Questions tagged [painting]

Questions regarding naturalistic, representational, photographic or abstract painting. This also includes questions about painting technique, tools, materials etc. This can include questions regarding mediums such as pastel or charcoal - mediums that focus on the tone and form rather than line and shape.

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Reproducing industrial system colors (RAL, NCS, Pantone)

Assuming I have access to equipment that gives me ability to measure precise amounts of fluids - is it possible to reproduce colours of any well-known system (like RAL, NCS...) using avialable ...
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How to paint wave shapes in a digital medium?

If you watch this video at 7:50: https://youtu.be/VjCGJb5ltZM?t=470 You can see that the artist uses a flat brush, which she tilts to create a shape that is narrow at the beginning, then it widens, ...
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How to remove paper pattern from high-res watercolor scans (batch)

I have about a hundred illustrations that I want to prepare for printing, and I am struggling to find the right pipeline to make the unpainted parts of the paper WHITE. Using some form of edge ...
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How to find a paint color that corresponds to pantone swatch?

I have a fabricator who needs me to send paint colors that match the pantone shades i'm using in an illustrator document. The colors are 7495c 60% tint and 611 20%tint. Is there an easy way for me to ...
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Mixer brush tool uses desaturated colour instead of the selected colour

Whenever I'm blending using the Mixer brush tool it will use a slightly desaturated colour instead of the colour I have seleced. Here is what I mean: ]1 When I use any non blending brush for lining or ...
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Photoshop won't let me use paint brush or fill

I've used Photoshop since before dirt was invented. Right now I'm using PS CC v19. I must have flipped a switch somewhere because now it won't let me paint on a layer or fill a selection. I have no ...
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how to find eye level in complex pictures?

I know we can continue the lines and when all converge together that place is a vanishing point and along that horizontal line is eye level. But what about complex pictures and paintings in which even ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

I am painting in illustator, using a basic brush. Every mark that I make is creating a new sublayer grouped under Layer 1. Is there a way to stop this from happening? I don't need hundreds of ...
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Clip studio paint issue: "Unable to edit canvas because canvas contains data which cannot be used in this version"

I'm using clip studio paint 1.911 and this message pops ups when I open some clip documents: "Unable to edit canvas because canvas contains data which cannot be used in this version" How can ...
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How do I mimic Hokusai (Japanese Ukiyo-e style of painting)?

I'm working on a project on Photoshop CC that replaces Mt. Fuji with silhouette of a car in some of the painting of famous Japanese artist Hokusai. This is his style (and most recognized painting): ...
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Photoshop 'flow' not working

I'm experimenting with flow in Photoshop, but can't seem to get it to work. So I've selected a basic brush and set opacity to 100% and flow to 20%. But even when I keep painting over the same bit, I ...
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What paper type to use to print an image of a painting to look realistic

Apologies if I'm in the wrong place. I took an image of a painting I have done and wish to print and frame a number of copies. The painting was done with oil painting on a canvas. I would like to ...
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Looking for a software to use images as reference layers

I want to draw a very low resolution image and need to use a very high resolution image as reference layer. However, Photoshop does not allow to use different resolution images in different layers. ...
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How to warp an image for sloped rooftop graphic?

I have a friend/client who wishes to paint a single graphic mural on their garage/shed rooftop, but they want it to appear in "proper" perspective when viewed standing on neighbor's lawn. First, ...
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What's the relationship between the L value of HSL and fractional paint mixing?

My question is simple - I want to know if there's a linear relationship between adjustments made to an HSL value's L amount and the corresponding adjustments achieved by taking a paint of that colour ...
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Resources for digital painting

I have no experience in panting and drawing but I would like to start learning it in digital media. Are there any books, websites, or tutorials which teach digital painting and drawing? I use Corel ...
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How can I recolor this render with a good skin tone?

How can I recolor this 3d render with a good skin tone in photoshop cc? I tried but it was not convincing.
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How to do the project painting in Krita

I would like to know if I can use Krita to make the projection painting of a picture over an UV layout previously exported from blender (2.8). Below you can see how it is the UV layout of the eyebrow ...
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Illustrator Object & Line Style [closed]

has anyone successfully figured out how to mimic this painterly style/texture in illustrator (without actually getting out a paintbrush)? Thanks]1
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Create the 'neon graffiti', 'neon spray paint' style [closed]

To make this easier for you to understand the style I mentioned, here are some examples: I'm trying to make graffiti style lettering but instead of textures like concrete, I want some sort of neon ...
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How can I paint over a picture or a 3D model in Photoshop?

I was reading a few tutorials and they mentioned Over Painting (Or Paint Over), something like painting on top of the reference picture (like tracing but with colors instead of lines). As described ...
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Paint goes beyond subtracted layer in Photoshop

I was following along a tutorial for painting and for some reason, when I subtracted the selection from a layer, the paint goes beyond it. I have used the default shortcuts such as control clicking ...
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Is my Artwork too Realistic?

I'm a portrait artist. I do paintings in Photoshop. What I do is I trace a photo and then when it's done , I get rid of the photo. The remaining layers are all my brushstrokes. Therefore, when its ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made? [closed]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/62784931/Desire-to-lose-weight https://www.behance.net/gallery/54576131/Editorial-illustrations-Jan-October-2017 https://www.behance.net/gallery/32957589/Sketch https://...
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How to paint this bottle glossy?

