Digital art techniques

 
This tutorial contains some of digital art techniques that are not quite similar to the traditional ones. So let's start our tutorial by making a wide proportions gradient.

digital art techniques

Before I start I would like to create several deco custom brushes.

My firs brush has this half circle form like more than a half moon. To define the brush you have to fill it with pure black, make a selection around it and go Edit>Define brush preset.

I will use this form to create several similar to each other brushes only with different proportions.

digital art techniques

And don't forget to set some of the settings if you have a tablet or just like that. You will be able to download these brushes with settings already.
Download deco.abr.



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I have my brushes, now it's time to begin making something.

I choose my background color - black. And my primary color for the objects is yellow- bright yellow.

digital art techniques

You have to produce an interesting shape. It can take some time and it has to be done in 1 -2 fast moves. It took my about 7 - 10 attempts to create the shape that I like.

digital art techniques

The final step for this little piece is to give it some glow. Select soft edged brush - switch the mode from Normal >to> Overlay (Soft Light), change the flow jitter to about 5% (leave the color yellow as it was) and make that lighting by adding contras and brightness to the picture.

digital art techniques

Our Firs deco wallpaper I ready - let's start the next one.

Please choose this brush - the thinnest
  
one. Create another document and fill the background with grey - this will be our primary background color.

digital art techniques

Here you can see my brush in action - you can see just one single long move of my brush.

digital art techniques

Create another top layer - change the blending mode to Overlay and make another long move.

digital art techniques

I've also masked the bottom area.

digital art techniques

I want my picture to have to 2 value levels - a semi blurred background and sharpened (focused on).

Objects. Merge these 2 layers and apply motion blur filter.

digital art techniques

I also want to change the tone of my picture. I'm using Color Balance adjustment to do this.

digital art techniques

Now make a new layer and begin to paint some foreground objects.

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Enter Quick mask > slide with black to white gradient > exit quick mask (Q) > stay within the selected soft lower edge selection> merge all the layers together.

digital art techniques

Adjust the top of picture.

To make the overall image more sharpened - I use Paint Dubs Filter in Filter>Artistic menu.

digital art techniques

Use quick mask selections or soft edged brushes to make some color varieties.

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View Final Image: Digital art wallpaper

   


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2 Responses to "Digital art techniques"

 
Miche Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 18 Mar 2010 12:15:34 PM MDT
Nice tutorial Jeka! We have posted it on BestPhotoshopTutorials.net with a link back to your site. Miche

 
seslimania Rating: ratingfullratingemptyratingemptyratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 23 Apr 2010 7:29:14 AM MDT
Thank you s




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