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  1. Here's my latest version of this: I made the background colour lighter and used spots for a more Leopardskin feel.
  2. You're probably right! I just wanted to do something with a random pattern. You could easily draw some 'Leopard' style spots rather than doing the Clouds to make it more Leopardskin.
  3. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Moderators Note: Images have been rehosted by ReMake. We're going to create a kind of Animal Skin style Fur Texture with a random pattern. Start with a canvas size of 800 x 600 Click the More >> button in the Colors toolbar and set your primary color to a Hex value of AC703D Fill your Background with this color. Add a new layer - set your Primary color to Black and Secondary color to White EFFECTS > Clouds - Scale 200, Roughness 10. CTRL+F to repeat Clouds ADJUSTMENTS > Brightness / Contrast - Brightness 10, Contrast 100. Use the Magic Wand tool to select all the white area (hold SHIFT while you select) and delete Use the Magic Wand tool again to select all the black areas (again, holding SHIFT while selecting) Set your Primary color to Hex: B14D03 Fill all the black areas with this color Duplicate this layer. Change your Primary color to Hex 64300A and fill the selected areas with this color. Press CTRL+D do deselect. Go to the middle layer and apply EFFECTS > BLURS > Gaussian Blur with a radius of 25. Duplicate this layer then flatten the image. EFFECTS > Add Noise - Intensity 50, Color Saturation 0. EFFECTS > BLURS > Motion Blur - Angle 45.00, Distance 6. CTRL+F to repeat Motion Blur. If you increase the intensity of the Noise you can adjust the roughness of the fur. Try adding lighting/shading effects.
  4. I found a Photoshop tutorial for something similar - I have adapted it for PdN. I've posted it in the Tutorials section, you can find it here...How to Draw a Shopping Bag I hope this is of some use.
  5. I created this new sig using the fingerprint technique.
  6. This tutorial will show you how to turn a picture of a finger (possibly your own) into a fingerprint that could be used in the ultimate signature. You will need a close up picture of a finger to begin with - I used this one (btw, it's not mine). Step 1. Invert the colours: Adjustments > Invert Colours Step 2. Set the picture as Black & White: Adjustments > Black and White Step 3. Emboss the image with an angle of 0.00 Step 4. Select Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Leave the Brightness at 0 and raise the Contrast to 100. Playing with the Brightness value will give you a more or less detailed final print. Step 5. Use the paintbrush, with the primary colour set White, and begin removing the extraneous black from around the print. You should be able to see a reasonable outline to base the shape by. You can now add your own unique stamp to any piece of art or even your signature (if you don't mind your print being distributed worldwide!)
  7. Hi, I am new to PdN (only been using it for 2 days) but am quickly becoming addicted. Been reading through a lot of the tutorials and have used various methods to create my first animated GIF - quite simple compared to some that have been posted. Hey ho, onwards and upwards.
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