Customs: Guide to Digibashing

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  1. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Hey Guys,
    Iv got Photoshop and i need to know how to Digibash, Thanks in advance
     
  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn... reading the title, I was hoping this was similar to Op's Guide to Kitbashing. I've tried this a few times, but they never look right. Any advice for the noobs?
     
  3. miraisoup

    miraisoup Well-Known Member

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    I might be able to write up a little something, i'm not the best at it, but why not.

    I'm at work now but i will try to do it when i get home
     
  4. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Please do.

    I need to learn how to use Photoshop.
    I just don't have the time to play around or try different things.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    every time I have a PS question, I simply go to google.com and type in "photoshop tutorial insert topic here" ie: photoshop tutorial lightning if I wanted to learn how to make my own realistic looking lightning. You'll get a ton of results!
     
  6. Jimmyjimjim

    Jimmyjimjim Well-Known Member

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    To try to write an entire Photoshop tutorial is asking for a bit much....

    There are literally TONS of books about it, and online resourses are huge, too. Just start by learning what each tool in the toolbox does, and then what each function in the menu bar does.

    I'll offer you this tip in photoshop compositing, though:

    Always duplicate the same lighting conditions in every element you are compositing. For instance, if you have a photo of a city that you are dropping Metroplex into, take the Metroplex toy outside at the same angle/time of day that the Cityscape picture is in and photograph it there. Then, when you put the photos tegether the color/light/shadows will match better.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    create new layer.
    select area to be recolor with with select marquee tool.
    drop a color.
    adjust layer setting accordingly. normal settings are either multiply, screen or overlay. alos play with the layer opacity.
     
  8. miraisoup

    miraisoup Well-Known Member

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    Yea, lol, that sounds about right.
     
  9. Cheebs

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    Yeah. KA hit it. It's all about new layers and layer blending options (multiply, normal, overlay, screen).

    Here's a bit more:

    I use the polygon lasso to select the area I want to re-color. Once selected there's several things you can do:

    *Create a new layer, dump the desired color, change the layer blending mode.

    *OR copy the selection, paste it exactly on top of the original, and then alter the copied sections color by going to edit/adjust/hue saturation. Check the "colorize" button and then slide hue, saturation, and brightness until the desired shade is reached.

    *OR copy the selection, paste it exactly on top of the original, and then add a "color overlay" layer effect. Change the blending mode of the color overlay as needed.


    Personally I do the "copy and then hue saturation" method the most.

    One thing to watch out for: pay attention to contrast. Especially when going from a dark original color to a new lighter color. Crank up that contrast when needed (edit/adjust/brightness contrast). Tone it down when needed.
     

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