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Old 04-02-2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default EZ "different" Color method (for the absolutly clueles)

This is for all of those who suck at and dont want to color your work on a computer, and want to come out with an artzy abstact finish. Im sure many of you know stuff like this but here i go.

Color something with color pencils, or water color, or something similar (note these are all easy to work with to get a simple result, and are cheap). I use water color pencils, if you dont like the pencil the water it up for something different.

Scan up what you got and head into photoshop (I use ps7).

This next step is just me kicking you in the ass to get you experimenting with simple 1 or 2 step mods to what youve got. You can turn out some pretty abstract looking stuff that may become apealing. Save each new one seperatly, dont stop if you find a cool one because the are bound to be "cool ones" that you havent found yet.

Here are many examples of of one piece of work moded with one tool and sometimes gausian blurred to soften It up. Youl notice I did a lot with Colorizing.

Copy of ink lines with water color pencils

Contrast turned all the way up

Messed with Levels

Hue/Saturation - Colorize (a few settings to mess with here)




Dito - For the girls

Filters - Artistic - Cutout (mess with this one some)

Invert Colors

So there you have it.
Levels can give you that grimy look.
Contrast helps hurt your eyes.
Colorizing can help convey a mood.
Cutouts look "simply" cool.

Just experiment, this is dead easy stuff and can make a piece of junk look cool. This can also be used to make textured backgrounds an easy way.

Tell me I this helped any of you
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:03 AM   #2
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dont take offence to this, but i feel that this is somthing that really does not need a tutorial, just cause its so damn easy.

yeah the inks look cool but they look cooler with out the abstact colouring,

i think that you would have had better results doing shadows in brush and ink.

but thats just my 2 cents.

if any thing make a tutorial on your mecha design process.
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