Create an Artistic Drawing of the Twilight Kiss Using Coreldraw and Photoshop

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Its a little something dedicated to CorelDraw and photoshop lovers on this valentines. ;)
Here I have used a combination of two very different softwares-CorelDRAW and Photoshop. I always loved coreldraw as the best drawing software and photoshop as the best coloring software. Some people believe that this combination is not possible because of "compatibility issues". Well I am not very sure, here is a new combination. I hope u will like it.

NOTE:It is really very hard to categorize this tutorial but still I am putting it as CorelDraw tutorial...

Step 1

First of all take a new page in corelDraw. Take your favorite image that you want to trace. I have chosen this "twilight kiss". You can always do freehand drawing. I prefer tracing here. If you are good in traditional drawing, you can scan your drawing and then start tracing it in coreldraw ;)

The size of this image is 2500px * 1393px.

Step 2

Now press "I". We will work with artistic media tool. Select the "preset shape" Its the top left icon on "artistic media tool bar".

Make stroke width 9px.

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And then choose your favorite preset stroke. I am working with default stroke.

Step 3

Choose red color for drawing otherwise you wont see what you are drawing....try to draw large strokes that looks good. It shows "force"

Step 4

the sketch is done now...There is not much to explain here...You just have to trace the lines that u feel are important....its basically an outline

Step 5

The sketch is done and image is not needed anymore....so delete the image.

Now select all the lines and press G to group them. Click on black color to make the lines black...

Step 6

Go to File>export
save it as a jpeg file...
and then open it in photoshop.... :)

Step 7

In Photoshop

Go to Windows>swatches to get the swatches pallets

In Swatches pallet choose web hues.... click on #ffcc99. Its skin color.

Add a new layer

Set layer blending mode to Multiply

Take Brush tool by pressing B

brush size- 100px

hardness- 30%

opacity- 25%

Flow- 60%

Color there faces and neck....

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