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[[Painting|Photoshop's brush]], though capable of some complexity, is in essence a very dumb thing. The effect that it produces has little of the nuance of its analogue precursor. In other words, photoshop is a very poor painting machine.  
 
[[Painting|Photoshop's brush]], though capable of some complexity, is in essence a very dumb thing. The effect that it produces has little of the nuance of its analogue precursor. In other words, photoshop is a very poor painting machine.  
  
I find that much student work looks flat and monotonous, with little difference between objects of different texture and material. A painting of an airplane flaying across the ocean on a cloudy day should respect the difference between air (clouds), metal (airplane) and water (sea).  
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I find that much student work looks flat and monotonous, with little difference between objects of different texture and material. A painting of an airplane flaying across the ocean on a cloudy day should respect the difference between air (clouds), metal (airplane) and water (sea). It is your excessive reliance on
  
There is a way of using photoshop that takes advantage of the digital nature of the medium: This we may loosely term this approach procedural. Examples of a procedural approach  
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There is a way of using photoshop that takes advantage of the digital nature of the medium: This we may loosely term this approach procedural. A simple example of a procedural approach is the way a sky can be made using the [[Tools#Gradient|Gradient Tool]].
  
 
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===Class Exercise: Simple file===
Night time sea scape
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Using a range of approaches
  
 
===Assignment: Procedural===
 
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* Rough wooden table top: this is heavily textured. Maybe in the cracks between the timber boards, there will be heavy occlusion (i.e. darkness).
 
* Rough wooden table top: this is heavily textured. Maybe in the cracks between the timber boards, there will be heavy occlusion (i.e. darkness).
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You are to keep your brushwork to a bare minimum. These four objects are to be made using procedural approaches only. Source files may be used in blend mode operations (for example, to provide the reflections in the brass candlestick). The differences between them must be pushed as far as you can.

Revision as of 20:21, 12 August 2014

Photoshop's brush, though capable of some complexity, is in essence a very dumb thing. The effect that it produces has little of the nuance of its analogue precursor. In other words, photoshop is a very poor painting machine.

I find that much student work looks flat and monotonous, with little difference between objects of different texture and material. A painting of an airplane flaying across the ocean on a cloudy day should respect the difference between air (clouds), metal (airplane) and water (sea). It is your excessive reliance on

There is a way of using photoshop that takes advantage of the digital nature of the medium: This we may loosely term this approach procedural. A simple example of a procedural approach is the way a sky can be made using the Gradient Tool.

Class Exercise: Simple file

Using a range of approaches

Assignment: Procedural

Do a digital painting consisting of the following elements.

  • Candle: material nature is translucent and glowing.
  • Candle flame: this is the light source and will likely cast some sort of glow.
  • Brass candle stick: this is reflective and orange.
  • Rough wooden table top: this is heavily textured. Maybe in the cracks between the timber boards, there will be heavy occlusion (i.e. darkness).

You are to keep your brushwork to a bare minimum. These four objects are to be made using procedural approaches only. Source files may be used in blend mode operations (for example, to provide the reflections in the brass candlestick). The differences between them must be pushed as far as you can.