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Photoshop

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by chayton, Feb 12, 2012.

    Feb 12, 2012
  1. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I started working on this awhile ago and since my creative spark seems to have gone on vacation, I decided to just go back and finish it. I'm thinking about selling this as a poster or something - maybe with the title "Midnight in the garden"??? Critiques (or better titles) welcomed!

    Photoshop: midnightinthegardenSM.jpg,Feb 12, 2012
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2012
  3. ksb11

    ksb11 Senior Member

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    I wish I had the talent to express myself through art like that. That is really impressive!
     
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  5. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2012
  7. azzagirt

    azzagirt Experienced Member

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    Cool artwork Chayton, my first thought was "Lilly of the Valley" :)
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2012
  9. slotjunkie

    slotjunkie Dormant account

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    Absolutely Amazing! You are good!

    "TigerLilly"
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2012
  11. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Wow that`s awesome PS skills you have there Chay, a plant changing into a beautiful flower and a transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, can only be one title imho.. Metamorphosis :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2012
  13. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Thanks all...believe it or not, I drew a version of this freehand when I was about 17! lol - I used to get cool ideas when I was young. Anyhow, I've always wanted to do it in PS (it's almost impossible to draw those kind of glowy lights freehand and it was my first attempt in photoshop too!) but I wanted to do it big. This one at full size is 14" x 18" at print res, and with a billion layers, it makes for a really BIG photoshop file - the first version was almost 1GB, I had to flatten a bunch of the layers so I could continue to work on it, and now it's almost 1GB again! :rolleyes:

    I still have to do a few tweaks here and there, but I'm almost done I think.

    @777 - I'm actually using 'Metamorphosis' for the file name! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Oh i`m on the ball today, make a personal addition for me, in keeping with the 'Metamorphosis' theme have the moon in all of it`s statures from crescent to full arced across the sky, then the butterfly would take on the guise of being a moth also ;).

    Damn i`m deep today lol.

    P.S.
    A commission for you, Stonehenge at night with all the planets in view and a radiating light emitting from the stones heading towards the heavens - Genesis.
     
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  17. missmichelle

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    Wow! Absolutely beautiful~

    Michelle
     
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  19. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    Excellent. I see it as water meeting the sky. I'd call it "water in the sky" or "water and the sky"
     
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  20. Feb 13, 2012
  21. skiny

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    Very nice.

    Do you use any other programs? (other than photoshop?)
     
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  23. samoas

    samoas Senior Member

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    Awesome Chayton!:thumbsup:
     
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  25. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Yep I used Illustrator mostly to draw the basic shapes of the wings and the leaves etc. Photoshop has vector tools but they're not as good (or as easy to work with) as the ones in Illustrator, so I usually bounce back and forth between the two.
     
  26. Feb 13, 2012
  27. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I just started learning Illustrator a couple of weeks ago so I can make vector images. I work mostly in 3DS Max and use Paintshop Pro for textures and stuff. I started using PSP about 15 years ago and never really got into Photoshop. It just did everything I needed to so I never bothered learning Photoshop.

    3DS is great for making 3d animations but it makes really nice still images too.
     
  28. Feb 13, 2012
  29. chayton

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    That's awesome, I once tried 3D but I had a really tough time. I did my name and made it rock back and forth. :rolleyes: Took me all bloody day too - I can't even imagine trying to make more than one object! I just can't wrap my head around working in wireframe. I really should learn though, because it's something I would find really useful. Although I probably don't have a good enough computer for that anyhow. Or a good enough brain. ;)

    When I was in AZ one of the guys I worked with was a bloody genius with 3D - it's amazing the kind of things you can do if you're good at it.

    Can you show any of your work Skiny? I'd love to see it...
     
  30. Feb 14, 2012
  31. skiny

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    The first two of these are flash files so I can't show them here.
    The second one is a still image but I think it's just too big. It won't let me show it either. I have a picture of the wire frame for that desk picture somewhere.
    The third is my first attempt at water. It's a little dark.

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    This is mostly 3ds max with paintshop for making textures and stuff.

    I've been using illustrator for a couple of weeks and it's a whole new ball game. I'm impressed with that picture you made with it. I'm still screwing around with the basics.
     
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  33. skiny

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    I'm tacking this last one underneath because it'll only let me put one video per post.

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  35. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    oh that's cool - I especially like the water! That would be a really great scene if there was a little cloud moving across the moon. Or a bat. ;) Also the very first little phut when the flame starts on the Zippo....little details like that add a LOT.
     
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  37. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Well I'm definitely not an Illustrator expert, I always start there and end up in Photoshop. :oops:

    But there are some really cool things you can do with it - the gradient mesh tool is really awesome once you get the hang of it, check this: You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  38. Feb 14, 2012
  39. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I spend a lot of time on detail. Sometimes I spend way too much time on things people might never even see.

    I'm working on a complete 3d town with an underground maze. If I ever finish it, it'll be a 3d flash game.

    this is a chest in the maze.

    Photoshop: 4.jpg,Feb 14, 2012

    If I get stuck in Illustrator can I bug you for help?
     

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