View Full Version : B52 - recent work and mini-tutorial

12-29-2009, 12:55 AM
Since a few of you have asked for a tutorial from me, I dug out this quick piece from few weeks ago, to use as an example.

First off, the Photoshop basis, with a stock photo of a B52 aircraft, and a background image which I created by combining and colour-correcting 3 separate photos.

12-29-2009, 12:58 AM
...next, the photoshop document was imported into ArtRage.
The sky was very grainy, so first this was overpainted with a flat colour...

12-29-2009, 01:03 AM
...next, working on a new layer, I began painting, to integrate the aircraft into the environent...

12-29-2009, 01:06 AM
...and finally back into Photoshop, to colour-correct the final image, and add a few final details....

total time for this was about 90 minutes.

Hope this is of interest to some of you:)


12-29-2009, 02:40 AM
That is sick!!! In a good way...thank you for that tutorial !!

12-29-2009, 04:31 AM
Great skills ! I added this to the AR3 tutorial index

L Skylar Brown
12-29-2009, 04:51 AM
A Very good step by step Graphics lesson!

12-29-2009, 06:00 AM
Totally cool. Very learnfull, thank you very much for sharing.

12-29-2009, 07:20 AM
Amazing technique that's for sure and a great tutorial at that! Thanks, Acd, for sharing!!!

12-29-2009, 07:57 AM
Brilliant, just brilliant.:eek:

12-29-2009, 08:03 AM
Going to point this one out to a friend of mine whose looking to purchase artrage in the new year and has other graphics programs in use also. This is awesome.

12-29-2009, 08:20 AM
Excellent Work....:):):)

12-29-2009, 09:44 AM
Brilliant digital craftsmanship married to artistic vision. Great work and terrific tutorial. I like tutorials that deliver the goods "a picture says a thousand worlds". You communicate a lot quickly here - wonderfully instructive. :)

12-29-2009, 09:56 AM
This shows the perfect marriage of two (in my opinion) of the best programs available to any artist, anywhere! The sky is the limit to what can be created. I must also say however, programs are just programs until they are in the hands of an extremely talented visionary artist like yourself. This is exceptional work. Thank you for taking the time to show the tutorial to this and reminding me that I have SO much more to learn about digital art!:)

12-29-2009, 05:32 PM
Brilliant and awesome one again, acd. Maybe this one can move to Tips and Tricks for anyone who like to do something interesting in their photos. I think this is a very nice tutorial. :)

12-30-2009, 02:33 AM
The message of this being posted in the tips and tricks ,tutorial list, is reply#6 in this topic.

Feel free to allert me if I missed one or more, by giving me a PM.If I missed a thread, I would not see the question to post it either ;).
So thanks for alerting me if you do.

03-20-2010, 06:09 AM
Excellent matte painting type tutorial....!!!!

03-20-2010, 07:04 AM
That's really cool. Thanks for sharing!

03-20-2010, 10:05 PM
Brilliant.. :)



03-21-2010, 12:02 AM

09-26-2012, 12:10 AM
superb and well done. One MORE reason to be a happy owner of ARTRAGE. :-)