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Samson & Friends
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:02 pm     Reply with quote
I've seen a lot of references to the smudge tool being negative, is it true that smudging is seen as cheap?!

I often use smudging with my pictures, after having first laid out slabs of colour. I use it to make the picture completely smooth. I would use the paintbrush completely if I had enough patience and RAM. So what do you guys think?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:13 pm     Reply with quote
i have no objection to it at all. i really dont care what the person does to shade or draw with as long as its well done
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 12:01 am     Reply with quote
If it achieves the affect you wanted, why not?

I think its fine. I use it as well. Just try to avoid making your pictures to smudgy looking and blurred. Remember to texture..

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 12:14 am     Reply with quote
It seems that the negativity towards smudging occurs when it's obvious someone used smuding. Like when you have smudge streaks all over the place in an attempt to be somewhat abstract. I guess what it boils down to is the use and abuse of smudge. Almost every digital artist will probably use some smudging in a tasteful way to provide a smooth gradient for shading, or to clean up some parts of the picture. To just smudge randomly for the sake of smudging is looked at about as scornfully as using filters it seems.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 12:58 am     Reply with quote
If you want to blend colors together you might want to hop over to Painter and use the Liquid tool - try the Just Add Water, or Grainy Water option. They work in real-time unlike Photoshop's tools, and they provide a much more natural-looking result. I would NEVER use Phtoshop's blend tools after having used Painters. Tweak the Opacity setting of the brush for the right amount of blend strength.

Give it a try!

-TJ

[This message has been edited by TJFrame (edited January 12, 2001).]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 1:59 pm     Reply with quote
In some States, yes, yes it is a crime.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 2:37 pm     Reply with quote
yes. IN some Arab couintries they will Hang you for this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 3:49 pm     Reply with quote
yeah, i was hanged once.

kinda sucked.

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