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[WIP] Rocks

on: June 23, 2010, 09:33:43 am
Hello ya'll,

I've lurked this forum for years but this is my first time posting. I've been meaning to do more pixel art but I never get around to it. Here's something I started recently. I'm aiming to finish it! ;D

This is based off of a photo I found here.







I'll continue to update this as I make progress.

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 11:22:00 am
May I suggest a colour update to get closer to a "rock" tint? What you have right now in your field might be misread as giant lumps of meal ...

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 04:40:12 pm
I say change it to meat. cause that's just a crazy thought of giant sliced meat sitting in a field like cows

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 05:09:06 pm
Haha, thanks guys.

Is there any easy way of adjusting the colors in a layer file in Photoshop? I know you can use indexed color mode and edit the color table but it flattens the image.

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 05:38:21 pm
Haha, thanks guys.

Is there any easy way of adjusting the colors in a layer file in Photoshop? I know you can use indexed color mode and edit the color table but it flattens the image.

I always use the magic wand tool to select a color (set it to 1), and then use 'adjust hue/saturation' to tinker with the color. I know that there are probably more efficient ways of doing it, but this works for me :)

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 09:35:13 pm
just fill bucket the color you want to change .. ?
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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 12:56:22 am
I personally think Bryce's method to be a little irritable as I prefer to hand pick the colour.

Simply use the wand to select the colour then just boost the brush tool up to max and draw the colour you choose onto the entire canvas, filling only the areas that are selected automatically.  :)

Anyway that's how I do it in Paint Shop Pro, not certain if the method works in Photoshop.

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 07:31:57 am
I personally think Bryce's method to be a little irritable as I prefer to hand pick the colour.

Simply use the wand to select the colour then just boost the brush tool up to max and draw the colour you choose onto the entire canvas, filling only the areas that are selected automatically.  :)

Anyway that's how I do it in Paint Shop Pro, not certain if the method works in Photoshop.

Yeah, you get the exact same result by using the paint bucket in photoshop. You click one colour having 'contiguous' unchecked, et voila, all same-coloured pixels are replaced!
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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010, 05:53:20 am
Progress...





This is turning out to be pretty time consuming, haha. I'm not too concerned about the colors for now, gonna adjust them as I work. For now I'm trying to get a clear idea of how I'm gonna shade this thing. Jumping in!

Thanks for the tips by the way, I forgot about unchecking "contiguous" Photoshop for filling all colors.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2010, 05:55:24 am by Son of Bryce »

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #9 on: September 24, 2010, 08:14:47 am
Found my way back to this -- another update.

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 06:33:43 pm

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 12:45:42 am
You should move the rock a little to the left or right, or broaden the frame on one side, because at the moment it looks like there's something important about that one rock.

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Re: [WIP] Rocks

Reply #12 on: September 30, 2010, 09:16:45 pm
There is a couple things that stick out to me:

1.  There is a lot of detail in the foreground and less in the background.  In essence that is how it's supposed to be but I feel your background rocks start looking blobby.  They lose all shape and form, it just kills the illusion of rocks.

2.  Your sky is pretty but there is curving lines near the top of the sky that  gives the illusion that this picture was somehow taken with a warped lens.  I think this is what you are going for in the grass as well but its less evident.  I would push the grass more to reflect that.  Keep it up I think the sky is my fav part part of this piece.


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