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Manip Academy #14 - MeshNew mesh from grayscaleManip Academy #14 - Mesh by Black-B-o-x
This tool could be useful...or not, but it's fun to use. Result is what it is...little weird. I made wallpaper from it.
Here we go...
1. Open new file. I make it 1920 x 1080 (wallpaper size), but you can make any size you want. If the file dimensions are high, it takes more pc cpu power.
2. Open texture file (you can download it from here Burning Black Cracked Yogurt - texture). You can use any texture, but the result is different.
3. Choose Elliptical marque tool and make copy of the texture (middle, where is more red).
4. Move it to the new layer and scale it down, so it fits and make a copy of it (just in case).
5. Choose Blur -> Gaussian blur -> Make radius about 5,0. More radius, more softer result.
Weekly Feature #3Welcome to my 3rd feature gallery! I had to delay it because I went out yesterday. Anyway, enjoy!
As always, feature requests are not accepted. And sorry if I already showed one of these pieces before
:devBajanArt: (his birthday was this week!)
Feature of Art IIII 2016 [Rose] [Rose] [Rose] [Rose] [Rose] [Rose] [Rose]
Feature Of Beautiful Art
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia by CJacobssonFoto
The Essences by Carlos-Quevedo I will not give up! by CharllieeArts
In To The Pit by Life-takers-crayons Libby COMMISSION by Maryneim
Random Faves IV Berry cocktail on ice. by DianaHoffman Let's start the friday night! by DianaHoffman Sweet Rain by Pamba Halfmax13282 by HALFMAX Apple Teacake by FlabnBone Let's eat by guillermofleitasph Irrbloss by TheTrueMoonroot Spring tulips by xOronar *** by MariaBabintseva Into The Wide by bamboomix bubbles in Barcelona by ankazhuravleva Jelly fishes by ankazhuravleva mes cheris by anninops a green world by Ingelore 20.3.2014: Up to the Sky by Suensyan Old Oak by ZephyraMilie Tick of Time by parvanaphotography To Persevere by parvanaphotography Of Strong Hearts and Fragile Minds by parvanaphotography
Tuesday Treats: SunsetThursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell Weekly
The Reward by Tohad
Wet tree by LualaDy 19 Days - (I challenge you) by Ero-Haru 30 Day OTP Challenge - 1 Holding Hands by LttleGhost
Gothic Sunset by korafox Zorya - Back Cover by Ascending-Storm
Eye Popping Art Feature MAY 2016Hello and welcome to May's Eye Popping Art Feature!
Have you ever come across a piece of art that is so amazing it makes you stop right in your tracks and just stare with your eyes wide open at how utterly amazingly incredible it is?
Well that is what this feature is about, I'm going to be showcasing the best pieces of all kinds of art once a month, at the end of every month and this is the very first one.
I do hope that you all enjoy this feature, with all these amazing pieces of art as much as I do!
In this feature you will find a mix of art in digital and traditional.
So please sit back and enjoy!
But first, let us meet these talented artists of May!
:iconjustingedak: :iconcutereaper: :iconoer-wout: :iconbrietolga: :iconoprust: :icongedogfx: :iconlora-vysotskaya: :iconvbmonkey26: :iconkelshray-photo: :iconlightbulbmoon: :iconbatjorge: :iconeternal-dream-art:
:iconahmed-fares94: :iconbarbaramincedmeat: :iconmarijeberting: :iconikonokl4st: :iconnelleke:
Third work of my Dark collection + Art Feature Guardians
The guardians of Fallen child, the child promised to equilibrium of the light.
Weles and Perun - Gender bender contest by msriotte
Reborn from Ashes by annewipfsamsara-two by Elda-QDHerbarium of decadent by Bathoriya
Change Your Mind! by LadyEvilArts
Castle in the mountain by Loukas-Art Hyperion -x2 by itsbxd
Mist Ballet by guiambrosio
Much AwesomeMany amazing things have happened. Well, mainly one amazing thing - after my long hiatus, or whatever we're going to call it, i finally got through the backlog of messages and stared lovingly at all your fantastic artworks. There was a little drool, I shan't lie.
After I did my celebratory dance for finally getting my shit together. That's when I uploaded new stock. I say new... that Shayma shoot has been sat in my sta.sh for 2 years... 0_0 BUT.. it's new to you guys! *waggles eyebrows* I mean, for instance, my hair is no longer that beautiful beautiful red 0_0 i miss having it that insane firetruck red colour. I really do... But, bleach is needed to get it that colour and that was kiiinda killing my hair after a while.
Anyway, the main point of this journal is. LOOK AT THE AWESOME. Whilst I have created nothing in 2 years, you guys have been busy as hell, and I'd like to share that Here's some of my favourite stock uses I know there's a lot guys (ive been gone for so lo
Framed by Rufelt November by Malleni-Art
get styled by LichtReize
Model posing in Academy of Fine Arts by eleanora-sveshnikova Elegance by guessforfree InsomniA by Muse-Morte
Haunted by 13PaVel
Don't eat the flowers...... by TriciaS Paros by PendulumPhotography
Mission To Mars by Black-B-o-x
One Ring To Rule Them All...Is What I Want by Trippy4U b i r d by meZartfoto
Realistic blending of models with environmentsHi dear friends
It's my honor to have a chance to share my tip at Manip Academy here.
