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April 6, 2007
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:: Desktop - Bono Progress :: by BikerScout :: Desktop - Bono Progress :: by BikerScout
This is my current Photoshop workspace for the Bono piece.

Layout is pretty standard - I generally work with the ref photo on the left - painting on the right.

Edit: The skin I'm using is called Tronnix.

:bulletred: Couple of handy tips:

~ Why are there two views of the same file? - By creating a second window for the painting (Window > Arrange > New Window for "filename") you no longer need to zoom in & out of your piece to view the overall progress.

As you paint on the original, the copy updates too. A very cool feature.

~ Match Zoom & Location - If you tend to work with a similar layout to me, using the Window > Arrange > Match Zoom & Location could be a lifesaver.

This feature does exactly what is says on the tin. With your work document active, choose the option from the menu and your reference image (provided the dimensions of the document are similar/the same) will zoom in to the same area as you are currently painting and at the same magnification. Genius.
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dzonivejin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Wow, tnx man, you provided some tips about things I didn't even know exist in Photoshop, and are so useful. Thanks man... ;)
BikerScout Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. :thanks:
TheSaladMan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Artist
You saved my life....:)
S02 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
thank you very much for the tips
(I 'm trying to learn how to deal with big pictures)
armoorefam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm, might get lured away from Paintshop Pro yet. LOL
lyvvie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
::attacks you for not making traditional work:: Are you having trouble with the facial hair? You know, it would be much easier to recreate with a :gasp: pencil :D Tee hee hee, I'm just joshin'
Enola1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
This is cool. Here I can get an idea how you work....very interesting!
BikerScout Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. My technique will change from next week as I will be getting a second monitor. Working with two screens will take some getting used to I think, but I'm excited about it! :excited:
Enola1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
How exciting!!! Good luck with that!
Detniat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Totally awesome. I enjoy seeing how other people work and your painting is really impressive!
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