Photoshop CS6 Extended: 3D TEXT. How to add Bevels, Light, Shadow and Reflections. Create a Game Character: Jouster - part 1 by Adam Fisher This exclusive, free tutorial series will explore game character creation workflow. I will cover my entire process of taking a concept through to the final game asset. You can see how the concept was designed by Marc Brunet on LayerPaint in his two-part tutorial. The tutorials are intended for intermediate users with some knowledge of the software being used, plus a base understanding of character art workflow. During this tutorial series I will cover: 1. There are many different processes, tools and workflows available when creating characters. I hope you'll find this series of helpful in some way and if you have any questions feel free to contact me. Step 1: Do your planning Before beginning any work on a new model, it's important to analyze the concept art provided and start planning how to create the character. Marc Brunet has created an awesome character concept for this tutorial series. Step 2: Create the base mesh next page >
4 big reasons you look fat in photographs. | The Haute Girl Update: You know how you read buzz feed or something like that and there is this really shocking title, but when you go to read it its nothing about what you thought it was going to be? and it ticks you off? Well this article is not like that, but the title is like that for a reason. So to give you a little background, I have been a professional photographer for 8 years. So as many of you know, if you have been following this blog, that this is my own journey to loving myself and finding a way to encourage other women to love their bodies through fashion. The funny part about that is, anyone can look photogenic or un-photogenic depending on who is taking the photo of them. This experiment with the blog has been an exciting revelation as to why I believed I couldn’t take good pictures ( in front of the camera.) So #1- Camera Distortion. The bottom one is often what we are dealing with. Now the difference is extremely slight but I will take looking a little less barrel like any day! Alea
How To Create A Vibrant Image Using Photoshop In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image. The tutorial was created and written by renowned artist Mike Harrison (a.k.a. destill) and this is his first tutorial for a blog. His work has been featured in Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop magazines. OK, enough of an introduction, and on with the tutorial… Step 1 Start by choosing an image similar to this one of someone jumping in the air (original image). Step 2 Drag your image into the new document and grab the pen tool, carefully start adding point by point until you’ve drawn around the entire body of the girl. Step 3 With a blank background, let’s create some instant depth to this piece by adding a gradient. Step 4 Now I sometimes like to get colour palette and tone sorted early, and in the case of this piece let’s do just that. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Looking good? Step 10
Creating a custom shape from an Illustrator symbol from the Course Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers Let's see how we can adapt an Illustrator symbol and turn that into a Photoshop custom shape. So here I am in Illustrator and Illustrator has some very useful symbols libraries. So I've come to my Symbols panel and then I'm going to come to the icon at the bottom-left of the Symbols panel where we have all of these symbols libraries. I'm going to add one of those to my symbols and I'm then going to place an instance of that on my artboard. Thereafter, I'll be able to access that from my Shape menu. We have several different colors making up this artwork. If I expand that-- I'm just going to pull this out so we can see it a bit more clearly. So I can come and click on the bull's eye of that sub-layer to select just that, and then if I choose my Direct Selection tool and holding down the Alt key, drag away from that to isolate that particular path and then copy that over to Photoshop and paste it as a shape layer, that would work. It's going to select all of those yellow dots.
Composite a 3D object into video footage with Boujou, Maya and After Effects Matchmoving is a visual effects technique that allows the insertion of computer graphics into video footage. In this tutorial we'll start by taking a look at how we can track our footage using Boujou. We'll then jump into Maya and use that tracking information, along with a custom HDR image, to create and render a 3D object which we can insert into the scene. Step 1 First we need to convert our video into sequence of images so that it can be read by Maya and Boujou. Step 2 Navigate to your footage, select it and click "Open" to load the video into After Effects. Step 3 To create a composition with the same characteristics as our source footage, just drag the video to the new composition button. Step 4 You should now be able to see the video along with it's timeline. Step 5 We now need to change our composition's frame rate to match the frame rate in Maya. Step 6 As the frame rate for this footage is 30fps, I'm going to set the frame rate to 30 frames per second and click "Ok". Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
Photo2Mesh Photo2Mesh – taking you to the next dimension Convert your digital drawings and photographs into 3D printable STL files. You can create objects to print straight away, or add it to your existing 3D models. Lithophanes A lithophane was originally hand made out of thin porcelain. Logos Take your company logo or artwork, digitize it. Bring them into Photo2Mesh and export the STL file. Fun objects Using your digital photographs you can create awesome gifts. The example here is taking the photograph of an eye, and placing it on a spher e to give you an eyeball! You can even create polygons (squares, triangles etc) from within Photo2Mesh which can be printed straight away! Here is a fantastic example of a Lithophane cube. Lithophane box with no backlight – Idea Beans Lithophane box with back light – Idea Beans It was constructed from 4 individual photographs and a QR for the top. Mona Lisa with and without backlighting Download free demoBuy now
