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Texture and Painting Tutorial: Beginners by Blackpassion777 Texture and Painting Tutorial: Beginners by Blackpassion777
Warning: HUGE file [DL link below for slow connections]

What's "spacing?" Spacing gives you this effect. While it can be useful, generally it is not. Photoshop's default setting for spacing is about 5%.

!!! This tutorial should translate fairly painlessly to any adobe CS edition. As far as technique, this should also work in any advanced program with layers. !!!

BRUSH SETSave this to your computer, don't click 'open'
To load brushes: With brush tool active, Right click > Load

At the very bottom of the list you'll see two brushes named 175. I used the first one.

I made this assuming you had little to no experience with Photoshop. So don't be insulted that I showed a pic of the move tool lol (sorry if there are spelling errors. Also, sorry for the scatteryness. That's how I organize things)

Should translate to other programs decently well. if something is unclear or hard to see, let me know and I'll clarify in the artist's comments. Noticed people wanted to know how to use textures and how I painted, so...this.

Here's the finished speedpaint & another with the same techniques

This was about 2 hours of work. So if you were to keep going
it would need more highlights and such, which you can figure out on your own.


:icondervila: Q: Why use RGB and not CMYK if you're going to print?

:iconblackpassion777:A: You can use either. I think the reason I do it is because I've had problems in the past moving textures to a project because the Color Modes were different. Or it's just a habit lol


:icontuonenkalla: Q: "This is similar to the effect "photo filter" - except to use photo filter on an entire picture it needs to be flattened" But photo filter does affect the entire picture if used as an adjustment layer on top of the other layers?

:iconblackpassion777: A: Super true, I didn't mention that. I rarely use adjustment layers. Who knows why. Doesn't mean you guys can't, so keep that in mind when you're working! If you don't know how, that's fine, my method above is basically the same.


!!! If you're having trouble reading it, download the fullsize here !!!
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tried to download the brushes and it said it isn't compatable? Is there a brush set that works with CS4 or higher?
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
(I have CS6 and CS6 CC and it works with that, but no lower, from what I've heard)

Hmmmmm I've found that taking a good texture brush and turning on the texture and messing with the min diameter gets a similar effect (Like at work where they had CS4 and my brush set didn't work lol ). In real life I paint with flats, so it really suits my style and what I'm comfortable with. I think you seem to be more suited to a round, so my brush set might be uncomfortable for you, so don't feel too left out lol  I got the set from a concept art blog, this guy here… Maybe he's got more, I really like his sets~
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually just started using flats. Normally yes, I use rounds, but I'm getting used to it and experimenting a bit with them. I've only made a few custom brushes, and vary rarely do I ever mix up the brush settings. Half the time I don't know what I'm doing haha! I guess its just another skill I'll have to learn. 

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out for sure! <3 I really love your current style, its come a long way!
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have a thing where I can only properly use rounds with acrylics XD Actually I don't use acrylic anymore cause the last time I did my teacher thought it was digital OTL so apparently there no use wasting the effort lol Brush settings aren't that bad once you connect them in your head to real life effects. Like spacing. I loathe that it starts at 5% lol Spacing is only good on a grungy brush, but on everything else it looks something dreadful. In other news, my pen jitter came back, so now I get the joys of reinstalling absolutely everything. yaaaay 

Awww thanks CX things are finally making sense. I absolutely adore your new HTTYD2 fanart! For the life of me I cannot focus to do real fanart lol Even though I wish I could.
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yah experimenting with brushes is hit or miss for me. And ugh, I hear ya. I just got a new tablet and already its balding and I get wiggly spots. >_> I don't think my tablet has replacement surfaces, either. 

And you should definitely try fan art! In your style, I'd bet it'd be amazing!!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey I may have asked this before, I can't recall OTL but what texture pack is this? o3o
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Up on LostandTaken he has a gallery tab in the top right. GO there under paper and it's near the end of the list, maybe around pg 20 or so? And np, it's not like it's a secret XD
Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
He dun seem to have them up anymore, or maybe I'm on the wrong gallery D:
MissingLync Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
hi thx for the tutorial its rlly helpful but unfortunately idk for some reason my tablet isnt pressure sensitive like when i draw, i does say it is on the box but idk i tried the setting u said for the brushes and i thought it might make it pressure sesitive but its exactly the same any ideas? thx :)
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