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Digital Painting Background Scenes

Animation Activity
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Mr. Jamie Leduc

on 7 February 2016

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Transcript of Digital Painting Background Scenes

Digital Painting Background Scenes
Intent
Digital Painting is a method of creating an art object (painting) digitally and/or a technique for making digital art in the computer. As a method of creating an art object, it adapts traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, etc. and applies the pigment to traditional carriers, such as woven canvas cloth, paper, polyester etc. by means of computer software driving industrial robotic or office machinery (printers). As a technique, it refers to acomputer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors and other supplies. The virtual box contains many instruments that do not exist outside the computer, and which give a digital artwork a different look and feel from an artwork that is made the traditional way.
How to use digital brushes
You might notice that the tool palette contains both a Pencil and a Brush tool. This seems like a reasonable distinction – after all, traditional painters have brushes, pencils, airbrushes, pens, and more. So where are the buttons for airbrushes? Spray paint? Markers? The answer is found in a single tool: the Brush tool. This single tool can take nearly any form – ranging from pens and pencils all the way to watercolor and rubber stamps. For your purposes the brush tool will be the only thing you need to add pigment to your canvas.

To change the type of brush that you're working with simply right click anywhere on the canvas (If you're using a Wacom tablet, the lower half of the rocker switch serves as right click. Be careful when gripping the pen – otherwise you might right click accidentially!)

When you do this a secret menu appears near your cursor. Each of these icons represents a different type of brush. You can add to this list with things called 'custom brushes', or make your own.
How to mix digital paint
Task:
Take a photo of something or someone (with a camera or a screenshot), save as
firstlastname_Activity1Original.jpg
in your Activity 1 folder.
Create a new Activity 1 TItle in your Behance Photoshop Unit. Upload your photo.
Open
firstlastname_Activity1Original.jpg
in Adobe Photoshop CS6,
Create a Palette layer of colours to be used as paint.
Completely digitally paint the original image use a painterly style. Be sure to blend colours
Save as
firstlastname_Activity1.jpg
in your
Activity 1
folder.
Upload to Behance under Activity 1.
Examples
activity adapted from http://lifehacker.com/5780286/
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