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Old 30-09-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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Okie Dokie.

Before we get started I must say that the final product isn't brillant. The basic principals that I wll teach can be used to make MUCH better looking images.

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Step 1
Create a new document with the following dimensions.

Step 2
Select the paint bucket tool

Step 3
Fill the blank workspace, you should get something like this. Cool eh?

Step 4
Create a new layer (Keyboard Shortcut Shift + Ctrl + N)
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Press Layer > New > Layer

Step 5
Select the brush tool.

Step 6
Configure your brush,

Look for this toolbar.

Click on the little drop down arrow next to the Brush: part of the toolbar.

You will get a screen like the one below.

Select the set of brushes you would like, then select the brush you want.
Step 7
Begin to brush in the opposite colour of the background (If itís whiteÖ paint with black. If itís black paint with white.)
After a few quick brush strokes you should get something like this.

Note: I used one of the brushes from Natural Brushes 2 and dragged it all over the image.
Step 8
Create a new layer and then switch to the opposite colour of the one you just used to brush over your base background. See step 4 if you donít know how to create a new layer.
Step 9
Brush some more!
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Old 30-09-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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Step 10 Repeat steps 8-9 a few times. Feel free to change brushes as I did. Hopefully you will end up with something like this.


Hint: Just play around until you get something you like, you can adjust opacity of layers as well as delete them if need be.

If you are following Taikara's tutorial you may now return to it.

Step 11
Open the layers window (F7)

Step 12
Press the half black & half white circle.
You will get a drop down like this

Press Colour Balance

Step 13


Browse through Shadows/Midtones/Highlights in turn and adjust the sliders.
Press OK

You will get something like this,




I used the following:

Highlights -17,+2,+62
Midtones - -76,-64+68
Shadows - -85,0,+26

Step 14

Add your main image.



Step 15

Add your text, use a suitable font.
For my text I added a 2 pixel stroke and a drop shadow.
To add a Stroke/Drop shadow right click the text layer and select blending options from the drop down menu.

Your image should now look like this.




Step 16
Add a border.
Mine is a simple 1 pixel line that goes around the entire image. I did this with the pencil tool.



Hopefully the image youíve made will look respectable at the very least, this is a very simple image however using these basic principles youíll soon be able to make some very cool images.

Using the above methods images such as the following can be produced:


:w00t:
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Old 30-09-2005, 10:40 PM   #3
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Bravo Magic!
Only problem, what program did you use?
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Old 30-09-2005, 10:52 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Blood-Pigggy@Sep 30 2005, 09:40 PM
Bravo Magic!
Only problem, what program did you use?
It says in the thread title - Made for www.sovereigncraft.com



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Old 30-09-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
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who-hoa-hoah.

Methinks I have competition.

Must improve background-making techniques!

Seriously, Magic, great job, and I love the font for the first and last example sigs!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Frodo+Sep 30 2005, 04:52 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Frodo @ Sep 30 2005, 04:52 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Blood-Pigggy@Sep 30 2005, 09:40 PM
Bravo Magic!
Only problem, what program did you use?
It says in the thread title - Made for www.sovereigncraft.com


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Um, that's just a website with art and stuff.
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Old 30-09-2005, 11:08 PM   #7
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I'm fairly certain he's using Photoshop... probably version 7.0
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Old 30-09-2005, 11:38 PM   #8
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Photoshop it is, the tutorial should apply to most graphic editing programs though

Ah heres something im about to post in my gallery... I was just resitting the tutorial myself and applying the techniques properly



@ Tai, glad you like it.. competition will only make us both better :w00t:
@ Piggy, I love you :eeeeeh: Serious though, thanks for the bravo
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:14 AM   #9
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Woooheeee! I will use your tutorial :P great job magic
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:54 AM   #10
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Tell me how easy it is/was to understand when your done with it Urb. I'll revise it if neccessary.
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