Monday, 3 August 2009

photoshop painting

Here's the cover for Beat to Quaters. I've painted the whole thing in Photoshop this time which is a new venture for me- I usually use Painter. Now, I love Painter so don't get me wrong on that, I just thought it was criminal to not use Photoshop to it's full capacity. And Adam Hughes uses Photoshop, so it must be good.

The different parts (jacket, sashes, etc.) were all done on seperate layers set to multiply over the original linework and then lights and shadows were done exclusively with Dodge and Burn. In Painter I would have used transparent colour shade overlays for this, which is where thhis has differed. I then put a second copy of the linework over it set to 30% opacity just to pull the lines forward a bit.

It's done, I don't know if I like it or not, but it is my first attempt. I think I've just been looking at it for to long, so I can't tell if it's any good or not...

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