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Thread: Duplication and Effects

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    Duplication and Effects

    I hope this is helpful. I learned this technique from Peter. The coloring from SCP, and the glazing from Cesare.

    I will upload one screen shot, but if anyone wants me to do a step by step I will be happy to help.

    1. On cell or completely smooth canvas-I start with drawing a dark petal-black or dark grey. Go over it with the desired color. I use pastel or crayon. I highlight area I wish to be highlighted with airbrush and later another layer of glazing if desired-and shade the lower part of the petal. Blend with smooth knife on about 7% around edges. Clean up with eraser.

    2. Duplicate the petal and merge. Do this three times or until you are happy with the results. Once you have a nice shape-duplicate petal and transform moving petal in direction of a flower, duplicating until you have all the petals you wish. Merge them. Duplicate whole flower and merge again.

    3. Add new layer and drag to bottom. Be sure to save a lot with this drawing. Paint your background, blend, use a photograph, whatever you wish to upload, trace, or paint as a background.

    4. Once you are ready you may enlarge what you have drawn and move the layer to be behind your drawing-and if you do this you can lighten with the tools on the layer-you may duplicated and transform into any effect you choose. I like to use luminosity or change the opacity, where the background will compliment the enlarged flower and will not compete with the foreground.

    I hope the example is helpful. Good luck! I would love to see some try outs.
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    Last edited by Alexandra; 01-08-2011 at 03:49 AM.

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