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This in-depth tutorial on vector illustration in a 3D-environment will equip you with the basic ideas and concepts to recreate the visual style of my illustration "Digital 3D-Abstract" -> [link]
Learn how to
- Create vector shapes in both a 2D- and 3D-environment
- Unleash your vectors into the third-dimension
- Create appealing textures
- Create and scatter a custom brush
- Modify vectors with layer masks
- Use shapes with alternating opacity to create nice effects
- Texturize your vectors in 3D
I hope you'll enjoy this tutorial and can draw something helpful from it's contents !
P.S. The cover-illustration was originally inspired by iunewind's "Summer Cocktail", which you can check out here: [link] - he also has a tutorial on this topic (which I did not know when I wrote this one, if you use 3DSMax go check it out for further details [link] )
Daily DeviationGiven 2008-03-25
DIDNT BELIVE THIS AND DELETED IT WITHOUT EVEN READING THE WHOLE THING! A FEW DAYS LATER ON THE MONDAY NIGHT SHE WAS WOKEN UP BYE LOUDE FOOTSTEPS AND HEAVY BREETHING THERE WAS CLARISSA STANDING THERE WITH A HUGE KNIFE AND WELL JENNY IS HISTORY NOW.
www.Creativeforums.net and Post some of your art inside the graphics showcase area of my forum. I really like your work
No doubt about it!
We ask you kindly, may we include this one?
You will of course be fully credited and we'll link it back to you.
Iunewind (the creator of Summer Cocktail) used 3DSMax to create his image - this approach is based around Cinema4D (though any other 3D-application -like the free Blender- works just as well).
To view the tutorial, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader - if you have that installed, simply click on the "download"-link next to the cover-illustration or follow this link: [link]
I use Photoshop and Cinema4D to illustrate the process but any other image editing software will do.
If you're really interested in this style, just sit back, grant yourself an hour of uninterrupted time and read the tutorial - if I've done my job right, you should be able to recreate something like this
In case you can't download some of my stuff here on deviantArt, be my guest and grab it over at my portfolio: [link]
any ideas what im doing wrong?
I'd gladly help you but you've got to be a little more specific about which part of the tutorial you have trouble with.
I've seen results of many people who have successfully completed the tutorial so I hope there are no mistakes as regards content but I'll gladly correct any incomprehensible phrases that might leave people confused...
but the photoshop part when clicking the alpha selection then pasting in a new document then creating a new layer etc, you actualy work on the outer area not the inner area, the people who hit this bump just use common sence to work around it.
I don't really know what you mean when you talk about the "outer area" - once you've copied and pasted the inverted Alpha-mask-selection you create two shapes: The outer shape and the inner one for your texture. Those can both be modified using the Blending Options... and can also be altered using the steps that follow...
I just try to understand what part you had trouble with so that I am able to optimize any incomprehensible parts...
All the best...
im very literate and i did it at least 5 times over step by step doing exactly as described and so did my friend and soon as ur adding the gradient overlay ur adding it to the inverse of the shape due to a missing step.
its all good
- Update your Adobe Acrobat Reader to the newest version
- Right-click the download-link, choose "Save target as..." and manually download the PDF to your computer
- Grab the PDF over at my portfolio [link]
If none of the above tips work and you're really interested in it contact me and I'll send you the original JPG-files the PDF was composed of.