Thank you all for the positive feedback! Yes, I do use a tablet. It's a Wacom Intuos 3 (6x8), fairly old but just like new because I haven't really used it that much.
At 6/23/10 12:28 PM, Makeshift wrote:
I really like this. I'd like to start doing work in Photoshop like this myself, but I don't feel I know how at the moment.
I suggest you try searching for some painting tutorials, there's an abundant amount of resources out there that'll teach you how to paint in Photoshop. A lot of helpful ones reside within DeviantART, it's well worth reading up on! If it weren't for those tutorials, I'd probably be stuck too. All you need are basics.
At 6/23/10 04:18 PM, Limited wrote:
Did you use a tablet? I've always wondered if I could do something without a tablet and felt it wouldn't really be possible; I don't really have the money to invest in a tablet I might not use that often.
Believe me, I've been in the same situation you have. I actually lucked out as I got my tablet as a present, otherwise I still probably wouldn't have one. Anyhow.. it is possible to create something digitally using a mouse, maybe not as GOOD in comparison to using a tablet. Using a mouse is 10x more a pain in the ass than using a tablet, so if you're going to create something digitally like what I made, it'll take soooo much patience and even still it's very aggravating, especially if you're going to make it very detailed. The picture I have below is a couple years old, I made it entirely with a mouse (except for the initials, I just put that in now lol). When it comes to using a mouse, scattering can become your best friend!