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Blending via Sampling Tutorial by darue Blending via Sampling Tutorial by darue
For :iconmasterphotoshop:'s mini-contest.

To be clear, because I will likely be judging the contest, this entry is ineligible to win.

It is submitted to serve as an example of what we want in this contest. We seem to be getting a lot of irrelevant entries, and hopefully this will clear up any misconceptions; we want tutorials about paintings for this, not paintings.
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JaneCherrytree Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well :3 very useful!
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Lunalight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010   Digital Artist
i use a technique this way very simlar,but i nerver know how to settup my brush, use mostly the smudge tool
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really like using the smudge tool; it doesn't allow as much control as this technique does, and has a very distinctive effect that looks very "smudgy" and not very nice.

If it helps, here are my custom brushes: [link]
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iRin3Kagamin3 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh this was very helpful ^^ I was just wondering what kind of brush you used?? :S
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darue Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to topmost brush in this example: [link]
The other two are others that I use the technique with.
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negaistar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks I have always wanted to know how to blend in photoshop ^^
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kevinsano Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Is it me or do those clouds look like a woman?
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I'm a mouse user and I found this to be very helpful.
You explained this technique very simply. Before I was confused, but not anymore. Thanks for that. :)
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JadineR Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Oooh, a mystery solved! (for me) Thanks <3
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Neoneelart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Must admit tht was quite helpful
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
awesome tut! thx very much!
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madnessism Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like how clean and simple the layout of this is. :) I end up not finishing reading other tutorials because there's unorganized or un-needed crap all over the place.

:whisper: If you're painting on one layer like this and you want backup copies in case you screw up and can't get back to how you wanted it, just copy the current layer and continue painting on the top one. Then you have a record of all the changes on the layers underneath. :lol: You probably thought of that though.
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darue Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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ChiBStudio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I have a friend who tried this method and it wasn't working for her (she was trying to do skin tones with it).
May work for cloths, clouds and such, but I wouldn't recommend it for skin.
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Lock-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O:
Actually it works exactly the same way for skin. At least, I can use it quite well. I've been experimenting with color techniques since I made my first tutorial, and this technique works for all types of shading if you get it down right O:
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funnyanna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Writer
What is the light strokes ? I can't find them :nirvana:
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Light strokes, meaning, you press down on the pen lightly. ;)
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mysticswordsman21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
press down the pen lightly?
what works for mouse user?
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Noxmoony Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
Actually there is a way, you can paint using a mouse and no, you don't need to use the pen tool for that. Now for a tablet you can set the opacity and flow to pen pressure, which would allow you to get lighter strokes when pressed lightly and vice versa. But for a mouse user, that won't work, so the only way to blend like this is by manually altering the opacity and flow and then doing the same thing as in the tutorial. Now ofcourse you won't get lines and stuff to taper, but you can blend and with practice you can even paint like this: [link]

I know, since I've been painting/colouring/drawing whatever..with a mouse for aages, until ofcourse I got my tablet earlier this year. But yeah, it is most certainly possible to paint, not connecting points or whatever, but really paint.

: )
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no real way to "paint" for a mouse user.
It would be like trying to make a painting with only permanent markers.

Technically, you could hook up another pressure-sensitive input, like a midi pedal, and use that to control pressure, but it's usually more trouble than it's worth, especially when pen input is much more natural.
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mysticswordsman21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah I see.. :XD:

but :icondouble-g: somehow did it => [link] :o
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not so much painting as it is plotting points and applying brush effects.

If I had to guess, I would say she created the base colors and blocks with vector tools and used "stroke path" for the hair, then used a few very soft brushes to create the "shading". It doesn't quite have that "painted" feel, and does not use the technique that I used in the tutorial.

That's not to say you can't create art in this style, but it's not what I would consider digital "painting". ;)
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mysticswordsman21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I see.. yeah yeah you re right.
thx 4 the explanations :XD:

how about this one -> [link]

guess I ll stick to my current style for now.. :XD:
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, same thing. :)

The transitions in the color are extremely smooth, and there isn't any color blending (just opacity blending).
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funnyanna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Writer
it's working :D XD thanks :hug:
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maskuli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thank you for this, it's just so great!
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lectricity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
not much explanation... i'd really like to know more about the brush settings used - opacity & flow.
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply set "pen pressure" as the control for each.

This means that you'll make it less opaque as your press harder.
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lectricity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i see, thanks!
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Loyane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
ohh that will be helpful, now I just need to translate some terms in french for having a better understanding ^^

I have the CS3 version, does it will work in the same way if I follow your instruction?
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mostly, yes. :)
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Loyane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
oki! thanks again!
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Rae-Bloody-Grace Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
not sure i completely understand it at the moment, but i'll definitely have to try it out soon ^^
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adn-pera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
and what about shift and control shortcut, on your wacom setup?
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I don't use shift or ctrl that often. When I do, I just reach over to my keyboard.
I find myself constantly needing to use the buttons that are on the hotkeys, so that's why I have them.

I also have 1 button on my pen as "right-click", and the other as "space" (for panning).

The touchstrip has "ctrl+d" (deselect) and "alt+ctrl+z" (multistep undo).
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
man i always wanted to know how to make clouds on photoshop and now i know. thanx homes.
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TheAmateurOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u so much!!
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Akishiro Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is the method I use! 8D
I feel cool for using the same method as an awesome artist =v=
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wormthingy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Great way to blend, I use this same technique.

It's also handy to make a pallette, like corel painter has built in. make a new layer, blot in the colours you'll be using, blend them with this technique, and you can pick the colours and blends while painting, with the palette just a click away.

anyways, great tutorial!
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kitty-cap Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Awesome! 8D
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iamniquey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! I used to use this technique a while back and had totally forgotten about it with all the new stuff I learned along the way! Great tutorial!! :clap:
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delusional11 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
ALWAYS wondered how to do this but could never find any help on this topic. Thank you so much, I can sleep at night now!
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Marios-Bar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Thanks for this tutorial, might be handy !
:heart:
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Brennan-Redux Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh, wow... All this time using Photoshop and I haven't even considered using this method...

>.>
*Takes tutorial and quietly leaves*
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