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Sword beyond beginners level (image heavy)

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For Step 3, i would duplicate the layer for the sharpened edge. den use the conditional hue for both layers and convert to black and white followed by adjusting the luminosity curves.

That's what i did for the machete i've done..

Next?

This is one i did earlier with the tut..

th_Machete-Big.jpg

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how did you make that handle? It looks really nice.

clouds, jitters, blurs, the handle is made up of 7 layers including color burn to get the color..

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love the handle only I'm having trouble which way is up? name upside down?

or is the handle upside down. not knowing those blades are those jaggies the top?

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Sorry oma, but I couldn't make a katana using this tut with some (minor) adjustments, maybe I will try again later.

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it actually looks really nice.

alpah mask may help with the jaggies problem.

also another option would be to make the blade 2 to 4 times as big as you require end product to be and then after made resize by 25 to 50 %.

example would be in my palm leaf tut. I made that very large and then at the end resized. I show where to do that in that tut.

but like I said very fine job, really nice with onlt the bare minimum of instructions. That's called being creative and I just bet you learned more by that experiment than many others that have been using the program for a bit longer than you.

excellent A+++ sorry can't find the gold star button :wink:

ciao

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thx! well I'll try your leaf one later

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That's a great machete Jesmic ... and like ThS I love that handle :idea:

Once again one of Oma's tuts has come to my rescue for my latest piece. :D

The knife I used in Medieval #2 but at the proper size:

th_knifecrime.png

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I've had a hard time trying to figure out how to do a nice handle for the sword. Here's my try:

Sword.png

I've never used Photobucket before, so if this doesn't show up, I'll have to try something else :)

Edit: @welshblue: the handle on that looks really cool. Did you use a tutorial on PdN to generate that? If so, what keywords should I use to search for it?

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@ OnlineCop ... I used this tutorial Click and played around with different blend modes. Hope that helps

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It wasn't so much the wood texture I was having a problem with. It was more just "the handle" itself. I've browsed the forums quickly for a good "handle" tutorial, but haven't found much.

I was even looking for a plugin that would distort something from | | to more of a \ / shape. That way, I could give it a little semblance of depth.

Maybe even a non-wooden handle would look good on a blade like this. But now I'm trying to adapt this to make me some nice throwing dagger, complete with the little groove down the blade (whatever that thing is called):

dagger.png

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@ Online cop ... sorry I mis-understood. Have you tried Shape3D and Octagonal/Quad Reshape

Shape3D

Evans Effects

BTW ... I like the handle you've already done

Edit ... and you could try bulge then shape3D

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I guess it'll be easier to create a handle if u have an image in mind, and then try and experiment with the effects..

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thanks you jesmic that is exactly what I was going to suggest as onlinecop is very vague . we all are not mind readers so what sort of handle are you wanting? not likely a tut but there can be some tips and hints avail.

picture link please.

ciao OMA

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Some tut can actually be modified to create handles, e.g

1) pool cue tut by tourist viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22848

2) pear tut by oma viewtopic.php?f=31&t=28453 (for texture)

3) rope/steel cable tut by tourist viewtopic.php?f=15&t=23032

In simple terms, its all up to the imagination or to actually imitate a certain design of handle suited to the kind of blade u r doing..

another simple one i made..

Machete2.png

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I'm sort of a newbie at paint.net but here's what i came up with:

Sword1.png

let me know what I did wrong because I'm sure I made a few mistakes =|

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I'm sort of a newbie at paint.net but here's what i came up with:

Sword1.png

let me know what I did wrong because I'm sure I made a few mistakes =|

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Wow, thats what I call creativity! :D

It's just absolutely amazing, didn't have the nerves to finish it :roll:

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@Ace9star9 that is a lovely sword for one of your first images. well done.

:lol::lol: @EverHeat bite the bullet jump in there and try the tut. :lol::lol: you have to get those feet wet sometime or other. :lol::lol:

ciao OMA

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