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Tamberia
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« on: January 13, 2009, 07:05:14 PM »

Okay, as a request by a few i started this thread to teach some of the stuff I know about Photoshop.

The first tutorial I posted is here:

http://maireadforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=932.45

on page four.

The next one I could post is how to create custom brushes in photoshop if anyone doesn't know how to do that. Let me know if you want to learn something, if I know it I will post it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 08:16:45 PM »

Custom Brushes save a lot of work, you can make them from any photo. I going to use our favorite fiddler.

I open my image of Mairead and then Duplicate my original by going to Image>Duplicate. Then I close the Original.



Next I resize the image by going to Edit>image size. I set my new image size to 1000 by 1500. The brush shape can be any size up to 2500 x 2500 and our image of Mariead was too big.

Next from the previous tutorial I posted about the Quick Mask isolate the area you wish to make into a brush.











You can use this for rocks, trees, grass, houses, castles, etc. It helps if you make the brush rather large like 1000 - 1500 if you want details to stand out at a large size. If you make them too small and then adjust to a bigger size you get a lot of blurring.  I will be back later with a tip of how to save your new brushes in a set for those of you who don't all ready know this.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 08:48:21 PM »

Now we are going to save these new brush to a set.

1. Open the Brush Prest Picker. 2. Open the brush dropdown list. 3. Click the Preset Manager.











You now have a new brush set.


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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 11:14:40 AM »

Cool!  Thanks for starting this thread Tamberia.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 04:19:12 PM »

Next we will work on a wallpaper I am doing on Lisa. I just have to get time to do it. My mom is having some medical problems and is scheduled for a procedure tomorrow. Now I wish I had my laptop.

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 04:53:56 PM »

Hope everything turns out alright for your Mom.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 06:37:58 PM »

She will be fine Elaina but thank you for your concern. My mother has PVP and they need to unblock a vien in her leg. Its causing alot of pain for her.
She is more worried about the weather then her leg right now.


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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 08:41:47 PM »

Man! I still need a tutor! I tried this stuff on a junk photo, just to see if I could do it right. I MESSED it up! LOL! I mean BAD too!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 09:15:22 PM »

Just what do you mean messed up Glenn tell me what happened? You might find it easier if you use the lasso tool for selection Glenn if you are using a mouse instead of a wacom.

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 09:46:45 PM »

Glenn, you might try the magic wand tool first and then the lasso for the nasty bits the magic wand leaves behind.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 10:24:30 PM »

If your interested in a wacom check out the products here. http://www.wacom.com/index2.php

Elaina and I personally would love to have this one: http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/cintiq-21ux.php But they are a bit pricey.

The little Bamboo's are not bad if you want something just to play with. I started out with a graphire (back when they were like the bamboos) and now have an intuos 9 x 12.

If you want one seriously I suggest to do a little shopping around, you can find some real bargains on these. 

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2009, 10:49:52 PM »


If you want one seriously I suggest to do a little shopping around, you can find some real bargains on these. 

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Yuppers, I got mine at a store closing for half off!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 12:27:26 AM »

Okay While I figure out just how I want my lisa Wallpaper to look I could show you how to make a background like the one I used for Chloe's. Any one want to learn that? Below is one I started but I didn't finish.

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2009, 12:29:32 AM »

Of course we want to learn!!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 09:07:35 AM »

First you need to collect some brushes. I used these:

http://rogue-stock.deviantart.com/art/Sparkle-Brushes-no-1-58814322

http://ryoku15.deviantart.com/art/Brush-Set-Clouds-v1-24237782

http://jonaskr.deviantart.com/art/Star-Brushes-Volume-1-90618682

http://hawksmont.deviantart.com/art/Moon-Brushes-90027449
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