The rule is you should use the highest resolution you can handle. Try to experiment with it: create a very big canvas and paint a big stroke with a complicated brush. If it doesn't lag, you can go for something ever bigger; if it does lag, make the resolution smaller and try once again. For me it works the best if the final image is 10-25% of the original size
The problem is I don't own copyright to this image anymore, it comes from a tutorial I have sold, so they can always say they just followed the steps and it's their result... Anyway, thanks for letting me know
I'm not an expert on the matter, but I do have some experience with this sort of thing. You DO own the copyright - it's clearly the exact image, not a derivative work created from the tutorial. Making it part of atutorial does not invalidate your ownership of the image. You can certainly have Amazon take it down until the person changes the image, or pays you fair compensation.
I can understand if you don't want to pursue this, but I hate seeing artists being abused and taken advantage of in this way.
I could fight for it, but I'm not 100% sure if someone didn't ask me about it in the past, so I might have given someone my permission, and I don't remember it now. I'd need to dig through all my messages to find it, so it's not really worth it.
Hi there, just so you know another deviant/ facebooker is trying to pass of this exact image as their own. I understand there is a tutorial for this picture, although he has taken the final image and used it as his own. Own facebook his work is being shared by pages such as "It's Art" even though the work is not his. aka...he is getting credit for your work.
Love it! I like how the face is in focus but the body is blurry. I love the grungy fur and dark circles. I especially love the cloudy look to the eyes. Thank you for sharing the tutorial too, it gave me great insight into how you accomplished those things.