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First landscape painted in photoshop, please critique

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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:28 AM
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this is my first landscape ive painted in photoshop CS3, using custom brushes, please look and tell me what you think I can do to improve my art?
thanks






posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:43 AM
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Well done Homer,

The sky blue is very good - very authentic looking.

The clouds, imo, are a bit too uniform in shape and the fade-out on their edges needs more clarity / crispness.

For a first attempt, it is an awesome effort mate.

Well done!



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:44 AM
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The mountains are very faint, maybe some more colour and definition in there, tree line looks good, as do the clouds.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:49 AM
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Is that an abstract joint. . thought those clouds were UFO's at first, treeline is good. I wanna see something brighter in the foreground.

On second glance, are those mountains? They look good.
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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Hello,

I believe everyday is a good day, when you paint




Keep up the good work



SS
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:56 AM
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Eventually I want to do landscapes from alien planets, ruined cities, space backgrounds, stuff like that...



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 04:42 AM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
this is my first landscape ive painted in photoshop CS3, using custom brushes, please look and tell me what you think I can do to improve my art?
thanks




Hello!

As I work with Photoshop myself, I have to ask you about which were your intentions with this work? You wanted it to look like a painting? You wanted it to be realistic or cartoon-like? Which style were you going for? Was it meant to be a landscape concept art?

All of that affects my suggestions and your own work, so to go deeper and give you tips I would need to know the answers first, but in an overall approach and given the fact that this was a first attempt it is really good already!

Also, when painting with Photoshop or trying to depict some artistic approach, be careful with using the gradient tool (I see you probably used it for the sky, right?) as it tends to come out very artificially and is very evident to accustomed eyes.
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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 04:48 AM
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Not bad for first try

Here try to redo one of these need more deffinician

escapenorth.com...



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 05:54 AM
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Yes I used gradient, and was trying for a realistic look, which I'm a far cry from lol



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 02:22 PM
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I like it for being fairly a basic landscape.

Add some detailing and you have got something there.


-SAP-



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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Great work.., But you said critique right?.. Ok here it comes , or more less some tips , try to use perspective points like horizon lines diagonal and vertical also, and try to use shadows to make your work more realistic..

also use layers within photoshop. map them if you can so you don't loose track!

For more info on the perspective lines and shadowing. try tutorials on the you tube, they will bombard you with improvement tips . I did and I'm a self educated artist and love to be creative.... good luck


oh I forgot, your fading background ... f@#$%g great hold on to that!..


and remember never let other amazing work put you down.. nooo eat it up like food and spit it out like Art in your own way!

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posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 06:51 PM
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thank you everyone, please be critical, i dont get my feelings hurt, just drives me to learn more



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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photoshop is a photo editor, its not very good for making art. you should try using software made for painting.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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It looks not bad considering you used a program that was designed for painting. I also like the texture of the trees they sort of look real when you squint, but its a good first attempt keep it up and maybe get some better software designed for making art.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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I do not agree , I think Photoshop is one of the greatest tool ever made for drawing , painting photo manipulation , etc. The best artist in the world using this tool for a wide range of varieties, for example like feng zhu and Andreas Rocha they make traditional master paintings .. And I can place another dozen of these artist that all use photo shop.

I use Photoshop for almost everything from from finishing 3d to painting, doesn't matter , latest version has paining features installed to choose brushes or load brushes in many varieties.

It's what the artist likes most user friendly I mean.



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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thank you for those links those are some awesome pics.
i guess its personal preference.
i think photoshop is pointless for most people, like using a sledge hammer to tap in a thumb tack.



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 12:48 AM
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 05:44 AM
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you're welcome, they have great tutorials to follow ....



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 12:45 AM
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Great effort for a background, but another program you should look at is MyPaint.

I love their brush selection and they even have a cloud brush to make realistic looking clouds!



But great job regardless!!
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 02:30 AM
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Good work Homer


But NASA do it Better!





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