10 Premium Brushes for Painting GORGEOUS Skin Details

Polish your digital portraits with these texture brushes – quickly paint pores, freckles, beauty marks, and more! When painting skin, the devil is in the details.It’s the small touches like pores, freckles and beauty marks that really take a portrait to the next level.But the problem? They can take FOREVER to paint.. So we’ve put … Read more 10 Premium Brushes for Painting GORGEOUS Skin Details

How to Paint Realistic Hair (in Just 5 Mins!)

The ULTIMATE Brushes for Painting Realistic Hair (In Just 5 Minutes!)
With the right set of brushes, painting hair can be incredibly easy! Do you spend a lot of time painting hair for your characters, only to end up disappointed because the final result looks stiff and flat? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the power of hair brushes … Read more How to Paint Realistic Hair (in Just 5 Mins!)

How to Draw PERFECT, Smooth Lines on Your Tablet (3 Life-Saving Tips)

Finally, drawing smooth lines won’t take you forever… Anyone who’s tried digital painting knows how frustrating it can be to paint smooth lines using a stylus and tablet. Especially if you’re used to drawing with pencil on paper, using a tablet can feel awkward and at times painfully difficult.If the struggle sounds familiar, this tutorial … Read more How to Draw PERFECT, Smooth Lines on Your Tablet (3 Life-Saving Tips)

How to Achieve a Traditional Look With Texture Brushes

Digital Painting Tips: Achieving Realistic Look With Texture Brushes
Do your digital paintings look too flat or “airbrushed”? Learn how to add a touch of texture to your paintings, and give them that warm, “traditional” look of oil or acrylic! Watch the video below to find out: How to make your digital paintings look like oil or acrylicHow to preserve texture while blendingCorrecting mistakes … Read more How to Achieve a Traditional Look With Texture Brushes

Digital Painting Walkthrough: Portrait Tips & Tricks

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Do you enjoy painting digital portraits? We’ve got something for you today! Follow along as our lead instructor David Belliveau paints one of his latest portraits, while he gives you a selection of tips & tricks to help you with your own digital portraits. Watch the video below to find out: The best way to … Read more Digital Painting Walkthrough: Portrait Tips & Tricks

How to Organise Your Photoshop Brushes: 7 Clever Tips & Tricks

Struggle to find the right brush sometimes? Even the best brush collection in the world won’t help you if you can’t actually find the brushes you need.Organising your brushes can be a struggle. As your library grows, you quickly end up losing overview, and just resort back to the same 2-3 brushes over and over again.Well … Read more How to Organise Your Photoshop Brushes: 7 Clever Tips & Tricks

Freebie: How to Create the Perfect Brush for ANY Digital Painting

How to Create the Perfect Photoshop Brush
Creating your own set of professional brushes is easier than you think. Most painting software like Photoshop comes with a default library of brushes, which are fine for beginners. But as a serious artist, you will want to start adding certain details or a unique style to your paintings. And for that, you’ll need to … Read more Freebie: How to Create the Perfect Brush for ANY Digital Painting

How to Pick PERFECT Colors in Photoshop (Coolorus Tutorial)

How to Pick PERFECT Colors in Photoshop (Coolorus Review & Tutorial)
We love Photoshop… but the color picker sucks! Enter Coolorus.This handy Photoshop plug-in will completely revolutionise the way you color your digital paintings. It will not only will speed up your workflow, but also help you pick better colors, with less headache. If you often feel lost in a sea of color, Coolorus will help … Read more How to Pick PERFECT Colors in Photoshop (Coolorus Tutorial)

How to Stylise Your Digital Painting Portraits by Adding Tattoos

How to Paint Tattoos to your Digital Paintings
Here’s an easy way to give your digital portraits a bit of style and personality Painting intricate details such as tattoos can be tough.Getting a 2D graphic to match the contours and grooves of a 3D form is no easy task. Luckily we have digital tools such as Photoshop to help us out.While this tutorial … Read more How to Stylise Your Digital Painting Portraits by Adding Tattoos

How to Fix ‘Blurry’ Digital Paintings with Hard and Soft Brushes

Hard vs Soft Edge Brushes in Photoshop
Do your paintings look a little blurry around the edges? Chances are, you’re over-using soft brushes, without going in and defining enough sharp details with a hard brush. Using ONLY hard edge brushes won’t work either though – you’ll lose the smooth edges necessary to create soft transitions and gradients.The key is to use a … Read more How to Fix ‘Blurry’ Digital Paintings with Hard and Soft Brushes

How to Paint Realistic Eyes: The Ultimate Guide

How to Paint Realistic Eyes
They say that eyes are windows to the soul… From our hidden thoughts to our deepest emotions, eyes can tell us an awful lot about someone. If we wish to paint a truly expressive portrait, it’s vital to learn how to paint realistic eyes.Let’s jump right in! STEP 1: Sketch An Outline 1. Begin your … Read more How to Paint Realistic Eyes: The Ultimate Guide

How to Color ANY Skin Tone in 5 Minutes with Gradient Maps

How to Paint ANY Skin Tone in Under 5 Minutes
Coloring skin can be a tough task. It often looks flat and lacks the subtle complexity in tones that give it a realistic look. Luckily, Photoshop offers a very handy tool to aid us. The tool is called Gradient Maps, and with the right technique they can be used to easily color any skin tone … Read more How to Color ANY Skin Tone in 5 Minutes with Gradient Maps

How to Paint Hair Quickly and Effectively

How to Paint Hair
Painting convincing hair can be difficult. We break the process down into a few easy-to-follow steps. For a full tutorial and walkthrough, watch the video at the end of the post. 1. What NOT to do.. When painting hair, the temptation is to go in with a small brush and begin painting every individual strand … Read more How to Paint Hair Quickly and Effectively

How to Blend Colors in Photoshop: 4 Essential Techniques

How to Blend Color In Photoshop: 4 Essential Techniques
Knowing how to effectively blend colors is arguably the most important aspect to digital painting. Like painting, there is no one ‘right’ way to blend. Photoshop offers a number of tools you can use, and it is up to you as an artist to decide how and when to use them. This depends both on … Read more How to Blend Colors in Photoshop: 4 Essential Techniques

Step-By-Step Case Study: “Luna” Digital Portrait

Digital Painting Case Study: The Making of David Belliveau's 'Luna'
Painting portraits doesn’t need to be an intimidating task. David Belliveau talks us through the exact steps he used to paint his ‘Luna’ painting. Though a lot of time obviously goes into a painting like this, the process itself is relatively straightforward. David generally starts in black and white, which gives him the freedom to … Read more Step-By-Step Case Study: “Luna” Digital Portrait