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Sword beyond beginners level (image heavy)

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jesmic    1

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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jesmic    1
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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oma    26

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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Boude    2

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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oma    26

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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OnlineCop    0

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    0

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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oma    26

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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jesmic    1

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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oma    26

@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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