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Mandi's Speedpaint Tutorial by Majoh Mandi's Speedpaint Tutorial by Majoh
Mandi's Speed Painting Tutorial

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I decided to document my speed painting procedure as a few have asked and I'd like to contribute to the vast amount of resources available on DA that have taught me so much.

In this tutorial I cover the steps from a blank canvas to a completed painting. I also list some general 'technique' advice you'd usually find in an instructional setting.

In short, I hope you find it useful! Enjoy!!

Thank you MigrantJ and PeteMohrbacher for all you have taught me through your own works and advice. Without the help I've received from both of you, I would know a lot less about painting and Photoshop.

Sept. 1 2010 Update Whoa, thank you *EVERYONE* who has commented on and faved this tutorial! I'm thrilled that so many people find it helpful and I hope it inspires you to create something amazing. Thank you! :)
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Nina-Frost Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot!! Im learning so much!
RubyShare Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
So helpful! Thanks so much!
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Awesome tutorial! I love the look of the brush strokes! I'm curious what settings you have for the fade brush? Like flow, opacity, and what boxes you have ticked in brush settings? That would be a huge help c: I've always had trouble figuring out the right ps settings.
Majoh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! For the brush I keep the opacity and flow pretty high (80-100%) and depend on my wacom tablet's pressure sensitivity for the opacity variation.

Something I like to point out, since it can be hard to find, is the *spacing* on the brush. With the "fade brush" active, open up the brush settings. In CS5, that's the icon immediately to the right of the brush and its size in the top bar. It looks like a folder with 3 tiny brushes on it. In earlier versions, look for "brush settings", perhaps?

The setting you're looking for is in Brush Tip Shape, which is the top option in the list. It doesn't have a checkbox next to it, nor does it look like a button, so it's easy to miss this "button". Once you've found that, look for spacing (lower right-ish area of this dialog box). Pull spacing to the left.

This gets rid of visible overlapping circles that make up the brush's shape as you paint. Sometimes they're more visible than othertimes, but pulling this slider to the left gets rid of them.

I hope that helps!
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thanks so much for the thourough answer! I use paint tool sai for most of my art because I love the brushes and interface, but I want to get better at photoshop as well because I know it can be very versatile and create amazing effects. I love the painterly look in this tutorial so I'll definitely have to give it another go in ps!

thanks again! <3
FredStesney Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Learned a couple things about Photoshop from step one. Thanks!
Vapnaren Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couldn't have done this [link] without your help. Thanks!
Majoh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!
Vapnaren Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will! Thanks ^^,
RaylynLlewellyn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
used this method here[link]
It helped a lot!
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