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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

Converting to CMYK won't help you unless you find CMYK specific paint, which I'm not sure exists. Commerical paint manufacturers use a variety of non-standardized ways of expressing colour - so try ...
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Something wrong with body proportions, image attached

Well, the upper part of the body (to be more specific, the torso) is not proportional to the rest of the body. That's what's beet bothering me a little about the image. Also, the arms appear to be a ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

You have no actual brush selected, it's just set to basic - which isn't a brush type (just a weird default). Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw. ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

"Basic" is not a brush. Adobe put it in a stupid place. "Basic" means "no brush - basic stroke". When you attempt to use the Brush Tool and set it to "Basic" what actually happens when you start to ...
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Is my Artwork too Realistic?

The original photographer determined all aspects of that image including , but not limited to - lighting, composition, angle, depth, contrast, etc. That is derivative work, not "original" See ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

RGB is an additive color model using light directly from its source before it is reflected off of an object. In essence, you start in darkness and because you are directly viewing the light source, ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

Real color is a quite complex subject. In essence color is something that happens somewhere between your cornea and brain. Simplifying this a bit color is what you sense when some photons interact ...
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Critique: Veins on Flower

The light modulation on this flower is hellishly hard. You are doing a great job. Honestly you are on the right track, and I don't have as much of a problem as you seem to. One thing you seem to be ...
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

Mixer Brush tool is the best option you're going to have. Be sure to use a Pencil Brush though since it doesn't look like you currently are. Since we're going to be rubbing our lead I'll use a 9B, ...
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Which Wacom tablet would suit my needs, Intuos vs. Bamboo?

My first piece of advice is to be sure of the size you need. I have the Intuos A3, but I end up using only a section of the available surface. When I used the whole surface I found the increased ...
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How to study anatomy as an artist?

An oldie question. But I hope new resources. It is fundamental to understand some basic anatomy, not only muscles but skeleton first of all. My aproach for this question is: 1) Understanding the basic ...
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What are the benefits of making gesture drawings?

I graduated animation and I must say, gesture drawing improved our skills dramatically. I now do gestures everyday. Don't skip on the warm up of gestures. I was drawing stiff and having trouble ...
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Printing on Plastic - How is this being done?

This kind of thing is typically screen printed for large quantities. However, for prototyping or for small runs that don't justify the cost of screen printing, a UV-cured flatbed printers can be used. ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

You've asked for software or tutorial. And you've got some links for both. I'd just like to focus on one particular piece of software because: it's free it has proven record of watercolor capacity it ...
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Use of black paint in color painting

This seems (see NOTE1) quite a bad misconception of how watecolors work on paper. Opposite than RGB colors on the computer screen, watercolors do not add anything, they take off parts from what the ...
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How to capture likeness in a portrait?

Some portraiture artists skip over any attempts to contain the face inside the more dominant geometric structures of the skull too early on. Instead they concentrate on five or six points of reference ...
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T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?

You could try scanning it in at something ridiculously high like 600 dpi, then resizing it in Photoshop down to 300 dpi but keeping the same pixel count (in other words - scan it in at 600 dpi; you ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

if I take equal amounts of red, green and blue paint in real life I will never obtain the white color or some shade of grey That does not seem true. You will actually get a dark shade of grey such ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

It is all about the correct software. Probably the most complete program is Corel Painter http://www.painterartist.com/en/product/painter/ Some other options are PD Particles http://www.thebest3d....
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

There are no rules here. Conventional reading would tell you not to stack glyphs mid-word. But that's for reading. Reading a logo is not always the primary goal. If a logo is designed to contain ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

This is how Illustrator works. You are creating "Objects" with your brush and they are listed in the Layers Panel separately. That way they can each have different appearance attributes (...
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How to remove paper pattern from high-res watercolor scans (batch)

Since you already have G'MIC - might be an idea to look at the smoothing filters listed under the Repair section in the Plugin. This one is the Smooth (Bilateral) filter. Looks quite promising. ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

I think a good caveat to all these answers is to keep in mind that color management in the digital world is a "close enough" science. When you calibrate and profile a monitor, you're not getting an ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

as an addition to what people are saying about light. Red, blue and green light do infact make white. the rainbow (R,O,Y,G,B,I,V) is infact a white light that has been separated via refraction and ...
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How can I best represent scaling when painting?

You can add "hugeness" by using the person viewing the artwork as the "ruler"; in other words, you need to play with angles to make the person viewing your art feel small! Instead of making the art ...
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rgb adds up to black instead of white

Sketchbook simulates painting on a canvas, the same way all painting applications do. You are not painting with light therefore the more you paint, the darker things get -- just like on a real life ...
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Removing Highlights/Making highlights less harsh and "warmer"

Here's another approach for Photoshop that you could take to achieve the result you want. Firstly to tone down the highlight is; Using your colour picker (i) select one of the darker tones from the ...
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How to capture likeness in a portrait?

The way to capture likeness is not only is the jawline and the shape, but even more in the subtle imperfections that every human has. Amazingly, some asymmetric features are what makes people ...
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Is there a benefit to using the "eraser" side of a Wacom tablet?

There's is no difference from Photoshops view. Technically its a similar albeit differently shaped nib, that is always attached to eraser. The different shape has different physics, but other then ...
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Would it be weird in terms of aesthetic to design such a logo?

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Weird? Maybe that's the effect you are striving for. Consider how you felt the first time you saw Toys "R" Us with the R flopped and emphasized with quotation ...
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