimes when i draw on photoshop?? it’s not really a huge problem but rreally annoying;; i can’t figure what i do wrong.. and i tried to google it but didn’t really find anything (dont even know how to google that). does anyone know how to fix this? is there any settings i can change to stop it doing this?