still learning how too use photoshop

anonymous asked:

do u think you could ever make a walkthrough on how u do portraits? if not that's totally fine too it's just that i'm absolutely fascinated and stunned by your style

This gave me something to do this morning, thanks. This isn’t super in depth cause I don’t even really know how to explain without just saying “learn how to paint in photoshop” but this is just the method that works best for me idk. :) I pretty much exclusively use a hard round brush turning transfer on and off when i need different opacity levels.

(wait for them- the images are gifs- RIP mobile users)

screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  asked:

Sorry if this is too much to ask but, how do you do your texturing? I'm new to modeling and if you could point me in a good direction it would really help! UV mapping feels really overwhelming and I could use some tips

I don’t know what software you use, but I mainly work on Maya and Photoshop.
I know Photoshop texturing is a bit primitive given that there are now much more efficient texturing softwares (such as Mari),
but I still haven’t bothered learning them so…

Anyways, here’s an example of unfolded UVs & textures if that can point you in the right direction (from that model):

(this is what the textures look like when I’m working on Photoshop)

I know UVs can be a pain in the ass, but it is a necessary evil.
The key for easy texturing is good, well thought-out UVs. If you spend some time thinking about your UVs and how you’re going to paint your texture beforehand,
it can spare you a lot of time and trouble.

Maya actually offers some pretty useful options.
Planar Mapping (1), Cylindrical Projection (2) and Automatic Projection (3) work relatively well for manufactured objects.

For organic objects, howevers, I do it manually.

Always try to put your seams somewhere where they won’t be seen (like under the clothes, or in some place you know won’t be visible on the final render).
I know that can be difficult sometimes, but that’s the best method to keep your models clean.

Hope that helps !

anonymous asked:

Hi. I really like to draw and I want to learn how to do fanarts/digital drawings/etc... Can you give me any tips? Did you made any art course/degreed?

Hi there Anon, yes I did graduate with an Art degree! As for digital drawing tips (you may take anything I say with a grain of salt, I’m still learning too haha), I’d say start by getting used to taking advantage of “layers.” With, I think, most digital drawing tools like Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop, Corel Painter, and more, you can draw on individual layers stacked on top of each other therefore making it very easy to do line art on one layer and color on another. This lets you not mess up your lineart/guide while coloring or vise versa. ALSO, because it’s so easy to fix/adjust your drawing on the computer, make sure to experiment with different brushes and textures! What’s nice about digital drawing is that you can easily jump from an oil painting brush to pencil to marker depending on the style you want. But it’s good to always keep practicing with traditional mediums as well. You pretty much translate everything you learn about drawing and painting by hand to a digital software, which imitates traditional tools but adds “quick and efficient” methods to adjust and enhance your drawing. Since you mentioned you like to draw I’m sure you will have no problems transitioning into digital :) just take your time and play around with all the tools and brushes so you can get a better understanding of how the software works (I’m not sure which one you are planning to use?). Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do fine ~ I apologize if this wasn’t extremely helpful ;A; I really can only recommend you to try everything and to always keep doing traditional drawings as well.

Answering all ASKS (in a batch again ahhhh) here! 

Hi there guys! @masovince @you-can-be-yourself Reposting anywhere that isn’t Tumblr or DeviantArt is 100% ok with me so long as there are credits (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡ As for proper crediting, I think I would prefer if you included a direct link to my tumblr or deviantart so that there’s a connection to my accounts <3 thanks so much, it’s not a stupid question at all! And thank you guys for asking! 

HEH. LONG HAIRED YUURI IS MY NEW THING. hahah thank you Anon <3

Hey there! I use Photoshop ~ and oh man brushes. This is hard because I modify them so much from the originals. The base brushes I used are the standard default ones that are already in Photoshop5 but also a couple from Darek Zabrocki ( and Aaron Griffin’s ( free brush sets. 

Ahhh thank you so much, Anon! ;A; 

;___; Thank you so much! You’re making me blush ahhhahsgd I hope you had a fantastic new years as well! <3 

Oh my ~ thank you so much >///< it makes me so happy to hear you like my drawing enough to set it as a wallpaper !

@takaratime Ahhh thank you so much for your kind comment! I’ll keep working hard ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

@andifbyyes (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) Omg you’re too nice! Thank you so much ahhh! I’m so glad you like those pieces and noticed the little details and everything. I think one of the things I appreciated the most about YOI was how human the characters, and especially Yuuri, were. I always aspire to properly translate that into my fanart so it makes my day to read your comment ;__; thank you again <3

@luchile Hey there! Thank you so much <3 and ahhh thank you for your interest in my drawings! Unfortunately I do not have a shop set up. I never really draw fanart with the intention of selling them, but I’ve had quite a few people ask about this now so I may possibly open a print shop/commissions in the future :)) I will let you know!

