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Basic Painting Tutorial by Zatransis Basic Painting Tutorial by Zatransis
Hey there, everybody!

Here is my first attempt at a tutorial for DA. Hooray!

I just wanted to make a generally straight forward tutorial. I don't get into too many details but it shows a high level view of my process. Hopefully it won't be too offensive, hehe.

This is all correct information when using Photoshop 7-CS4 Extended. I work on an Intuous 3.

Let me know what you think and I'll do my best to provide updates and answers.

Only one amendment: I forgot to explain that my method of keeping things separate and organized helps you remain flexible when you want to change things quickly.

That's all.

Thanks everyone!

M!
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TRD100 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Awesome stuff! Man I am a huge fan! Your work is amazing. I really love your style. Thank you for making this tutorial. I am going to try to add some of these different techniques to my workflow. Would love to see more tutorials. Maybe even some videos? Thanks again, you are a true inspiration!
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jhungamesh Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
thanks dude this can really help with my coloring because i never tried digital coloring before, i m purely sketch.
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LifYeah Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have looked for tutorials like this for a lot of time ... Thank you so much! :hug:
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PrimerPaso Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
very helpful :D
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simran303 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
hey i was wondering have you ever posted any photoshop brushes?
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FresiaX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've never seen a technique like this! seen some similar but i never thought i would ever spot one that was this different *O* i have seen a lot of tuts, but i think this one was one of the best iv'e seen ^^
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HardCoreEv3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic, thank you@
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:icondebureturns:
debureturns Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good stuff! I've learned some new technique from reading this tutorial, so thank you for taking the time to write and uploading it. :D
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome. Thanks for digging it.

M!
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconzimil:
zimil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice tuto
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:iconbhiqm:
Bhiqm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Cool!! :D Thanks for show us ur style!!
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escarter69 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
si pudiera hacerlo en espaņol mucho mejor, pero dibujar muy bien ojala yo hiciera lo mismo
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Adrian-Alastair Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing.
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:iconmalemex:
malemex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
awesome work
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Radiant-Grey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is vicious kick in the pants that my coloring needed :) I am your man for life!
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:iconcallie58:
Callie58 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic! thank you. :clap:
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Lou331 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
What a fantastic tut! I have colored many sketches with tips from other artist but I gotta tell ya this one is tops in my book,
its the little things that make a sketch pop and you covey that here very well, there maybe a few things that I do for high lights that are diff.
but in the end as long as it pops off the screen at the viewer its kool,
again I like to say Thank you for taking the time to show us, and uploading this tut. say hello to my buddy San adios Lou
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Larissa-Art Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for doing this, I'm thinking of trying some digital painting.
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Larissa-Art Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for doing this, I'm thinking of trying some digital painting.
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greatdiane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The result is great but I get lost in step 4. There are not too much details in the tutorial, you go from lines to bam! colors :)
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's because you repeat the same process on each element until it is done.

M!
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greatdiane Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hope I can get the same result my little Bamboo pen and touch tablet, Intuos is better isn`t it? Thanks for the great tut, I love the result.

Diana
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, Intuos is better but you can probably do something like this on a Bamboo.

M!
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Greenskinz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Wow this is brilliant, really helpful.
I especially liked your conclusion, makes me feel better about all the "side tracks" I've taken.
I'm going to give some of your techniques a try right now.
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Raziel017 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!very helpful
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JenniferLoree Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks man! That bit about the channels and the soft light for the lines is a huge help. Most appreciated! :D
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destructoPop Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
By far my favorite tutorial on anything every written... Except that one guy that does tutorials for video editing which are hilarious.

But this! A gem amongst Deviantart tutorials, in that I enjoyed reading and trying it a LOT! Thanks!
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minolestia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet
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Andromed404 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I live it ! I need to try !
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:iconbmouat:
Bmouat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Nice
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Kazuo-O85 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Thanks for the tutorial!!
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:iconprimeless:
Primeless Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
And thanx Again!

Very usefull :)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
very nice!!!
thanks so much!
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magnus-a Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
xelenT!
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ZackKaze Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
nice : D
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LandingZone Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This very good. I have a question tough, if there is so much layer how do you keep the picture small in size? The more the layer the bigger the file gets. For this I don't group the layers in folders anymore. I just combine parts on the same layer which are far, and separated from each other. So I can save some MB. Actually around 200 MB since I always work with complex backgrounds winch doubles the work. But maybe there is another way to get around this?
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I just have large files. Most of my images, with a full background, come in around 200mb. It's not really an issue until you have to pass a file around to another artist. Quite often, I find out what they need from it and merge the rest.

M!
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Shulky Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow freaking AMAZING! I'm going to have to try that for the lines. Right now I've been drawing my image on paper then I put it into photoshop and use the pen tool to do the lines. It takes me like 6 hours just for line work and it's kind of making me bored and not want to do art anymore >_<. I'll try this methood next and see how it works. I tend to have sloppy lines though with hand drawings so I'm not sure if it will work for me or not.
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PrincessAri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thank you so much for making this tutorial:love:
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:iconbry5012:
bry5012 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!

May I please post this tutorial on my site?
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LadyScourgE Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial :D
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BomKosh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Not a lot of details in this tutorial.
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Since it's called "Basic Painting Tutorial" what kind of details would you like to see?

M!
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:iconbomkosh:
BomKosh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Just saying. "Needs some more explanation" is what I meant.
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I understand... can you tell me what needs more explanation?

M!
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:iconbomkosh:
BomKosh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I do believe Step 3 might need to show how to paint the body.
Sorry for the late reply.
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redmat3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Sir, I will concur with everyone else that this is an marvelous tutorial... that being said, my anal retentiveness most point out that her gun is turned the wrong way.
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:iconsilvertales:
silvertales Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Not if she's a left-handed cross-draw, then it's just right. :)
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Not the way she draws it!

M!
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