Melody Nieves
I'm an artist who loves to paint in Photoshop while helping others learn too. Follow me on DeviantArt or tweet me @MelloNieves and tell me what tutorials you'd like to see next!
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Digital Painting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Photo ReferencesPhotoref preview
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    Photographs are an important tool for any artist because they show you how things actually appear in nature. In today's continuation of Digital Painting 101, we'll go over a small guide to working with photo references. Read More…
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    Digital Painting 101: Thumbnail Drawing for BeginnersThumbnails preview
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    Thumbnail drawings are rough sketches that make a big difference. In this continuation of our Digital Painting 101 series, we'll show you the basic process and benefits of drawing thumbnails. Read More…
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    Digital Painting 101: 4 Things You Should Know Before You StartBeforepainting preview
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    All great things start with a game plan. In this article you'll learn how beginners should develop the proper mindset when approaching a digital painting. Develop solid compositions ahead of time to create the best painting you can make. Read More…
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    Digital Painting 101: The Pros and Cons of Painting in GrayscaleProsconsgray preview
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    Many digital artists love to paint in grayscale. Though this technique has many benefits, it also has a few challenges. In today's post, we'll go over painting in Photoshop using only grayscale values. Read More…
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    Join the Tuts+ Community Journal Project: Fingerprint Madness!Journalpreview
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    In our Tuts+ Community Journal Project, we want you to show us your creativity with a fun technique. Learn how to use your own fingerprint for an easy stamping effect, and submit your versions to get featured in our community showcase!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    6 Easy Tips for Making Realistic Digital PaintingsRealistic preview
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    In today's article we'll tackle a few great hacks for painting realistically in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how certain textures, lighting, and even color palettes add instant realism to any digital piece. Read More…
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    Paint Better Portraits With the Liquify Tool in Adobe PhotoshopLiquifytool preview
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    A continuation of the Digital Painting 101 series. In today's article we'll show you how to utilize the Liquify filter to improve your digital paintings. Learn these quick and easy tips that are great for portrait art. Read More…
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    Create an Ariel Inspired Mermaid Painting in Adobe PhotoshopArielmermaid preview
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    In today's tutorial, we'll create a beautiful mermaid illustration inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid. You'll need Adobe Photoshop and a pen tablet to achieve this digital painting style. Read More…
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    How to Incorporate Selection Tools Into Your Workflow in Adobe PhotoshopSelectiontools preview
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    A continuation of the Digital Painting 101 series. In today's quick tip, learn about Selection Tools and the different ways you can use these tools to paint quickly and efficiently in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
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    Digital Painting 101: Using Texture Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopTexturebrush preview
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    A continuation of the Digital Painting 101 series. Today we'll teach you the basics of painting with texture brushes in Adobe Photoshop, and the difference between using textures and regular standard brushes. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Improve Your Digital Paintings With Adjustment Layers in Adobe PhotoshopAdjustmentlayers preview
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    In today's lesson of Digital Painting 101, we'll cover Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how you can improve overall color impact and intensity quickly and easily. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Painting With Layer Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop Blendmodes preview
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    In today's quick tip for our Digital Painting 101 series, you'll learn about Layer Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop and how you can use these settings to achieve incredible effects for your future digital paintings. Read More…