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First Photoshop Rendering

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Guest Nick Madsen

hey, this is my first shot at rendering in photoshop. I scanned in my freehand sketch (the first photo) and then rendered it out in photoshop. Let me know what you think, and more importantly where you think I can improve. I had trouble with the highlights on the yellow buttons and the panel. I know they need to be relatively crisp so they look shiny but im not sure I achieved what I was really after. Any suggestions on this?

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Guest Nick Madsen

Just finished a rendering in Illustrator. Didnt wanna make a new post so i figured ill just throw the photo up here. Let me know what you think.

 

also, does anyone know how to make a gradient in illustrator with an organic shape to it? for instance; if i trying to render a snake how would i make the gradient follow the outside of the curved body?

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Guest Live Design

for your first few efforts they're really good. use paths and the pen tool in photoshop to get the crisp outline you want.

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Guest Nick Madsen

Thanks for the feedback guys. For whatever reason ive never used the pen tool in photoshop, its great now that Ive found it. Thanks for the tip.

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also, does anyone know how to make a gradient in illustrator with an organic shape to it? for instance; if i trying to render a snake how would i make the gradient follow the outside of the curved body?

 

This website has good vector tutorials. Check it out.

 

http://vector.tutsplus.com/category/tutorials/

http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illus...h-in-six-steps/

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Guest Nick Madsen
also, does anyone know how to make a gradient in illustrator with an organic shape to it? for instance; if i trying to render a snake how would i make the gradient follow the outside of the curved body?

 

This website has good vector tutorials. Check it out.

 

http://vector.tutsplus.com/category/tutorials/

http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illus...h-in-six-steps/

 

Sweet, thank you so much. Ill be sure to take a look around those sites.

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You can blend 2 shapes together in illustrator to get a gradient that follows your snake shape. Have the color of the snake be one shape and the shadow another and it'll blend the 2 together smoothly (you'll have to click that option).

Also there are some photoshop type effects that you can do like taking a line, apply a blur to it, then lighten the opacity. That will look just like a soft airbrushed line/shadow in photoshop.

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