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Antonio Lopez

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Painting snowy rock in PS by smuli

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artist tips





don’t save as jpeg

as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further

if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well


please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER

I’m so tired of seeing this go around like it’s true.
No.. print as PDF, NEVER AS JPEG. PNG is okay since it’s better quality, but it’s better as a PDF since that just happens to be the standard file format print places use.
JPEG compresses shit to the extreme. It’s gross.
Posting online with PNG is true though. I never save anything, evER, as JPEG unless I wanted the pixels to look like my computer vomited on it.

If you are saving a PDF from Photoshop using the default “High Quality Print” preset it uses JPEG compression. So basically, saving as a PDF (using the default profiles) is just saving as a jpeg, it’s just embedded inside of a document.

But that’s not a bad thing because you can get very high quality images using JPEG compression if you’re saving from Photoshop (or any other app that lets you set the quality) by setting the quality to maximum which is what the PDF preset does. The quality will be high enough to have no noticeable artifacts when printing at 300 dpi. You may notice problems if your image needs to be upscaled, but if you’re upscaling a low resolution image for print then jpeg artifacts are the least of your problems.

Basically jpeg’s not that bad! Most of the stigma surrounding it stems from not adjusting the quality settings or developers that don’t implement quality options at all (lookin’ at you mspaint)

Also this is a really specific case but when saving images for the web, if the image has low color depth and doesn’t require anti-aliased transparency I would use GIF instead of PNG because it displays more consistently in older browsers. Only pixel art really meets this criteria though.

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A gracious fuck-ton of big cat references (per request).

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a quick and sloppy tutorial on drawing profiles for the anon who requested it. hope this helps some people! 

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A lovely fuck-ton of animal paw references (per request).

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Constructed Language (Conlang)

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So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!

i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!

How to Write Better OCs:

Character Development:


Mary Sue/Gary Stu







again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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By request (again) - strokes from some of the 90 brushes available in the Megapack. Happy painting / drawing, everybody.

Get in touch with any questions: kyle(at)kyletwebster(dot)com

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