Master brush tools

In part two of the se­ries, we add fish and sea weed to the tank

Mac Format - - IMPROVE -

As this se­ries pro­gresses we’ll be delv­ing deeper into the mys­ter­ies of Affin­ity De­signer and learn­ing var­i­ous skills as we go. In the pre­vi­ous is­sue we learnt about the ver­sa­til­ity of the gra­di­ents and how you can use them to cre­ate the ap­pear­ance of lay­ers and depth. Here we’ll be learn­ing about how to use the brush tools as well as how to mask an area quickly while still re­tain­ing both lay­ers. By the end of this part of the tu­to­rial you will hope­fully be con­fi­dent enough to cre­ate your own fish, all of which will be swimming at dif­fer­ent an­gles. You will also learn how to cre­ate a brush to make paint­ing sea weed quick and en­joy­able.

One of the aims of this part of the tu­to­rial is to give you the tools and skills to en­able you to experiment fur­ther. Hope­fully you will have learnt enough to put your own stamp on your vir­tual fish tank. Why not cre­ate a tank full of brightly coloured trop­i­cal fish rather than gold­fish? Or why not add a shark to the mix?

You can use Adobe Il­lus­tra­tor, Pho­to­shop or what­ever pack­age you want to cre­ate im­ages for the brushes. We’re us­ing Affin­ity De­signer here, but this work­shop should still work out just as well for you if you’re us­ing al­ter­na­tive soft­ware. James Robin­son

By the end of this tu­to­rial you’ll be con­fi­dent enough to cre­ate your own fish

We’ve added fish to our vir­tual fish tank as well as some sea weed for them to hide be­hind.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.