What opacity and flow to use in digital painting


What opacity and flow to use in digital painting. This video shows you how to select the right opacity for digital painting.

First, I use low opacity (30-50%) to find values and move shapes/shadow around. It’s kind of similar process when you sketch with pencil, you have to get a rough draft or construction lines and rough values (shading, lighting)
After I get what seems to be underpainting (close to corrected values) then I use only (70-100%) and be precise of where you put your paint and strokes using 100% help keep your color clean and not muddy. Then just use logic and intuition where to fix and use opacity according to the local values and decide whether you want soft of hard edge on that area.
For tablet setting, I use default setting most of the time. Don’t worry so much about that, very minor stuff. Just make sure your pen is pressure sensitive, that is all there is to it. And for brush settings, I would recommend master the default round then you can play around with your setting once you understand how the default actually works.
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