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#1 yy10

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:17 AM

Hello! I'm yy10.
Today, we'll be making a splintered avatar like these:

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This technique also works for a sig, and this is pretty easy. But you will need the Splinter plug-in.

So let's start.
1. :AddNewLayer: we will start with a new image. with 98x98 pixels.

2. Let's add in a render. a good place to get renders from is Planet Renders. So I used this render.
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Now we copy the render and paste it on the canvas. You should put the main aprt(or the head) in the middle of the canvas as to see it more clearly. This is what I did:
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Now, let's remove that black background. We use the Magic Wand tool. :MagicWandTool:. We now select the black area, and we press delete on our keyboard. If it doesn't only select the background and the image also, we will set the tolerance lower. So now we get this.
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3. Now add a new layer. :AddNewLayer: . Move it down the layer with the render. :Down:
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On that layer, we will add a Mandelbrot Fractal. Effects>Render>Mandelbrot Fractal. Use these settings.
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:DuplicateLayer: Duplicate the layer. Go to Layers>Flip Horizontal. :Horiz:
Make that layer Multiply by clicking F4.
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Merge that layer down. You should only have 2 layers now. :MergeDown:
Go to Adjustments>Black and White. :BlackAndWhite:
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Now, go to Effects>Blur>Splinter. Use these settings.
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4. Go to the layer with the render and turn that layer's blending mode to Overlay by clicking on F4.
:DuplicateLayer: Duplicate that layer.

5. Add another layer. :AddNewLayer: Make a Effects>Render>Mandelbrot Fractal, with these settings.
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Make this layer Black and White (Adjustments>Black and White)
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Do an Effects>Blur>Splinter. Use these settings.
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Make this layer Overlay by clicking on F4. It should now look like this.
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6. Now you will see that some places are left white and that's a bit weird. So we add a new layer. :AddNewLayer:
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Now we use the Paint brush tool :PaintBrushTool: , set the brush width to something about 15, and we brush the places with black that are weird with white.
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Now we Effects>Blur>Gaussian Blur it. Set it to something of about 48. :GaussianBlur:
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7. Now, let's flatten the image. (Layers>Flatten) :Flatten:

8. Let's add a border. I used DarkShock's AWESOME 6-Pixel Overlay Pattern Border. Instructions for that can be found here.
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9. :AddNewLayer: Add another layer. Let's use the Paint Bucket tool now. :PaintBucketTool: We will set the fill to Narrow Horizontal.
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Now fill the canvas up with it.
We will make this layer Overlay by clicking on F4. Let's make the transparency way low, like this.
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10. Now we are almost done! Just the last step left. Let's Flatten this image first. We will be adding some colour. Now, I'm deciding to make this avatar red. So I used Adjustments>Curves and did this.
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Tips
Adding the top splinter's direction(setp 5) depends on how your render looks like. For example, if it's this render:
http://www.ugo.com/g...mages/luigi.jpg
We will make the Mandelbrot Fractal start from the right.(The dark part is on the right).
If it is a render like this:
http://www.bingegame...oenixwright.jpg
we will make the Mandelbrot Fractal start from the left. (The dark part is on the left)

Now we are done! Enjoy your avatar!
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#2 Sh0x

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:31 AM

First outcome :lol: :) ...
maybe rate it?

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the tut is really good and really easy to follow :D outcomes is allso good.. i did a little twist with my result.. but i followed the tut the most of the time.. no holes i got to fill my self in the tut :D!!!

ill say the tut is 9.5/10 outcomes is 6/10
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#3 devilartist

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:57 AM

thats an good avatar, Sh0x. but a bit too dark. and the border's huge. But the coluor is awesome!
do you like this?
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#4 yy10

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:47 PM

sh0x, that avatar is quite nice, but it's too contrasted. lighten it up a bit! :P
devilartist, yours is great but a bit blurred...
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Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:44 PM

Um, do you know what renders are for? If you right click the image you copied and "Save Image As..." a png, it will take out the black for you. Anti-aliased and everything. :?

Anyway, nice tut.
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#6 Sh0x

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:32 PM

Um, do you know what renders are for? If you right click the image you copied and "Save Image As..." a png, it will take out the black for you. Anti-aliased and everything. :?

Anyway, nice tut.



¨.¨ didnt really know that xD thx flip

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Eeeh YY10, freemason havent posted an outcome?
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#7 yy10

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:55 AM

@ Flip: yeah, but this tut is in newbie playground.
@ Sh0x: sorry, I thought you were freemason. your avatars look the same. :mrgreen:
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#8 FreE.MasoN

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:44 AM

Yeah, They do... kinda. :lol: I'm gonna start and work on mine now, you should really make that smudge tut and the C4D tut.

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:D Not a bad tut.
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#9 APShredder

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:49 AM

I think Kemaru was going to make a smudge tut. :?
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#10 yy10

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:44 AM

I think Kemaru was going to make a smudge tut. :?


this ain't a smudge tut :?
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:46 AM

I know, but freemason was suggesting that you make a smudge tut, so I pointed out that Kemaru was making one.
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#12 yy10

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:50 AM

Er...I can make a c4d tut, but maybe a smudge tut...but Kemaru should make it.
I ain't making sigs for a while anyway, realistics are my style.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

Then make the C4D tut :D
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

Awesome tut.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:29 PM

my shot at it.. btw awesome tut.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:58 AM

Very well written tut, i like the outcomes :)
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#17 yy10

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:35 AM

Axle, that simpsons one is too contrasted. You should add some white bits then probably gaussian blur it a bit. And Nemo, thanks. :P
Just a notice, this ain't the full tut. Some times you have to add some custom brushes. If the a part is too contrasted, you should probably flip the splinter layers horizontally or vertically. I know none of you will understand what I'm saying, I'm not good at explaining things. :mrgreen:
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#18 Sh0x

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

Arrhg YY10 i hate u!!! uve started an ignoring trend!!! the splintered avatar trend!!! xD just kidden but congratz that u made one :D
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:37 PM

awesome tut!

Here's what i got:
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I like it so far.
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#20 walrusworldstudios

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:11 AM

awesome tut!

Here's what i got:
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I like it so far.


That looks pretty good. Hey, anyone like my images? I made these in June.

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