'The Fett man' tutorial
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:45 PM
In this tutorial, I will be telling you how to make this:
1. Paste in a good stock. Make sure its something that doesn't have very much going on in the backround, but, isn't completely empty. For me, this stock already had some flow, but, if your's doesn't, just do some smudging, using either the vine brush with the spacing set to 0 or a hard round brush with 0 spacing and a high rate. Don't go overboard with the smudging, just something to get you started:
2. To get the primary effects started. I find with doing clipping masks, it's important to find a nice focal. The focal shouldn't be too simple, but not overly complicated. Notice how the Fett man has a lot of details in his armor, but, near his jetback, it's mostly grey. If you have an area like this on your focal, it's a good place to start with the clipping masks. Now, as for the clipping masks themselves, I used splatter brushes. I recommend NOT using big splatter brushes that are spaced out. Use small ones that have a lot going on. Obviously, you can scale down the brushes, which I have done here. To do a clipping mask, create a new layer, paint on the shapes you want, then right click the layer in the layer window, and scroll down to 'Alpha to selection'. Then go to the paths window and click 'selection to path'(third button from the left along the bottom) After that, go to select>none, hide the paint layer and create a new layer, then go back to the paths window and click the 'paths to selection' button (fourth from the left). This'll make the splatter brushes appear as empty selections, which you will edit>copy visible>paste into. Then move it around. I moved it left and slightly down, and erased parts I didn't like. Don't try to over-complicate things here, just get things started:
my splatter placement:
3. I ran a sharpen on a new copy visible layer (edit>copy visible>paste>layer>new layer) of about 30-40, and erased everything except for the clipping masks:
4. I did another clipping masks, making sure to keep the flow going:
5. To add some interest to the effects, I pasted in a c4d, set the layer to screen at 80% and erased most of it. I kept the c4d over the clipping masks, and erased, moved, flipped, etc. anything thats needed to keep the flow. Try to make the c4d accent the clipping masks, not overpower them:
6. Ran another sharpen and erased in parts I didn't like:
7. I did another clipping mask, but, only a little on the top left, to expand the effects some:
8. To add some color and added effect, I pasted in a fractal. I moved it around until I found a nice place for it. I pasted in 2 more after it. All are set to Screen at 100%, and I erased most of them.:
2nd and 3rd:
9. I added another small clipping mask, this time to the bottom left, and did another copy visible sharpen layer:
10. I added another fractal, but, only to add a very subtle effect. I erased nearly all of it, only leaving a few pieces here and there. Layer set to screen at 100%:
11. Now that the left side is coming along, it's time to start the right side. I made a copy visible layer, and started smudging with a small hard round brush with the spacing set to 0:
12. Here's where I got a bit lazy. I spent many hours trying to make effects for the right side, but, eventually, I said 'screw it' and I just made another copy visible layer, flipped it horizontially, then vertically, and erased most of it, leaving only the effects that were on the left on the right side as well:
13. I did clipping mask on the right to add flow and give it it's own feel:
14. I didn't like the colors. So, I ran a gradient of soft yellow and pink (make a copy visible layer, then set the colors you want, and go to colors>maps>gradient map)
Set the layer to 'Color' at 29%:
15. After doing the previous gradient, I wanted some more blue. So, I hid the yellow/pink gradient, then made a copy visible layer and moved it up, and set it to color and about 10%. Be sure to unhide the first gradient. This is a very subtle change:
16. Going with the blue idea, I pasted in a bright blue fractal, having each a part of the left and right effects. Erased most of it, and set it to Addition at 90%:
17. I ran another gradient, this time, purple and a more saturated yellow:
Set the layer to Overlay at 50%
18. For a final step, I painted in some light orange with a soft round brush in between the Fett man and the pistol, and set it to Addition at 100%, to make a light source:
And there you go. Hopefully, though I doubt it, this helps some people. I haven't written a tutorial in a long time, so, forgive me if it's poorly written.
for the splatter brushes, I forgot which set I used, so, it's up to you to scout around for some nice ones. Deviantart has the best from what I've seen. And for the fractals, I used Greentunic's set: http://greentunic.de...ack-2-114869027
Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:07 PM
thanks for result and comments.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:25 AM
so everyone can at least attempt it. There is a set of guidelines for official tuts, and this meets all of them soo... ;)
I think I may move it to official after it gets a few more comments etc..
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:58 PM
Might try if I find some good brushes. :)
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:32 PM
Anyway, samus, would you like it to be an official tutorial?
I don't like it when people with authority can't spell or even use spell check.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:19 AM
Anyway, samus, would you like it to be an offical tutorial?
lol, sure. Don't see any reason not to.