How to do Digital Oil Paintings
By Mr Edd

Getting Started
Stage 1

1. Use the
Tools link to Paint Shop Pro for tool tips.

Stage 1:-

Open Paint Shop Pro
Click File/New and Open a new page or image frame.  You can select any size but for this training exorcise use the suggested width and height of 300 x 300 pixels.

Save  it with whatever name you choose plus a 01.
Save each stage with an increment in the number so that you can always revert back to the last stage if anything goes wrong. 

By-the-way...  The larger the frame or canvas size the larger the file size your computer has to deal with. You have been warned!

Stage 01:-

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Instructions

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How to do Digital Oil Paintings
By Mr Edd

Getting Started
Stage 1

1. Use the
Tools link to Paint Shop Pro for tool tips.

Stage 1:-

Open Paint Shop Pro
Click File/New and Open a new page or image frame.  You can select any size but for this training exorcise use the suggested width and height of 300 x 300 pixels.

Save  it with whatever name you choose plus a 01.
Save each stage with an increment in the number so that you can always revert back to the last stage if anything goes wrong. 

By-the-way...  The larger the frame or canvas size the larger the file size your computer has to deal with. You have been warned!

Stage 01:-

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Instructions

The first step, or should that be stroke of the digital brush... Step 1 
Block out an area of colour for the sky. In a 300 x 300 x 24 Bit transparent window, fill it with the colour set to...
Hue-140,Sat-240,Lum-120.

Then draw a second rectangle below it setting the colour 131,237,190

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Alternate between the Smudge, Soften And Push tools to get the desired effect.

Step 2 
With the Smudge Tool (Size-32, Hardness-10, Style-Horizontal) push the light blue into the darker blue with up/down strokes as you move the brush side to side. A gradual build-up is the key.

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Step 3. 
Now push the blended blue upwards into the darker blue using the same settings and strokes. How quickly you move left and right as you push up and down will determine how much of a mottled effect you'll achieve. That is why the setting must be weak.
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  Step 4. 
Push darker blue into blended blue with the same settings and strokes again. 

You can play with the settings to find your own preferences.

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  Step 5 
Now push the blended blue into the light blue and use the smooth tool (Size-32, Strength-50, Style-round) in a large steady circular motion. Step back and take a look. You should begin to see clouds forming. Just go with what you see.
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  Step 6 
With the spray brush set to Size-10, Flow-10, Opacity-12, spray white in tight circular motions to form the tops of the clouds.
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  Step 7 
Set the push brush to 12,10,round and grab the base of the white and push with a quick circular motion. This defines the shadow areas of the clouds. 

Be very free-form with your strokes.

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  Step 8 
Spray more white (10,10,12) to define the tops of more clouds.
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Your picture may look totally different because your technique maybe differ from mine, as long as you are happy it's okay. Remember this is just a tutorial, you can always start again.

Now go to the next Stage.

Step 9 
Grab and push the bases of these clouds just like the first. Now set the push brush to (2,12,round) and push the bright outer edges of the clouds with tight, short circular motions. This makes the clouds look distant and wind blown.
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Click Here to go to the Stage 2

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