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After much delay, neglect, and attempts to paint that awful hair, The Joker digital paint is finally finished! Using Photoshop and my Wacom bambo… Read More
After much delay, neglect, and attempts to paint that awful hair, The Joker digital paint is finally finished! Using Photoshop and my Wacom bamboo I painted this up for a good few hours, probably too many, making use of the default brushes Photoshop has to offer, the smudge tool and the very handy mixer brush. It works a bit like the smudge tool but isn’t so detrimental to your paint, perfect for blending colours together so I’d definitely recommend trying the mixer brush out, I found a moist, heavy mix worked best for me. Fits my style of painting anyway. It eventually worked quite well for the hair (this was like the ‘third time lucky’ attempt, the previous two were dire!). It enabled me to paint in individual strands of varying widths and blend them together to give the impression of the hair running along and clumping together etc. When the paint was finished I used the smudge tool to fake some DOF around the edges and the background just to give it a bit more depth to bring out his face, and a bit of a final colour grade with magic bullet just to give it a bit more ‘punch’. Read Less
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After much delay, neglect, and attempts to paint that awful hair, The Joker digital paint is finally finished! Using Photoshop and my Wacom bamboo I painted this up for a good few hours, probably too many, making use of the default brushes Photoshop has to offer, the smudge tool and the very handy mixer brush. It works a bit like the smudge tool but isn’t so detrimental to your paint, perfect for blending colours together so I’d definitely recommend trying the mixer brush out, I found a moist, heavy mix worked best for me. Fits my style of painting anyway. It eventually worked quite well for the hair (this was like the ‘third time lucky’ attempt, the previous two were dire!). It enabled me to paint in individual strands of varying widths and blend them together to give the impression of the hair running along and clumping together etc. When the paint was finished I used the smudge tool to fake some DOF around the edges and the background just to give it a bit more depth to bring out his face, and a bit of a final colour grade with magic bullet just to give it a bit more ‘punch’.
 
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