Art Tips by Renderosity ()
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What are some of your tricks and tips for creating art? One of mine is to use the Pattern Stamp tool in Photoshop to capture the general color pattern of an image I like.
To do this I make a selection of the original image, then select the Pattern Stamp tool, then click on Edit, Define Pattern, and save it - Then use a large unique brush to block out my new image with the sample of colors from the original image.
You can use this technique to make your underpainting or set it to screen mode or darken, or anything that looks good. The Pattern Stamp Tool is located under the Clone Stamp Tool. You get to it by long pressing on the Clone Stamp.
Image Comments (7)
Darkglass () 4:41PM | Thu, 07 May 2020
Ok fair enough post processing after render is one.... and there are many techniques to be more productive in this area.....in fact there are probably hundreds..........what techniques are available or to learn if you wish not to post process the image, and looking to post soon after render.....with out any sort of treatment filters.....?
donnena () 8:51PM | Thu, 07 May 2020
One of my favorites is to drop a new layer on top and fill it with 888888 (Photoshop for neutral gray); then set that layer to Overlay.
Then get out the dodge and burn tools. Burn areas that I want darker (shadows, unimportant edges....) and Dodge areas I want lighter, brighter and more important... faces or swords. For finer control, you can create a layer mask and apply the Neutral gray to that, then do your dodging &/or burning to the mask.
and in reference to DarkGlass.... Trying to create art with one program is like trying to paint a portrait with one brush. There is a difference between Program Mastery and art creation. While program mastery is Really cool, art creation is Harder!
Wolfenshire () 9:43PM | Thu, 07 May 2020
I'm not so good at drawing characters, so I'll render a character in one of the 3D programs. (really it's just personal preference which one you use. Use the one that works for you). Once I have my character, I'll pull that into Photoshop and paint what I want around the character.
imyourvillain () 10:36PM | Thu, 07 May 2020
I like to use brushes in photoshop and sometimes I will do my own drop shadow behind my character to make him/her stand out from the background. I also tend not to mention with the camera in DS so much because I can do my own depth of field in photoshop using blurs. Those are some tricks I like to use.
RodS () 4:30PM | Fri, 08 May 2020
Oh, dear.... We could be here 'till next week....
One of my favorite methods is compositing my Poser or DAZ characters into a photo (I prefer using my own, but will also use images from friends (with permission), or ones I've found on Unsplash or Pixaby). I'll very often use a separate layer to do things like paint silhouetted figures as in my last upload. One of the techniques I use for things like background scenes outside a window, or pictures on a wall is to use Photoshop's 3D feature to create a 3D "postcard" which can be exported as an .obj file, and imported to Poser or DS. I've found the possibilities combining 3D apps with Photoshop are virtually endless.