@rennomus Ahhh thank you so much! >///< I might one day continue it but considering that I’d want to color every panel it might… be a while.. hahaha. And as for the Yule Ball idea, 46Gohan already drew them dancing together <3 and it was actually that drawing that inspired me so much. It’s so lovely and endearing! Please go check it out
 and the second part I absolutely adore this AU :)

@vergoftowels Ohhh yeah. That happens. And I guess there’s only so much one can do about reposts. Tumblr still hasn’t gotten back to me about the first one… lol. But thank you for letting me know :) I hope you have a great rest of your week ~

@foxnewsanchor Hi there! Ohhh man I’ve really seriously been wanting to participate in a zine (especially a YOI one) for a long time but I honestly don’t know if I have the time to commit to one. My online courses start in less than a month and I’m not sure how much time I will have to draw new YOI fanart. 
。゚・ (>﹏<) ・゚。 BUT thank you so much for the offer! I’m sure your zine will go well!

@ichigokeks Nooo omg thank YOU so much ahhh! (ಥ﹏ಥ) It’s really the greatest thing to hear that my drawings give other people joy. I’m so happy you like them, thank you again for your kind words, and I will keep practicing hard! <3 Much love!

@scarilypsycho *stalks you back* Ahhhh your comment makes me so happy! ;___; It is the biggest compliment to hear when your work affects people. Emotional atmosphere is something that I struggle with all the time so reading this gave me such a boost of energy <3 thank you so much!


Thank you to everyone who sent in ASKS! Also for future reference (and I’m so sorry about this) I will NOT be answering any more asks that are not a question, BUT I will respond via private message if you are not anonymous! :) You guys send in the sweetest comments and it makes my day to read them, but it’s just really hard doing screenshots over and over and then manually cutting out asks to do this in batches haha

I hope everyone had a fantastic new years ~ I’m super excited for my online courses to start! Have a few personal projects coming up too. Dabbling in animation lately so I MIGHT… Have something fun for ya’ll in the future depending on how it goes hehe. As for YOI week… Here’s what I’ll probably be doing next week lol.

i got this request from @paraqeet for the pallete chalange!

i learned a lot working on this piece and it took me like…10 hours? i need to put a chronometer next time i work.

any way, i learned how to change the colors of my line work in the line work layer,which is extremely usefully,also always use references,even if the pose or the body type of the reference aren’t the same for your subject.

i tried using illustrator or Photoshop, but i realized i still need to learn a lot to properly use those programs, but what i have learned so far for those programs proved to be real useful in sai too

anonymous asked:

Hi, How do you make gifs?

I use photoshop cc! However, if you can’t get ps or don’t want to, I used to use It’s the best website I’ve found for making gifs. It doesn’t leave a watermark, it tells you how big your gif is every step of the way, and it also has tons of editing features. It’s still nowhere near as good as ps, but I used it for years and it worked for me. I really suggest getting photoshop though, however you may go about doing that. 

For photoshop, I started out pretty basic. Here are some tutorials and blogs that helped me out:

How To Gif Masterpost by @karazorel - includes links to downloads, multiple other tutorials and resources, some in video format if that helps. 

Gif Making Tutorial by @steinfeldofrph - shows how to make gifs using screencaps, includes download links.

Detailed Gif Tutorial For PC by @matthew-daddario - super detailed, really helped me. Includes a link to a mac tutorial as well. Also has download links.

Tutorial: How to Colour Everything Ever by @amorverus - Really helpful for when I started making gifs, and I still use a similar way of making them now. 

How to keep poc skin tones from being too orange when editing by amorverus - pretty basic but super important to keep in mind when editing gifs. Useful even if you don’t have ps.

Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing by amorverus - this is so useful, I refer to this guide a lot when making gifs. 

tips for colour palette edits by @resourceanime - This had a bunch of stuff that really helped me learn how to use photoshop stuff I didn’t know about before. 

Coloring Tutorial by @oscarsisaacs - one of my favourite tutorials, but you might want to familiarize yourself with photoshop before tackling colouring like this. 

Blogs that are helpful: 

@photoshopshitilike @photoshopdeluxe @chaoticresources @rresources @manyresources @ps–resources @psdlands @psdsofcolor @diresources @birdysources @yourfonts @peachresources @resourcedaily @quirkyresources @whoaps @itsphotoshop @completeresources @yeahps

Overall, I really suggest just practicing and experimenting with different styles to see what you like best. Play around with photoshop and look up stuff if you can’t figure it out. That’s how I started. The earliest gifs I made make me cringe when I see them now, but I never would have improved if I didn’t make them in the first place. Don’t worry, we all started out with mistakes and as beginners, we’ve just had a lot of practice. 

givemepaperandpen  asked:

That artwork you just posted of Zora's Domain blew my socks off! :D I'm curious though, how does using a photo texture work? I've seen it done before but I don't understand how it works--the results are always fantastic though and I'd like to try it in my own art :)

Thankyou so much! :) Answering this publicly because I know there’s other artists wondering this too, hope that’s cool. 

