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Post by FullArmageddon on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:11 pm



Whether you're an advanced user trying to figure out how to apply a certain effect or a new user trying to figure out the basics, this is the place to ask.

So I'm just curious as to how you guys do renders. I've seen a lot of different ways to do it on YouTube but I'm curious as to how you guys do it, especially PT cause his renders look amazing, no jaggy edges or anything. Do you guys use the pen tool, the lasso tool, or the quick select tool? What settings do you have for the tool? After you delete the background and you have the basic render, what tools do you use to clean things up?

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Revy on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Pen tool if you want really clean cuts. Make sure you use the Paths window as well, since it saves your pen tool drawing and you can make multiple pen tool selections.

After you're done tracing, right click, make selection. I personally make a copy of the render on a separate layer from the original image. if you work with nice resolution images, then there's no need for touch ups, unless you are making renders for others, then you can sharpen it and all that jazz.
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Saya on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:21 pm

Revy wrote:Pen tool if you want really clean cuts. Make sure you use the Paths window as well, since it saves your pen tool drawing and you can make multiple pen tool selections.

After you're done tracing, right click, make selection. I personally make a copy of the render on a separate layer from the original image. if you work with nice resolution images, then there's no need for touch ups, unless you are making renders for others, then you can sharpen it and all that jazz.

That about sums it up

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by MikuHatsune on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:01 pm

what revy said

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Nanamix on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Revy wrote:Pen tool if you want really clean cuts. Make sure you use the Paths window as well, since it saves your pen tool drawing and you can make multiple pen tool selections.

After you're done tracing, right click, make selection. I personally make a copy of the render on a separate layer from the original image. if you work with nice resolution images, then there's no need for touch ups, unless you are making renders for others, then you can sharpen it and all that jazz.

Or ask PT.

I have very little patience for those jazz.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by PT-Desu on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:50 pm





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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:47 am

Sweet, thanks for the advice. I'll render something tonight and post the fruits of my labor.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Zuly on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:15 am

I hate cutting. I remember my Photo Editing professor giving me a few assignments of it. All of my fucking rage. I don't have the patience for that shit.
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:39 am

Meh, I just crank up some music and have at it. I did one in GIMP a while back just for practice by using the fuzzy select tool to delete the background, then zooming in real close and going around all the edges with an eraser. The erasing part took me a couple hours.

This is the one I did in GIMP a while back. PhotoBucket shrunk it since the file size was too big.



I'll post my PhotoShop render in a few hours in my own thread.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by CluelessNeko on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:42 am

I like PS because more use to cut things.
How is Ps cc6 anyway?
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:17 am

Seriously? Does PhotoShop not allow you to choose your compression level for PNGs (other than large or small)? That's retarded, even GIMP has that.

PhotoShop CS6


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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by MikuHatsune on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:19 pm

looks like you got......





gimped Adur

also



HA!

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Plue on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:50 pm

I'm not sure what you mean by compression level, but if you go to File>Save for Web and Devices, then you can reduce the file size of your image.
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by PT-Desu on Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Don't upload stuff on Photobucket, especially renders.
use either imageshack , imgur or anything else that you know off

Also i had no idea about that compression thing in PNG , if i want compression i just use JPG. PNG when i don't care about the image size, which is most of the time.
Using CS4 and as far as options go i only get the Interlace option.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Zuly on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:32 am

Minus doesn't compress images, so I suggest that for uploading renders and/or other large images.
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 pm

How would you go about making a curved line in photoshop 2 px wide using a color selected by the eyedropper tool without manually drawing it with the brush tool?

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by Revy on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:20 pm

Pen tool, right click it, then give it a stroke(not that kind of stroke).
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:52 pm

^ Awesome, thanks. It's a little different from that in CS6, but I figured it out.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by MikuHatsune on Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:20 pm

anyone have a site that has like a ton of renders such as abstract pictures?

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by PT-Desu on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:57 pm


http://planetrenders.net/

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by MikuHatsune on Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:15 am

thanks a bundle PT

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by FullArmageddon on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:35 am

If I wanted to make a template for something like an anime chart, how would I go about doing that? I'd assume you create a base layer, but holes in it, and put the pictures underneath that layer so you can see them through the holes. I just don't get how they get everything aligned.

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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by CluelessNeko on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:32 am

FullArmageddon wrote:If I wanted to make a template for something like an anime chart, how would I go about doing that? I'd assume you create a base layer, but holes in it, and put the pictures underneath that layer so you can see them through the holes. I just don't get how they get everything aligned.
You can mask the pics.
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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by PT-Desu on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:47 am


Aligning stuff is pretty simple, Photoshop comes with a grid, just select the mouse tool and drag lines from the grids, both from the left side and from the top (for vertical and horizontal guidance )

check: View > Rulers

for the images you could either edit each image so they are the same size or do it the easier way which consists of you placing solid color rectangles all around the image and then using Layer masking the images on each rectangle.




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Re: PhotoShop Help/Questions - Ask The Pros

Post by CluelessNeko on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:05 am

PT-Desu wrote:
Aligning stuff is pretty simple, Photoshop comes with a grid, just select the mouse tool and drag lines from the grids, both from the left side and from the top (for vertical and horizontal guidance )

check: View > Rulers

for the images you could either edit each image so they are the same size or do it the easier way which consists of you placing solid color rectangles all around the image and then using Layer masking the images on each rectangle.



I forget about that.
Lol my bad.
Good team work bro.
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