Interface

Getting Started with Digital Painting

The Basics - Quiz

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In this lesson, we cover the interface and its five main sections. These are the same for virtually any image editing software and you need to know them to find your way around.

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    I see that the program for this lesson “Basics of Digital Painting is Photoshop. Do you use Photoshop for Motion tutorials or for 3D tutorials? Thank you

    2 weeks ago

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    I’ve been trying to found this program but I cant does anyone know the link the website.

    4 months ago

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    Do i need a Wacom tablet to be an 2D Artist?

    5 months ago

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      I think yes. Most digital artists I watch and learn from use Wacom products, so I would highly recommend getting a tablet or something similar if you can.

      5 months ago

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      Yeah, tablets are HIGHLY recommended. They make your life tons easier and because they mimic the feeling of traditional art, the experience feels more authentic and you’ll achieve better quality in your pieces. With a mouse, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get the result you want. My digital pieces improved dramatically after switching over to a tablet.

      5 months ago

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      If you are starting, I recommend a basic Wacom tablet, like the bamboo series, for example, it’s going to be cheaper, practice a lot, then get a better one. :)

      5 months ago

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      You don’t need a tablet to make great digital art but it really helps and makes everything faster, easier and simpler. I’ve had a lot of great tablets that weren’t from Wacom and I recommend shopping around and reading reviews if you’re going to purchase one.

      4 months ago

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      No. There are artists who get by and do amazing work with just a mouse.

      Tablets can help you be more efficient and there are other(cheaper)brands besides Wacom such as
      Huion, Yiynova, Monoprice, Turcom, Ugee, Tooya, etc.

      2 months ago

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    Hi, I wanted to ask: Do you guys have any suggestions for a starters personal art schedule? I don’t know where to start and how, but I want to practice daily, at least 3-4 hrs, so I can start improving. Thank you :)

    8 months ago

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      If you want to improve your drawing skills, practice that, if you are comfortable with your work, then move to something else like painting.
      Also, good video/book tutorials can help you improve your skills.
      I suggest http://www.ctrlpaint.com for video tutorials, and here is a good book name: How to draw what you see.

      5 months ago

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    I’m assuming Gimp will do but would Krita be even better as far as freeware goes?

    9 months ago

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      Really it just comes down to what ever program you find works best for ya.
      And of course, nothing to stop you from using both if you prefer!

      8 months ago