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Digital Painting, 37 Advanced Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Add Organic Realism

Almost everything has a degree of asymmetry, structural error and organic realism. Even buildings have slight deviations when it comes to vertical and horizontal absolutes and perceived precise angles. Adding elements of asymmetry and organic scattering helps create images that are more natural to the viewer. Explore what can be done to make a smooth, paved surface more interesting and visually striking.

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1. Start With the Original ImageThere is nothing specifically wrong with these granite-style paving slabs the way they are currently painted. In fact, the staggered pattern prevents unrealistic perfection, and there are even ...

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