How to Make, Use, and Manipulate a Calligraphic Brush in Adobe Illustrator The Calligraphic brush in Adobe Illustrator mimics the look and feel of a calligraphy pen nib. Let's take its options for a spin to get everything you can from this brush type. 1. Make a Calligraphic Brush Step 1 To start, create a New Document, select the Paintbrush Tool (B) and open the Brushes panel in Illustrator. Step 2 Select Calligraphic Brush (chances are it's already selected) and hit OK. Step 3 Let's start with a very simple default-style brush. Hit Enter with the Paintbrush Tool selected and you can check out the options of the tool that have some effect on the brush you've created as well. 2. Now that we've done the super simple task of making a new brush, let's play with the options within it. Much of the options are only useful if you're using a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet. If you change the drop-down menu to Pressure, the size will vary according to how much pressure you apply to your stylus's nib when drawing. 3. 3. Conclusion
'Y' Melted Gold Lettering Tutorial Using the Mesh Tool - Noem9 Studio · Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 · Difficulty: Intermediate-Advance · Estimated Completion Time: +5 hours Download the Original Vector File Clicking on the Button below: In this tutorial I'm going to show you how I used the mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a Melted Gold Typographic Illustration for this Yorokobu Magazine Cover. We will start sketching the main concept illustration and then work 95% of the process on Illustrator and add some color correction and small details in Photoshop. First step, choose a font and erase some parts of it and redraw them using the melting effect that we will be working in Illustrator in further steps . When we get the basic design sketched , scan it and start creating the vector shapes using the Pen Tool (P). Now let's get our hands dirty and work that mesh. Just click inside the shapes and you will see how it starts creating the lines for the mesh. Now it's time to go big or go home! For the background. And this is the FINAL result:
45+ Incredible Maya Tutorials Around | Tutorials Autodesk Maya, or simply Maya, is a high-end 3D computer graphics and 3D modeling software package originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but now owned by Autodesk as part of the Media and Entertainment division. Maya is a powerful, 3-D modeling, texturing, and rendering application, with all of the tools needed to do nearly every type of animation imaginable, from simulations of real-world physics to character animation with a wide spectrum of emotive expressions. In this article below, we’ll take a look at Various Maya Tutorials for your source of inspiration which help you to deal with high-end 3D computer graphics. However, they all have something in common: they all give you clean idea about latest techniques. For those, who don’t know what is Maya? You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Incredible Maya Tutorials Around 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06.
10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) In photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too. Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images, as well as offered some of our best photography tips from the experts who do it on a daily basis. Don’t feel that you’ve got to remember every one of these laws and apply them to each photo you take. Instead, spend a little time practising each one in turn and they’ll become second nature. Photo composition doesn’t have to be complicated. In the real world, you’ll be working with a wide range of subjects and scenes, and this requires a more open-minded approach. The key thing is to understand how all the decisions you make about composition can affect the way a shot looks and how people perceive your photos. Why it works… Why it works…
100 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials | Illustrator Since its release, Adobe's Illustrator has grown to become the designer's right-hand man when it comes to creating premier vector graphics and elements. There's so much you can do with it that it can be difficult to know where to start. Happily, we're here to round up the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from illustration to logo design, adding depth to your typography and much more, to help you get the most from this amazing app. Jump directly to a section using this handy category guide, or just get started browsing the whole list! With so many to choose from, you're sure to find a project to inspire you, whether you're using an older version of Illustrator or are signed up to the Creative Cloud. Here goes! Adobe Illustrator for beginners: 11 top tips If you're just starting out with Illustrator, here's a fantastic guide to some of its tools. Setting up a new document Essentials of the Pen and Pencil tools Creating objects with the Shape tools Empty list
C4D Training for R16 - learn. Cinema 4D In One Day from helloluxx learn. Cinema 4D In One Day This intensive and comprehensive training course is aimed at entry level Cinema 4D users. By using real world techniques with practical, hands on examples, you will master the fundamental principles of Cinema 4D. As you advance through the course you will become confident at modelling, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering. Each class comes with a free bonus video – Tim’s Tips – which is a collection of complimentary techniques, worth their weight in gold. The classes are recorded using Cinema 4D Release 16 as this is the most current version. Total running time is approximately 7 hours (time varies depending on whether you view the R15 or R16 materials tutorials). Add to cart Part 1 – Low Poly Landscape 01. This tutorial introduces the basic concepts of working with Cinema 4D. Tim’s Tips Part 2 – Wacom Stylus 01. Part 2 – Wacom Stylus Materials 06. Part 3 – Exploring Splines 01. – Tim’s Tips Part 4 – BOX ID 01. – R15 Materials – R16 Materials
50 Mind Blowing Maya Tutorials True to form, and as promised, I have gone and prepared a variable feast of delicious Maya morsels for all you starving Maya users out there. The table is set and the plates are full...so what are you waiting for...dig in! Creative Cow - Creating a Logo Model a logo from vector artwork. Part 1 Part 2. How to Rig a Computer Mouse Learn how to create bones, ik handles, rig controls, and paint weights. Creating a Realistic Light Lamp Create a believable lamplight by using multiple lights to achieve the final effect. Creating Realistic Candle Flames Make realistic candle flames by using different shaders and multiple point lights. Paint Effects - Modifier Explore how to use the modifiers with paint effects. Paint Effects - Select By Name This video will walk you through selecting by name with paint effects. Paint Effects - Share One Brush This video will walk you through Paint Effects - Sharing one Brush. Modeling, Texturing, and Rendering a Believable Eye Model, texture, and render eyeballs.