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    parker17- In a nutshell my photoshop work consists of soft light and multiple layers over the model.

    I use the Dodge and Burn tools in Midtones Mode to bring out the highlights and to deepen shadows. If i need to add any extra bits to the design I simply paint on new design elements.

    I use photo textures of metal and dirt and any other texture that i feel would work for the design on soft light layers to give the work a more realistic feel. And I play around with the opacity of these layers to see what works best.Photo Textures and soft light layers are amazing tools that add to the design without altering the model.

    As a finish I create two layers of Soft Light called cool and warm.I use a cool color in the shadows and a warm color in the highlighted areas to bring out the design even more.

    That's my basic process. Let me know if you need any more info. I personally dont' use masks, but they are a great tool.
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    Thanks lone wolf, you answered my question.

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    parker17-glad i could help.


    Another design. This is a gunship that circles over a target and destroy's anything in sight with a powerful laser.

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    This site never ceases to amaze me. I'm an architecture student and we use SketchUp all the time, but I've never seen anything like this... Really inspiring work.

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    ah-spire-thanks

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    Wow...some great work Lone Wolf, but would you suffer an observation that is nagging me?

    In your scenes with gunfire, did you use motion blur to create the tracer effect? I ask because to me it appears that all of the bullets are racing toward the guns rather than away from them. This is because the hottest spot of each tracer effect is at the rear or in the direction of the gun.

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    wow! Really cool stuff. It gives me a lot of inspiration in designing my own work in Sketchup.
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    Penabled- thanks. Good eye and thanks for the crits.

    Apotheases- glad i could inspire you. Get to work.

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    Xeno Suit

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    Temple.

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    sweet looking design. looks a little inspired by district 9 but otherwise great work./

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    Wow! You got some really cool stuff. I'm getting a lot of inspiration from you. One question though? How do you work well with smooth curve surfaces? Those are the biggest challenges I have when I'm working with sketchup. Any advice would be great!
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    parker17- thanks

    Apotheases- thank you. Here is alink to a curves tutoprial in sketchup.

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b....html%23cutid1

    Idea for a challenge over at .

    I wanted to make a clean futuristic operating chamber for Dr. Frankenstein. Instead of him working away in secret in some dank hole, I thought it would be more fun if his work was government sponsored with everything at his dispopal so that he can build the ultimate soldiers. The bookcase and table are from the SketchUp warehouse.

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    update with the electricity generator.

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    I really liked this design and decided to take it further and create a stand alone concept piece.

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