2D Artwork: TFW2005's Boombox vs REDLINE Wallpaper

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Back about three months ago, I had the idea to make myself a wallpaper in photoshop containing REDLINE, as seen in my signature graphic. For one, I wanted to practice and learn new photoshop skills (I've just started using it about mid-summer). As my idea for what exactly to do for the wallpaper was forming, I thought "how cool would it be if I could make a scene involving the board's Boombox as well? (He's been so under-used, he needs some love!)What about a scene that looks like it was straight out of the show or comic?" So, I PM'd Tony Bacala about it to get his approval before I even started. He's a busy busy man, so it took awhile, but I finally did manage to get his approval, provided that I let him see the final product for his approval before I ever thought of posting it anywhere.

    So I set out. I got in contact with Laserbeak, my photoshop sensei (he's taught me pretty much every PS trick I know) and laid out my idea for him, and asked if he would mind helping me create an all new original background as well as any new tricks that I might not know yet. He enthusiastically agreed! :)  So we both browsed around the 'net looking for a photo to base the original background off of when a tourist beach photo was found. The photo was flipped, the tourists removed, the sky was changed, weather was changed, craters and fires were added as well as their lighting effects. I then took my picture of RL(redline), and one of the few pictures of BB(boombox), and cut them out and pasted them into this new background. Then they had to be scaled, placed (this was pretty extensive in the case of RLs spot) and appropriate lighting effects were then added to them to make them "belong" in the background. I could have stopped here, the photo was beautiful to not only me, but LB as well, but It wasn't perfect! the upper left corner was missing something, it was the only spot that was well and truly empty, so hey, why not a seeker battle way in the background? I didn't want them too close or they would be distracting from the picture's focus. I used two aerialbots, and the three original seekers, shrank them, motion blurred them, colored them to match the "planet"'s atmosphere, and drew in contrails to help their scene be visualized. Its now the end of the year, three months later, and Tony Bacala has seen and approved of this picture to be shared with the world!! :D 

    Here's the final product, in a board-friendly size. Don't fret, I havn't forgotten that I said "wallpaper"! Tony B had me zip up all the various wallpaper sized versions and e-mail them to him so that he could place them in the board's official wallpaper gallery!!! So, look at this sample, enjoy, and please please tell me what you think!! And while you're at it, keep an eye out in the galleries for Tony's posting of the wallpapers!

    -Andy

    PS don't forget to tell Laserbeak your thoughts as well, although I did the work, he was instrumental in this photo's creation, I couldn't have done it without him :) 



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  2. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    That is so sweet
     
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awsome man :rock 
     
  4. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damm i've been waiting forever for this.....
    Looks like it was worth the wait :rock 
     
  5. REDLINE

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    I must say it looks much better full-sized... so many details are lost in this small size :( 

    Andy
     
  6. Lazerbeak

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    Ah, finally the unveiling! I never tire of seeing this pic. :D 

    I'm real impressed with how far RL's come in his PS skills. He's certainly been a great "student", and it was a pleasure working with him on this pic. Here's hoping for many more projects! :thumbs2: 
     
  7. imported_Tony_Bacala

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    Great job. Love seein Boombox in action! Wallpapers coming soon in the gallery.
     
  8. soundwaveCA

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    Man RL that's awesome great stuff dude :rock 

    Cant wait to see that as a wallpaper thats killer.
     
  9. Gears

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  10. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    oh no you didnt just go an pi$$ off boombox :lol  thats one awsome pic dude im well impressed
     
  11. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow great pic, RL! Can't wait to see the bigger version. :D 
     
  12. GALVATOM

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    JAaaM! Thats is unbelivabley awsome!
     
  13. kia

    kia The Transformator

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    :thumbs2:  :thumbs2:  awsome man
     
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    Wow! No offense Redline but I think Boombox is stronger. :D 
    Awesome wall. :thumbs2: 
     
  15. REDLINE

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    :lol  actually, in light of the fact that REDLINE's tech specs are based off of Rodimus Prime's and Springers, and compare that to Boombox's, I think RL could take him :ev: 

    Andy
     
  16. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    yeah besides look at RL hes so badass :lol 
     
  17. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Oooooooooh....pretty! I'm setting THAT as my new wallpaper. Kudos Redline! :thumb 
     
  18. Matt Nelson

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    "Don't try it, Anakin!! I have the high ground!"

    Some pretty nice stuff going on in that picture.

    Matt
     
  19. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    Great Job RL.

    It gives me a feel of Anikin Vs Obi Wan
     

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