View Full Version : Cockatiel- Digital Painting Attempt

December 20th, 2008, 08:05 PM
I got bored playing around in photoshop, and decided to try something a bit different. Its based on a photo I took awhile back.

I think its pretty decent for my first attempt. I might try doing some other critters later.

December 21st, 2008, 10:06 AM
With photoshop if the photo is on your computer I'd suggest putting the photo in a new layer under the painting. Set your painting to Opacity of about 40-50% and then basically outline the shading and highlights from the photo using the original photo undernith as a reference.


If you don't understand what I'm getting at I'll see if I can't make a little mini tutorial for you to help you out. :cutie:

December 21st, 2008, 03:17 PM
that's pretty much what I did... I just got overwhelmed with the whites in the bird, I think...

here are two more I did last night-


December 21st, 2008, 07:38 PM
I think it was the whites that did it. Those are fantastic!!

Oh yeah! Another tip. If you go into effects, blur and choose gaussian blur you can smooth out those lines around your birds making the picture look a bit more finished. :cutie:

Keep em coming they're awsome!!:thumbsup: