Post by PhantomBaz on Sept 18, 2011 19:12:07 GMT -9
hey, not sure if you have already done this, but i can't seem to find anything along the same lines as it, so...
I'm total clueless when it comes to most things computer/photoshop shop etc.. etc.. I have drawn one or two sketches and would like convert into figures.
so i think it would be nice to have a dummies guide to...
getting your sketches onto your computer/photoshop...
how to use photoshop to make them look like paper models etc...
I know this would not be an easy task, but i think it would help. You would even upload a demo of you making a figure using photoshop onto youtube, explaining each step as you work through it. I know for one it would be a big help to me ;D Thanks, Phantom Baz
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2011 19:12:56 GMT -9 by PhantomBaz
Post by PhantomBaz on Sept 18, 2011 20:11:09 GMT -9
yup i went through it roughly, but couldn't seem to find what i was looking for i.e how to get my sketches onto photoshop (i'm guess that i need a scanners, then open that scan in photoshop).
How to use photoshop (getting the thick black line that outlines the model sure it not free hand using a mouse?, using shading etc). I've never used photoshop, as i have had no need for it, but now I'd really like to if i can make my sketche into models.
Post by cowboyleland on Sept 18, 2011 20:18:19 GMT -9
you're guessing right about the scan. I use GIMP and for the dark outline I actually select the background shrink the selection a bit and then stroke the selection. This sometimes leaves some white bits to touch up between the outline and the figure. It also leaves a black border on the page that should be bucket filled with white to save ink.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Okay. Well, I dunno beans about Photoshop. I do know GIMP and Inkscape though. A scanner is key, if your gonna work off of pencil drawings. A lot of folks use a PDF printer program to get the file to PDF. Inkscape will do that for you as well.
I open my scanned TIFF in GIMP, then clean it up. Make sure you keep the resolution at least 300 ppi. Either by hand(tablet) or mouse, or with color/saturation filter. Then I go to Inkscape to Vector trace it. Then, back to GIMP for coloring. Here's a link for that... www.elfwood.com/farp/comic/ But Hackbarth has a great tutorial for it too... I'm not sure how to help. Most of the "how to" stuff assumes you have basic knowledge...
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
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