How do I duplicate the technique in this video?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Doju, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Looks like just a different brush with a lower opacity.

    In the upper-left corner of the Photoshop, with your brush selected, you have the option to choose a different shape of brush. I'm not sure which one they used, but play around with a couple different kinds. Here's a pic.

    Also, looks like they dropped the opacity, which can be done to the right of the brush shape menu, as I mentioned above.
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I really wish the author of the video would have showed the steps outside of the actual drawing phase, such as the brushes, presets, options, etc. >_<

    Okay, thanks for the explanation - perfect! Now, a bit before that, at around 0:12, how is she doing that, it's making it more "jagged", I guess, a neat brush? Settings?

    I really appreciate it.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see something different in this CS2 (on a Windows machine at work, blah) see the below attachment. How do I get what you see?

    Secondly, how does she do the stuff at like 0:20 to 0:30? Are the eyelashes at around 3:10 a brush too? Where do I get different brushes from?

    Lastly, they make it look so easy, even the very first stroke she took to make the almond outline of the eye looked SO easy, but it took me multiple tries to get something even close. I'm using a Wacom Bamboo, I'll get it with time, right?

    Finally, my pen doesn't seem to react to pressure. How do I get it to? I assume when I push down it should get darker, anything else? This is Photoshop CS2 by the way.


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  4. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
  5. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Very stupid/quick question

    Whenever I create a layer in PS CS2, it comes out transparent. I want the layer with the white background. How can I make it the white background and not transparent? I deleted the background layer, fyi.

    Layer properties has very few options, none of which help.

  6. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    Right click the canvas or click on the brush to the right of what you already clicked on. Presets are never to be used for anything.

    Go to window>brushes to select the things that the pen pressure controls, then click the lock so it locks the setting for all other brushes. Opacity jitter is turned off for most of the default brushes, so that one needs to be set to pen pressure under "other dynamics" and then locked (leave the slider at 0%).

    There are no tricks to what they are doing, theyre just drawing the eye like they would with a pencil or brush. Small brush for details, large brush for shading, white or light grey for highlights... its pretty self explanitory.
  7. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    What settings *should* I have? I have only Shape and Other Dynamics checked.

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