When you talk about hue, color balance, and levels, in which order exactly do you do this? I'm not sure if your tutorial is backwards, you talk about them backwards, or what? Any amplifying information would be great!
thank you, because of you I understand how i can speed up the paint and the improve the result , much greetings to Blizzard and make maybe something new, the storyline is always unique by blizzard but start maybe something new ^ ^ warcraft = past starcraft = future ?craft = real time ?
WSLaFleurFeatured By OwnerMar 16, 2011Student Digital Artist
this is extremely helpful because i've only recently acquired Photoshop and i'm just now exploring my options so far as coloring and painting is concerned(it's painful to think of all the practicing i need to do and how little time i've got in which to do it), but the first couple steps intrigue me greatly; you're making a background layer out of a gradient and then you're creating a selection using masking by holding down "q"?
no, no, don't reply to all this nonsense, i'm going to have to study the damned tool-book regardless, but this is helpful. thanks.
WSLaFleurFeatured By OwnerMar 19, 2011Student Digital Artist
argh, i apologize, i always loathe when people do not simply search for answers to their questions. i hadn't even considered that you might have a "tutorials" folder. you're an incredibly artist, Luke(i hope you don't mind), but i'm going to do some catching up, i would like to be your peer artistically. i am more determined than your average hobbyist; i have a better motivation.
long message, sorry. thank you for the very personal reply.
You've used the basic round brush all the time ??!! no way . I read the tips but I've thought that you used the round brush just in that part . anyway thanks for answer my question, and please put the brutalisk pic on deviantART (if you can and if blizzard lets you, cuz i think that you do it just for the company and not for the public ,yet )
Hi, just got the Sketchbook Pro Program from Autodesk on my mac and though its awesome to sketch, need to know if you can tell me how to gradient like you did with the hydralisk or did you use another program for the colors and shades?
All the rest of the painting I've done in Photoshop, since sketchbook doesn't have as many other painting features. Depending on which version you've got it might have some more than I'm used to, but that's not what I use it for.
Oh man I can't express how much you're inspiring me lately; I read in ImagineFX Blizzard hired you due to this insane Starcraft fanart? Amazing! Your style is miles ahead of my own, i shall defiantly be learning from this to help adapt my process. Thanks for sharing dude!
So wonderful! Thank you for this, Luke. It appears that I’ve been going about digital painting the really, really stubborn and long way using the lasso tool and oval brush set to 25% opacity and flow. I will try your style next time as I am a huge fan of the end results. Thanks again.
Dunno about confident, I just thought it was the way to make really smooth gradients and color transitions. I use the lasso tool since it’s hard to “color within the lines” so to speak, for me at least, and I wind up doing thousands of brush strokes really fast. Perhaps that’s why my Wacom pen’s point became a tiny, flat nub.
In any case, thanks again for putting this on display. I will have to try it, though would you say it works the same for softer fleshy toned stuff like humans?
It's just so that the base colour's a bit more interesting to work with than going straight over flats alone—lus it gives a good amount of colour variation in the finished image rather than having to add the extra colours later in the painting stage.