First of all, I have to tell you that I'm a lazy self-taught digital artist.
I know how to use only some simple tools in Photoshop old version (CS3).
Besides, English is not my first language.
However, I hope this article will be useful somehow at least for beginners and intermediate artists.
Last year I held KING KONG AND I contest. And I found that some contestants had trouble to put the woman stocks in their works properly, while they seemed have no any problem with gorillas and backgrounds. Why is that?
I noticed that most woman stocks they used were taken picture with brightness in daylight. And they didn't turn down the brightness of the women stock enough when they put them into darker environment like a sunset scene or a jungle. And the black hair of the giant gorillas
Manip Academy #15: Tips for Rain
Hello dear friends :iconsweethugplz: this year I'll talk to you about rain and I'll give you some tips, I hope you find it useful.
Please forgive me if I made a mistake with my english. (it's not my native language, I speak spanish)
To me the rain is one of the things more beautiful that I see in our nature. When it's raining I'm happy,
I like closing my eyes and feeling the drops falling down on my face. That was I wanted to
transmit on my photomanipulation and I think I achieved it
I have no secrets to create rain, but I can give you some tips. I'm going to be based
on one of my jobs where I get my first DD November Rain
How to achieve photorealism in a photomanipulationIf you try to achieve a photo realistic look it`s important to understand some aspects related to photography. And considering the fact that we use photographic elements as a base in our artwork the following tips can also help you find the perfect stock images for your artworks. I have tried to illustrate these aspects using both photographs and photo manipulations.
The focus is basically the sharpest area in a photograph. When working with portraits usually the sharpest area is the subject of the image and a small area around it. The rest can appear blurry. This is a great way to make your subject stand out.
Here is an example where you can see the difference between a photo with an out of focus background and a photo with a background that is just as sharp as the subject:
And this is an example of a photomanipulation where I have blurred the background a bit to make the subject stand out:
Manip Academy 1: Depth in the sceneryWelcome to Manip Academy 2.0!
What is it about?
Manip Academy is about learning and sharing! Much like in a real school, the idea of this project is to teach you valuable Photoshop tricks on a regular basis.
>>> Manip Academy 2.0: Calendar and Sign-Ups <<<
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When you create a scene and it has details in the background, it is very important you remember to keep the depth, in this way you will get a more realistic result. The details in the foreground will have more contrast in comparison to the details on the background, then the scene in the background will have less contrast, "a white or blurred appearance".
Look at some examples to better understand what I'm trying to explain:
HOW TO CREATE A NIGHT FROM DAY SCENE
The first picture is an example from what we can often see in beginners’ works. This ugly effect is due to 2 mains mistakes: the lack of settings BEFORE the change of light and the use of a single folder (here a blue folder on a multiply mode) to do the change from day to night. This tutorial will show you how to give a natural aspect to this change.
1. ADJUST THE COLORS OF ALL THE ELEMENTS TOGETHER, BEFORE CHANGING DAY TO NIGHT
It is a current mistake to imagine that the change from day to night will be enough to blend the layers together and that it is not necessary to do this work. This is wrong: if you do not do this work, the lack of blending will still be visible after your changes. But you do not need at this stage to get a blue night effect, just to blend all the elements together. This is an example of what I did here (of co
Manip walkthroughManip Academy #4: Manip Walkthrough
I decided to submit a "tutorial" about the journey through a simple landscape manip. Mainly cause I was myself completely lost when I first started doing manips. Going from only knowing painting to trying photo manipulations seemed easy enough but proved very difficult. So these steps are mostly for beginners.
When creating a manipulation there will be a lot of different steps, some major, some tiny, don't limit yourself and do not be afraid to experiment and try new things. This tutorial is in no way "complete" but it will go through some steps that I myself had trouble with when i first started learning manipulations. There's many different ways to do things, so I encourage you to try new things to find what fits your unique personal workflow.
Step 1. Idea, inspiration, and planning.
This is where the idea for an artwork is born. Perhaps you already have a finished idea in your head or you simply found a very insp
Use of the colour wheel for lighting and shadingI want to talk about some simple things that even professional photomanipulators don't give enough attention sometimes.
It's the reason why our work can be perceived as wrong a bit , especially by traditional artists. People who are not artists usually say “something's wrong”
Our theme for today is colour of light and shadow.
I want to point out – there are many colour schemes and rules for that (it would be better to write an individual tutorial on that),
some are better for realistic works, some for surrealism, some for abstraction etc. It depends on your idea.
However, today we'll talk about the basic rule that must be followed in any professional work
Prepare your shooting sessions for compositingSo you like creating composites? Great. But have you ever tried creating one made exclusively out of your own photo? It could be intimidating at first, but once you tried, there is no turning back! Sure, using you own photos asks some dedication, but also gives you much flexibility about your project: you are the sole master on board. But how to be efficient at it? What are the main traps to avoid, the main tricks? Let's see.
First, it is very important to define exactly your project. The best way to do so is a sketch. A rough one can be enough, you don't need to be a very skilled drawer. Here is one of my "best one":
As you can see, it is not extremely good, but it is enough to see exactly where all the different items are located. Once you are happy with the overall composition, start counting the various photos you are going to need. In this example, one can see that at least those ones are needed:
- Model in ma