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Digital Art Tutorial by spiritwolf77 Digital Art Tutorial by spiritwolf77
I've been wanting to do this ever since I took my old outdated Photoshop tutorial off the 'net. But I wanted to wait until I had a better understanding of all these programs and actually found a process I really liked. Courtesy of a little extra free time over Thanksgiving break, I have finally put this thing together.

This tutorial goes through all the steps I use to produce a piece of digital art. It covers things in Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, and Corel Painter 9 (if you have different versions of these programs, you may still be able to use the tutorial but some minor or major details might be different). I hope people find this useful, as opposed to long, tedious, and redundant. I've yet to see anyone else post a tutorial on the exact same process so hoepfully you'll get something out of it.

I also apologize for how increadibly long it is. I considered dividing each step up into a different file, but that proved more complicated than I would have liked so I just stuck with this.

I apologize in advance for any typos/terrible spelling errors. The day Photoshop gets a spellcheck will be a happy day for me.

Feel free to send this link to friends and post it places and such, just please do not repost the actual tutorial itself. If you want to show it to people, send them the link to this page or my gallery, thankye.

Thank you all so much for all the favorites and comments! I'm very honored!
Also, I've received a number of good comments that made me aware of things I should have mentioned in this desc originally:
1-A tablet is not 100% needed but there are several parts of this tutorial that will not quite work without it. For example, anything involving pressure settings like opacity transitions and line tapering.
2-If you use the pencil-linework method and don't have any tracing paper available, you can also use regular printer paper, tape it over your sketch, and put it up on a window during daylight hours...instant lightbox!

Edit 2: Thank you guys for the continued support and feedback! Just to let you new watchers/commenters know, I actually don't update this gallery anymore. You can find new art over here: :iconautogatos:
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Oregs Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
memeow10123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artist
do you have a class?????????Meow :3
FurDomo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aporcelana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
This. Is. GREAT! Thank you!
NewFalcon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Good work.
PeshugadePosho Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist

Teach me, Sensei

readndraw Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
nice picture
jovalie4 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Pleaws, tell me why I can't draw like this? ;u; help me please...
RandyButternubbs Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
practice makes perfect, so just keep practicing
jovalie4 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
xD I'll never be that good
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