'Photoshop'


'Fire and Magical Effects Tutorial'

by Mike (Daarken) Lim
 



Software Used:



Photoshop CS3

Fantasy art legend Mike (Daarken) Lim shows us the techniques that he uses when painting Fire and Magic effects in Photoshop. In this video tutorial Daarken shows us how to use Adjustment Layers, a variety of brushes and a standard white brush to turn an average sword into a flaming, fantasy magical weapon



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AssassiN DUDE on Thu, 05 May 2011 1:12pm

Very good tutorial :) but for someone who has not seen your further tutorials you could displain why you mirror the picture ;-)
But I think this will help me alot with my next paintings. Thanks
Angelina on Wed, 18 May 2011 1:16am

Very nice tutorial!! Thanks so much!!
Justin on Tue, 14 June 2011 2:14am

Wow, great tutorial! I've used Photoshop for years and never put this combination together. It really is like painting with fire, how great! Thanks for putting this up here.

I'll also echo AssassiN DUDE's question, how and why were you flipping your canvas? I'm guessing it's a keyboard shortcut, but what was your intent? Is it just to get a different angle while you paint?
Thanks again,
Justin
NinthJake (Forums) on Tue, 14 June 2011 11:58am

He is flipping the canvas as a way to "reset" his view on the image because when you look at the image you draw for too long you start to miss the obvious errors on it, so flipping the canvas forces the mind to take in the details again :)
NinthJake (Forums) on Tue, 14 June 2011 11:58am

He is flipping the canvas as a way to "reset" his view on the image because when you look at the image you draw for too long you start to miss the obvious errors on it, so flipping the canvas forces the mind to take in the details again :)

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