|Painting Realistic Eyes|
Learn how to paint realistic eyes using Photoshop.
|Easter Egg Tutorial|
How to make an egg in a few steps!
|Create an Incredible Avatar Inspired Matte Painting of Pandora|
The artworks from Avatar and the visual effects from the film were largely considered some of the highest quality and innovative artworks seen in film up until that point, perhaps rivaled only by Star Wars in terms of their ingenuity and use of new techniques for visual effects. The world of Pandora has inspired many artworks and imaginative interpretations. In this tutorial, Stas Lobachev will walk you through his creation of “Pandora Afterdark”, a digital matte painting that received a Golden Award and 2nd place in a pre-release competition hosted by CGTalk.ru. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to develop a concept sketch, work with lighting and color, use references and develop a meaningful artwork with a strong composition and clear message.
|Using Lighting, Atmospherics and Digital Illustration Techniques for Matte Painting|
To create a realistic matte painting, or any artwork for that matter, it is important to understand the properties of light, atmospherics, color and perspective. Proper perspective and use of light can bring out the true scale and depth to any image, while using the wrong lighting or perspective can make the artwork feel pasted together, or make it seem as though it is a miniature model instead of a realistically scaled image. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to take a concept, develop it using linear perspective, then add in value and color perspectives, and then apply photographic references to achieve a realistic matte painting. You’ll then learn how to apply adjustments to achieve realistic scale, and understand the properties of light and atmospherics for realism. Lastly, you’ll learn some great compositional techniques.
A simple tutorial showing you how create an image with a 'cut out' effect like a stencil
|How to apply Styles in PostworkShop - methods and tips |
How to apply Styles in PostworkShop? Methods, tips and tricks to apply styles to create great images. Working with layers, or in the Style Editor-- key combinations, etc.
|How to use the Strokes and Strokes Directions filters in PostworkShop|
How to use the Strokes and Strokes Directions built-in filters of PostworkShop. Connecting pins using the Style Editor.
|How to add a Texture to your Image in PostworkShop |
How to add a texture to your work in PostworkShop with a few moves. Use a grunge texture or a canvas texture to further improve your work.
|How to Create a simple Impasto Effect with PostworkShop|
A few tips and tricks about how to create a great and simple impasto postwork effect!
|Painting Hair for Poser Renders|
In this three-part video tutorial, made with Camtasia Studio screen capture and voice narration, I demonstrate my technique for painting medium-length wavy hair in a medium color. This is a demo with fairly advanced equipment, as I use Photshop CS3 and a Wacom Intuos 3 pressure-sensitive tablet. You will need to know the basics of Photoshop, and be able to provide your own rendered figure using any 3d package. There are also free brushes that are used on that web page.
|Sketch Effect using Gimp|
Simple process for simulating a pencil sketch of an image or photograph using the open source image processing software, GIMP.
|Creating Maps for the Poser Material System|
This tutorial is derived from my latest book "3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop, Second ed." In it I discuss the latest game technology; shaders, node based materials - you know all the stuff Poser has in it. I notice that the powerful Poser material system seems to scare some away or people don't realize it's there. This tutorial may help warm you up to the awesome power of the Poser material system.
|Digital Art and realistic Painting|
This tutorial explains how to create a photorealistic picture in Photoshop with the most basic tools using a graphical tablet, at the example of one of my own images. It's mainly based on my own experiences and shall give an overview about the whole material and the painting process.
|Space art painting with PD Artist, PD Particles or PD Pro|
Another look at painting space backgrounds with starfields, nebulae and dark matter. A final animation done with Carrara too.