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Midnight Jasper wrote:
Radex - Thanks very much for the tips! I do want to get these sparkly perfect, so it looks like painting over is the best option. I'm not so good at smudging...
Um... would you mind if I took a look at the .psd file of your GK2 Edgey...? I understand if you want to keep it to yourself, it's just it would make things a bit easier =)
I would love too D: and I looked for the .psd and I found one but, it's a single layer and that wouldn't help. So I'll use one of yours and make a quickie to show an idea. (Let's hope I can get that one done fast lol)
Edit: Palaeno cleaned. Only the pants were cleaned (don't consider the rest xD), mostly. It's a quick rush by me, 20-25 minutes. But it should get you an idea of how it should be done both time and style.
Basically, you want to have two different layers.
A dark color layer and a light color layer (woot go cel shading).
Pick two colors of the thing you are trying to clean. The light color layer will be the one on top.
Take advantage of your Pen Tool and make sure you keep your sharp edges (e.g. the outline of the pants).
Use a soft brush tool (and sometimes hard brush tool) with varying opacity and size settings. I used 10%-70%. Size varies depending how small the detail is.
As you will notice, you will begin to see harsh edges with your shading, this is when you would lower your opacity to 10%-30% and use the dark color and softly shade on the light layer in order to keep it nice.
Outlines are there to help you know where you should keep it harsh in your shading or smoothing or cleaning out the lines.
Oh, take advantage of zooming a lot, you want to keep a consistent color base.
You really don't need to use any layer settings/blends, really
. As for annoying texts, zoom in quite a bit, clone tool with a soft brush with varying opacity. Take what I said before and make sure that the text that you cloned over is consistent with the stuff outside so that it's smooth not dotty/spotty.
Edit: Don't be afraid to eat edges when you are cropping, if you are not aggressive enough, you'll end up with leftovers lol. And if that's the case, use your erase tool and with the favorited soft brush tool to remove leftovers (e.g. white edges that I see on Palaeno).