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Painting Hands in Photoshop

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Date Added: 17th May 2011
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19_tid_main.jpg Fantasy art legend Mike (Daarken) Lim shows us the techniques that he uses when painting hands in Photoshop. Everyone knows that hands can cause many artists problems, but in this tutorial Daarken provides a sensible approach to capturing their likeness in Photoshop.

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Denniz on Tue, 28 February 2012 4:44pm
Great tutorial! Your videos are the best and I look forward to any that you release. Denniz
Jonah on Wed, 10 August 2011 11:20pm
Hi! Daarken!! my name is jonah, and I'm loving these tutorials That you have put up for so long on 3DTotal. I just wanted to say, Thank you for the awesome help, with the help of your work and videos. And would like to ask, you have any tutorials On how to paint faces in photoshop?. it would be a great if you did. Am just try to transfer my 2d skills into digital In photoshop. I hope your getting everything you can out of your skill. Thanks again! Jonah Patterson/ UK
Daarken on Thu, 23 June 2011 7:43pm
Fleret - My opacity and flow are both at 100%.
Fleret on Thu, 02 June 2011 12:10pm
please can you tell me, what opacity and flow you have with your chocolate and round brush? thanks. awesome tutoria, i just miss this :)
Daarken on Wed, 25 May 2011 6:19pm
Spectator - Thanks for the critique. I understand what you mean about painting from a photo, but the main reason I used a photo was because I wanted to paint a realistic hand in a very short amount of time. I only had 8 minutes to do a tutorial, and I didn't want to do a tutorial that wasn't finished. Also, there was no color sampling from the photo, all of the colors I chose from my head just by visually matching the colors. You can see that the only time the eyedropper tool is used is when I am sampling colors from my own painting, not the photo. I will definitely consider doing a tutorial from imagination next time as opposed to doing one from a photo. Thanks!
Tamago on Thu, 19 May 2011 5:07am
Thanks for the tutorial, It is always helpful to see the real progress.
Spectator on Wed, 18 May 2011 12:58pm
This felt more like a how to paint from photo then a how to paint hands in photoshop. I think that what would have been more helpful is giving people a functional mechanic to reproducing the hands with out needing photo for 80% of the source. Even the color sampling from the photo makes you overly reliant on the source. I always feel its better to see and translate for comprehension then to see and trace.
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