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How do you avoid your paint overlapping ?

:iconmythicsonofgod:
MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello everyone I am a newbie at digital art.

I am trying to begin learning to shade a sphere with a tablet and pressure.

But I noticed that my lines are overlapping and the effect is lost (it looks awful), how do you avoid colors overlapping?.

Here is a picture on what I am talking about
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thank you for your time.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Its mostly looks like your playing with the opacity. Its overlapping because your overlapping opacity. Opacity is how transparent your color is. But the more you add to opacity, the more you get less transparent.

Keep on layering, or try with full opacity instead.
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you ask it really nicely to please knock it off
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
When shading: First, turn on size-pressure link and opacity-pressure. Use a very, very low master opacity - on the top bar (I like about 5-8%, use lower for farther-apart colors and higher for closer together ones) and try to cover the whole area you want to change with each stroke (don't lift!!!) then a little less of that area where it's supposed to be changing repeat repeat repeat. After it's pretty close to what you want, use alt+tap to select inbetween colors and then smooth out. (Even before you do that, it usually looks ok though [link] )

I can be clarify if you like :)
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just keep overlaying it till you get the colour you want. <:
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:iconendave:
endave Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+1 Like

More advice like this please :)
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can fuck off now.
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lolwut
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:iconendave:
endave Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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kafine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
That'll happen, you have to work with it.

Instead of trying to paint light by adding vertical strokes in the direction of the light, paint the lit surface of the sphere by making your brushstrokes follow its roundness. This way you can use the "grain" caused by the interacting brushstrokes to make the gradient as the light fades off down the sphere.

[link] See hpw the strokes follow the 3d shape of the sphere along the edge of the light, instead of plunging through it?

I hope that makes sense.
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achipps Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like you are following a MGI Photosuite geek. With MGI Photosuite they don't have a soft edge brush like Gimp or Photoshop. They only have a hard edge.

I can see your problem.

You need to select an round area, fill it with color. Then use a soft edge brush that is made for blending. You use a brush the same size as the circle and make a bright spot where you want the light to hit the ball. Then half that size to shade around the edge, then half that and make the shadow area darker.

You never brush from the bright spot moving away from it. The bright spot is just a spot. You make the spot then go around that spot with less flow.
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
left you a comment on the sta.sh file you linked ^^

espaņol is better! :iconexitoplz:
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:iconvineris:
Vineris Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, you don't avoid overlapping, you use it.
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you don't want to avoid colors overlapping. start with darker greys and work your way lighter. It's just like using traditional media.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want it to be a solid grey in one area, instead of using black, pick the grey colour you want. This way the lines with still overlap with a lower pressure, but you can keep colouring over them and they'll only go as dark as the grey you picked is.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
What program are you using? In Photoshop there is a setting you can apply to your brush that will stop that.

Otherwise, either don't pick up your pen which you color, or use a solid color at 100% to paint with, then if you want it to be more transparent you can adjust the layer visibility.
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
What's the setting called? I know there should be one, but I've been having trouble finding it... (It's not opacity, unfortunately...)
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You should find it here [link]

I haven't wanted to use this option in forever so I can't remember off the top of my head.
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Ahhh, thanks! (I've adapted to Photoshop, but it's not the best for airbrushing without that...)
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nokari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I think your problem is that you're not layering enough and you're trying to isolate lighting into single strokes. Layering actually helps you. Follow a tutorial like this: [link]
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Thelxion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Use the overlap to your advantage or something. Don't release the brush until you covered the whole area with the first shades, then draw over it. Don't like it? Experiment. Takes just a few seconds.

Experiment experiment experiment
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endave Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Mythic, what program are you using and what type of tool/brush?
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:iconmythicsonofgod:
MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Endave!

I am using photoshop and I am using the default brush with tranfser (size jitter and flow jitter ) On (while applying pressure)
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:iconendave:
endave Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Mythic...watch this tutorial. It will help with you blending colors. [link]

It you want a smooth transition , you typically have to keep picking the colors in the overlap using the color picker tool and then gradually working it in. You could also use a softer brush for this.

Let me know if the tutorial was no good.
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thank you it is very useful!
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