hey i wouldn't mind knowing this without flash vector tracing it
Hummm... i have been looking around for some tuts.. not had anyluck
Can anyone help me on this question / problem ?
This might get you part of what you want:
Then use the line art coloring techniques covered here:
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Some start to finish tutorials (though end results aren't finished very well...):
http://apartment42.com/xlesson3.htm (not really what you want, but a cool end result)
Just to show how painfully easy this tut is, here's your friend after about five minutes:Originally Posted by DaveMaxwell
Obvisouly it could be MUCH cleaner, and better colored, and such, but it gets the basic concept....
sweet job Dave, *hat goes off*
Here's my little try. I simply played around with the Poster Edges filter in Photoshop.
I took a stab at it:
Originally Posted by dynagirl
Holy f*** ! That is SO awesome. How did you do this? Some fx or just done by hand?
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I would say that last pic from dynagirl is fantastic. Worthy of its own tutorial thread in the Multimedia and Graphics forum. Wow!
WOW! This has helped me loads!
I think i will edit one and use it as my avatar
Thanks for the compliments!
The process was very time consuming, but not complicated. It was basically lots and lots of hand coloring (in PhotoShop). What I did was use the poster edges filter on the photo (Edge Thickness 2, Edge Intensity 1, Posterization 2) to simplify the colors. From there, I blacked out the background--using the paintbrush to get a good isolation of the image. Next, I picked 3 colors for the flesh tone, 4 colors (including white) for the shirt, 3 colors for the hair, and I started hand coloring with the paint brush. Oh, I had to deviate a bit from my simple color pallet for the mouth, eyes and nostril.
Of course, I worked in layers, so that the photo was one layer, the posterized version was another layer and my painting was done on a third layer. I frequently turned the poster layer off and on so I could jump back and forth between painting over the poster layer and over the photo layer when I needed a different perspective to decide how to paint it. When I was satisfied, I flattened the whole thing so that any gaps in the hand-painting were taken up by the poster layer below it. I'd say the final product is about 99% hand-painted.
To finish it off, I selected the black background, inverted the selection to grab the image, fiddled a bit with the selection size to allow for a black edge around the image, then pasted it in to a new transparent document. The final step was a black paintbrush (3 px) touch-up--I went through and made some lines on the shirt and smoothed some of the border edges. After that, I saved it as a gif image with gray-blend matte.
I have to say, I was very pleased with the end result. Glad everyone else likes it too.
My friend was really really happy! I showed him this thread and he was very impressed.
*gives reputation points*