Archive for May, 2012

Opacity Jitter – Overlapping Brushstrokes

Posted on 2012/05/30 at 9:02am by daarken 21 Comments
Opacity Jitter – Overlapping Brushstrokes

A lot of people have brought up the fact that when you are using opacity jitter and you put down two brushstrokes, there is an area of overlapping values. People have been asking how to avoid this or how to “fix” it. In this video Daarken talks about how overlapping brushstrokes is just a part…

Female Nude – From Photo Reference

Posted on 2012/05/25 at 12:24am by daarken 23 Comments
Female Nude – From Photo Reference

In this video Daarken shows you how to paint a female nude from photo reference. The photo reference is from Marcus Ranum. This was painted completely on the Asus EP121 and is sped up several times. Music by Asetrid Byrne Cimbria 3 Ein Volk Sceitses

Character Design – Creating a Warrior

Posted on 2012/05/23 at 8:34am by daarken 30 Comments
Character Design – Creating a Warrior

In this video Daarken will take you through his process of creating a character from a simple black and white sketch in Photoshop. There is no audio commentary in this video and the video is sped up by 4-6 times. The sketch in the video is unfinished since the end process was not able to…

Painting Rain – With Custom Brushes

Posted on 2012/05/21 at 12:43pm by daarken 4 Comments
Painting Rain – With Custom Brushes

In this video Daarken will show you how to use the custom rain brush that was created in the last tutorial to add some rain to an existing painting.

Custom Brushes – Rain Brush

Posted on 2012/05/15 at 11:30pm by daarken 3 Comments
Custom Brushes – Rain Brush

In this tutorial Daarken goes over one way to create a custom rain brush. Many times you will want to avoid using too many custom brushes because they tend to be very obvious if not used correctly, so make sure not to overdo anything when using custom brushes.

Color Manipulation – Adjustment Layers

Posted on 2012/05/10 at 11:56pm by daarken 3 Comments
Color Manipulation – Adjustment Layers

In this tutorial Daarken shows you how to use adjustment layers in order to add to or change your color palette. The great thing about adjustment layers is that they don’t permanently alter your image. If you don’t like the changes, you can always turn off the adjustment layer and go back to your original…

Clipping Masks – For Character Design

Posted on 2012/05/09 at 5:16pm by daarken 14 Comments
Clipping Masks – For Character Design

Often times it is important to keep different elements on separate layers, especially when it comes to concept design. In this video Daarken shows you how to create clipping masks to help you keep your different elements separate and speed up your painting process.

Creating Masks – Quick Masks

Posted on 2012/05/03 at 11:03pm by daarken 8 Comments
Creating Masks – Quick Masks

In this video Daarken shows you one way to create masks using the quick mask option. There are many, many ways to create masks, so this is just one method.

Photoshop Tools – Actions

Posted on 2012/05/01 at 11:42pm by daarken 6 Comments
Photoshop Tools – Actions

Creating actions can really help increase your efficiency. In this video Daarken shows you an example of how to create an action that will allow you to use the fire gradient map trick that was shown last week with the click of a button. You can download the action here, or by visiting the Actions…