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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 8, 2010, 12:35 PM



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hey everyone! i've been getting a LOT of questions lately about brushes - which ones i use, where i downloaded them, etc. because of this i updated my f.a.q with this link: loish.net/deviantart/resources… it shows which brushes i use, what the settings are and examples of how i use them.

although i understand that people are curious and want to learn about other people's techniques, i am often surprised that people don't look at the resources they already have (the brushes already installed in the program for example). lots of people are always looking for some kind of 'magic trick' to achieve a certain thing and jump on tutorials, brushes and other resources as if that alone will teach you how to draw. using resources is a good thing but the most important thing is building up experience, finding the things that work for YOU, and coming up with ways to achieve the image you have in your mind. i did make a rough estimate of the flow and opacity settings of the brushes because i get so many questions about it, but honestly i think people should just try out the settings until they like what they see. you don't have to stick to any rules!

hope everyone understands where i'm coming from.. and i hope the new brush ref sheet is useful!



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lumographia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thanks for the link to your brushes and especially for listing the flow and opacity settings you use. Was just wondering what you have pen pressure set to in the transfer section of the brushes panel: flow, opacity, both or neither.
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loish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
i don't mess with the transfer options :)
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untitled512 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the tips, i mostly use opacity and less use on the flow.
question(s) : do you solely use CS program to draw?? is there any other drawing program you use??
also is adobe illustrator and indesign a must?
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loish Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
i solely use adobe's CS for drawing, although i never use illustrator or indesign! whether it's a 'must' depends on what kind of work you do. if you have to make poster designs or things with typography i think photoshop is not the most ideal program. but as a digital illustrator i don't find these programs very useful!
hope that helps!
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untitled512 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww thank you for answering my questions!! (as you are a busy person).
Just I see this for job vacancies and brother said I should learn illustrator. but I find whatever I need to do, I can just do it all in CS. Thank you very much!!! <3
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prince6130 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
can u make a hair tutorial plz

i really need it plz i beg u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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tamirespp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I really admire your work and your photoshop progress is almost like a bible to me! But, still, I have some doubts:
1-How do you know the right tone to do the shading? Is it random? I see in the video you play a lot with colors...
2-When you start blending colors in the second video, I couldn't see the opacity and flow settings of your brush... I mean, I think you start with, I don't know, 50% flow 50% opacity and, when you really refine the piece, you get down to 5-10% flow and opacity. Is it right?
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tamirespp Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I really admire your work and your photoshop progress is almost like a bible to me! But, still, I have some doubts:
1-How do you know the right tone to do the shading? Is it random? I see in the video you play a lot with colors...
2-When you start blending colors in the second video, I couldn't see the opacity and flow settings of your brush... I mean, I think you start with, I don't know, 50% flow 50% opacity and, when you really refine the piece, you get down to 5-10% flow and opacity. Is it right?

Thanks for your time!
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loish Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
i have the sneaking suspicion that you posted this question somewhere else as well and that i already answered it... is this true?
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tamirespp Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes! I'm so sorry ^^' thanks for replying though.
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