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Environment Painting Tutorial by thefireis Environment Painting Tutorial by thefireis
[link] to the original.

I was going to make a tutorial when I made my last painting, but forgot to save my steps like halfway through. So I made sure to get it right this time. haha :)

If you use this tutorial you should (don't have to, but it'd be sweet) comment and link to your work down below. It can be a new environment you made yourself, or even the one I made and you kinda just followed along with me. (I don't mind, I'm not going to call you an art thief. Just don't say you made it 100% by yourself because I helped some d: )

Have fun and good luck!
I hope when you see this you are inspired to paint today :)
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:iconpt-sdm:
PT-SDM Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY helpful. Can't wait to get started.
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Be sure to show meeeeee
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PT-SDM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's there! Just below your comment :)
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, didn't see that comment pop up :p
Nice job! :D
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:iconpt-sdm:
PT-SDM Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And here it is: fav.me/d7v929k
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yoooo the find-edges part is really interesting! I love the effect a lot, thank you for sharing this! :D
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconmorlockiness:
morlockiness Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing tutorial. definitely have to try this for myself!
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:icondarkdragon774:
DarkDragon774 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome tutorial!
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really awesome comment!
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:icondarkdragon774:
DarkDragon774 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconsarahscala:
SarahScala Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly fantastic tutorial ^^
It is indeed inspiring :D
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YOB Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the awesome walk through :) heres what I did :) [link]
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice job!
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:iconsage525:
sage525 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
Great tutorial. I'll definitely be using it to help with me landscapes/scenes :D
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm here to help :)
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:icontiquitoc:
Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very easy an awesome tutorial, good work...
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Twas the goal. Thanks :)
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kejtTENSHA Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
hello, I used your tut: [link]
thank you, it was very helpful~<3
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Rad dood. Nice and subtle.
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:iconclubcoffee:
clubcoffee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I did a thing: [link]

Thank you so much for this tutorial!
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job, man :)
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:iconclubcoffee:
clubcoffee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmyks0:
myks0 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heya!
used your tutorial (and credited ofc) here again: [link]

best tut ever
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome, man! Nj!
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TornIntegral Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Made this following the tutorial: [link]

You can see it's lacking some of the detail - I really struggle with the texture/detail element. On step five, the rock on the left hand side, I just can't seem to imitate that. Am I missing something? Can you please explain how you achieve that kind of conceptual texture?

You might also want to make note of the lasso tool for doing the vines, as well as for getting those sharp edges, otherwise people might get a little lost!

Thank you for the tutorial!
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thefireis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a good start!

It's just practice with lighting, really. Rocks always give me trouble, too. Just hand painted some shadows and some highlights with some texture brush I had, I think.

And I didn't use the lasso tool at all for vines. Just hand painted with the basic brush. Be sure to have the pressure enabled, that way you get different sizes along the way of the brush stroke.

Thanks for showing me what you came up with :)
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TornIntegral Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Alright, something to go off at least :)

Really? Sounds pain staking! For me using the lasso allows you to get those differences in shape since you can't move your hand equally for the entire shape, it just seems like an efficient way of getting clean lines/vines.

Thanks for the tutorial!
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DigitalDreams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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eadybaby007 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
ROCKS!!! Thank you!!!
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:iconmyks0:
myks0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and done!
[link]
without photoshop even ;)

thanks for the hints!
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, nice! :D I like
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:icondaaash:
daaash Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great tutorial! thank u for sharing
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I aim to please :)
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:iconcobothegreat:
Cobothegreat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really cool i will probably end up trying this out sometime soon, but i gotta ask why is this featured in "equine-art-reference" lol
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should! And be sure to comment or note your picture to me, too!

And I have no idea why it's featured there. I think someone from that group wanted it to be added to help the horse people with their backgrounds? I dunno lol.
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Cobothegreat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol Yea I will, I gotta say Im glad you got a DD today because I would probably have never found gallery. I really like your art, primarily because I love landscapes and you have some really fantastic ones but I think another thing is that I love the textures you get in your pieces. I think its the "Find Edges" that helps do it. Anyways great work :D
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found me, too! Thanks a lot :)
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:iconcobothegreat:
Cobothegreat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol np man
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:iconcr2o3:
Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
ill read it tomorrow
but i think this is great
:)
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LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this! I can't wait to get to try it! :iconbowplz:
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you do, you should let me see the end result! :)
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LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure :D
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting tutorial, I like the last two effects you did :B Well done!
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I forgot where I learned those effects haha.
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:iconbojanpapic:
BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope I don't forget, thanks for sharing! :D
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NikSebastian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really want to start doing more environment painting, and this tutorial was very helpful. Here is what I ended up with. :) [link]
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:iconraeistic:
Raeistic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Some nice tips and tricks here :3 Thanks!
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:iconthefireis:
thefireis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I aim to please :)
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tropicalmangajuice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, thx a lot for the guide! Here's my try: [link] please take a look, this is realy my first try on painting and I have some problems with the painting and light steps and i wanna know what i did wrong =( I used gradient map to give the colors and I realy like the result, but can you give me some tips to do that right? or indicate another tutorial maybe... I'm realy excited about this!

thx again!
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