View Full Version : Rope - Brush: another illustration

09-29-2004, 04:37 PM
Drawn and painted using Photoshop 7




I've been asked quite often how I create the texture in my children's illustrations... basically I use a textured Photoshop brush like the granite brush and use layers and the unsharpen tool way beyond what is sane... It's a bit more complicated than that, but that's the nutshell version.

09-30-2004, 12:50 AM
I like the design of the bear a lot. For some reason, it reminds me of Chinese art... maybe the curves or the assymetry of it. One of the best things about it is that nobody else has drawn this situation before!

09-30-2004, 11:03 AM
Phil, excellent as always! I understand exactly how you go about, getting your effects, what I like about your work is that it has a deffinate style, such that it doesn't look computer generated. Do you keep your processes written down to help you keep your style consistent? When I'm working in Photoshop I always forget what steps or what order I last did them in, so I have to keep mine written down.

09-30-2004, 02:31 PM
Nope... don't write them down.

09-30-2004, 04:05 PM
Say, I don't wanna derail this thread, but this might be a good time to bring up Actions in Photoshop. I always avoid having to learn anything new in the software I use, but when I eventually found out you can record a series of actions and reduce it to one click of the mouse, I was amazed and told everybody I knew. Either they thought it was the coolest thing on earth, or they looked at me like, "duh!"

09-30-2004, 04:48 PM
Yepsir! I use actions all the time... Just about every function key and its <ctrl> <alt> combos are in use on my machine. Actions are a tremendous help.... plus I have a bunch of actions using displacement filters that I have to manually enact. Actions are definitely cool :cool: