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Dark Phoenix II
12-18-2003, 03:48 PM
I need some help...
I'm trying to manipulate a picture of Shannen Doherty into Magik wearing her Eldritch Armour for a friend of mine. Problem is, that she's wearing a dress that just *refuses* to chrome properly. I've tried coloring in the dress in skin tones, coloring the dress and skin silver, I've tried the "Solid Gold Famke" tutorial and nothing seems to be working.
Does anyone have a suggestions/tips they could share with me in order to get this condemned dress to look silvery?
12-18-2003, 04:45 PM
I know what you mean....One thing you might try is the "do it yourself nudity" tutorial, and then when you have it at the very smoothed out, grey portion, THEN use the "Solid Gold Famke" tutorial from that point. Good luck, hope this helps!
PS I mean READ the whole tutorial, and get your image to step 7, THEN do the "Solid Gold Famke" steps. Just a little clarification there!
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Dark Phoenix II
12-18-2003, 05:02 PM
I've tried that already. I still can't get it to look right.
I can't really answer this in great detail as I don't have the time right now. But essentially, you don't really get a good metal effect simply from one photoshop filter. You'd have to do a lot of it using a combination of filters, and a lot of actual painting and work with layers. Using layers is really the key, playing with the opacity buttons, and creating pseudo reflections. If I have the time one day I'll try to write a tutorial on metal, but right now I'm in a hurry cause I'm about to fly out to the US in a day's time.
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12-18-2003, 09:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dark Phoenix II:
<B>Does anyone have a suggestions/tips they could share with me in order to get this condemned dress to look silvery?
forget coloring and using the dress itself. work with a grey selection. by that i mean use fill what you want to be metal with grey. then using the dodge tool, a decent sized soft edge brush (set dodge tool to highlights and the exposure to 20 or 30% or so) make some high reflection spots to the grey. then do the same with the burn tool (i set the exposure to midtones). after that bring up the brightness/contrast panel and up the contrast to get that metal sheen. if your coloring the metal, don't use hue/saturation...use color balance....much better results.
guess i should ask....are you making metal. are you making bracelets or something or are we talking something completely different.
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