For your digital painting you will choice what the subject matter will be. It could be an animal, landscape, portrait, or still-life. It is best to work from images. You will be using the pen tablet and choosing a painting style.
Choosing the subject and image you will be painting from. I prefer that you bring an image of your own. It can have a combination of images if you would like to be a little more creative.
Open image in Photoshop.
Layer setup. It is important to have layers organized and labeled well. Each object should be on separate layers as well as light, shadow, and base color.
Here is one example.
Choosing a painting style. Something to think about is what kind of painting style you want to portray in your project. There is a painterly style, photo-realistic, and watercolor just to name a few. I have posted several links below to inspire you.
Paint! No matter what painting style you choose you always want to start with a basic sketch and base color to build upon. Click HERE to go over some of those techniques. If the video does not work, check your digital painting folder for the video file.
Save As: Name_DP_project.psd
Digital Painting Tips and Techniques
There are several techniques you could use to produce your digital painting. It is important to look through and get some ideas about how you want to go about your painting.
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