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

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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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yasico Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
It was very helpful! =3
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  Hobbyist Digital 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
justMANGO Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There isn't a shortcut for that in Photoshop, you'll just have to resort to going into the menus.
lordinear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont get the 'adjustment layer' at all....
my picure gets a darkish backround all uglyish x.x and i cant draw on it only on the 'skin' layer below the adjustment layer its very weird...
DeviousCreator9000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
this tutorial is super helpful :D .... te only thing im wondering is, what brush settings are you using?
Anararion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are absolutely fantastic! This video is really helpful. :)
milkcookie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
ich find das video soooo klasse :aww:
ich kenne deine tutorials schon seehr sehr lange,
habe VERSUCHT zu zeichnen bevor ich mit der fotografie begonnen hab XD
dann war mir das pc colorieren aber irgendwie zu doof .. ich habs nie gecheckt ..
aber jetzt möcht ichs noch einmal versuchen :giggle:

eine frage hätte ich, und ich wär dir sooo dankbar wenn du sie mir beantworten würdest!!
beim colorieren fährst du mit dem pinsel und der farbe einfach über die outlines und es bleibt alles schön abgegrenzt, die hautfarbe bleibt genau im gesicht, haarfarbe auch genau dort wo sie sein soll, kein einziger pinselstrich geht über die outlines oder in die andere flächer rüber ..
hast du da irgendwas eingestellt? ich hab mir früher immer die mühe gemacht jede fläche dann mit dem zauberstab zu markieren das ja keine farbe "über" die outlines geht, weil das löschen dann ja auch wieder so mühsam ist ..

kannst du mir da vielleicht helfen? :( .. wär toll :aww:

:heart: ah ja, fröhliche weihnachten! :giggle:
Abuze Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
sorry für die späte antwort- hoffe es hilft dir trotzdme noch- in der Layerpalette hast du unter dem feld wo du deine ebene auf normal/multiplizieren etc. stellen kannst das wörtchen "lock" und daneben ein kleines gerastertes kästchen. wenn du deine ebene auf der du die z.b gesichtsfläche gemalt hast nun auswählst und das kästchen drückst kannst du nicht mehr über den rand hinausmalen.
milkcookie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
VIELEN DANK für deine Antwort, auch wenn meine jetzt ein wenig zu spät kommt :D
sehr lieb von dir ^^
Kirro-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
uhhmmm what adobe version do you have?? since I was wondering how you switched the thinges... I mean the drawing ~~ uhh I can't explain welll D:
Abuze Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
pohhh i think that was photoshop cs2 :)
klonda-kun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student General Artist
so cool!! thanks for uploading such amazing tutorials! :iconilikeitplz:
Countess-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful. I've been looking for a useful way to paint with/over lineart for a while. Can't wait to try this out, thanks so much for sharing.
SeleneBlack646 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Wow. I only found this now. So how do you make the blacks darker and brighter? I suck at photoshop and I'm trying to learn more. Can you explain this process a little bit more detailed?
Abuze Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
hmhmhm i dont know if i can explain it nore detailed- i simply added an adjustment curves layer and played with the curves until it looked pleasant to me. theres not much to describe :)
ArtKnife-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Really, this has got to be one of the best tutorials here on da. The way its broken down into steps with the video to actually show how you go about painting.
It's brilliant and so very helpful. Thank you
Abuze Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
im really glad you like it and it helped you :)
ArtKnife-Inc Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
^_^ Gladness. Thank you for it. ^_^
Abuze Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
im glad if it helped you :)
sinribbon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Very helpful. Thank you.
Swii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredibly. I love watching how other artists work, and this is just a splendid feast for my eyes. Very informative!
Abuze Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
im glad you like it. thanks for the comment
Dajie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I like this tutorial =] and unlike my friend who was nice enough to comment down there i don't think the quickness matters when it comes to getting the job right and making it look its best ^^
the-muddy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
thanks for doing this, its really great!
xSassyLassyx Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
I think that the end product is really good, but in my opinion there are much easier and faster ways to do this, especially with the adjustment layer thing.

not the tutorial for me, but I'm sure many other people might prefer this method.
Abuze Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
yes i agree- there are soooo manyy ways to draw a picture-
the tutorial is just one of hundrets of possibilities :)
Homeworks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
awesome =D
sunrhythms Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
hey can you tell me how to set up my workspace like that.
weenylem Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow truely amazing, one thing, how do you have your brush settings??? it seems different than mine but very clever on that actually wathing you paint it, it makes techniques much easier to pick up
dracoline17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Also echt super Arbeit... Soweit möcht ich auch gern sein, aber ich arbeite dran ;)

kann man sich das auch irgendwie runterladen?
ogetsu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
This is exactly what I was looking for in a tutorial, I... I feel like making love to the plant next to me. :batman:

Thank you... my god. D8
iCookie-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
you spelled click wrong at the beginning, but other than that, this tutorial was awesome, thanks for posting it! (: <3333
Darkmessiah999 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
This is really well done! Thanks for the directions on how to shade the basics, took longer when I did it with a brush alone :D
But just wondering about the adjustment layer; You seem to be moving the curve-thing up to the left hand side, instead , I have to move it to down to the right hand side, and it manages to mess up. Apprieciate it if you can help ;P
And thanks for a wonderfully easy tutorial ^^,
Alex-25 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Really awesome tutorial! my favourite! bye!
Vesperton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello thx for the did you fill the curve mask black?
Airrin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
O.O Wow. I thought you were good, but seeing this, HOLY COW! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

I'm a big fan!
iBereiku Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Writer
What brush did you use making this? Looked so flat. I want it.
FuzzyHat07 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
znow-white Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
Vincet-360 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow exlent, but since you have I begin to put two eyelashes, in one you were drawing and in other one it was appearing.
since it does to make her like that!
Ratzgoblin Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Boar, ey...
1000 und 1 :blowkiss: für so ein Hammertutorial!!
Das lässt ja absolut nix zu wünschen übrig! Man erhält einen so wunderbaren Einblick in so viele *geile* Techniken... Ich hoffe, ich finde bald Zeit, um mich damit mal richtig intensiv zu beschäfigen um auch mal annähernd so effektiv mit PS zu sein.

:+devwatch: & :+fav: auf einmal.
Und vielen, vielen Dank für dieses Video. Bewegte Bilder sind ja doch noch einen Tick schöner anzusehen, als "ruhende" :>
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