Our first video deals with the Brush Designer, a new tool in ArtRage 5. We look specifically at the Head Settings, which control the shape of the brush.
Layer blending modes can be extremely useful to your artwork, but not everyone knows how to use them. Here we look at some of the more used blending modes and what they do.
The past tutorials have generally dealt with how to use the program, the tools, and the settings. Hopefully by this time you have a pretty good handle on the program, so it’s time to work on actually creating some pieces.
This time around we take a look at a question posed to me via email. Can we recreate the Bob Ross method of wet on wet painting.
I’ve been doing theatre for almost 20 years now. And it 20 years you tend to pain a lot of drops. One of the earliest techniques of drop painting I learned was how to grid out my reference picture, whether it was a paint elevation or photograph, and transfer to a grid mapped out on the drop on the floor. Our goal in theatre is to create on stage what the designer created in renderings and models. And a grid allows us to come as close as possible to realizing the designer’s idea.
And ArtRage allows us to do that same exercise within the program itself.
And this is the best part of creating a sticker spray. The chance to create our own brush heads!
Now, there are a variety of ways to create sticker sprays in ArtRage, but the ability to create your own brush head, and then modify all the settings we went over last week make it one of the most powerful tools of the program.
Some of my favorite tutorials are when I get to answer a question from one of you. And so this weeks tutorial comes straight from a request from someone actively using ArtRage for the Desktop. And it’s all about the sticker spray, and all those wacky settings that are involved in creating the perfect brush.