Wednesday, July 27, 2022

2 Video Tutorials

Looks like today is going to be a tutorial two-fer! 

Lesson #1:

Going to post a few older gumroad videos for free on youtube in the coming weeks, starting with this one. To create my painting "Megastructures Krasnikov Tube", I decided to limit myself to using 2d perspective grids rather than creating a full 3d image. This tutorial goes into all the details of how to use grids to paint in 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspective, and using Photoshop's transform - Deform tool to put flat objects into proper perspective. The first half of the video shows all the theory, and the second half shows a portion of my actual process creating the final painting at double speed with narration. Achieving proper perspective is an important fundamental skill and this video will give you some tips and tricks how to add more accurate perspective to your own imagery.

Lesson #2:

With the current crop of AI Art Generators, your two major inputs are image prompts and text prompts. This tutorial is going to be focusing on text prompts in Midjourney, and asks the question do all of the keywords people tend to add to their prompt really affect the final image? Or are they actually not contributing at all, and maybe even confusing the AI? This tutorial shows some experiments I did with the Midjourney AI trying to figure out what are the most useful and least useful keywords, and I hope by presenting them it gives you a better idea of the best way to turn your ideas into images.

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