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    Hi, Im New

    Hey guys I would like some advice and help on photoshop art.

    I am an exceptional artist when it comes to anything besides computer work, as i think i have more control over a pencil and a brush than i do over a mouse and menus. I would show you some of my work but sadly i don't have a digital camera.

    What i need help with is some basics on how the creative process goes with photoshop. How do you go about making pieces (sp?) and some general guidelines and tips.

    Ive used photoshop for 6 months now, mostly learning off tutorials, and fooling around. But i want to step away from the tutorials and start to create pieces that i can express my creative side through.

    This transition from paper to monitor seems so hard but i know that its a wonderful medium that is probably more bendable in terms of what you can produce than paper and pencil.


    Thanks.

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    Well, if you are an expeptional artist when your free drawing, then 3d work on Photoshop shouldnt be too hard.

    Check out these tutorials

    http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial...shop/Drawing/1
    http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/drawing/
    http://www.phong.com/
    http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/photoshop.php?tut=4
    http://www.extropia.com/tutorials/ph...p/drawing.html
    http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp

    I would suggest drawing something simple in Photoshop (check out those tutorials) and then gettin' a 3d tutorial (a few of those links have 3d effect tutorials) and you can make somethin really cool.

    The nice thing about Photoshop is you don't need a 3d program to create good 3d art...

    I dont use Photoshop for 3d stuff, i use maya, because i'm not a great artist...

    Good Luck
    Addis

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    Thank you for those links, i appreciate it.

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    welcome ,
    we also run photochop contest which is one of the best practice plans i come across. and it helps with creativity like editing a cup which you can see the the photochop 3 thread. but and i'l l see ya around
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    Yea i visited the photochop thread with the cup. Some impressive stuff.

    I take it you guys hate hacker a lot.

    Just reading some of his threads and seeing what he does makes me want to kill him myself.


    Im only 16 myself, but art is my life. Ill probably enroll in some community college classes at night while im going to high school. I think they have good classes on photoshop at community colleges. Any experience with them?
    Last edited by xerotheory; 07-19-2004 at 01:33 PM.

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    Ya, They can flame me a lot But I wont flame you. Welcome to the forums dude!

    "P.S. To Those Who Still Hate Me" - As it says in the Bible "Forgive And Forget"
    Last edited by h4cker; 07-19-2004 at 02:05 PM.

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    My advice for a novice on Photoshop would be to learn layers which will later be essential to you when you want to add and organise a series of images and also to practice using the pen tool alot. Especially as you are an artist, you could practice by scanning in a plain sketch you have done and drawing over it using the pen tool. That's if you have a scanner! alternatively you could just copy and paste an image of google and draw over that with the pen tool.

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    I know how to use the layers, but the pen tool is one tool i havn't learned how to use. I actually don't get how it works too well. And yea i have a scanner.

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    Anyone know any good books out there covering photoshop?

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    I guess most of your questions have been answered. Here's the best book I've ever found on photoshop. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books It's about some of the best digital artists batteing each other in photochop. It's not like tutorials or anyting but shows you the methodology in creating awesome art. All the other photoshop books are basically a manual that tells you what the tools do... which dosen't help because theres alot of stuff that comes with photoshop and a ton of stuff online for free. Anyways, if you have any questions feel free to ask me, my infos in my sign. I'm not the greatest digital artist ever but I know my way around so feel free to ask.
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