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Offline Teh_jules

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Re: Apple

Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 11:23:55 am
Ok so i did a edit referencing from Atnas's
so i don't feel as if i did it myself but still not happy
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 11:26:41 am by Teh_jules »

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Re: Apple

Reply #11 on: December 22, 2011, 11:56:38 am
Darkest shade of red appears lost in the middle shade (contrast too low). The twig colour also kinda fails to stand out from the red or the grey background.

Sticking to shading on the apple skin only, and nowhere else? That's okay as a choice, but it looks inconsistent when the skin has 4 (though effectively 3...) shades and the rest just 1.

You could put that pink to use to AA between the skin and flesh (Like in Atnas's).

At least it looks like an apple already. Atnas, your apple looks like a plum or a cherry!
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Re: Apple

Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 03:04:55 pm
I don't understand anything after you said "(contrast too low)" and
as i said before i don't know how to use AA

( This is when you know your bad, when you get alot of Crit on a small apple) u_u

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Re: Apple

Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 03:22:14 pm
AA = anti-aliasing. It's when you smooth a harsh edge between two colours by placing a third colour in strategic places. See Atnas's apple: the dots and lines of middle red at the edge where the two large areas of light and dark shades of red meet.

This tutorial is relevant and worth reading. But skip the section on 'sel-out'.

Also, it's totally ok to have outlines.
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Re: Apple

Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011, 09:14:10 pm

Didn't seem to smooth out anything since i'm doing it wrong!
>_>

P.s seem as if we i mean i'm moving moving at a slow rate
not that i can do better nor know and mastered all the basics
i just want to be good already lol i'm so foolish =/
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 09:17:13 pm by Teh_jules »

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Re: Apple

Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 03:53:10 am
Sorry my edits not that good. But I tried messing around with it and this is what I came up with

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Re: Apple

Reply #16 on: December 25, 2011, 04:02:41 am
Didn't seem to smooth out anything since i'm doing it wrong!

Knowing is half the battle. :blind:

AA is meant to use an in-between color (or colors) to blend the edges where colors meet. Bright red certainly does not fall between dark/medium red and gray. Try grayish red. :y:

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Re: Apple

Reply #17 on: December 25, 2011, 07:40:51 am
To be honest, e4r's edit doesn't add anything to it. :) But! Your newer examples are definitely improving - by using a grayish red, as said before, it will be almost right! ;D To get the AA better, just play with it a bit and see what works!

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Re: Apple

Reply #18 on: December 25, 2011, 12:37:35 pm
So if i understand, the AA colors has to match the background and the
line art (the line that covers the pixel art i don't know whats its name)
color one lighter and darker?

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p.s The patience is killing!
« Last Edit: December 25, 2011, 03:31:44 pm by Teh_jules »

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Re: Apple

Reply #19 on: December 26, 2011, 04:16:27 am
To be honest, e4r's edit doesn't add anything to it. :) But! Your newer examples are definitely improving - by using a grayish red, as said before, it will be almost right! ;D To get the AA better, just play with it a bit and see what works!

Yeah I didn't know he wanted anything to add. So I just messed with the colors made the shadow side of the apple more dark and tried defining it more, but I don't think i worked out like I planned haha, Makes it look more rounded to me, but that could just be me.