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Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh
I've been asked for a tiny tip on water. Researching, I found that one will not be enough, so there will be a small series about water and its behaviour.

There is one unfair abstraction in the text; objects are of course not lightest on top (but on the side facing the light perpendicular), but for the sake of simplicity, there you go.
As for breakers, maybe we'll have a tiny tip about those as well; when painting a stormy sea, look at references, maybe watch a movie to see how to put them to use dramatically, and have fun with the mountains of water.
I'm a little unhappy with the Remember section of this. Deep water swallows red light first, then yellow and green, and leaves blue light until darkness below 30m. But water also seems blue when reflecting the sky, which again leads to almost black water in sunset when there is no blue light. Difficult.

Second part about painting water: Tiny tips #15: Water: Reflections

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Given 2012-06-12
Tiny tips: Water: Waves by *Ranarh ( Suggested by DameOdessa and Featured by Elandria )
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks!
The fonts are kind of on purpose - it forces me to keep the text short. ;)
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful and very helpful tutorial! It is very helpful to know why things work, and once we understand that, we can paint with greater understanding and do a better job. :) Thank you for sharing this with us, and congrats on the DD! :D
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you! That is nice :)
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:iconxchoshi:
xChoshi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Great ! It's amazing :))

By the way... Look here:
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Canon 50D or something diffrent like IPad (apple) :)
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:iconrobynrose:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I think the tutorial is great and very informative, but I find the font really difficult to read. :<
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
:thanks:
I change the font every ten tips, maybe the next one will be better ;)
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:iconjessi2012:
Jessi2012 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice tips!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks!
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Jessi2012 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yup! np
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:icongph-artist:
gph-artist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great tips. Very useful.
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconshadowphoenix16:
ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, thanks for sharing ^^
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are welcome! :)
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:icondenby-tea:
Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thanks!
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:icondenby-tea:
Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconskool4psychs:
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
PERFECT
this is just what I need
Thank you for this :heart:

also congrats on the DD
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you! And you are welcome :nod:
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:iconmids13:
Mids13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Writer
I never really could do waves but with these tips, there'll be a lot of improvement:) (well after practicing these techniques lol)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I sure hope it does help. :)
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:iconangeljasiel:
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic:clap: thank you!!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
congrats on the DD :)
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:thanks:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful tutorial!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconmidwinternightdreams:
Very helpful! Thank you for the tips :D
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this ~ it's very helpful!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Glad to hear. Thank you.
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
How do you make the "Jittery Brush"?
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
If you're using Photoshop you can find the setting under Brush > scattering, in Painter it is called jitter.
But almost every painting software should have something similar. (It scatters the brush along the path.)
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Mhm. But which brush do you use? The standard soft-edged round brush or one of the others?
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
The brush that is most useful.
In Photoshop I usually use the chalk brushes, that are very versatile, but it pays off to take the time and create custom brushes for things like waves, leaves, snowflakes, ...
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Understood, thanks!
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RomShuvano Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! Great tutorial ...
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconromshuvano:
RomShuvano Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are very welcome!!
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:iconfabio-s:
Fabio-S Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, I love people who don't mind spending some time to help the others improve their skills
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you so much. In turn, I love doing it. :)
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KariTBB Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Das sieht wirklich fantastisch aus, fast real.
Darf ich fragen, wie in etwa ich mir eine "jittery brush" vorstellen muss? Kannst du vielleicht mal ein Beispiel posten?
Wasser und Fell sind immer Strukturen, bei denen ich schlichtweg verzweifle :/
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Jitter ist die Option die den Pinsel entlang des Pfades streuen lässt. Sind unersetzlich für zufällige Strukturen. Bei Photoshop findest Du die Einstellungen unter Brush > Scattering.

Danke für das Lob!
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KariTBB Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, okay, danke! Ich hab's eben mal in GIMP ausprobiert weil ich PS erst noch neu runterladen muss (legal aber :D ). Ich kannte das Zittern zwar, aber mir war nie klar, dass man das für sowas nutzen kann. Das bringt so viele neue Möglichkeiten ^^ Danke.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Gern geschehen. Und probier sowieso alle settings aus, manchmal kommen da sehr nützliche Pinsel bei raus.
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MultiCultureFruit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Always love it when I learn a new thing! Thanks for sharing
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are welcome :)
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Very helpful! This tutorial will come in handy one of these days!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are welcome!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for your DD, dear, so well-deserved, I love your tiny tips series, so useful! :clap::love:
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you so much for suggesting!! :tighthug:
I'm overwhelmed, had to blink twice to recognize my work between the DDs. :faint:
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