This post is very picture heavy, you have been warned, but I hope you will understand what I have done.
I have been asked to make a tutorial of painting in Photoshop, I use CS6. In a way I don't paint in Photoshop and this will explain what I do. I am not saying it's correct or you will have a work of art at the end of it, but, I hope it will make it easier and less frightening. This suits me with my digis, I do include other tools and paint sometimes, but this is to get you started.
Here goes. I would love to have any comments that helps or I can change, you can also see this tutorial HERE.
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