Your Questions About Digital Painting Techniques

Betty asks…

Help! Digital Painting in Photoshop CS4?

Hi,

I really want to paint, but I always quickly lose my motivation after I finish my sketch; also, all the ideas that I have. I want to find a good motivation for me, so that I can finish my work/art.

I tried to look some digital painting on deviantart, and those digital painting seemed to motivate me, but the motivation I got did not last long.

I think what demotivates me is my lack of technique. I am not too sure about that. Plus, I play video games too, and I think that hinders me to focus on my digital art.

I am using the Wacom Bamboo now if I got really motivated I am going to get the better tablet. I am still a rookie, but I can draw. Right now, I am trying to focus on sci-fi/fantasy type digital art.

For those who makes digital painting, what motivates you to finish your art? Please, don’t say “money”.
Oh yeah, if you can write your story how you motivated yourself, that would help a lot.

Thanks

Timo answers:

Hello

u know I used to feel the same I tried digital painting couple of times but my work didn’t satisfied me yet I’m not quitting cause, digital painting require more details to simply make the viewer feel the image specially in the edge I found it incredibly hard to not draw a black line and just to make the painting looks real with shade and lighting..
Though i talked to much haha

my biggest motivation and what really pushed me to experience DIGITAL PAINTING; ” TWO Videos ” ..
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTQnrRiC5lA >> it was really my biggest motivation

+
i searched digital works many times but i didn’t get motivated as much as when i see a video for someone works hard and finally get magnificent result.

GOOD LUCK

Sharon asks…

What’s the best way to improve contrast on a digital photo with Paint Shop Pro X?

I’m wondering about using Levels or Curves instead of contrast, and what the best methods are of using various tools. Does anyone have any advice about best techniques using a specific PSP tool?

Timo answers:

Click adjust in the tool bar. For the rest, see instruction book.

Charles asks…

How can I get better at drawing, coloring, and painting with Photoshop or other types of digital media?

I really want to be able to draw and paint with Photoshop or other programs, but I don’t know where to begin. People have told me to practice, but is it really that simple? I know performing well at anything takes time and practice, but like I said I really don’t know where to begin. I’ve done some research and there is a lot that goes into in, just like everything I suppose. Also, when it comes to artistic abilities, well lets just say that I really don’t have any. I mean I try to draw something that someone else has drawn and I just get upset with how bad it looks in comparison. Is there anyone other there that did not have much talent but taught themselves to become great? Is it like that with all artists? I see the things that people can do nowadays with digital media and it is amazing. I have Photoshop Cs4 and a pen tablet so i have some of the tools. I’m not too familiar with Photoshop, but that all comes with time I suppose.

What I’m really asking is if there is a way in which I can improve myself with some direction instead of just practicing? Are there any good books or programs that could guide me to improving? Also, if there is anyway that you improved and help me with techniques? Are there any friendly websites that could offer advice and support, or maybe tutorials? I like hearing about others’ success stories because it motives me to know that its possible. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Timo answers:

Youtube! You can download Templates, ask how to do this or that ANYTHING, thatys how i became an expert at photoshop and After Effects!

Linda asks…

Is it possible to make a digital print over a mixed media canvas?

I am looking into an original way to print out my digital art. I was wondering if it were possible to prepare a canvas using different papers glued to it as well as oil or acrylic paints, and then getting a printer to print the image on top of it, for example, a digital print of a girl on a paper and paint background. Has this been done before, and if not, would it be possible with the use of opaque inks or some other techniques?

Timo answers:

Most printers have a curved paper path that would probably break all the glue bonds. You would need to use a manual feed tray on an inkjet printer that has a straight paper path. Pigment-based inks should probably show up on acrylic. Most printers use dye-based inks. The HP Vivera inks are pigment, as well as any that claim to be extra-vibrant. If you have a “transparencies” setting on your printer settings, use that – it will allow extra drying time during the print.

Paper thickness might also be a problem. Some printers have an “envelope” setting that is designed for extra-thick paper.

Sandy asks…

Is it possible to make a digital print on a mixed media canvas?

I am looking into an original way to print out my digital art. I was wondering if it were possible to prepare a canvas using different papers glued to it as well as oil or acrylic paints, and then getting a printer to print the image on top of it, for example, a digital print of a girl on a paper and paint background. Has this been done before, and if not, would it be possible with the use of opaque inks or some other techniques?

Timo answers:

Each paper going through the printer must have a sizing on it. The ink will most likely skip over the oil paint. Be sure to adjust the printer for the thickness of all the papers being printed on. There is “canvas” made for the printer. I’ve used “PhotoFabric” 100% cotton twill with good results. It even is available in silk. A good resource for specialty papers is Ebson.
I purchased the PhotoFabric in a fabric store ( Joann Fabric ) Good luck !

Powered by Yahoo! Answers

Speak Your Mind

*