November 15, 2011

Digital Life

6 comments:

johnjohn said...

wow! how did you get the beautiful sweeping effect? And the intensity of your colors look really rich. did you use levels in photoshop to bring it out?

chromasketch said...

love the soft and lost edges..

Khang said...

As far as techniques go, I started out by roughing out big shapes using the polygon lasso tool and a calligraphic brush. Then I soften the edges using the smudge tool at 70-80% strength using a bristle brush. I also use the airbrush-brush to knock back or to smooth out certain areas.

I started with low saturation colors, then as I add the light I also use more saturated colors. After I have something that I like I go back and use the color balance and levels to tweak it.

One of my instructors, Cliff Nielsen, recently showed me how to effectively use the smudge tool so I've been playing with it a lot. Using the smudge tool gives me a painterly effect while dragging the underlying paint/pixel with it.

Hope that helps.

-Khang

Mike Nassar said...

man. love the control of 'paint'in this. lighting and clear and awesome too.

Mike Nassar said...

Also, thanks for sharing process, man. That's some sweet control with the smudge tool. never thought to use it.

Ken Williams said...

Cool piece, nice lighting.