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Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby
A simple tut about blending in Photoshop (I'm using Photoshop CS2) with a pressure sensitive graphics tablet (I'm using a Wacom Intuos 2)

btw this is just how I tend to go about blending, if you have a better method ffs stick with it!!!
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Given 2008-07-09
Blending I find is always the hardest thing to master in digital painting. Blending Tutorial by *acidlullaby is a short and sweet tutorial that covers the basics without overloading the amateur artist. An easy, straight-forward guide that you can try in under 10 minutes and even better, it actually works! This is just one of her latest tutorials . ( Suggested by Behana and Featured by znow-white )
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Kanika-Clematis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
this is very helpful! I always forget to change my pen pressure settings :)
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Nosbertus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank to you I discovered the Stipple brush. I just find it great to blend colors and shade! Clap 
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cmjcutiepie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love the tutorial. But I got one question, is there a  way can you do a tutorial with a mouse?
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ftouma-trix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it don't work with mouse
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Wafflegnome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
of course it doesn't, you need a tablet to do pressure sensitivity, a mouse will never do this i'm afraid.
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hokaidohokaide Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive, really. Maybe not the shwon material, but the method is enormously powerful. Thanks for showing that!
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to help me a lot. Thanks for the tutorial!
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SHer-5 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
W00t w00t For CS2~! :iconluvluvplz:
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hamedmostafa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
can i do this with mouse i find it difficult can any one help :(
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HalviMoon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's pen ... from wacom intuos or cintiq ... no mouse
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KL--RC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sorry not *art it's are sorry :D
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KL--RC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
For people who can't find "other dynamics" it's the "tranfer" option that you have in your brush preset both art the same thing,god knows why Adobe changed the name :\
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KL--RC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
um I'm really seriously greatfull for your tutorial but.....what brush are you using?
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KL--RC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank for the awesome tutorial I'll try my best!
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NatanielEltoriat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
thank you, I will try!
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wolffang7789 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, simple yet effective. Good tutorial!
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somedrawings Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
brilliantly explained. thank you SO much for this; i cannot tell you how much my drawings have improved because of you!
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JackLavy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I tried doing that on CS5 and the options are quite different there. So it doesn't work.. :(
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iclethea Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW The brush settings are really helping in my Deviation! Thanks so much!
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von19 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
Still not helping...
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CANNOT DO
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neverthirst Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thank you! do you have any other tutorials or links on PAINTING in CS2/PS (I have CS2 and 7) ??? I'd like to learn to do more than cell shading..... you know, make paintings and not illustrations with cell shading or something simplifies, I feel like I can learn/do so much more if I am able to find people who know the ropes, even if I learn through step-by-steps people post.
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AverageAce Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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GoGo-Ghosty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
I've been trying to find better methods of blending~

I'll have to try this!
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yilin123456732 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is actually very helpful.
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very good tutorial :) easy to follow,easy to understand :)
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ejkim Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Hi, Thanks for your contribution. I've been practicing blending colors with this tutorial but I still can't make it just like you did. Not because I can't do it right at the moment, I just wonder, is there any function that you customized to do this? I mean did you also adjust the opacity or flow other than choosing a stipple brush? Let me know. Thanks.
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ejkim Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
One more question, did you also eyedrop between colors?
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vampireMiya1920 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool! This is very helpful
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Zablorg Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This looks like it gives the effect of very fine brush-strokes, which is something I don't see in blending tutorials. Nice work!
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ShootingStar100 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! This was one of the best tutorials I have seen so far. It helped me so much.
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Mazdi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
YES. I looked EVERYWHERE to find a tutorial that teaches how to properly blend, and this is SO helpful! THANK YOU!
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Linked-Memories Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
And thanks to you I know how to blend. <3
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Hollisterx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
In the third circle, how do you make it look smooth like that? Could someone message me and tell me? c:
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chay0796 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! (very useful) :)
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roika-elfili Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh, if only i had a pressure-sensitive tablet! mine isn't pressure sensitive when used with my laptop :icondesucraiplz:
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KisaraGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have you installed the driver for your tablet on your laptop?
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roika-elfili Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no, but I guess that was the problem ;u;

[it's all good now, though, I got a Wacom for Christmas and am enjoying sensitivity heaven :iconkawaiidesuplz:]
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KisaraGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes wacom is nice that way :)
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bloomingwolf991 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY FOR BLENDING XDD
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Kass2007 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
thanks for the tutorial... :)
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zispra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I am so scared of blending! I tend to use SAI's "watercolor" tool as a crutch, but I feel it gives digital paintings too much of a "smooth" feel, rather than the cool grainy textures you can get from Photoshop. I'll definitely keep this tutorial nearby. Thank you for this, and grats on your DD!
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ryujin2490 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
uhm. does the colors blend even though they are on separate layers?^_^
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This will be a huge help! XD
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3maarkhan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Interface Designer
do u have a tutorial in which u show how to smoothly blend these colors like smooth transaction ? btw gr8 tut
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LUCIDEntertainmentFX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Sweet! Love this tut! You are dam good and sexy too ;)
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pippyboy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
very very good
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Dessiiful Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Artist
kept onderin y my brushes never looked like urs only to realise that i needed to update the driver.. :disbelief: haha thanks
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MFadil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
very nice :)
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