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Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Use Texture to Create the Illusion of Detail

One of the best things about painting in low detail is the fun you can have experimenting with and thinking up ways to show diverse features and objects without spending the time to paint every single facet of them. Explore how to apply a rough texture to imply details and give a lovely impressionist look.

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1. Consider Substitutes for DetailUse a block-shaped brush with jagged edges to create very simple people. This gives the impression of movement as they walk through the atrium. Use a scatter brush in the distance. This is a random-direction line brush stroked over the image with a low opacity. ...

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