At 6/25/10 09:51 PM, Luxembourg wrote:
Yeah, so I did what was probably my biggest, most detailed lineart piece for the Double's competition with Ashman.
Go look at it, I guess, if you want.
That said, Ashman did an awesome job coloring it. So did Kernalphage on my first Doubles one. I'm starting to realize how badly I need to get better at coloring/lighting/shading, because I'm now seeing how awesome my work could look if I was better with those things.
I'm trying to take it one step at a time. First, I'm working on making lights. I have absolutely no idea how to make lights in photoshop (I know no shortcuts), so I'm just doing things old-fashioned, with brushes and opacity. Here's me practicing making some glows. I really want to get better with this shit.
Does anybody have any tips?
That Doubles piece is sick...love it a lot.
Both your lineart and Ashmans coloring look fantastic.
As for your light blobs...honestly, some of those look pretty damn good.
I think that once applied to a full piece done in your style, that sort fo thing ought to look nice.
As for tips...there's always the PS lighting shortcut:
Depending on what you're trying to do.
I don't use them often, but I know people who do and get some interesting results.
One shortcut that I do use a lot, particularly on Sigs, that might be helpful to you is:
Layer>Layer Style>Inner(or Outer) Glow
Make sure you're not on your background layer doing this or it won't work.
Also, make sure you've cleaned up the edges of whatever you're making glow, because it will be obvious if you don't.
None of that may help, with what you want to do, but I figured I'd offer anyway.
Can't wait to see you start doing some killer PS stuff.