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Old 10-30-2007, 10:46 AM
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Moonlight's Gifted #1: Care to share?

Hi everyone!

From what I saw on the fan art thread, I thought we could use a tutorial thread. Tell us what works for you, or get inspired. If you have any questions, post them here, too, I'm sure someone will know the answer. Many Grapics Team members are also Moonlight fans, how great is that?

Jen (Scythe) tought me how to use actions in PhotoShop, and I've been using them ever since. ACTIONS ARE LOVE. If you don't know how they work and would like to know, just ask. It's easy. Really easy. I mean, if I can do that...

So... What does work best for Moonlight caps? I'm all ears.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:54 AM
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Aw what a great idea for a thread I'll write down some tips to post here later.

I actually have no idea how to use actions Teach me
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:28 AM
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I only use one action, and that is to make patterns.

Thanks for the thread, Pav!
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:40 AM
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Tar, are you kidding?

Okay, I'll try to come up with a user friendly tutorial as soon as I have time.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:45 AM
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I just never thought I had to learn it so I didn't But it sounds like a time saver.

*looking foward to your tutorial*
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:45 PM
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So what programs are most people using? It sounds like Pav has Photoshop.

I'd love to see the Actions tutorial, Pav. I don't think I've used those at all.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:51 PM
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Oh boy ... I couldn't live without action and action sets ... they really make life so much easier.
Sorry, don't have any tuts handy either though
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:33 PM
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I use Photoshop 7.0 I tried the CSs but for some reason I like the 7.0 better
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:31 PM
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Adobe Photoshop 7.0 CE that is.

So what techniques do you guys use most? Colour layers? Selectives? Curves?

What I don't get are curves and levels. I saw a brilliant curves tutorial, but still. I'm a dummy.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:39 PM
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When I make icons, for example, I usually play with curves (just to make the pics brighter, I don't like to mess them too much 'cause they freak me out ) and then selective color. I like the effect selective color has on the dark colors of the pics.
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I usually work with Color adjustments and colored layers. Usually it's a hit and miss with me though. Sometimes it works and sometimes it looks like crap.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:28 PM
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Something I like to do when I make banners and stuff it make the pic look...glowy

1) I start with a regular cap, duplicate it:


2) I make the copy almost black & white adjusting the Hue but not totally:


3) Then I make it really blurry:


4) I send the original cap to the front, and I set it to Screen:


5) I adjust brightness/contrast:


If the original pic is already bright enough (unlike the one I chose for this example), I'd set it to Overlay instead of Screen on step 4
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When I make icons, for example, I usually play with curves (just to make the pics brighter, I don't like to mess them too much 'cause they freak me out ) and then selective color. I like the effect selective color has on the dark colors of the pics.
Me too. I have Photoshop CS3.

Thanks for that tut, Tar! Any tut for an animated avi?
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Thans Tar. I never thought about something like that. Looks brilliant!
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Yvonne, I'll work on an animated icon tut
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