7 Check­ing the value and colours

ImagineFX - - In Depth Epic Battle -

I cre­ate a group of ad­just­ment lay­ers. I think it’s ap­pro­pri­ate for this par­tic­u­lar art­work, al­though I’ve not taken this ap­proach on ev­ery dig­i­tal paint­ing I’ve com­pleted. Curves, Se­lec­tive Color and Hue/ Sat­u­ra­tion are the most im­por­tant Pho­to­shop ad­just­ment tools for me. They may be ba­sic com­po­nents of the soft­ware, but when used cor­rectly they can achieve amaz­ing re­sults. I also ex­per­i­ment with the bright­ness, colours and the sat­u­ra­tion in the scene.

8 Ice struc­tures and en­vi­ron­ment tex­tures

In this il­lus­tra­tion I’m not us­ing any photo tex­tures or other ex­ter­nal me­dia - just cus­tom brushes. To make a ground tex­ture, I se­lect a square on a sep­a­rate layer with the Se­lec­tion tool. I fill the selected area with a cus­tom brush, which gives me an in­ter­est­ing tex­ture with trans­parency. Next I se­lect the Free Trans­form tool and ad­just the layer to match the per­spec­tive of the scene, by click­ing the cor­ner of the se­lec­tion while hold­ing down Ctrl.

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