Drawing in HD - Art Tutorials

Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Vincent

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    The following Tutorials introduces the use of Adobe Illustrator CS2-4 for "Drawing HD" purposes.

    To help artists getting used easily to the potentialities of the most easy&powerful vector-art program in existence,
    I tried my best to make those tutorials "pleasing to see" and "easy to understand" for anyone, but if you have any questions about them, please feel free to ask them here.


    Video Tutorials:

    LESSON 1 - Getting Started - DOWNLOAD

    LESSON 2 - Ready for Action! - DOWNLOAD

    LESSON 3 - Eyes, Head and Body! - DOWNLOAD


    New Tutorials

    -How To Draw UBER Shades

    -The Blending Tool

    -Subtracting Shapes

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    Additional Material + .AI file Sources on the S2HD Database

    *I reserve the opportunity to create new specific tutorials as per artists request.
     
  2. Elratauru

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    Oh...this works for PS CS3? ... =P...Im joking, of course it works...

    Love the tutorial, good job ^^
     
  3. Overlord

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    If it's a video, why not Youtube it?
     
  4. Vincent

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    Tnks El! ;)

    Overlord, how much is youtube's max resolution and filesize support? AI's workspace is pretty detailed, and a further resize may be really BAD!

    Anyone found this tutorial any helpful at all?
    I'd like to move on the next lessons if everyone got it! :D
     
  5. nineko

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    I'm not Overlord but I can answer to you. In Italian, even.

    Quando carichi un video su Youtube ne vengono generate due versioni in realtà, una di bassa qualità in formato FLV con risoluzione massima 320x240, ed una di alta qualità in formato MP4 con risoluzione massima 480x360. La durata del video non può superare I 10 minuti e 59 secondi per la stragrande maggioranza degli account (ad eccezione degli account Director antecedenti al 2007, che non hanno alcun limite di tempo), e la dimensione massima è di 100 megabyte o 1024 megabyte, purtroppo però non sò dirti con quale criterio, io ad esempio ho il limite a 1024 megabytes, e Puto che pure ha un account Director ha il limite a 100 megabyte, per cui questa è una cosa che solo tu puoi verificare.

    English: I just told him that Youtube generates two versions of every uploaded video, a low quality FLV (up to 320x240) and a high quality MP4 (up to 480x360), and how the time and size limits work. Anyway, since I can't figure out why some accounts are limited to 100 megabytes and some others are limited to 1024 megabytes, if anyone knows that please explain. Because, Puto has a pre-2007 director account, so he doesn't have the 10:59 minutes limit, yet he is still capped at 100 megabytes; on the other hand, I have a normal account, so I'm limited to 10 minutes and 59 seconds, but for no apparent reason I can upload up to 1024 megabytes. I think they just gave this ability to random accounts.
     
  6. Vincent

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    Thanks Nineko, I'll keep posting in this format than! ;)
     
  7. RamiroR

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    I was about to ask that! xD
    Thanks Vincent! it's very useful for people like me that don't have idea of this.
     
  8. Vincent

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    I will continue the lessons by making the new Sonic "change direction" frame.

    Make practice out of the first tutorial, things will get hotter from now on!
     
  9. Elratauru

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    I knew that someone would ask that ^^
     
  10. Vincent

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    Ok, I just finished making the video of a "complete" Sonic Frame drawing.

    It's a 2 hours vid, so I'll cut it into pieces and remove unnecessary parts.
    After that I'll start editing the video adding subtitles to explain it! (this is the longer part!)

    Some screenshots for you! :)
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4
     
  11. Super Nest

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    These tutorials are great. Keep 'em coming!
     
  12. Hodgy

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    Games programming :)
    Nice :) Ill give it a go but don't expect any miracles!
     
  13. Well there's always HD-Tube - a High-Def version of YouTube :words: http://hd-tube.com/
     
  14. NioZero

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    vuze is a good option to upload HD videos (it support 1080 :words: too).

    very good tutorial... is very usefull learn to use ilustrator for games.... thanks...
     
  15. Not to mention HD Share and Veoh too :thumbsup:
     
  16. muteKi

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    That's not even mentioning Gamevee.
     
  17. ICEknight

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    Link doesn't work. =\

    EDIT: Fixed.
     
  18. Vincent

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    Great tutorial Vincent!

    I've noticed this before when looking at sonic frames; the layer "Livello 3" doesn't work as it points to the original 4x file which isn't part of the ai file. obviously not really a problem if your remastering a different sprite and if your working on sonic not really hard to fix other than the original 4x sprite isnt on the db
     
  20. Vincent

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    Updated the link, try again:
    Download