Monday, May 28, 2012

So I made a Photoshop filter last night...

So I made this Soft Pencil Rendering Filter in Filter Forge last night.  I started playing around with compositing it into photoshop, and I ended up with this: 

Sometimes it's just fun to screw around in Photoshop.  The ink drops are from a while ago, I've been using the left overs from a series Meg and I shot for fun.  I've got to say isolating semi translucent objects is a pain.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Erodible Tips in CS6

I really like the new erodible tips in PS CS6.  Drawing directly in the computer hadn't been something I'd particularly enjoyed, I never really liked drawing in Photoshop, Painter, or Manga Studio. Sketchbook pro was ok, but the brushes were very limited. I know some people who thrive on drawing in the computer - for me, this might be the game changer.

I doodled this in less than a half hour. This isn't a great drawing by any stretch of the imagination, but I think the technique looks somewhere between charcoal and ink wash, without needing elaborate custom brushes. 


I just woke up when I drew this - so hands and feet were out of the question. I don't draw feet before I've had my morning coffee. I think this monkey needs his morning coffee too...