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
    How to Paint a Dapper Victorian Cat in Adobe PhotoshopDappercat preview
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    Even cats can be hipsters. Inspired by the portraiture of the Victorian era, today's tutorial will show you how to paint your very own dapper cat using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Pen Tablet. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Painting With Hard vs. Soft Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopHardsoftbrush preview
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    In today's quick tip we learn more about painting with the Brush Tool in Photoshop. Discover the difference between working with Hard vs. Soft Brushes and the benefits of each technique.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Blend With the Brush Tool for Digital PaintingsBrushblending preview2
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    A continuation of the Digital Painting 101 series. In today's lesson, we'll show you the most important technique to learn for digital paintings, blending with the Brush Tool.Read More…
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    Digital Painting 101: Get to Know the Brush PanelBrushpanel preview
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    Are you new to digital painting? Today we're going to go over basic features in the Brush panel to introduce you to this incredible medium. Learn the essentials before becoming a master, or use these tips to refresh your memory.Read More…
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    How to Create a Seasonal Yin Yang Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopYinyang preview2
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    Many beautiful symbols are rooted in Chinese philosophy, including the yin yang. In today's tutorial, we'll show you how to paint a seasonal yin yang design in Adobe Photoshop. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Community Project Showcase: Your First Creations—Part TwoPastandpresentpt2 preview
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    We asked you to take us on your own creative journey by showing us your first and most recent digital art creations. Today we take a look at the incredible past and present creations from our readers.Read More…
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    Create a Surreal Ramen Bowl Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopRamen preview
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    Ramen is a delicious Japanese noodle dish enjoyed by many around the world. In today's tutorial, we're going to show you how to illustrate a surrealistic ramen bowl using Adobe Photoshop and a pen tablet. Read More…
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    Community Project: Your First Creations—Part OnePastpresent previewpart1
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    For our last Tuts+ Community Project, we asked you to show us your very first and most recent digital art creations. Today we bring you the results of that project, with work from our talented readers.Read More…
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    Create a Winter Scene in Adobe Photoshop: The Digital PaintingWintercollab preview
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    This tutorial is part two of a collaboration with fellow Tuts+ instructor Rowena Aitken. She first showed you how to create the line art for this festive winter illustration, and now I'll show you how to digitally paint it in Photoshop. Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Project—Past and Present: Show Us Your First Creations!Past presentart preview
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    With 2014 coming to a close, we want you to share your journey with us! For this month's Tuts+ Community Project we want readers to submit examples of their first and most recent creations for an inspiring stroll down memory lane.Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Project: See Our Halloween Showcase!Gravestone preview
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    Today we bring you the results of our Halloween inspired community project, here on Tuts+ Design & Illustration. Enjoy the spooky submissions of creative gravestones from some of our talented readers!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Hauntingly Beautiful Cleopatra Mummy in Adobe PhotoshopCleopreview
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    In this tutorial, I demonstrate the evolution of a digital painting from start to finish by creating a hauntingly beautiful Egyptian goddess. My tools of choice are Adobe Photoshop CS3 and an off-brand pen tablet. Learn the techniques to bring out the best in your next piece! Read More…