Wednesday, August 22, 2007

11 comments:

mauricio salmon said...

bill you've been doing some cool stuff! i wish i could help with some painter tips but i haven't used it since comp. illustration. i do know there are some brushes in the brush library in p-shop that have some nice textures that you can mess with to make things look more organic. good luck!

Bill Ferguson said...

Thanks Mauricio, I will post all the new work once it is done. Hope it turns out well though.

Duncan Barton said...

Bill- great stuff.

As far as i know, painter is nowhere as stable as photoshop and will perform slower and crash more. If you're trying to paint and the cursor seems to lag way behind your actual hand motions, try opening your brush preferences (there's a bunch of them) and look for the "stamping." Turn it down to a lower number and see if that speeds it up the program for you. Painter and Photoshop both make marks with their brush tools by "stamping" one image repeatedly and together they blend to mimic larger strokes. If you turn the stamping down, it will use less and maybe not bog your computer down so much.

Bill Ferguson said...

Thanks for your help Duncan. I think I might take the easy way out and finish these in photoshop, if that ends up being the easy way out.

Alekos Alexakis said...

Bill I strongly belive you should use Photoshop. Just do a search on Google or yahoo for Custom Brushes for Photoshop. There are lots and lots of brushes and textures you can use. Try looking for dry media brushes and thick heavy brushes or wet media brushes and download them. Here is a link that might help. also check my blog in the links section there is a tutorials link click on it and search for the stuff you need. There is nothing that you can't do in Photoshop. and as you said just add some few details in Painter, or if freelance goes better get a faster computer. I know I ll be doing that. Good luck and keep up the good work..............

Alekos Alexakis said...

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=34412 I forgot to add the link

Bill Ferguson said...

Thanks a million Alex.

Bags said...

Hello Bill,
First off I'd like to say thank you for the kind words you commented on my blog, very much appreciated!

Best with putting together imagery for your book!

Ever messed around with making custom brushes in photoshop? this link might help:
http://www.idigitalemotion.com/tutorials/guest/custombrush/custombrush.html

I was a big fan(still am) of Painter due to its painter like quality, but once I figured out how to custom a brush in PS I've been hooked! Try it out, hope it helps

Bill Ferguson said...

Thanks a lot for your help Dennis.

Steve Schwartz said...

hey bill, it seems i am a bit too late, but i never had much to say in the first place. but i would think you had the right idea. get the bulk done in photoshop, and touch it up with painter. good luck, and show dem pieces sucka!

Bill Ferguson said...

Thanks anyway Steve. It's the thought that count's brotha.