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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Getting the look of Acrylic Painting Digitally

Dino Rider

Both robots and dinosaurs are fantastic subject matter; they make a great visual combination. In this demo, you’ll learn how I use the computer and the paint functions in Adobe Photoshop to duplicate a traditional acrylic painting.

Tools

Surface

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Other

Blue line pencil

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

White vinyl eraser

STEP 1: Blue Line Sketch

Sketch a tight, accurate 7" × 9" (18cm × 23cm) line drawing with blue line pencil on color copier paper. This will be used as an underlay for the digital painting.

STEP 2:

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