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Tutorial: Shining Throne by nJoo Tutorial: Shining Throne by nJoo
After months of delay, finally I kicked my own ass and finished the tutorial that I promised. I'm going to repeat myself, the illustration itself is not so interesting, but the tutorial focus mainly on lighting and the thought process of myself while doing this piece. Hope it helps! :) Will do more random tutorials later~!

(btw someone wants to send me a note teaching me how to link a thumbnail for the preview instead? After they change the layout I have no clue how to do it, I tried that "Thumb" textbox and uploaded a thumbnail and paste the number in, but dunno how to "submit" it or update. Anyone? :)
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great epicneess work!! thanks!!
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PJMarts1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thanks again!!!
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3shades Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Digital Artist
That's a really neat tutorial. Unfortunately it doesn't help me with my problem. I'm currently trying to paint a picture of a room filled by only a green light source. And I have no idea how to get a lighting in a colour other than your standard white right.
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loverio Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful tutorial!Thanks a lot! =D
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Aktaroth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
This is amazingly helpful, thank you! :+fav:
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah dude, this is incredible! thank you!
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Show us the light...
Thanks for sharing the process man.
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:iconstellanigra:
stellanigra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not a drawer, but thanks for this very interesting tutorial!
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Nightscales Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! Thank you very much for making it. I've been working to improve my lighting skills and this tutorial is the best tutorial I've crossed so far :3
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Kishmet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for sharing the great 'tutorial'!
That hint about adding dust particles is a really good trick!
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alicespectrum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
nice tutorial
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ruinlord Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Your tutorial is enough to give me good idea how to make a good illustration!!! THANK YOU!!
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:iconnitocris:
nitocris Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial! I haven't really begun to play around with lighting myself, but it's something I really need to start working with.. This helps!
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:iconleifa:
Leifa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wonderfull tutorial, intressting reading. Keep up the good work
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meyrick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
So, you mentioned the "dust particle effect"?
Im interested in learning more about that, any idea where to find a guide on that? Or are there any particular tools in photoshop i havnt noticed that do a similiar thing?
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gfxdev Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
nice tut
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Kaytara Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A helpful tutorial and a beautiful piece but it makes me wonder how a natural source of light can make beams that come from opposite directions. :D
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celticessence Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
very cool, ty :hug:
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iwan13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
i love it .... i hope it'll help me a bit :)
well.. :+fav:'ed it so i have it as back up :D
realy kewl tut
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X4ng3L Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
I love this
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Slapslovski Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
wow, thank you very much for showing everyone how you do your magic *bow* =D

this tutorial helps a lot in terms of the whole colouring process, however i got 2 n00bish questions *blush*

what do you usually set your pix/inch to

and

what kind of brushes (oil, pastels, chalk etc.) do you use (do you set them on less opacity etc.) looks like oils to me, but im not too sure, im new to this whole photoshop drawing/colouring thing, so i just use the chalk brush =O which is kinda like oils but it has that 'fuzzy' feel to it
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nJoo Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by oil, pastel,etc I usually just use the most default brush in photoshop the circle one, with opacity set to pressure sensitive :) as for the size, i usually work at 300dpi, probably approx 2000x3000px depending on the dimension ratio,etc :D
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Slapslovski Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
oh by oil, pastel i mean like brushes in photoshop that imitate the propreties of those, but you answered my questions =D thank you very much *bow* you rock =]
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Wurmfist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Wonderful way to start a piece. Thanks for showing us. I've never seen it done this way before.
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:iconfuneralwind:
funeralwind Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
another grat inspiring tutorial with great tips
tks for share ur knowledge
hope one day make great works like u ^^
:hug:
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gureiduson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
then, there was light!heh, COOL!
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fargnay Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
great!!! thanks a lot for this tutorial!!!!!!
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Javilaparra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!!! thxs!!
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mojaam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Great tutorial to read. Even though you did not like the piece, I think it's great for this tutorial too, because of all the dark corners and the structures around. Really shows the creativity that goes into coloring. Now I just gotta remember how to do those lighting streaks (I'm thinking the dodging tool is used somehow). And like you said, the dust particles did bring a little extra life to it. Will you make or use a brush to do this or just sparingly make small dots? Anyway, excellent tutorial. Really thankful for sharing your thoughts and technique with us. The lighting/shadow balacne thing couldn't be true and can be applied in other mediums too. I will definately try to keep these things in mind in the future. Once again thanks man!
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razzmatazztwink Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
this tutorial rocks rocks rocks rocks! xD
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:iconmojaam:
mojaam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Great tutorial to read. Even though you did not like the piece, I think it's great for this tutorial too, because of all the dark corners and the structures around. Really shows the creativity that goes into coloring. Now I just gotta remember how to do those lighting streaks (I'm thinking the dodging tool is used somehow). And like you said, the dust particles did bring a little extra life to it. Will you make or use a brush to do this or just sparingly make small dots? Anyway, excellent tutorial. Really thankful for sharing your thoughts and technique with us. The lighting/shadow balacne thing couldn't be true and can be applied in other mediums too. I will definately try to keep these things in mind in the future. Once again thanks man!
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kairelld Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Itīs a great exercise! Itīs very good to see these steps... itīs sure a good help for all. I thank you for this.

Living nī learning... everyday.

Keep up your great work!

Cheers!

:headbang:

BTW: Thrones eh? ... If I was the King, Iīd change them for sure... :D
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Akiman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
how educating :D thank you!
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OhAnneli Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is great help for me, thank you darling! :heart:
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ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Faved for your troubles.
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FutureKnight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
wow, thanks, this is great ;)
I have to practice much more with photoshop xD
but such tutorials are an huge help
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priscellie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! I look forward to playing around with these techniques.
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luqianzhi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Student Photographer
love this more
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jessicasalehi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
This taught me more than any of the other tutorials I've studied. The whole generalizing of it really helps.

btw, what does setting a layer to "multiply" do?
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nJoo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
it's hard to explain hmm, basically it darkens all the layer below it, so if the bottom layer's red, and u have a multiply layer above it that's grey, then it'll look dark red at the bottom,etc. Play around with it and test it out :)
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jessicasalehi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Interesting... I've been totally ignoring that whole drop down panel on the layers window...

Thanks, I think I'm going to have fun with this.
:hug:
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reg3n Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
thanks for the tute man, it's very useful for us all, so thanks for the time spent on this ^^
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:iconreg3n:
reg3n Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
thanks for the tute man, it's very useful for us all, so thanks for the time spent on this ^^
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dabiankwong Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
nice tutorial
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ivanplascencia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great tutorial!
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great piece of art, the visual aids are all there, but I still dont know from what step to the next what layer you're in, what the layer settings are, or even what program you are using. Clearing these things up might help us understand the process a little better. Thank you for doing this for us though, its a real treat to pick at a cg painting masters brain.
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nJoo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ah~ I'll try to make the next tutorial a bit better and clear :) I use photoshop, and usually I have the linart layer set on multiply, and start painting with a normal layer under, after that I make a new layer ontop of the line layer and start painting over the lines,etc. The lightning layer's are created over the top layer, by using a soft edge brush, or gradient fill and then setting the layer mode to different setting, like overlay, color dodge,etc and to a low opacity. This might sound confusing, but it helps a bit :)
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yes, it does, very much so. Thanks man :P
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marysia1990 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tutorial!! :clap:thanks I think it'll help me, because I can't work on photoshop and programs like this^^; I'm still learning this....
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Cervo86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
thx for this tutorial...can you make other???
;)
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