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Background painting research by Mikeinel Background painting research by Mikeinel
I've been researching methods to efficiently create backgrounds from photographs or 3d renders.
(Or rather cheat, if you feel that's the appropriate term)

The reference is from a panorama, as seen here: [link]
by heiwa4216

Process description: (6 images on the bottom, left to right, top to bottom)
1: Original photo
2: Smart blur + manual smudges + paint-overs
3: Details and shines paint-overs
4: Fog paint-over
5: Sky paint-over
6: High saturation with a slight contrast
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:iconailantan:
Ailantan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for tutorial, i need to try to do it sometime.
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:iconaxel-letterman:
Axel-Letterman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
This looks like a good background for a future Katawa Shoujo sequel, or something among those lines...
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work on the buildings... :wow:
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:icondarkxnight:
DarkxNight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool :)
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:iconkravyn-kun:
Kravyn-kun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice hot tip thanks!
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:iconajdva:
AJDVA Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aah..Thank you my friend. You just gave me an Idea. :D
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:iconborjj:
Borjj Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
woow...
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:iconiamanelebiscarra:
iAmAneleBiscarra Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gewd!!!
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:iconxxconniexx:
xxConniexx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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:iconmadappel:
madappel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Seriously, how do you make the light effect that you keep using in your art? I like it!
( although this art isn't made in photoshop, but the light effects seems the same )
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:icondtjb:
DTJB Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheat, use reference, meh. What's the difference?
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:iconnokadota:
Nokadota Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Friggin' sweet.
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:iconpipeextile92:
Pipeextile92 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Page is really Useful! Thanks For the tips!! :D
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:iconhappydaim:
Happydaim Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow ! Thank you for the details ;) it helps !
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:iconmisstressfortune:
MisstressFortune Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow oAo~~
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:icon96applepie:
96Applepie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that`s amazing o
wow
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:iconcddmanful:
cddmanful Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! I wonder if many animes with realistic backgrounds use similar methods.....
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:iconhpuff:
hpuff Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They do, in Japan you can buy dozens of huge books full of photos of places and building that are for the very purpose of copying to include in your manga/anime.
Many anime are based in real-life locations too, so have to be accurate and usually involve someone going off to take photos for the company.

As long as you haven't stolen the photo (ie you paid for it, took it yourself, or it's royalty free) then this is a perfectly valid way of producing backgrounds :D
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:iconchibivocaloidchao:
ChibiVocaloidChao Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I assume many do, but it looks like it's drawn, we can't tell the difference. The amazing power of art programs!
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:iconcrasygreen:
Crasygreen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
wow... impressiv!
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:iconxxxmr-legoxxx:
xxxMR-LEGOxxx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
o.o nice
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:icondanielsrzg:
danielsrzg Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks man...:D i need this
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:iconthat1otherguy0824:
that1otherguy0824 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How is that cheating?
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:iconrogue-knyte:
Rogue-Knyte Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They didn't draw it. They just did some layer adjustments/added effects of a panoramic photo they took...
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:iconmoon-monsters:
moon-monsters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work~ but you might want file this under 'photo manipulation' instead
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:icondarkangelhiei:
Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student
not bad
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:iconsharigin:
Sharigin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O . O easier ways to make more impressing art! thank you mang know to abuse this resource lmao lol jk ill use it in moderation till i can make my own
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:iconsharigin:
Sharigin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now*
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:icongrand-corsair:
Grand-Corsair Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good but I think that girl in the picture kinda got in the way.
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:iconenvylovr:
envylovr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My love for this is legendary~ *^*
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:iconfreakyfanatic101:
FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is there anything you can't do?
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:iconriddif999:
Riddif999 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
pregnant i think.. hehehe :D
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:iconfreakyfanatic101:
FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hm..... I will take that as a challenge and wait for you to try it.
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:iconriddif999:
Riddif999 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
well, of course i can't.. and don't wait for me..
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:iconfreakyfanatic101:
FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
aw....
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:iconanikaspellsinger:
AnikaSpellsinger Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
genial XD
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:iconbakaakbar:
bakaakbar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i've been trying to do stuff like this
but it always turns out looking wrong T - T
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:iconauradria:
Auradria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
hgnn~~ if I could just give you a big hug right now. I was rewatching Draw with me again, and decided I'd like to keep updated with your works, and seeing this is great. Mainly for the inspiration on background creating methods. Thank you <3
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