• Chesty's basic editing tutorial
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  • [QUOTE=Back_Slash;19053146]Nice man I need to learn muzzles and smoke. Also make a tut on when to make muzzles or smoke. [sp]I hate when I see an M16 spewing fire [/sp][/QUOTE] Realistic, daylight muzzlesmoke is something I'm learning right now, so I have an alternative to my big fiery flashes that suit Sci-Fi and action pictures, but not realistic poses. I will post a section of the tutorial on that if I can nail it well enough.
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  • We need a tutorial for Photoshop for teh noobs. Maybeh I shallt take on the honorable quest of making a basic one :v:
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  • If people know their way around the buttons, ie. where the tools are and their parameters and what they're called, they should easily be able to follow this tutorial (the only parts where I actually mention GIMP are in numbers, brush names and keyboard shortcuts). [editline]04:21PM[/editline] Updated with reference-made muzzleflashes!
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  • I came at the muzzleflash part, like just seeing how easy it looks to make something look awesome.
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  • [QUOTE=Back_Slash;19054505]I just want to learn smoke because I'm fine with that.[/QUOTE] I want Rim Lighting and the Smoke trails.
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  • It will be covered guys, don't worry - read the end of the OP before posting requests please.
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  • Also, one more thing Chesty. I only ever showed you that technique to hand draw muzzle flashes with splatter brushes, but I have found that by smoke brushes instead it can come out looking a lot more realistic. I could show you if you had the time at some point.
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  • [QUOTE=The Vman;19056788]Also, one more thing Chesty. I only ever showed you that technique to hand draw muzzle flashes with splatter brushes, but I have found that by smoke brushes instead it can come out looking a lot more realistic. I could show you if you had the time at some point.[/QUOTE] Sounds great. You got a date, mate. <3 [QUOTE=Uberslug;19059055]Made a Resources section in the sticky and put this in it.[/QUOTE] Gracias amigo. ------------------ Yessssh two pages. Thanks guys! Thread will be updated again tomorrow hopefully.
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  • [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;19060076]Needs reading the thread properly.[/QUOTE] This. Also, nice tutorial, Chesty. I already knew most of this, but good work nonetheless!
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  • [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;19060076]Needs reading the thread properly.[/QUOTE] I don't see no hand drawn ones.
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  • [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;19050851]You mean after the character has been isolated it has a white line around it? You are isolating too wide then. To fix it, use the "magic wand" and click outside your character on his layer. Then go to "selection/grow" and pick one or two pixels, and then press delete. That should hopefully fix it this time around. In the future though, you'll need to isolate closer to the character.[/QUOTE] fuck, it could be that i was [b]CUTTING[/b] the selection instead of copying. rate be bad reading/dumb :suicide:
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  • Thanks Chesty! I'll give this technique a try as soon as I can, but my computer's having all kinds of problems [QUOTE=crazymonkay;19066340] rate be bad reading/dumb :suicide:[/QUOTE] I'll rate gaybow
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  • nice tut, cant wait for the blood gore one :) I posed this a few days ago and after seeing your tutorial, decided to edit it. As you go along with your tutorial, I will update the pic w/ the techniques you have been teaching. [MEDIA] [url]http://filesmelt.com/downloader/scifizombie1.jpg[/url][/MEDIA] Original: [MEDIA]http://filesmelt.com/downloader/cs_office000027.jpg[/MEDIA] And thanks once again for your much needed contribution to the community.
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  • [media]http://www.eletric-lounge.com/reaper/Ks/1up/files/5/wtfhax.jpg[/media] Well. Okay.
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  • Dodging/Burning the blood by hand is kind of a waste of time imo. You can very easily just use Bevel and Emboss and achieve the same effect.
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  • [QUOTE=Septok;19098469]Dodging/Burning the blood by hand is kind of a waste of time imo. You can very easily just use Bevel and Emboss and achieve the same effect.[/QUOTE] Yes, but I like to avoid telling people to use filters like bevel/emboss because people tend to overdo it. Also, this is primarily a GIMP tutorial and, in GIMP, bevel/emboss removes the colour from a layer, making it more trouble that it's worth (it would take the same amount of time to apply the filter correctly and change the colour and brightness as it would to just quickly dodge and burn the blood).
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  • [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;19098520]Yes, but I like to avoid telling people to use filters like bevel/emboss because people tend to overdo it. Also, this is primarily a GIMP tutorial and, in GIMP, bevel/emboss removes the colour from a layer, making it more trouble that it's worth (it would take the same amount of time to apply the filter correctly and change the colour and brightness as it would to just quickly dodge and burn the blood).[/QUOTE] Ah, I didn't know that GIMP removed the colors from it. [QUOTE=Fire Kracker;19098541]you don't need any dodge imo[/QUOTE] Enjoy flat blood.
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  • [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;19056117]It will be covered guys, don't worry - read the end of the OP before posting requests please.[/QUOTE] I wasn't requesting i was just saying that is the part of it i want to learn about.