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How do I paint? by universe-of-doodles How do I paint? by universe-of-doodles
Since enough people were interested, I made a tutorial about how I paint in photoshop! I hope it's understandable >.< If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

(note: if you don't have a tablet, some of this tutorial may not apply. For instance, the brush preset that I recommend would not work without a tablet)

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:iconichitakeneongenesis:
IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d71ijpl I used your tehnique here in Paint tool Sai! Thank you for sharing your tut. ^^
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IchitakeNeongenesis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*speechless* WOW! I am stunned by your art talent :D
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks so much for this! (:
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Sidewaysnines Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this :D
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:iconronin013:
RONIN013 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you very much for sharing your process!
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dracarysis Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oook I can't figure out the presets! I'm brand new to photoshop and I must not know where what you are talking about is... I found the brush tab. and first of all, I'm working with CS5, and I cant find the box that says "other dynamics" leading to the jitter stuff. I thought, surely, this must be because I'm on the wrong brush. So I checked all the brushes and none of them had that on it! and none of them are just "round brush" so I'm SUPER confused! please help!
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dracarysis Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ok, so i get the round brush part, but the "other dynamics" box does not exist. :/ what is going on?
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xglassraindrops Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you have CS5, like me, you will not have that. we have "transfer" and other categories in place of it. "transfer" has the opacity and flow jitter
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dracarysis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooooooohhhh. ok. thaaanks.
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xglassraindrops Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup (:
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amaya-moon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful, thank you :)
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Ichuarraquax Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good tut :) I realy like it.. Can't stand to try do some hair painting ;P
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kitkatgirl19 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your tutorial! Thanks a ton for making it!
It's really easy to follow compared to a lot of other tutorials i saw on here!
Thanks again! ^-^
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joefus2011 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
epic
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:iconjyonrai:
Jyonrai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! BTW, what font did you use in the tutorial? It looks great. :D
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Mimph Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I need to keep these simple things in mind >.< Drawing on a bamboo is totally different than paper

Thank you!
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CoffeeKarena Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the help.
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FrostBo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you to share your experience with great tutorial:)
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UEY-S Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great tutorial!! I think you've also presented it in a way that it's not locked into a particular style and way to do it. This technique can be followed with our own methods and styles.. thanks heaps, will give this a try on my current illustration :D :horns:
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randomacity Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
this is awesome
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:iconmelomix:
Melomix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rasmus! I recognized it right away. Very nice, very helpful. ;3
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MasterCrap Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Also, does the sketch have to be done with a tablet? Why not a pencil drawing. I think if you make your own layer with the sketch, and make a background layer beneath it, it would be okay. Right? :XD:
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universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Yeah, that's fine. As long as the lines are on their own layer and by themselves (for instance, separated from the paper if it is a traditional sketch) it doesn't matter where they came from. It's simply the idea that they are by themselves on their own layer that counts (allowing you to freely manipulate their opacity/color/etc and the background beneath them)
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MasterCrap Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
How do you open the brushes tab with all the dynamics, shape dynamics, etc.? I have Photoshop Elements 7 and use a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. :hmm:
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universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I'm not sure about PS elements, but with the full Phothoshop program, the brushes window is under "Windows" (at the top, in my case) and see if there is a brushes option. This should open the window where you can customize your brushes as demonstrated in the tutorial.

This may also be of help: [link] and [link]
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michellee806 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
thank you! i really like this tutorial, so helpful and easy to understand :)
one question: when shading my drawing, whenever i overlap an already painted area with another shade of color, the overlapped area turns black or some odd shade. i've tried messing with the opacity but it still remains black. what's going on?
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universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Glad it's helpful!

Wow, I can't say I've ever heard of that happening before. A few things to try:
- Make sure your settings are set RGB, and not grayscale (found under Image>mode>RGB)
- check your brush setting to make sure you don't have a setting selected that you don't want selected
- restart photoshop
- restart your computer

A few questions:
- is it always a shade of gray?
- what program / version of photoshop are you using
- are you using a tablet?
- does this happen with every picture you've done?
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michellee806 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
oh i got it! my brush setting was on something called "hard light" so when i changed it back to normal, it became okay. Thank you for the advice!
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
great!
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:iconarmordes:
Armordes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist
great tutorial! thank you <3
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
glad you like it!
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kitsunekinoko360 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I LOVE YOU. This was SO helpful. I've never been more grateful to the maker of a tutorial. Not only the instruction, but the finished result inspired me to start a portrait of my own. Working now! ILU <3
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universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Wow, I'm honored! I'm glad to help!
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ZHUY Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can't make that brush ( 2º panel) I put on 0% and it ends on same
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universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Make sure you set the control to pen pressure. If you did that it may be a problem with your tablet - make sure you've installed the tablet's software. Try experimenting with different percents as well.
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theandro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice, but i dislike the background, its too blotty. stil okay as a tool-learning.
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thank you :)

I respect your opinion, but I actually like how blotty it is (I'm a sucker for texture)
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doodlelisyozo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student
nice
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chronica Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Learns a lot, thanks!
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doodlelisyozo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student
true true
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
great!
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:iconkozomy:
kozomy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
aweesome
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
thanks
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MOMOroxette Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I tried it again. Here: [link]
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Nice! I'm glad you found it helpful :)
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:iconmomoroxette:
MOMOroxette Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial. It helped me a lot.
[link]

Thanks!
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Awesome, I'm glad!
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FireFoxAI Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
FAVEGASM!!!!
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:iconuniverse-of-doodles:
universe-of-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
xDD
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art-of-tennis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Wow this is a very nice tutorial. I've been looking into how people do this sort of thing lately, and this looks to be the most simple and efficient way I've found yet! Thanks for making this, and good job. :)
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