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ICONS by Crazyrussian

Discussion in '2D Art Tutorials' started by CRAZYRUSSIAN, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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  2. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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    Usually I don't do the drawing, I just start painting the light and the shadows, then refine the drawing.

    If Drawing...
    Just One. If the drawing doesn't work out then I start over a new image.

    But for 10 years art is my profession, and 12 years of education. So you can start with the drawing or as many drawings as you want to make everything EASIER for your self.
     
  3. Kwaliti

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    Hmm, what an innovative and surprising way to use smudge, dodge and burn :p
     
  4. Hawkwing

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    I wont approve this if it stays how it is. Right now it's really unclear as to what you're supposed to do and what exactly you're trying to accomplish. Also, you aren't really teaching how to make icons, you're teaching them how to draw metal weaponry in photoshop.

    Tell us how to use tools within the program properly, not how to make your image look like a blade and whatnot, the majority of the tutorial is like this.
     
  5. CRAZYRUSSIAN

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  6. Anachron

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    GReat, thanks CR!
     
  7. Serbianbeast

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    Could you tell me at which image size do you start creating your images? I mean what's the pixel size of your images before you reduce it to whatever it is for wc3 icons.

    btw

    How am I doing so far? I'm at ... let's say 5-6th step at the moment.
     

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  8. Anachron

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    I'm taking 512*512px and it works great..^^
     
  9. Kwaliti

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    512x512 is an overkill. 256x256 is better.
     
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    I make icons 500x500 :p
    according to his video, CR makes icons 6x6 inches

    oh and serbianbeast,
    i really like the handle on that sword. the rest needs a tad more detail.
     
  11. Anachron

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    agreed. and 512*512 is good I think.
     
  12. donut3.5

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    500 is a weird number. Use 64, 128, 256, or 512, since those can evenly reduce to 64, and PS wont have to interpolate as much messy blurring due to reduced pixels.
    --donut3.5--
     
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    I used 512 for the sword you see since it's related to standard computer numbers...

    here's the progress:
     

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    You miss a 't' :D

    Neat tutorial, and its somehow the same way as i do, other than i just dont use tablet. But its nice to see, that you can work with mouse too.
     
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    I don't think it matters :p
    a square is a square.
     
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    It does matter, you need to get even number when you divide, so that it doesn't blur... some basic math, man.
     
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    Those are some ballin icons Rushn!
     
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    Don't use 512x512, I've just finished and uploaded that icon and it looks blurry. I suggest you people use 256x256, 192x192 or even 128x128
     
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    But I think CR does it with 512x512. It looks really like that in PS in his videos.
     
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    Approved. People who know how to use photoshop will appreciate this tutorial.