The way I use photo textures is by using Masks in Photoshop and then painting the texture in with an Air Brush: for me it feels more intuitive that way instead of cutting and pasting it in. You don’t want to be controlled by the photo - make the texture work for you and your idea. 

Here’s a super quick tute to give you the idea:

Always start with your idea first. The cooler and more exciting, the better. For the sake of just showing this technique, I’m just going with the idea of some rock in a forest and working from there. Block in some shapes, whatever colours. 
Then you get your photo and plop it on top. 

This is a photo I took when I was in Hokkaido, Japan. I recommend using your own photos, Google can be pretty boring sometimes (along with the whole copyright thing. So just use your own stuff, or royalty free photos). 

Then you do this: With the photo layer selected, click the Vector Mask button (as above). At first it might seem like nothing has happened, but then go Ctrl+I or Cmd+I to invert the mask layer and it disappears! OOoooooOOh

Then the fun part. Grab a brush, the best I’ve found is an Airbrush, make sure the colour is white and then paint a few strokes on the vector layer. 

You are now painting in the texture! Cool right?!! :D 

From there that’s when you experiment, flip the texture upside down, try different Layer Blending modes for cool effects, and just mess around with it. And of course paint over the texture so it becomes part of the painting. 

It can be fun for a good starting point and to get a colour palette down. Just whatever you do - make the photo your slave. Don’t let the photo restrict you, control it and make it work for your painting and idea. 

My streams on Youtube are a more easier way to see how I integrate the photo textures into the painting (here’s the channel), but I’m painting differently now than I was 6 months ago - nowadays I’d only use 1 or 2 photo textures while handpainting the rest. I’m still learning too and my technique changes as I keep painting. 

Hope this helps you guys! :) 

anonymous asked:

hi!! sorry, i don't know if you've already talked about this or answered a question similar to this, but do you take commissions? just curious, your art is gorgeous. have a nice day uwu

Hi there! Thank you so much Anon! (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡ unfortunately I do not do commissions, going to be super busy soon with the holidays and then online classes starting next year. But I’ve been getting quite a few people asking if I sell my work so I’m starting to seriously consider selling prints hahah… I have never done that before though, so I’m a total noob. Going to have to take some time to figure out how to set up a shop XD Hope you have a nice day too guys!

ANSWERING ALL ASKS HERE (I’m so sorry for the delay, I need to stop letting asks pile up >_< thank you all for sending these to me, I love talking to everyone)

Hey there guys! <3 Thank you so much for your comments!! (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) And thank you all for asking! @randompriest​ and @thepianohasbeenthinking no worries at all : ) YES it’s totally ok to use my drawings for headers/covers so long as there are credits! @tehddybear​ YES definitely fine to repost anywhere that isn’t Tumblr or DeviantArt as long as there are credits ~ <3 and @yngiell YES that’s 100% ok with me! Waaahh that tribute video sounds really awesome ~ If it’s not any trouble for you I’d love to see it when it’s done!

Hello there Anons! Thank you so much <3 I use Photoshop CS5 for both lineart & coloring and a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet. I’m saving up for a Cintiq though hahah *broke af* BUT anyways, I started drawing with photoshop back in… Gosh. High school? so I guess I’ve been fiddling around with this medium for 8 years but never seriously got into it until college. In that case I’d say it took me about 3 ish years to really learn how to color digitally. ALTHOUGH I don’t consider my work very polished, I have way too much to improve on still >_<

Hey Anons! And no worries (I might make a FAQ soon hehe). No I do not have a twitter at the moment, but in the future I might consider it! : ) I’ll let you all know if I do end up making one though! <3

*whispers* I luv you too. heh. Thank you so much! ;A; I’m so glad my drawings make you happy, and I hope you have a fantastic day yourself! 

*HUGS* ヽ(≧◡≦)八(o^ ^o)ノ

Ahhh thank you so much! I’m sure you paint beautifully! *o* It’s really just a matter of getting comfortable with the medium and to be honest I still struggle with it to this day haha. It’s really amazing how much you can do digitally, it’s so much fun! Just play around with it every day and you’ll start to find effects you really like ~

Awww THANK YOU ANON! :)) I’m really happy you like my work! It makes my day to hear this.

