Re: Shading Technique
on 10-23-2004 09:02 AM
if you're using a mouse it's gonna be a lot harder than using a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet with a pen, because the pressure sensitivity can be set up to change the "opacity" of brushes, so you can paint over an area a few times, building up the value by a small amount at a time.
a good way to blend shading is to use the Blur or Smudge tools (not the filter blur, the brush-type blur, under the same tool as Smudge) - that will blend the areas of shading to fade into each other. It's probably good to do a rough gradient, then Smudge or Blur those shades together, then paint over again, picking colours from the previous blurred area, and then do another smudge/blur, since that will make a more consistent and smooth gradient.
that's the way i usually do it.