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Tiny tips: Blending in by Ranarh Tiny tips: Blending in by Ranarh
Blending has to be thoroughly learned, because realism will not work without. I often ruined my paintings with using giant blenders on minutiate detail, or smooth blenders on surfaces that should be textured. You can save lots of time if you use a brush that's easy to blend in the first place. Also, blending can be done in several passes - painting roughly, blending, painting details, blending again.

"Ranarh's tiny tips" is a collection of iddy-biddy tutorials, each containing small bites of advice anyone can chew, aimed at beginner's level artists. They are not software-dependent. If there's a problem you have, something you feel someone should finally explain, or are just curious what I have to say on a particular artistic issue, feel free to tell me.


You'll find the whole Tiny Tips Collection, plus some full-grown walkthroughs in my tutorial section. Check out my blog and website for exclusive tutorials, walkthroughs, and tips.
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xiao668 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Thanks for the tips! =3 I'll keep 'um in mind!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
You are welcome. ;)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I so needed this tutorial as well :rofl: No I understand all my mistakes :D Thanks!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Well, I expect nothing less than perfect works now ;)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:
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MrDithers Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
I had a (perhaps dumb) question that I noted you with. Definitely some useful stuff here, thanks for putting this up.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
:thanks:
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swinkDaddy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for that tip, I've been using standard blender brushes on heavily textured brush strokes without even thinking about it. Tried this tip and big difference.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I'm glad it helped. I found that blending can be quite difficult altogether.
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