I’ve been using Daz3d daily for the past 30+ days and still very much consider myself a beginner. Here are the top things that I’ve learned and/or found extremely useful. In no real particular order of importance: Sales- There’s always another saleDaz is really good about putting out some discount sales so I’m finding if I want something that is either not on sale or is slightly discounted-just wait. I don’t know if they do some weird statistic voodoo but pretty much every time I’ve said I’ll just wait the item I wanted ended up on sale the next day or so. Wonderful but still kind of creepy- in a…
I picked up a great Photoshop trick from Twitter user @Treatscraft. This is a quick and easy way to try out different color ideas based off of another image. Simply go to Image_>Adjustments> Match colors. From there choose the opened image you want to sample colors from. You can find the informative post here –> Tweet.
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.…
I initially started with a rough sketch idea. Some of the sketch is still visible. Prior to this when it is just a sketch I feel pretty excited and hopeful about the piece. In my head it is full of light and feels and most importantly finished. The next step shown above is where I start to lose all hope of that. This is usually the point where (at my current skill level) I realize my vision and current skillset don’t match and HOLY CRAP I don’t know how to paint or draw anything. Then I pull out one of 100s of brushes that are like stamps and play around.…
Here are two tutorial links to remember: How to Create a Stylish Neon Portrait in Procreate by Maria Dimova Mclelun’s Backgrounds
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….
I love, love, love the way Noukah colors and lights her images. Her tutorial for this can be found here.
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 )
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.