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  • [Photoshop] Exaltification!

    Back on the old forums, we had a long-running thread where people could post up requests for photoshops of pictures to make them into art for their games. That thread lasted a good long time, and its inheritor ran for nearly four straight years. Now that the forums are moving, it's time to start off with a new thread, full of new photoshop goodness! Post up your pics and what you would like done to them, and our little crew of photo manipulators will do our best to get to it in due time. Most of us are pretty busy, so don't expect fast turnaround, but we usually get around to it.

    Suggestions: If you want a quality picture, you need to supply a quality base image. Don't submit pics with a ton of crazy stuff in the background or a lot of text covering the main image; that's basically impossible to work with. The higher the quality of the base image, the easier it will be to work with; make sure you're submitting the highest quality version of the image you can. (Google Image Search and Reverse Image Search are your friends here.) Don't ask us to colorize a black and white image; that's an entirely different skill set, and one that a lot of us don't have. We might be able to, if it's already shaded, but be prepared for us to say that we can't manage it. Be as specific as you can with what you want; if you just say "Exaltify this!" it's almost useless.

    Samples: Here a few examples of my work from the old forums:









    If some of the other artists would like to upload some examples of their photoshop work too, that would be nice. =)

    Image Limit and Spoilers: Apparently the maximum number of images you can put in one post on the new forums is four. Keep it in mind to avoid frustration. On the old thread, we spoilered images to avoid breaking the forums, but images apparently resize on the new forums; also, I can't find a way to put in a spoiler block (the usual codes don't work). If a moderator thinks we need to spoiler images for functionality, please let us know (and tell us how with this new interface!).

    Otherwise, welcome to the new thread, and have fun!
    Last edited by blackwingedheaven; 08-30-2014, 04:23 PM.



    "The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." -G.K. Chesterton

  • #2
    First time I've seen this thread (on either board) and I'm glad to see it. I think the only real issue with all the images might be for users with slower connections, but that's something every one has to grapple with.

    Rock on with the images posted.

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    • #3
      Can someone turn her into a Full Moon or any of the others Castes with moonsilver armor/weapons and tattoos please

      http://konachan.com/post/show/97114/a
      Last edited by Merik Lance; 11-01-2013, 04:45 PM.

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      • #4
        If anyone could help me exaltify this guy, specifically as a Zenith, I would be really grateful


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        • #5
          Originally posted by BlueBiscuit View Post
          If anyone could help me exaltify this guy, specifically as a Zenith, I would be really grateful
          Lemme know what you think of this.




          "The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." -G.K. Chesterton

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          • BlueBiscuit
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            Thanks a bunch, I love it

        • #6
          One of my Infernals players posted in the old thread, asking for his Slayer with black jade armor and starmetal grand daiklave to be represented. I'm not the player in question, but if someone could find that and re-post it here, I thought it was an excellent piece of work…

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Merik Lance View Post
            Can someone turn her into a Full Moon or any of the others Castes with moonsilver armor/weapons and tattoos please

            http://konachan.com/post/show/97114/a
            I'm interested in giving this a try. Do you want the anima color changed, too?

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            • #8
              Yep sounds great

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Merik Lance View Post
                Yep sounds great
                How's this? The armor and weapons had a lot of texture to them that came out after being recolored:

                http://imgur.com/WjrWf68

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by silverwinglie View Post

                  How's this? The armor and weapons had a lot of texture to them that came out after being recolored:

                  http://imgur.com/WjrWf68
                  Very nice work! Would you mind talking a little bit about your process? (i.e., filters used, layers, that sort of thing)



                  "The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." -G.K. Chesterton

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by blackwingedheaven View Post

                    Very nice work! Would you mind talking a little bit about your process? (i.e., filters used, layers, that sort of thing)
                    Thanks, and sure!

                    These were my layers:


                    There were several more, but I like to keep the number down so when I'm done with an area, I compress them.

                    This was pretty easy - basically what I did was take a brush and a color (in this case, pale blue), and paint over the area I wanted recolored. It doesn't always work out, but in this case the "Color Dodge" layer style was my best friend. Then I messed with hue/saturation/lightness to make the color look less obnoxious (it usually came out to a bright, neon aqua), and for some parts I did a grey overlay to knock it down a bit more. If the shading underneath started to look too muddy, I did an extra layer set to "Multiply" or "Darken" to punch that back up.

                    The caste mark was easy - get the circle, use Free Transform/Skew to angle it, and then duplicate the layer. I locked the second layer and painted it white, then unlocked it and used Gaussian Blur. Then duplicated that one and applied the Gaussian Blue again...and so on until I got a good glow going around the mark (I also used a blur brush around the edges to make it look less pasted-on).

                    The tattoos were the worst part. I drew those freehand, but they looked too stark against the skin and neither Color Dodge nor Multiply was doing its job right. I ended up cloning the layer a few times - one layer had Color Dodge to brighten it up, then a darken to help bring out the shading, then I applied a Gaussian Blur to blend it a bit. Then I compressed the layers...and somehow ended up with that outline. Kinda liked it though, so I just set the new combined layer to Vivid Light and figured it was passable.

                    The background/Anima was just a simple Replace Color>Hue.

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                    • #12
                      Excellent!!!!!!! *Bows*

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                      • #13
                        Hey, I'm DukeGod from the old forums, here with a new name! DO note that I'm lazy, and erratic XD
                        I don't know how to post images (yet), so I'll just leave links. They're all my personal characters

                        http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9...redphoenix.jpg
                        http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/9740/solaroidma.jpg
                        http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/760/autarchtat.jpg
                        http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8985/fireaspect.jpg

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                        • HammerofHeaven
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                          These are awesome. I really like the first one.

                      • #14
                        Originally posted by blackwingedheaven View Post
                        I remember this one. The Night Caste Soccer player.
                        This is my favorite never-been-played idea.
                        And it was saved here! In the new threat! Awesome.


                        Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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                        • #15
                          I'd like to see this with a green anima banner and either a Fiend mark or this:


                          Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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