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 in a matter of minutes. This method will be … Read moreHow 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 of hair. Not only … Read moreHow 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 your personal preference and … Read moreHow 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 experiment with … Read moreStep-By-Step Case Study: “Luna” Digital Portrait