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Drawing in HD - Art Tutorials With Adobe Illustrator - By Vincent

#46 User is offline Exodus 

Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:49 AM

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I thought that's what people were doing already!

#47 User is offline Elratauru 

Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:49 PM

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View PostExodus, on Jan 12 2009, 02:49 PM, said:

I thought that's what people were doing already!


Wrong, we create all with basic shades, and the we "uberize" the shades. Myself, well, I work with Ps, so I don't need to create basic vector shapes... I only use a soft brush for example...

#48 User is offline Vincent 

Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

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Answering to Sciz,

SUBTRACT SHAPES

Let's take the EHZ bush for an instance. Posted Image
It is composed by leaves, all sharing a main gradient effect.

How can we achieve this effect in vector art?

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  • First of all create an oval shape with any gradient effect you wish.
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  • Now, let's create the "holes" in a new shape which will be subtracted to the oval one. *
  • (*If multiple holes is the effect we want to achieve (I.e. by many squares) remember to group them in the end!)
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  • Now select both shapes with the black arrow tool.
  • Go in Window-->Pathfinder (it will appear a toolbox)
  • On the toolbox click on the "pathfinder", and then on the "second icon" to the upper-left.
That's it!

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This post has been edited by Vincent: 16 January 2009 - 10:27 AM

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

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That works for a single shape, but I've never got it to function properly on more complex shading that uses multiple shapes, which is what I'm currently doing. Photoshop can handle the problem with ease and perfect accuracy, but pre-rasterized content may be a hassle. I haven't ruled out the manual method yet either, but I'll need to rework the leaves first before messing with that.

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have you tried a clipping mask? It works like a vector based alpha channel.

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View PostCornetTheory, on Feb 28 2009, 12:23 PM, said:

have you tried a clipping mask? It works like a vector based alpha channel.


Correction: It IS a vector based alpha channel.

xD

#52 User is offline Sciz 

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View PostCornetTheory, on Feb 28 2009, 09:23 AM, said:

have you tried a clipping mask? It works like a vector based alpha channel.

Vincent figured out a way to do it a while ago, and part of his method did involve a clipping mask. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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Does anyone know how to place an object inside another one using inkscape?

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View PostKuriKai, on Mar 7 2009, 09:24 PM, said:

Does anyone know how to place an object inside another one using inkscape?


Do you mean inside a group or just inside another shape?

Inside a Group

Cut the item you want inside the group. Double click on the group and then paste. The things you cut should not be elements of the group.

Remember to double click on the canvas to go back to the default layer after you have finished with the group.

Inside another shape

Just drag one over the other and the use the 'Bring forward'/'Send Backward' buttons to get them in the right order.
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Heh. Since I tried the second tech demo of Sonic 2 HD, I wanted to find out how to make HD graphics. And I had no idea what program I could use to make graphics in HD :P

Well, unfrotunately I don't have any photoshop products.. They are just too expensive. I use Real Draw Pro V, which also is vector based, and pretty nice.

But seriously, I got pretty excited when I saw this, so all I need now is Photoshop Illustrator. :P Thanks for making a tutorial, I'm 100% sure people will find it useful, and me too when I at some point get that program.. So what should I say? Thanks in advance! xD

#56 User is offline Vincent 

Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:13 PM

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Getting straight which software and how easily S2HD graphics is serialized, is the key to learn and join us in this journey. ^^

BTW: Adobe Illustrator CS2 (or CS4) they are almost equally better.

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View PostDPJ93, on Apr 1 2009, 08:12 AM, said:

Heh. Since I tried the second tech demo of Sonic 2 HD, I wanted to find out how to make HD graphics. And I had no idea what program I could use to make graphics in HD :P

Well, unfrotunately I don't have any photoshop products.. They are just too expensive. I use Real Draw Pro V, which also is vector based, and pretty nice.

But seriously, I got pretty excited when I saw this, so all I need now is Photoshop Illustrator. :P Thanks for making a tutorial, I'm 100% sure people will find it useful, and me too when I at some point get that program.. So what should I say? Thanks in advance! xD


You can also use inkscape. It is free to download. and a hell of a lot smaller than illustrator.

#58 User is offline Vincent 

Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

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Adobe Illustrator CS2 -CS4 "LivePaint Mode" Tutorial

In response to Gambit:

1)Be sure to have "Smart Guides" under the "View" menu, then select the Line tool icon.
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2)Draw / Adjust lines to create the desired shape by intersecting lines together
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3)Once complete, select all your vectors with the Black Arrow Tool.
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4)Select now the Live Paint bucket, pick up a colour, then click on the selection (it should appear a red area on all vectors the first time).
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5)Each time you pass over an "area of intersection" that perimeter will be marked red and so it will be possible to fill it.
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6)To clean the lines, select all the vectors with the Black Arrow Tool, then give 0 to outline thickness.
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Easy and Powerful. :psyduck:

#59 User is offline Gambit 

Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:14 PM

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I might have to try that out. Thanks for the tip.

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View PostGambit, on Apr 3 2009, 12:14 AM, said:

I might have to try that out. Thanks for the tip.

Hehe, let's see who's the fastest. This is the first time I learned about this too. The corkscrew is easy now :D

I will win this *runs off to his super vector tools*

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