Jump to content

Zen Stones


Recommended Posts

This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

As requested here is the zen stones tutorial :).

Plugins used:

Shape3D http://forums.getpai...showtopic=18968

Drop Shadow http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=8375

AA´s Assistant http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16643-dpys-pack-2012-08-26/

You can make own stone texture or use premade one, I used WelshBlue´s which he generously shared. You can find it in his gallery http://forums.getpai...lue-air-cooled/.

I used Shape3D to make a base stone and then you can use different distortion methods to shape the stones to your liking, I used Bulge.


I started with this texture:



and here are some steps with screenshots:


Open new image and copy and paste your stone to different layers.


Shape the stones to your liking.


Use Selection tools and Move pixels for final adjustments and placing of stones


Then I ran AA´s Assistant to smooth the edges and added some shadows and background.


I used Drop Shadow for shadows between stones and for bottom shadows I used 2 black filled ellipses and applied Gaussian Blur. Bottom shadows are each on own layer so you can play with settings and blur to get the right look.






Here is the finished image:


  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is my go . Instead of using Welshy`s textures I made some marble ones for mine. I ended up making a separate texture for each stone because just flipping the same one around made the stones look a bit too similar and it was obvious the same texture had been used.

The backgound image is just one I had knocking around on the laptop.




Please feel free to visit my Gallery on PDNFans

And my Alternatives to PDN

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...