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Tutorial Showcase #16

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 8:22 AM
DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!

Theme for this time is:


Surreal mountain painting

Snow1 by vanmall

This first tutorial by Marco Casalvieri is truly a work of art, even more so for his very young age. In this tutorial he shows you how to create this surreal image yourself, starting from sketches and brushes and finishing with fine detail work.

It has to be said that this tutorial most probably won’t be the easiest one to start with. Although it is very well explained and all the necessary steps are there, you still need a lot of creativity and practice to achieve this level of drawing skills. However if you still want to try it then estimated drawing time is between one and two hours and author has provided you with necessary resources, like brushes for example.

tutorial at tutsplus

Snowy landscape

Snow2 by vanmall

Just like the first tutorial in this article, this as well needs a lot of creativity and patience. But although this image looks like a painting, it isn’t. In this tutorial author, Tony Aube,  takes you trough a 20 step process of how to create a winter themed image, using photos and a lot of photoshop magic.

Author has provided you with a long list of resources, that you can use and try to do it yourself. This tutorial starts with merging desert photographs into one to create a background of what later will be your snowy fields. You will go trough masking, color correction and everything else needed to create something wonderful. So at the end you might learn even more things that you didn’t know before and I truly believe that, by following these well explained steps, everyone can do it.

tutorial at tutsplus

Snow effect 

Snow3 by vanmall

This is something for photographers or rather more to people who like photo manipulation. In this tutorials author explains how to add snow effect to your photos with few easy steps. If you have some photoshop knowledge already then I’m sure that you could do it on your own pretty easily, making this tutorial perfect for people who just started learning photoshop.

tutorial at photoshopessentials

Festive cocktail 

Snow4 by vanmall

Definitely one of the most interesting tutorials I have read in some time, because it uses photoshop’s 3D features and not too many people use them. However looking at the end result, I’m starting to think that maybe I should look into it more often. As always, very well explained and very detailed tutorial. It might seem like a hard thing to do but if you follow these steps then it shouldn’t be too hard. There are couple of points that might leave you guessing, but other than that a fantastic tutorial.

tutorial at tutsplus

Vivid winter aurora landscape 

Snow5 by vanmall

In this 28-step tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful snowy landscape from stock photos. As always with the tutorials I provide, all the resources needed to make one of these yourself are included with the tutorial. Tutorial itself is very well explained by the author, making it a big 5 page long tutorial. However it is definitely worth the time.

tutorial at photoshoptutorials

And this is it for this time. I hope you liked it and if you have some ideas for next time then please be sure to let us know. 

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  • Go to the piece you want to suggest. Look just to the right of the "Artists Comments" on a piece, there is a section that says "Submit to a Group..." Click it.
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  • Then select the Folder, and click on submit at the bottom.
  • And that is how you suggest work from other artists to the Group. This will send a message to the artist requesting confirmation to allow their artwork in the Group. You'll know if it is accepted because it will appear in our gallery. The limit is 1 Suggestion per day. And please limit to 1 piece from an particular artist per day, in other words don't suggest an artists entire gallery! And as always please make sure it is Tutorial related. All Mediums are welcome! So let's see those suggestions!

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Hypnotic-Gnome Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the acceptance:-)
ZzUltimateZz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi Will any One Teach me How To Add Amazing Text?
alexkajf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello , have not found the lesson, then I can be someone tell how to draw a blurred background pencil?
(1 Reply)
Chibi-Redhead Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
where are the tutorials for the MyPaint program, if there are any?
(1 Reply)
donwhitt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you join the group? I just started drawing last year. Would like to see what others are doing.
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I've submitted a tutorial the third time now and it expired again. What do I wrong?…
Axsikio Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Hi :), I have a question : I made a tutorial on YouTube, can I post here an image reference and the link of tut in description or do you accept only images? (sorry for the english, but I'm italian)
inmortalcry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for allowing me to join.
YukianNeko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
thanks *-*
beach7bum Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for accepting
lalle89 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…

Here is a bunch of drawing how tos I have collected on pintreast 
Thiradil Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
thanks for accepting!
k3em77 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ty for accepting.. :D
M10tje Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Only tutorials in this journal !!…
llamalime Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me! *(^-^)*
kirinmaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me.
ArtisticBlaze Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Glad I could be apart of the group :). Thanks. 
SnowyOwls Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much for accepting. :)
12GageFaceLift Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting ;)
lushiette Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thank you for accepting :)
jAz2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for ADD
mac-media-design Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Guys...
if you are German or understand a bid German u can watch my Photoshop Youtube Tutorial Page. It´s Kinda new but u will find over 50 Videos for now. Every Week 2 New Videos ;) (Wink)

Hallo Leute...
Besucht doch mal meine Photoshop Youtube Tutorial Seite ! Sie ist noch recht neu aber ihr findet jetzt schon über 50 Videos. Und jede Woche folgen 2 neue Videos :)  

syedmie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
ty for acceptance :D
Bashkirev Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you 
Amar25x Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for acceptance!!
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