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Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Create an Image Using Photo Reference and Rotoscoping

I was commissioned to create a car ad and, at the time, the only source file I could find for the car was a very low-res image off the Internet. So I used the low-res file for rotoscoping and reference.

When depicting subjects such as cars or people, it is vital to get your proportions right—photo reference is invaluable for this also.

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1. Start With the Original ImageA shot of the MY06 Subaru Impreza STI. The shot is not great quality, but it was sufficient enough for what I needed.

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2. ...

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