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Bristol Bay -process- by 47ness Bristol Bay -process- by 47ness
Here's a step-by-step process of how I put together my latest painting~




Some of you asked for more specifics since the last time so I tried my best to explain all of that. But really, the only way it'll make sense is if you do it yourself. ^~

::done on Adobe Photoshop CS3:: (though many of these options exist in earlier versions as well. If you don't have a Layer Mask button, it's not TOO big a deal; it just means you can undo actions without actually going back in your History.

As always I HOPE THIS HELPS~

Final Piece:
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:iconrayn3ll:
Rayn3ll Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
I've been looking for something like this for ages. Thanks so much. This is very helpful. :heart:
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47ness Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing. ^^
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Watercreess Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
This does help a lot actually ^^

I absolutely love the detail in the boat and water :D
NICELY DONE!!!
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47ness Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As long as your computer's not crashing while you draw, then I've done my part. :D

Thanks for noticing the (nice) boat. :B
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Watercreess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
LOL Np :)
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks~ :aww:
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem :D
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DKLreviews Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I still don't quite understand what "layer mask" is...

That said, yes, I should consider picking google sketchup back up...
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47ness Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Layer mask is simply the ability to erase your work, but not really. :3 Like, remember how Major Motoko Kusanagi turns invisible by throwing the shroud over herself? That's the same idea with masking. Your artwork LOOKS like it's erased, because it can't be seen, but it can be brought back, however much of it you want. :nod:
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DKLreviews Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
How's that different from the "eye" button which makes layers disappear and reappear?

Like, what can I actually do with a layer mask?
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47ness Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
With layer mask, you can actually go in with your Brush Tool to select PRECISELY what you want to erase and what you want to keep in a single layer (rather than make the whole layer disappear/reappear).

When you're in the Layer Mask, Black makes stuff disappear. White makes stuff reappear. :3
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spacetick Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   Digital Artist
nice lil tutorial amazing piece dude
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, hope it helps~ ^^
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inisipis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Awesome work dude.

Yes, the Doodads and Nic-nacs and all the Watcha'mcallit really adds to that great finish.:D
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly the only reason I thought to add those pipes along the walls was after a misstep with the Magic Wand. XD;

O "happy accidents"... you are a godsend (and an endless source of ARGH I THOUGHT I WAS DONE) :crying:
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inisipis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I guess thats one of the reason the original Star Wars are far better than Prequels(Which title one must not name) they have to make do with what they have, like stuffs they got from a junk shop, then used their creativity. Unlike the prequels that look all pre-fab, synthethic and sterile.
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm reminded of another film of that era, Alien, and its now-infamous use of a Mr. Coffee pot as part of the spaceship interior + sheep intestines inside the alien egg. ¦3

(mmm, I'll TRY to defend the prequels' sterility as essential to the story arc of SW; that the Old Republic was supposed to be very prosperous and capable of vast spotless Senate chambers and pure chrome spacecraft - but maybe, on a visceral level, or lack thereof- that was just *too* far removed for the audiences to take.) Perhaps little Anakin should have serenaded Padmé with a rendition of "Uptown Girl"...? ^_0
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inisipis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
"my Uptown girrrrllll!!!..."
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akinotasogare Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That was an interesting process :D
Thanks for sharing. I love this piece, btw~ (^_^)
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^

(It's an interesting process perhaps because no else does it quite this way, with THIS many layers piled all over) ::is a glutton for punishment:: XD;
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Shannanigan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial. Hell I didn't even know about Google Sketchup, so that alone was worth it! (I'm downloading that sucker as I type!)

Its nice to see someone who uses layers as much as me. I always see these tutorials where they tell you to merge, and every time I see that I cringe. I'm a Photoshop layer addict... LOL!
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
W'awesome~! ¯\ :aww:

I feel like I ALWAYS need to preserve the layers because:

A) just in case some big-shot asks me they want an alternate version that could take 2 hours to paint, but just 2 minutes of layer-tweaking

B) just in case some asshole DOES try to pass my work off as their own, I'll have the original unflattened .psd file I can wave around to prove I'm the artist. [/paranoid] T_T
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akinotasogare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Lol, true. In all the cg/digi-painting tuts I have never seen anyone do it quite the way you do.
But everyone has their own style anyway :D
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Excellent. Thank you.
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GreyFinch Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
HOLY SHIT MAN. THIS IS AWESOME *_* Aaaaah
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS WHY I HAVEN'T BEEN KEEPING UP WITH YOUR COMIC. I'M SORRYYYYY MELLLLL. D8

I mean, thanks? XD;;
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Desiree-Joy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Wow, I love it. Thank you for this awesome tutorial. Excellent work :)
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. ^^ I just threw in whatever techniques I used, so they're there as suggestions.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
..........Wow, man. Wow. D: That's just... so friggin' cool, and I've never even really considered painting in anything vaguely like the way you just showed us. So cool! The modeling sounds like so much fun, and the final result is just so gorgeous! It's really awesome to get to see your process behind it~ oAo
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There's many, MANY ways to do it, Laitma. That's the real joy of art~ ^^

Ah, well, I just hope I worded it okay (I'm a big stickler about that) ^^;
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