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Photoshop Abuse by kevinbolk Photoshop Abuse by kevinbolk
Or "How to make any remotely skilled digital artist cry."

This was the art for one of the slides for my "10 Things I Hate About Webcomics" panel I put together for Zenkaicon 2011. The idea behind the whole thing was to poke fun at common webcomics tropes, cliches, and/or bad habits and to help new creators recognize them and then either avoid them or exploit them.

This slide went with the "Horrible Misuse of Image Software" segment. It was hard to do and even harder to look at. I tried to remember back to all the mistakes I used to make when I first learned Photoshop and crammed them all into one horrifying mess. Can you spot them all? XD

Oh, and for the love of Godbeard, DO NOT FAVORITE THIS IMAGE. If this makes it anywhere near the front page I am MURDERING THE LOT OF YOU.

Ok, I'm too much a softie to do that. I will just die a little inside and gently weep onto my tablet. You wouldn't want to make me cry, would you?

BTW, the "Asian Princess Kevi-Chan" drawing for this image was taken from this comic...


:::EDIT:::- Oh, look. Front page. Well then....

You are all finks. HILARIOUS finks, but finks nonetheless. :D
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:iconkirafion:
Kirafion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I'm really cringing now.
just no .
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N0-Vacancy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why do i get the feeling that if I favorite this image for fun that i will never hear the end of it?
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Guntherson962 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Cause of the off chance that you actually might not.
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N0-Vacancy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ironically, i completely forgot all about this post.
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fartbisket Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:/
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:iconthe-average-alex:
The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
So good, so so good!
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:icondandrazen:
DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Writer
Lens flare! Lens flare EVERYWHERE!!
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WhiteWings Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep....I see this in toooo many galleries, some done by people about as old as I am...sooooo sad. TT^TT You forgot the dreaded maple leaf and grass brushes, but I guess you covered that with the birds up there.
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The-Average-Alex Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
What's wrong with the grass brush D: I used it here.
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But on a serious note i agree, dat maple leaf brush.....
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WhiteWings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(gosh, I forgot I wrote this comment o.o)
There's nothing wrong with the grass brush, when it's done right, like you did (very lovely, btw). I actually use it myself here and there. It's just when people just slap it onto their canvas without care or size or direction, like the maple leaf one; that brush could be done right too, it's just that many don't care enough to.
I believe this is what I was trying to get at. Im sorry Id insulted you :(
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