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    Book Of Thumbs (tutorial vid inside ^_^)

    Hi everyone!

    A couple of EOW people wanted a little explanation on my thumbnail process so I made a little video out of it. It's around 23 minutes in 2 parts and I got some really good feedback (even though it was my first vid..) on it even encouraging me to start a sketchbook solely for my thumbnails exploring comps and different shapes to get different moods and themes.

    Which I'm doing right now. I've added some examples of recent sheets I did but every new one that gets added will have a little explanation on the process behind it and what kind of shapes/brushes I made to get where I wanted.


    Here is the vid:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTLn...73zs-0LwUL1Jk=

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCGW...73zs-0LwUL1Jk=

    If you like it, by all means share and spread the word.

    and here's the image from the tut plus some more examples
    Last edited by Pixeltuner; April 20th, 2012 at 02:55 PM.
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    whoa! cool man!! im digging these! looking forward to more comps!
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    Great stuff, always love your enviro thumbs and progress. Inspiring me to get my ass in gear and work on this myself.
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    are the links not working for anybody else?
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    Sorry, copypasted a shortcut. Fixed now
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    hey pix, thank you very much for this useful video!
    this is what I came up with after watching; im not unhappy for a 1st attempt!
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    Not too bad Ashess I suggest not jumping to colour too quickly. Keep it monochromatic or black & white at first and keep the shifts in value and colour more subtle
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    Thanks for the vids. I've just got the program and playing with it now. Looks like good fun. Only thing I couldn't work out was the short-cut for getting the image from alchemy to photoshot.
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    Attr: It's ctrl or cmd + b. You have the select the app where to send the bitmap file to first in the menu.
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    coooooooool, il have to get on this tomorrow.
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    Thanks so much for putting your process down and sharing with the rest of us. These thumbnails are truly inspiring! I've always wondered how to generate ideas for environments. This makes sense and the results are amazing! Hopefully I'll get to try this out sometime
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    Nice. thanks for sharing, and really cool results.
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    Thanks for the love everyone The pleasure was all mine

    I've made two new sheets for your viewing pleasure.

    For the first one, I wanted a cave like feel for the thumbs so I tried to make shapes which looked somewhat like rocks and made brushes out of them the way I do in the video with rotation, scattering, colourshifts etc. I also used softlight layers with the same brushes to get extra colourdepth and implied detail which almost looks like phototextures but are just a lot of layered alchemy brushes.

    For the second one, I wanted vertical compositions and a brush which would enhance that feel, so the compositions look kinda similar on this one. I also created a circular/starlike one to counterpoint that vertical motion in some places. And a brush for some noise.

    Hope you guys like it
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