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Offline Bufftusk

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« on: December 16, 2004, 11:29:00 am »
and I'm CLUELESS on what to do with it, I looked at all the tools and played around with it a bit...but I can't seem to get anything to happen with it (anything I want to, that is.) i'm a bit overwhelmed here, and was wondering if anyone knew of any tutorias or anyplace, anyone who'd be willing to help? I'm a bit of a slow learner I'll admit, or else I'd probably be churning out somewhat decent by now instead of...well nothing. I'd really appreciate any help you can give, thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 11:34:26 am »
If you Google for "Photoshop tutorial", you'll get more tutorials than you could possibly work through in a lifetime. '<img'>  What would you like to learn first?
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2004, 08:37:21 am »
But I have done that allready...I was hoping someone with some experience could help. But no one ever seems to want to...*sighs* when I know how to use it and someone needs help with it I'm going to be sure to help them, maybe start a trend...nevermind, sorry for bothering you all with my stupid requests.

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2004, 09:45:28 am »
The thing is, Photoshop is a very big, very complex beast, and you can do thousands of different things with it. If you would tell me what you would like to do with it, or where you got stuck in a tutorial, I can try to help you with that.

(I don't use Photoshop, so I can't help you with advanced stuff, but I regularly use applications that are quite similar.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2004, 04:07:21 pm »
Al Mackey


This is the tutorial I used to learn PS. Dosn't get much simplier then the way he explains it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2004, 08:42:08 am »
Hey there

Well, I basically want to know how to just ad color and shading, do all those blending affects that I just can’t seem to figure out. I’m sorry for going a bit off the handle there…I know a lot of people who’re brilliant with the program but none of them seem to be interested in helping me with it. Which is a bit frustrating to be honest, because usually I just post pencil sketches and people don’t seem to be as interested in those anymore, or ask me ‘are you going to finish it?’…When I’m thinking to myself, I thought it WAS finished. But like I said just colors and shading, I can’t even find where the color gradients are…and about now I’m feeling really idiotic.

Oh and thank you for the link Claw, I will look at that in meantime…hopefully I can understand it, just usually I’m the sort that seems to need this things explained to him. But no harm in trying…

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 09:56:23 am »
Since you already have pencil sketches, the following method might be easier to begin with:

Use the menu item 'Image -> Adjustments -> Auto levels' to get good contrast in your scanned pencil drawing. (You can also try the non-auto version to see if you can get better results manually.)
Create a new layer, and change its mode from "normal" to "multiply". You can now use the brush tool to paint color right over the sketch, without losing any of the sketch's detail, includng the shading that was already there.

If the sketch is very clean (lines without gaps, enclosing the area completely, much like an animation model sheet), you can also bump the contrast and start at step 5 in Al Mackey's tutorial.
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