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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:18 am

What I am looking for in order of highest priority:

All the clothes from Gundam Wing characters
Custom character items

Short tutorial thing:
Grab the two base images of the body. (I'll link to a working PSD soon.)
Put two empty layers above that. Everything should be transparent.
Use a Black 1 px brush on topmost layer to draw the outline of what you are doing. Every now and then, turn the body layer's visibility off, so you can see what the image looks like alone. Trust me, I miss a lot of spots. When you are satisfied, move on.

On the other empty layer, the one between the top layer and the body layer, grab a grey brush, I usually use RGB 100 100 100 or RGB 125 125 125, to fill in where any color will go.

Change the brush to a black brush between the sizes of one and five px, and change it to the darken mode. Opacity should be at about 25%, Flow should remain at 100%. Since light should be uniform on all the images, you'll need to draw the shadows as if the light was coming from the character's left hand side, your right. For a start, click and hold *once* in an area where the darkest shadow will go. Drag the brush wherever you want the shadow to be. If you want, but be careful, you can release and move to a different area, but don't go back over the original shadow yet. When the areas are shaded, click again in a shadowed area. This will further darken the shadow in the places you just went over, but will only put a 25% shadow on any new areas. You should have at minimum one shadow color (one click), and at maximum five. (You went over one of the areas five times, one of them four, one of them three... etc.) I will NOT accept any shading done with gradients. This ruins the anime/cel-shaded feel of the image.

For areas that you did not put any grey, you can still use the darken brush. This will result in ANYTHING below this darkened area to have a shadow on it. I've used it for smoke and a couple bits of clothing so far, such as the cloak. I wasn't too happy with the cloak, it was one of my first images. I'll go back and touch it up later, I assume.

Urm. Yeah. Constantly remove the visibility of the body layer, checking to see any areas you missed, and how it looks alone. When you are done with the grey layer, duplicate this layer for as many colors that you want, leaving the original grey layer seperate. For each color, select one of the grey layers and go to Hues/Saturation, and play with it until you get the right color. This adjustment should NOT affect any layer EXCEPT the grey layer. Remember, when you do this, you should only have the lineart layer and *one* value layer showing. This prevents confusion as to why your changes aren't making any difference, and the partial transparencies won't add up into darker splotches.

When you have all of the colors that you want, simply remove visibility for every layer except the lineart and the color layer that you are saving. Save As>>PNG>>Default options

I will the PSD file as well as the PNG file when you send images.

I did this post on a quick rant, if there's anything wrong or that I need to update, which I know I will... I'll do it.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:40 pm

Well, I guess people could leave me something they want, and I'd make it for you. O_o;

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:07 pm

Edited.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:50 am

Medals and awards should go on a seperate layer.

You'll also need to separate each article of clothing from the uniform, as pants and coat go seperately.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:46 am

Well, I just figure it'd be easier as one. <_<;; But, okay. -Fixes.-

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:08 pm

Hey Arkon, feel like makin my shirt <- [points to picture] I can give you a bigger copy if you'd like and I would really appreciate it mate. Since Im no good with photoshop.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:12 pm

You should work on images from the series before anything else, IMO.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Zhelir Darkfall on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:13 pm

How 'bout some suits? Zhelir will be putting out an official request to give 10k to whomever can make the suit he wants, from the L04 topic.

Hey, speaking of collapsing economy, why don't some of you that're better with Photoshop start up a little business (The colonies will welcome a tailor shop, I can promise that) that makes transparent images in exchange for creds? Just my thoughts. ;)

EDIT: }{G's doin' their part for the series. The Flight Suits are the G-Boys' Flight Suits, just with the }{G insignia. Strike that (and change the stripe to red, instead of gold) and there ya go.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:17 pm

Not a bad idea Zhelir. Im not good with photoshop but it makes sence to me. Get paid for your efforts and what not.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:39 pm

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Urm, I think that's good. O_o; Gotta' wait for one of the Admins or such to pick it up and load.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:41 pm

You rock bro!

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:52 pm

The Duo Cloths collection!

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:16 pm

Wha? No shading? x_X

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:18 pm

I didn't shade?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:39 am

And now, Wufei!

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:19 am

Hair is separate from clothing items. Just commenting on the Duo top.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:26 am

Aren't you suppose to be in bed? And I did that because hair will stick out from the hat if it's seperate. <_<;

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Aarkon on Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:40 am

Trowa!

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