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How To Paint Shiny Textures

Want to share with you the quick tip on how to paint shiny textures in Photoshop.


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Quick Tip: Most Efficient Colour Blending Tool

In this post, I`ll show you how to make nice blending of colour  on example of drawing chocolate splashes.

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Most Useful Photoshop Brushes for Digital Painting

Beautiful Magic Woman Portrait. Golden body and face. Eyes close

I caught myself on the thought that I`m using practically the same brushes for digital illustrations. So in this post, I`d like to share them with you. You`ll be able to download them and practise yourself.

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Quick experiment. Modeled entire splash in ZBrush. What a fun!
Decided to try out two materials for it: chocolate and milk.


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How to Draw Hair Step by Step

There is a lot of technics that can be used in hair retouching. Right now I wanna show you how completely change hairstyle and comb model`s hair.

Here is what we`ll create:


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Self-improvement for Retouchers


I believe that the biggest room in the world is the room for self-improving. I’m sure that it’s no big surprise for you that in order to be successful, you need always be in lookout for new additional skills to your list and of course Love what you do.

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“How to get ideas” by Jack Foster

Great book: funny, interesting, practical and to the point. Book will be especially useful for creative people who works in advertising, because author worked as creative director in a lot of advertising agencies and have 40 years of experience in this area.

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Great Book for Understanding How Creativity Works

Just finished “Imagine: how creativity works” by Jonah Lehrer. I must say “wow”. If you have questions about why one people have fresh new ideas and others – don’t, you should read this book.


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Creativity and New Ideas

“An idea is our visual reaction to something seen – in real life, in our memory, in our imagination, in our dreams” Anna Held Audette from the book “The Black Canvas”.

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7 Useful composite tips for retouchers

We visited safari park on Samui and I took a picture of baby elephant. They may call it “park”, but in reality it`s a zoo. I hate those places, because animals there looks so miserable. Anyway, I`ve been looking at that image and it made me sad, so I decided to free baby elephant at least on a picture :-)

Here is what I came up with:


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