I FEEL LIKE A DOUCHE - ;;;W;;; I don't even know if I can actually call this a tutorial ;A; I seriously suck at these things because I'm literally poopy at explaining things QAQ
You're not obligated to strictly follow this, it's just showing how I normally do ripples 8D the part that involves PS (Gaussian Blurring) is completely optional though, unless you're really going for a mirror-ishy look, then why not...
Anyways! 8D For the always awesome Sheru huehuehuehue I hope this helps 8D
Feel free to ask anything you don't understand! I'd be more than glad to clarify your doubts *w*and also feel free to share this on websites/anywhere, as long as there's credit!
You're not obligated to follow this tutorial strictly *w* Tutorials are meant to help you get started and help you develop your own style! 83 (or at least. that's how I feel about them...?! OAO *KICKED)
I-I hope this actually helps people
Also, if this tutorial had helped you somewhat, do feel free to link your deviation back to this tutorial! I'd love to see how my tutorial has helped people!! ^^
thanks for dropping by! ^w^/
once i got the basic lines down i used the airbrush, standard settings with 30-40% density to further highlight the ripples! you can do this on a new layer, luminosity if you want to add more shininess hehe >w<
afterwards, to make the ripple effect on the reflected image itself, i created a new layer, used colour picker to choose the colour and used pen to try and recreate the effect! this art was actually quite some time ago, but you can also try using the brush / airbrush for an extra faded-out-at-the-end effect!
i hope this was able to help! thanks for looking through this tutorial, and if anything else i'll do my best to help! ^^
Well thought out and very clear like a good cooking recipe
Thanks for your hard-work- I will apply it in the future!
thank you so much! i'm really happy this could be of help to you! >v<
I had no problem reading it, don't worry ;w;
I'm training to do awesome backgrounds like you but... For the water reflection I just realized I don't have photoshop TwT //emo corner
I have a question for your colours though: How do you make them look so soft? On my drawings the colours are always too strong for my liking, so I thought I could ask you ;;-;;
Also, about the lineart: which brush do you use? And do you do it with different colours depending on the part (like hair, skin and so on)?
I know I should probably ask these somewhere else, but since I found this tutorial first, well I thought I might ask ;w;/
m-my backgrounds are awesome?! you flatter me too much good sire!! >/w/<
Ah, the water reflection is completely optional, but it'll create more depth if you could use just a little blurring on the reflection! Of course, you could choose not to blur it anyway xD
hmm, colours eh @_@ i never really take note, but most of the time I use the pen tool to create solid shading first, before using the brush tool to experiment with the shadows and colouring otherwise. I have a brush of my own which I customised to make it seem similar to the standard PS brush (blending = 0) because sometimes using too much PS for schoolwork really results in changing my colouring style altogether xD
For the lineart I use the normal brush tool! Normally I do my lineart in a dark shade of red (almost black, but not black) so that the whole picture doesn't appear to be too saturated as a result, but depending on various situations I sometimes end up changing my lineart to black xD It appears as different colours in my artworks because for lighting I use a luminosity layer that's clipped to the colouring layers AND the lineart layers x3
npnp! i hope i have helped! x3
But that's the pure truth m'lady!
I guess I could do it like that yeah XDD
My way is to put on the base colour on layers under the lineart (simple enough), and then put solid shadows with the airbrush and using the blur tool to blend them. (I feel like I'm the only one doing like this x')) ) Seems like I still have a long way until I can have something that satisfies me haha
Lol, everyone seems to be using photoshop, but here I am in the corner not being able to afford it ;w; OTL
I use the pen tool for the lineart personally, I feel uncomfortable with thick lines for some reason xDD Also I use different colour tones according to the part's colour (skin, clothes, and so on) because I can't stand a monochrome lineart either for some reason xDDD Maybe because I being to think it's too ''cartoonish'' or something x')
Omg! How do you clip that luminosity layer to both the coloured layers and lineart layers? I can't figure out how to do that owo
You're helping me a lot, so thank you very much! ;7;
psst i downloaded a cracked version of CS6 NYEHEHEHEHE
If you're not comfortable with thick lines, then I think you can try going for the brush tool for lineart! the size is constant no matter how much pressure you put as compared to pen so I think it's a better choice, personally xD
I put the layers in a group/folder, then just above the folder I make a new layer, clip it (YES IT WORKS THAT WAY TOO HAHAHA) and set it to lumi! ^^
not a problem! ;w; i'm glad i could help asdf ww
Omggggg where did you get that?? Me wanttttttt
I will test it and see if it's okay to me XDD
OMG IT WORKS, IT WORKS ASFDSXDFSLKGLF Thank ya so much ;;7;; //so dumb lel
Amgggg I can't thank you enough ;;7;;
JESUS I HAD TO USE MICROSOFT WORD TO ZOOM IN TO ACTUALLY READ LOOOOL
y-youtube i guess? xD just search cs6 portable or somewhere along those lines ahaha xD
IT WERKS YEEEEY NPNP >w<
Whaaa-? OMG WHY IS MY MESSAGE SO TINY? WUUUUUUT XDDDD What happened x'DDDD
Omg if it works I'm the happiest dork on the pla- OH GOD. HALLELUJAH. //venerates you
I am forever grateful to you. QwQ Accept my eternal gratefulness. //gets on my knees
First off let me comment about the art in this tutorial.
Secondly let me say this is a very useful tutorial but the font made it hard to follow.
If you where to use an easier to read font I would rate this far high but overall it's a very good tutorial.
aaah I was too lazy to use photoshop to do the tutorial since i was much more comfortable with SAI at that point of time and also because the only thing I ever did with PS (literally) was to blur things, not even typing text x'D
thank you though! ^^ I'll keep that in mind if I ever work on another tutorial! >w<
I use SAI as well and I'm trying to do a reflection of a sunset sky in a small body of water and uh... It's not turning out the right way. Hopefully this can help if I use a bit of Photoshop.
Good luck in making your reflection! ^v^ *kicked
then again it's just my opinion hue =u=
i'm glad this helped!