Noooo don’t cry! Thank you so much for your kind words ;A; 

Heh. Did it work?

Ahhh thank you so much! ・゚・(。>ω<。)・゚・ It’s so fulfilling to know my drawings bring you and other people happiness (or any other kind of emotion). It’s just such an encouraging thing to hear as an artist ;__; 

Thank you so much for your kind comment! >////< I’ll keep working hard to improve! 

Thank you thank youuu~! ;A; Your icon is so cute btw ahhhh

Ooo tough question haha. There’s just so much I WANT to do but I’m not sure I can make it. To be honest I pretty much went around all these years with just the vague knowledge that I wanted to draw for a living. Once I found out what you do in Visual Development for entertainment such as video games and movies I just fell in love with it. I’m still pretty stuck in that “anime” style and my portfolio isn’t up to par with the industry.. BUT I’m working on a personal style every day and maybe one day I’ll be able to work in that field. In the far future. Haha. My work is nowhere near good enough yet. And animation lately… It’d be amazing to be in animation too. Extremely disappointed I couldn’t afford to go to California to learn it. Even though I got in, tuition was just too much ugh. 


Thank you everyone who sent in asks! I’m sorry I always do it in batches but I didn’t want to spam everyone’s dashboard. If you have any pressing questions you can always pm me! Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday! I’m going back into my YOI withdrawal mode hahah TT___TT their duet still physically hurts me. And long haired Yuuri is my new obsession. Love you all!

I FINALLY figured out how to import custom models, pose them, and render a poster in SFM. I have spent months trying to follow tutorials on how to use SFM and have not been able to figure it out. Was beginning to feel like a monkey banging on a keyboard with a rock. I still have a lot to learn, but for a first attempt, this isn’t too shabby. The Rhys model is by lowrider. The Sasha model is by yrhite. I added the Rhysha logo in Photoshop

Hi! First of all, I wanna thank all of you! This blog is pretty new and today has reached it’s 100 followers! which is a lot to me and I really appreciate it so


Secondly but not less important, here I listed a couple blogs which I really like, admire, adore, etc! All of you had pretty cute blogs, thank you lots~

@cutiemiu-@magicalgirll​-@pinklilies- @milkchou-@tokyotic










in no particular order ofc! thank you so much for filling my dashboard with your beautiful blogs&posts ~ ^___^ //and sorry for the lame picture! still learning how to use photoshop :’) and if I messed up someone’s url :(//

Clarke’s logo/Lexa’s tattoo. Chapter 19, ITALAIT.

For everyone who asked (including @immochiball), here is the logo and tattoo from the story as I imagine it (kind of). Simplistic, logo-esque, but still stylish (I think). Would be a cool tattoo too. 

I hope you all like it because I had to re-learn how to use photoshop for this. Like, I didn’t even know how to rotate text. Or to change colors of things. Why is everything so complicated to use on there?!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm planning on taking graphic arts but I'm quite terrified because I don't know how to draw although I really would love creating typographies and the like, I can literally see myself doing it. It's just that what if I'm not good enough for this kind of thing? :( And I don't want to disappoint my parents plus I'm not sure what I'll be like after graduation.. Will I find it difficult in finding a job or 50-50.. can you please elaborate what a graphic artist do?? Bc I'm somewhat confused too.

I would be surprised if you’re not nervous at all. I felt the same way before I started! But the thing is, the main reason why you’re taking an art course is for you to… learn. So it’s totally understandable if you’re still clueless about all of it. Most of your classmates, yourself included, are all gonna be starters anyway. 

If I may share, when I entered college I only know how to use 1 software (Photoshop), and by the time I graduated, I was introduced to 10+ more. All of which I just learned/used for the first time in school. I still don’t even know how to [freehand] draw until now so I just do everything directly in a digital program because pen and paper make me cry. Trust me, if your heart’s into it, you’re going to be fine!

Finding a job in the art field (particularly in digital art) is one of the easiest fields to land a job into. You can even choose to do freelance over office work so you have more control over your time. Just build yourself a decent online portfolio, promote it well, and the next thing you know your clients are pouring in. Whatever floats your boat!

If you’re going to take up a pure Graphic Design course, some of the jobs you might find yourself doing will be book covers, illustrations, editorials, magazine layouts, branding/identity work, billboards, flyers, brochures… those kinds of stuff. But then if you decide to take a more diverse course such as the one I took up (Multimedia Arts), you’ll be introduced to tons more such as Photography, Animation, Web Design, Video Production, Gaming and many others. So besides from the ones I mentioned earlier, you can also do jobs like motion graphics, web or mobile design interface, TV commercials, events (e.g. Wedding or Debut coverages), and many many many more =)

Well I hope this helps you feel more excited than terrified. Good luck!!