05-20-2005, 12:27 AM
Im just getting into the more technical end of it, Id say a well rounded knowledge of your painting tool, painter, or photoshop are the biggies.
1. But to start, like I am (still noob), know your painting app, all the tools.
2. And maybe stitch a panorama together, out of 2-3-4 images.
3. Then those Gnomon DVDs are the way Im learning the pro techniques.
4. gazing in awe here at the gallery is a good motivator, as well.