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Re: Benedikt

Post by Psjunkie » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 am

so I haven't researched much but ran across this...take it or leave it...

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com ... -on-object

and then there's this.............https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/h ... -cms-25054

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 am
so I haven't researched much but ran across this...take it or leave it...

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com ... -on-object

and then there's this.............https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/h ... -cms-25054
haven't seen these yet, though I have looked at a hanful of this stuff, I will enjoy going through these and see what I get out of them. You must have thrown a differerent word or two into your search. Thanks!

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 am
so I haven't researched much but ran across this...take it or leave it...

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com ... -on-object

and then there's this.............https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/h ... -cms-25054
I followed the tuts a little bit and used the gradient brush to paint light onto the armor. I would select a metal area based on its shape and applied a layer of gradient lighting to that layer. I messed with the image for a while hitting spots and doing that.

Also, in general the image needed more punch in the metal areas, so Frank sent me a PM where he did a hard light layer and a multiply layer, but he used both a mask and and the underlying blend mode to control where the affect takes place. Basically you would (for instance) do ctrl-J to duplicate the image, set it to multiply (or hard light for the other example), double click onto the layer to get the layer style panel to come up, and then you would adjust the underlying layer sliders until you achieve the general effect you are looking for. And then you use a mask to limit the change further to only the parts of the image you a looking at. So I also did Frank's routines and ended up with:
shiny.jpg

edit -- so, talking about material, metal likes contrast - now how about the fabric, it just isn't reading like a fabric yet. That will be the next task - a useful knowledge to have.

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:04 pm

I have found nothing on the fabric except drawing courses teaching about how to draw folds. So I attempted to use lights and darks to show where the folds occur in the model. I used a soft brush and did the best I could hoping that the form/shape of the folds would help sell the material as some type of fabric or leather.
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Post by davechinn » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 pm

He looks awesome and will go very well with your ongoing project. I look forward to your progress as you move along Piet.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm

davechinn wrote:
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He looks awesome and will go very well with your ongoing project. I look forward to your progress as you move along Piet.
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thanks Dave, Learning to paint these guys in PS is bringing new life to an old hobby.

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 pm
He looks awesome and will go very well with your ongoing project. I look forward to your progress as you move along Piet.
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thanks Dave, Learning to paint/color these guys in PS is bringing new life to an old hobby.

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Post by Psjunkie » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:59 am

sold me.....

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Post by davechinn » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:08 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm
davechinn wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:29 pm
He looks awesome and will go very well with your ongoing project. I look forward to your progress as you move along Piet.
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thanks Dave, Learning to paint/color these guys in PS is bringing new life to an old hobby.


That is so cool Piet !!! I'm gonna have to learn the technique for some future projects.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:17 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:08 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm


thanks Dave, Learning to paint/color these guys in PS is bringing new life to an old hobby.


That is so cool Piet !!! I'm gonna have to learn the technique for some future projects.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I just stumbled onto an online course (mostly free) at www.ctrlpaint.com that teaches both photoshop and art/drawing, but what is cool is that it is a series of 5 minute videos that actually look like they are in the proper order for good skill building. I might learn how to draw yet!!! I am a great believer that diverse skills when integrated, build on each other.

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