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January 25, 2007
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warning - HUUUGGGEEEE FILE (about 20 mb) and sorry for my really really crappy english.

to go on - click on the arrows next to the "restart" button

Hi guys,
some people asked me how i am drawing my pictures- so i decided to record a little video to show my work process -

as you can see it is the german version of photoshop - so i will explain some of the things i did while i was drawing this piece so everyone can understand it :).

- i started with a simple sketch and cleaned it up a little bit (flipping the canvas is a good way to see the mistakes you made- that way you have some kind of different view on the picture and can find them more easily)

- i created a new layer over my sketch layer and set the mode to ---multiply---. here i did the flat colours and painted all over the picture

- after that i created an ---adjustment layer--- ( layers>adjustment layer>curves) and played around with the settings so i got a darker picture. now i filled the adjustment layer with a black colour and started painting on it -- and there we have shadows :D

- i added a new curves adjustment layer and set the mode to ---screen--- and worked just like the layer before- fill it with black and paint on it with white

- when im satisfied with the lights and shadows I create a new layer on top of all the layers and start painting on top of it all - when im finished you almost wont see anything of the outlines :)

- i added a new adjustment layer on top of this one (you already know how this works now ;)) and lightened up the shadows a bit

- when im finished with that i do some final color corrections et voila :)
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fastviper20 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
how do you get the circle in the begining
idonotknowyou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i quite like the way you use adjustment layers. i think i'll try messing around with those now :)
thanks for the lovely tutorial
Kodoku-Itami Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
can you do a cg background tutorial with the same technique o other? (sorry for my english)
Curry-24 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   General Artist
Wow das ist wirklich beeindruckend. Du benutzt allein zum Colorieren gerademal 2 Ebenen und den Rest mit Regler-Ebenen (eine Funktion, die ich so noch gar nicht kannte). Du benutzt hauptsächlich einen sehr breiten, waagerechten Pinsel - gibts den schon so in deiner Photoshop-Version oder hast du dir den selbst erstellt? Es ist leider nicht so deutlich, ob dieser Pinsel irgendwelche Eigenschaften, wie z.B. Verläufe, Härte usw. hat - kannst du darüber etwas erzählen?
Jedenfalls vielen Dank für diesen Einblick in deine Arbeitsweise, das war wirklich sehr lehrreich ;-)
Mach bitte weiter so, deine Werke sind spitze!
DD1992 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
How do you flipping the canvas? In the first step?
Abuze Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
go to image > image rotation > flip canvas horizontal
:) that should do it
hamadatoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the shoetcute please !!
Abuze Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
i m sorry i don t understand what you mean with "shoetcute" ;) i think my english is not that good
hamadatoon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol ;D I just forgot the R to say ( shortcut )!
hamadatoon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the shortcut . sorry
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