I’m getting a head start on my 2019 resolution to ‘master’ Photoshop. I feel like ‘master’ is perhaps an overly ambitious resolution but it sounds more goal worthy than ‘get to a point where I don’t rage quit in frustration because PS doesn’t do YY like app ZZ.’ With PS coming to iPad as well it seems a good time to put in the time to really get familiar with the software. So with that in mind I’m going to be posting frequently a condensed-ish post with tips and tricks I am picking up and sharing them here. ViewsTips 1 and 2 come courtesy of the incredibly skilled Goro Fujita.…
Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio) is my favorite painting app and I’m saddened by the fact that it just doesn’t seem to get the love it should- especially by hobbyists because it is relatively inexpensive and you get to keep it. I can’t say that I am a CSP expert but spend enough time with something and you pick up some things. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve picked up and use often….
[Design Doll Homepage] This app has been out for a while but thought I would still take a moment to post about it and mainly share some tips on using it to help those just starting out with it too. Just a quick blurb about it. It is a 3d pose reference/modeling app. You can also import props and create simple ones in app….
Another Kendrys Draws gem I picked up here this time about picking better colors. He talks about using a web app called Gamut Maker (here) to help pick your colors. James Gurney explains the hows and whys in 3 blog entries (1 2 3 )
Found this little gem earlier this week. If you have a touch monitor and want to right click with your finger simply touch the screen and hold it for a couple seconds to get the right click menu to appear. So glad I found this trick! This is probably the main reason I end up going back to the mouse.
AKA Check your value time- found a great tip in the ImagineFX mag for Photoshop. Open a new window then convert that window to black and white using ctrl+Y. Now you can instantly check values without distracting colors getting in the way 🙂
This is just a short clip from a great tutorial by Strawberriice over at Deviantart (here). Another great way to pick colors that I need to keep in mind.
“The drawing tells us what is in the scene. The lighting tells you how to feel about it.” -Clint Cearley (Swatches@Youtube)
Kendrys Draws has a great video on getting free 3d models for Clip Studio Paint and a quick walkthru on how to make them look like line art,etc. Check it out over at Youtube. (Tip -download the .fbx or .obj file types)