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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 02:45:04 am
Looks like there's been some movement on the Krita front: http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=156&t=120742#p309044

Tijjer: Gimp should be able to manage the end result, but can't manage the workflow.

How would I exactly be able to get a start to finding this end result?  Eh if it crashes gimp it crashes but I sure love to give it a try!

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 02:55:04 am
In place of layers apply the relevant filters (I'm pretty sure Gimp should have everything needed).
But obviously you lose the key "non-committal and non-destructive" nature of Indigo's method.

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 06:43:15 am
Krita guys posted a video about doing this kind of thing with experimental build: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-open-source-digital-painting-accelerate-deve/posts/883388

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #23 on: July 06, 2014, 09:45:12 pm
Posted a video version of the photoshop tutorial to youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q36EyvaYG8

I'd be very interest to see what other people have made using this method and what they think of it in practice.  Did anybody play with it?

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #24 on: July 06, 2014, 11:12:23 pm
Ran into a really annoying bug with photoshop, where the colour picker wasn't picking the correct colour, making the index painting impossible.   :(  Figured out it was possibly something like a color profile mismatch between monitors - as long as my monitor is the only display it seems to work fine.  Was weird though, only seemed to mess up once adjustment layers were introduced. 

I utilised it on some backgrounds for a project and found it really nice that you can have dithering as strong or subtle as you like - you can even effect different areas more/less by painting in a mask for the dither layer.  Didn't really like the look of anything I did that much though, really looked more colour reduction than intentional, but maybe with some practice I can use it better. 

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #25 on: July 07, 2014, 03:22:27 am
I used this method for a couple of effects for a game. Probably shouldn't show them but I can show my first attempt at an explosion which didn't really turn out, it has a lot more dithering than it probably should but only cause I did some last minute resizing and recolouring in photoshop in an attempt to save it. The method gelled pretty nicely with photoshop animation, I just ended up putting all of the frame layers into a group and clipping the adjustments to that.

I'll have to play with it some more to see how it goes for still images but for effect animation it was insanely useful since the amount of time you can put into a single frame wouldn't usually bring it anywhere near that level of detail and the pixel level care would probably be just as sloppy. Just being able to really integrate all of the photoshop tools into the workflow makes the job a hell of a lot easier, custom brushes and intuitive colour control makes rough work a breeze and gets you a lot closer to the finish line than a normal colour reduced painting would.

I see myself using this a fair bit in the future, thanks for sharing  :D

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #26 on: July 07, 2014, 02:35:32 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm going to try it after I get back from driver's ed, just to see how it turns out. I might post it if it looks good enough. But this looks really cool and fun, and I can't wait to try.

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #27 on: August 23, 2014, 06:22:55 am
Played with some FX animation with the method:

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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #28 on: August 23, 2014, 08:45:18 am
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Re: HD Index Painting in Photoshop

Reply #29 on: August 23, 2014, 08:58:52 am
*Updated the image for better smoke effect*