I am trying to paint this self designed thermos bottle glossy red but I am not been able to understand the light and how to give the glossy effect and how to give light effect on the division line in ...
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Animation: Applying changes to colors in every frame of the sequence

I have this animation of a Skeleton's Walkcycle and I would like to paint his insides purple, but I want this action to be reproduced in the various layers ofthe animation, so I don't have to paint ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

I drew an image in Illustrator and now I would like to fill it with color. I created a second layer and placed it under the line art. However when I try to painting with the brush tool I get a really ...
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Paint with the Brush Tool from a light to dark color

I'm seeking for a specific way to use the Brush Tool so that the result be from zero (light color) to dark color. From 0 to 100% color. I want paint hairs but full dark color is a bad idea.
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Brushed on wrong layer

In Photoshop, I accidentally painted some brush strokes on the wrong layer. The thing is, the brush stokes are all captured in the history. Is there some way of restoring those brush stokes to a ...
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3D Acrylic Paint Stroke in Photoshop or C4D? [duplicate]

How can I make this kind of 3D paint stroke? Is it photoshop or C4D. please guide me through the process.
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Is there a way to get correct color mixing without posterization, working with 8 bits only? Or something better than Linear RGB color space mixing?

I'm in search of a practical and orthogonal solution that preferably: Affect any blending mode. Can produce the most correct possible additive mixing. Produce the less posterization possible on ...
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Use of black paint in color painting

In designing a machine to paint pictures using watercolors, a problem is that the media is usually white and watercolors are transparent making it difficult to paint dark colors. To solve this, ...
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Difference in Applying of brush strokes between the real world and the digital art world

I am new to Digital Art and it's a completely new world. I used to make sketches on paper and was accustomed to the usage, flow and technique of applying brush strokes in the real world. I am getting ...
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

I'm drawing a sketch for a logo for a noun. Now, the word has 2 adjacent letters in it that can make a thing that describes the noun. But for that I have to put them in vertical order. For example, ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

I've seen thousands of watercolor style drawings which were made using computers and graphic tablets on sites like Artstation, Pixiv, Devianart, Behance and I'd like to know how the pros do it. I ...
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How to I make this more realistic/add more depth

I realize i need to add more value to it, however, I'm not sure where to add it, and in which direction to work in. How do I bring this to the "Next level"? Ok, after taking the advice given to me I ...
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How to lighten color without ruining texture and line in photoshop?

I'm looking to do something like this: The areas that are "sunlit" are bright but still maintain the texture and line of the darker layers. How was this done? Is it some sort of blend mode? I have ...
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to emulate pencil blending in Photoshop. While there are a lot of tutorials and methods for smooth digital blending, I would like to maintain the grainy textured ...
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How do I turn this into a stencil? [closed]

I want to make a stencil of this image.
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Something wrong with body proportions, image attached

I hope its right place to ask this question, anyways this is my example of what I try to paint in photoshop with digital pen and i try to understand what wrong in this paint. Some say - the head is ...
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Printing on Plastic - How is this being done?

Can someone here tell me how the images are being printed on plastic? Example: Source: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/PlayStation-4-HDD-Cases-MGSV-Ground-Zeroes.jpg ...
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Is there a benefit to using the "eraser" side of a Wacom tablet?

Wacom Intuous and Intuous Pro has an eraser side on it that at least in Photoshop defaults to... the eraser. I'm not sure however, and couldn't find much about that side of the stylus. Not sure if ...
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Critique: Veins on Flower

I'm taking a jump into some digital painting and struggling with getting more defined lines to look right. I'm basing it entirely on this Flower from Unsplash.com and have been using the 3 Basic ...
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How to make this painting look more realistic?

I am no artist. But I spotted a paint by numbers kit which looked pretty cool at my grans, the image on the box was really nice, anyway as expected once it was "finished" it looked nothing like the ...
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How to stop a brush from darkening the color of a previous stroke?

In the image above, I showcase the problem. I have some marker brushes that have a nice texture on them which shows the tooth of the paper. I'd like to get a more consistent look when I'm coloring in ...
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16 bit float and 32 bit float doubts

I'm starting in digital paint and I cant figure if it would be better to work in a 16 or 32 floating point bit rate depth, or even neither? I've noticed that working in a floating point precision is ...
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Matte Painting - What Is "Paint Over"?

I came across a job add that really interested me, but could never figure out how to name it along matte painting tutorials. They wanted a 2D artist that works in Photoshop (and this job is done in ...
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Canvas recording and on Mac

I did some painting on iPad, in Procreate. Now I am moving to Mac with Wacom Intuos Pro. I am playing with Photoshop, Pixelmator and Sketchbook. I am looking for some plug-in or maybe completely ...
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How can I best represent scaling when painting?

I want to add a scale to a drawing without putting an object for scale in it. I have no problem showing the scale of an object by putting something like a human or a banana next to it, but how can I ...
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Gimp paintbrush blendmodes usage

While I can understand singularly every blend mode of the paintbrush from the math point of view, I cannot find a use for most of them (the only ones I used are for drawing a castle and these were "...
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