dammm Self-Epidemic why are u so angry? He's just offering his help, and you blown him up? He is just trying to be nice and help, regardless of his experience he has something to offer people that don't know anything. Your just honestly being rude.
The answer, I'm afraid, is simple. Self-Epidemic is an angry, insecure, immature child who must drag others down to make herself feel better. Probably also loves the attention, which is why she keeps flaming forums like this. Bad attention is better than no attention. Obviously doesn't like herself much so can't stand seeing others not miserable. And the real funny part?? She has a donation button on her page!! WOW. We need to stop responding to this thread so she can go attack someone else.
I may not know a lot of shape dynamics, since I don't have a tablet to see how it actually works but even if it is set to a low number, I see no reason how it affects anything to have muddy colours. Some could be intentionally using a 'muddy' palette and while it might feel like it's toned down, it will have a different look and feel to it and might as well be striking in the way it is seen related to other colours and have some bright colours as focal point. And when I did sketch or flesh out anything in photoshop without using any scans, a normal round brush or any other brush does it well to get the basics in. There's no need to even try out any opacity jitters.
I've been working in photoshop for about 10 years. DIgital painting for about 6 years. I'm fairly knowledgable but I still have a long way to go in regards to painting. Especially since I've had no formal training. I constantly push to learn and hone my craft by searching out tutorials online and studying others work. I offer advice when asked and critique when I can. I direct to other forums like CA.org, pixlebrush and imaginefx.com so others can learn from the masters as well.
I appreciate your enthusiasem and one can learn much from critiquing others works but do not think you are yet worthy of teaching others a better way. There are many different styles and ways of working and while some are better than others there is still more than one way.
That said your instruction is vauge. You talk of muddy values. Shape dynamics has little to do with values. Opacity might but values are not a function of photoshop but of basic painting education. Others explain it so much better than I. See [link] for instance.
Wow, I see some strong reactions here. I think it's acctually good that you're exploring program's options and sharing what suits you. I feel like sometimes even the very best and in all ways great deviants forget that the site is for everybody.
Perhaps you should see it from a beginners point of view, you come in here asking for help, he says sure! Then he tells you to use the smudge tool, instead of sitting them down ( not literally, ofc ) and explaining light, reflective light, depth, form, shape, anatomy, without those key elements, all he is doing is teaching them a bad technique, That is bad. It is NOT a good thing to show a beginner.
If he actually wanted to help, he could go into the thumbshare and say "do any of you want a critique". Much better, this, is ignorant and self righteous.
Hey there, it's nice that you have good intentions to help to people who may not be at the same level as you. However, people can take this the wrong way and even highly skilled individuals can be criticised for trying to give help. Although the person may have had a point, there is no class in being so outwardly aggressive towards others and is uncalled for. I've seen it many times from the same individual so I wouldn't take it to heart, I suppose it's just part of her personality (what an ugly trait to have huh?).
If you want to help people post on threads they make in the digital art forum and help people directly who ask for it.
Also have you seen their work? Their ability is lacking, they have a self righteous attitude of OMG I'M AMAZING AT PHOTOSHOP!! My problem is, all he will succeed in doing is teaching people the WRONG techniques. There are professionals out there. He is not one, and should not be trying to tell people what to do until he can blend, shade, form, create anatomy and depth himself. He'll never actually be able to help.
I don't believe his manner came across self righteous, he has good intentions. However, yes you do have a point and perhaps the skill level isn't there just yet. That doesn't give you a one way ticket to complete bitch.
Quite ironically, it's YOU that is self righteous. Speaking to people so aggressively and arrogantly..perhaps you should look self-righteous up in the dictionary because your actions define it perfectly.
I wish I could say the same about your posts, but they are everything but amusing. The point is, there is no class or professionalism scouring the forums looking for people to belittle. Your aggressiveness infers you do this only to draw attention to yourself and not for a more noble reason. At your age I would of imagined parental teachings such as humility and respect should of long been engrained...obviously not.
Not how I deem appropriately, no. More like what is generally accepted as a good way to treat other people. Remember that saying, treat others how you want to be treated? It's okay though, don't worry! There is plenty of time to learn how to speak to people properly, most of the time that learning is when your 10 years old but you obviously need a little longer.
We are all here to learn from each other and share. I always listen to advice of other artists, even if they aren't "at my level" because they may know one or two tips that I don't know, which can help me out. If you don't agree with how this person presented the offer, there are many more mature, considerate, diplomatic ways of letting them know. Your way is just malicious and makes you sound childish and nasty.
And I've been using PS since 1997 - and I do plenty of mistakes. And if you look PS magazines and their guildse - even their magazines (i.e. [link] ) do not have all in-all perfect images and yet they are supposed to be pinnacle of PS - savvy people. But regardles sof skill, payroll and so on - art is very subjective matter and it is pointless to argue about rights and wrongs of ones skills and programs etc.