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On 12/6/2018 at 4:52 AM, Joshua Lamusga said:

if you could provide a list of maybe 6 or less essential plugins you use

 

Making something like this I'd use very few plugins ... a lot of it would be the 'illusion' of and using blur painting to achieve the look I want.

More often than not it would be Gradients and Blend Modes to get the smooth steel look (Negation especially good for steel)

 

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The tut' I'm alluding to is Oma's Sword ... but I use Drop Shadow to make a solid edge then Conditional Hue/ Saturation ... and experiment until I'm happy. 

It can be trial and error to find an edge that fits the look of the knife.

 

In all honesty a lot of my images are made using This Method

 

... but plugins I  go to most ?  6 ?  Hmmm

Bevel Selection, Texture Shader, Splinter, Planetoid (works really well for all types of textures) Align, Alpha Mask 

 

PS.  IMO the handle on yours needs a straight grained wood ... it wood flow better ... 

 

 

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The handle (hilt/haft) looks much better ... it doesn't draw your eye away from the blade now 😀

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